2016 WICD Bareroot Native Plant Pre-Order Sale
We are accepting orders now through January 31, 2016 on an assortment of Western Washington native species. The plants are one to two years old, range in height from 6” to 36” and are priced very reasonably. Most plants are bare root and sold in bundles of five, while a few varieties are sold individually in small pots. To view complete plant descriptions and order online, visit our storefront, or download a Plant Sale price list and come by our office to submit. Pick up for all confirmed orders will occur on Saturday, February 27, 2016, 9:00am - 1:30pm at Camp Casey, Coupeville (1276 S. Engle Rd) barrack F. Extra plants and plant protectors will be available for purchase on that day. We'll also have 2 or 3 brief native plant workshops scheduled during the day as well as staff on hand to answer planting questions. If you can't pick it up on Saturday, arrangements can be made to pick it up Friday the February 26 from 2:30 - 5:00pm, also at Camp Casey.
Revenues from the plant sale contribute to WICD programs - including educational workshops and assistance to all landowners on topics including farm and forest management and storm water management.
Next Board Meeting:
Thursday, December 17
9:00am - 11:00am
WICD Conference Room
1 NE 4th St, Coupeville
Take a look at our informational newsletter focusing on local conservation issues, tips, opportunities, and accomplishments.
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• Washington Small Fruit Conference
December 2, 3 & 4, 2015 Locations: Lynden (LIVE in person) Prosser (via live video conference broadcast). More info here. Registration here.
• Build Your Own Rain Barrel Workshop
Saturday, Dec 5, 2015, 8:00am - 12:00pm
2802 Wetmore Ave, Everett
More information and register HERE
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:
Office hours: Monday-Friday,
Located at the corner of Main & 4th Street, Coupeville, WA
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.
WICD Adopts 2016 Election Resolution
An election for a Whidbey Island Conservation District (WICD) Board of Supervisors position will be held on February 2, 2016 at the WICD office at 1 NE 4th Street in Coupeville, WA. The Board has appointed Sandy Welch to be the election supervisor. Polls will be open from 2 - 6 pm. Registered voters residing on Whidbey Island are eligible to vote. Mail-in ballots are available upon request; requests must be made by 4:00 pm, January 25 by e-mail to email@example.com or calling 360-678-4708. Ballots must be returned to WICD by 6 pm February 2, 2016.
The WICD Board of Supervisors consists of five members, each serving a three year term. District Supervisors are public officials who serve without compensation and set policy and direction for the Conservation District. The incumbent for an elected position is seeking re-election. Candidates must be registered voters residing on Whidbey Island, and may be required to own land or operate a farm. Election procedures are available at the district office and at www.scc.wa.gov/elections/. Interested individuals may contact WICD at 360-678-4708 or visit www.whidbeycd.org for information on how to file as a candidate. Filing deadline is January 5, 2016.