Next Board Meeting
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
9:00am - 11:30am
The meeting will be held in the WICD Conference Room, 1 NE 4th St, Coupeville, WA.
Open to the public.
April 2017 Newsletter
April's Conservation Connection newsletter is in. See what WICD is up to! Connect with us and sign up for future newsletters to be sent to you.
Check Out WICD's NEW Firewise Program & Upcoming Firewise Day
Are you a homeowner interested in learning more about wildfire risk on Whidbey Island, and tips for how you can protect your home and property from wildfire? Check out WICD's NEW Firewise Program - and you're invited to attend our FREE 2017 Whidbey Island Firewise Day, a fun event designed to help inform and prepare homeowners before the dry summer season begins this coming May.
Click on the flyer above or visit our Firewise Program page to learn more about the resources for you as a homeowner, or give us a call at (360) 678-4708 and ask for Kelsi.
Central Whidbey Firewise is a partnership between Central Whidbey Fire & Rescue District, Washington Department of Natural Resources, and the Washington State Conservation Commission.
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Whidbey Island Conservation District Office Location & Hours
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Corner of Main St. & 4th St., Coupeville, WA
Mailing address: PO Box 490, Coupeville, WA 98239
Phone: (888) 678-4922 or (360) 678-4708
District Office, Coupeville
Whidbey Island Conservation District, our mission
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 education outreach, as well as technical and financial assistance.
Whidbey Island Conservation District, at a glance
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. Established in 1967, Whidbey Island Conservation District is guided by a five-member volunteer board of supervisors and local staff with professional expertise, all of whom have a personal investment and interest in improving the quality of life in their communities on Whidbey Island. As political sub-divisions of state government, conservation districts provide resources and programs that are voluntary and incentive-based, and available to all interested landowners and residents that live on Whidbey Island. WICD's technical assistance and educational programming is also free, non-regulatory, and can be tailored to meet your needs. We are the "boots on the ground," and WICD strives to be a community resource that empowers landowners to conserve natural resources on their property. Camano Island residents are served by the Snohomish Conservation District.
Whidbey Island Conservation District, a bit more about us
Each of Washington state's 45 conservation districts are structured to be self-governed by a five-member volunteer board of supevisors who establishes local priorities and sets policy. Whidbey Island Conservation District's board of supervisors is made up of local farmers, landowners, and concerned citizens and is dedicated to maintaining Whidbey Island's renewable natural resources. Its priorities and goals include:
Upcoming Waste Storage & Application Tour
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.