Next Board Meeting:
Wednesday, December 21, 2016, 9:00am - 11:30am
The meeting will be held in the
WICD Conference Room
1 NE 4th St, Coupeville
Open to the public.
A quorum of the WICD board will be present at the WACD Annual Meeting, 9565 Semiahmoo Parkway, Blaine, WA, November 28 – Nov. 30. No WICD business will be conducted.
A quorum of the WICD board will be present at the Long Range Planning Sessions –
Dec. 14, Wednesday, 9:00am – 1:00pm
January 11, Wednesday, 9:00am – 1:00pm
Upcoming Board Meetings:
Jan 25, 2017; 9:00am - 11:30am
Feb 15, 2017; 9:00am - 11:30am
Annual Native Plant Pre-Sale is underway
Interested in Pacific Northwest native plants for your landscape or garden?
WICD's Annual Plant Sale offers a variety of native conifer and deciduous trees, shrubs, and ground covers. Visit our Plant Sale Storefront to learn more. Order online or call (888) 678-4922 now through January 31, 2017.
Workshops will be offered this year. Workshop details will be shared on our Calendar as they become available, so keep checking back.
WICD Awarded 2016
NW Region District of Year
The 2016 Northwest Region District of the Year Award was presented on Tuesday, October 11 by Mark Clark, Washington State Conservation Commission Executive Director, and Dean Longrie, Conservation District Western Commissioner at a Northwest Region Conservation Districts meeting in Puyallup. WICD’s Board Supervisors Sarah Richards, Ed Adams, and Tom Fournier, and District Manager, Karen Bishop, were there to receive the award.
Of the 12 districts in the Northwest region, WICD distinguished itself this year through its collaboration with the Natural Resource Conservation Service and San Juan Island Conservation District in an extensive drought research project. Leadership from WICD staff and board supervisors was instrumental. Additionally, District Manager Karen Bishop’s role as President for the Washington Association of District Employees and input from Board Supervisor Sarah Richards to the WSCC Communications and Partnership Building Committee were noted in the selection process.
WICD is one of 45 conservation districts in the state of Washington. Each one of Washington’s 39 counties is represented by at least one of the state’s conservation districts. Learn more about WICD by visiting About the District.
District Office, Coupeville
Most people agree that conservation works best when people who live and work in an area learn to take care of their own natural resources. As legal sub-divisions of Washington State government, conservation districts are self-governed by a five-member volunteer board that establishes local priorities and sets policy. The Whidbey Island Conservation District (WICD) Board is composed of local farmers, landowners, and concerned citizens and is dedicated to maintaining Whidbey Island's renewable natural resources. Its priorities and goals include: