WICD Welcomes New Staff
The year 2017 will mark the 50th anniversary for the Whidbey Island Conservation District, a leader in free natural resource conservation assistance and education for Whidbey Island landowners, farmers, residents, and organizations. To celebrate, the Conservation District is joined by two new staff, a Natural Resource Planner and Marketing, Education and Outreach Coordinator, who collectively bring 18 years of experience to the District’s team.
Visit our staff page to learn more about new staff members Matt Zupich and Kelsi Franzen.
Next Board Meeting:
Wednesday, October 26, 2016,
9:00am - 11:00am
The meeting will be held in the WICD Conference Room
1 NE 4th St, Coupeville
Open to the public.
Upcoming Board Meetings:
Nov 16, 2016; 9:00am - 11:00am
Dec 21, 2016; 9:00am - 11:00am
Jan 25, 2017; 9:00am - 11:00am
Feb 15, 2017; 9:00am - 11:00am
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:
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.
UPDATE: Outdoor Burn Ban Lifted
Due to the increase in fuel moisture levels, the Sheriff's Office will lift the ban on outdoor burning at 8:00 am, on Tuesday, September 20, 2016. It is important to remember that residential yard debris and land-clearing burning are permanently banned in Coupeville, Freeland, Langley and Oak Harbor (and their urban growth areas). All yard debris and land-clearing burning will require a permit where open burning is allowed. All written burn permits will be issued through the Island County Health Department. To obtain a verbal permit for fires less than 4 feet in diameter, call the information Hotline at 360-240-5526 and listen to the required conditions.