Fruit Tree Workshop
Class #3: Grafting
Saturday, Feb 6; 10am -12pm
Pacific Rim Institute
More info here.
Whidbey Island Conservation District Elections Canceled – Incumbent Automatically Re-elected
The Whidbey Island Conservation District Board of Supervisors hereby informs the voting public that the incumbent has been re-elected to the currently open elected seat by reason of being the only person filing for the position by the filing deadline. Therefore, no poll site, absentee balloting or mail balloting will be performed pursuant of WAC 135-110-370. For further information, please contact the District at 360-678-4708.
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, 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:
Livestock Forage Disaster Program
Producers who are raising livestock for commercial use and have non-irrigated acres (owned or leased) that were grazed by eligible livestock in 2015 may be eligible for disaster assistance due to the drought conditions in 2015.
Find more details here, or contact Tammy, Dorothy, or Sue as soon as possible at the Farm Service Agency office in Mt. Vernon at 360-428-7758. Read more here. Download the Factsheet.
Noxious Weed Fact Bulletin
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.