Food Hubs: Pioneering New Direct Relationships Between Farmers and Buyers: Day-long conference
Saturday, October 25, 2014; 9:00am to 4:30pm; Maple Hall Conference Center; La Conner, WA
More information and registration here.
Healthy Woodlands to Healthy Homes: A Field Tour on Vashon
Saturday October 25, 2014, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Vashon Island High School, 20120 Vashon Hwy SW, Vashon, WA
Grow Local – Mill Local – Build Local This workshop is a great opportunity for woodland owners, architects and builders to see how woodland stewardship can keep your woods healthy and help to build healthy homes.
This event is free, but space is limited and pre-registration is required.
WICD Board to Set Election Date
At their November monthly Board meeting, the Whidbey Island Conservation District Board of Supervisors will adopt a resolution setting the date, time, location, and manner of the 2015 election for a Conservation District Supervisor. The Board meeting will be held November 25, 9:00 am - 11:00 am in the Conference Room at the WICD office, 1 NE 4th Street in Coupeville. For additional information, call 360-678-4708.
Native Trees of Western Washington book available for pre-order
Native Trees of Western Washington, an upcoming book by Kevin Zobrist (WSU North Puget Sound Extension Forestry), is now available for pre-order from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The book will be released in October 2014.
The book will also be available directly from the publisher in late October. All proceeds from the book go to support the WSU Extension Forestry program. There will be a book signing on December 4th in Everett, along with pizza and a slide. show.
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.
Karen Bishop, District Manager
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:
Noxious Weed Fact Bulletin
Did you know that the Washington State Noxious Weed Board adopts a state weed list each year (Chapter 16-750 WAC), in accordance with the state noxious weed law? (Chapter 17.10 RCW) Noxious weeds are then separated into classes A, B, and C based on distribution, abundance, and level of threat. Property owners are required to control the spread of class B & C weeds, or eradicate class A weeds.
Do you know how to identify these weeds?
WICD has partnered with Island County Noxious Weed Coordinator, Janet Stein, to distribute Noxious 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.
Next District Board Meeting:
Thursday, November 25, 2014
9:00 - 11:00 am
WICD Conference Room
1 NE 4th Street, Coupeville
Take a look at our informational newsletter focusing on local conservation issues, tips, opportunities, and accomplishments.
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Office hours: Monday-Friday,
Located at the corner of Main & 4th Street, Coupeville, WA