Tips to Prepare for Drought and Fire Danger
Click on the images below to learn how you can Conserve Water and prepare your home for Fire Danger.
WICD Historical Mapping Project
June 11, 2015 - WICD recently archived several sets of historic aerial photographs inherited from Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The aerial photos are images of Whidbey Island and Island County from the 1940s, 1963, and 1990. There are a few incidental aerial photos from other years. Read more. To access a map with links to the aerial photos, click here.
WICD Mission Statement
The Whidbey Island Conservation District serves present and future residents of Whidbey Island by supporting a healthy environment, and promoting voluntary, incentive-based options for conserving natural resources through educational outreach as well as technical and financial assistance.
District Office, 1 NE 4th St, 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:
Summer 2015 Forest Owner Field Day
Saturday, August 29th
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Gates open at 8 AM
Off of SR 534 at milepost 3 east of I-5 near Conway in Skagit County. Fee and registration info here
Take a look at our informational newsletter focusing on local conservation issues, tips, opportunities, and accomplishments.
Click here to view!
Office hours: Monday-Friday,
Located at the corner of Main & 4th Street, Coupeville, WA
Noxious Weed Fact Bulletin
WICD has partnered with Island County Noxious Weed Coordinator, Janet Stein, to distribute "Weed Fact Bulletins." Anyone who signs up for this program will receive periodic emails with a detailed description and photos of a targeted noxious weed. To sign up for the program or learn more about Washington State noxious weed control laws, click here.
Our current bulletin features Poison Hemlock - Conium maculatum.