Local Solutions to Local Natural Resource Concerns
The mission of the Whidbey Island Conservation District is to assist in the management of natural resources on and around Whidbey Island for present and future generations, inspiring voluntary conservation practices through education outreach, as well as technical and financial assistance. We have a host of programs, resources, and support available to you, so contact us to learn more.
Whidbey Island Conservation District Services
Whidbey Island Conservation District staff provide a wide range of natural resource expertise and education. Contact us with questions about our programs and services, read the brochures linked below, and subscribe to our email lists to learn more.
Our DISTRICT at a GLance
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 conservation goals.
We are the "boots on the ground" here on Whidbey, 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.
CHECK OUT WHAT'S NEW
Connect with WICD to be the first to hear about resources & events. There's always something new and exciting happening here at WICD, so check out some of the publications below to get you started.
Whidbey Island Conservation District at a Glance
Events & Workshops
Whidbey Island Conservation District events and workshops happen throughout the year. Check WICD's online Calendar for upcoming events hosted by WICD.
Whidbey Island Growers Association
Are you a Whidbey Island farmer or rural landowner interested in connecting with other Whidbey Island landowners? Staff from Whidbey Island Conservation District & WSU Extension Island County coordinate a monthly potluck group known as the Whidbey Island Growers Association that meets on the 2nd Monday of each month. It's purpose? To bring together resources, knowledge, and expertise on topics of interest directed by Whidbey Island farmers and rural landowners that attend. Come connect with others, enjoy good homemade food, and learn some new. To learn more, click on the image below, or visit whidbeycd.org/local-agriculture-outreach.
Conservation Connection Newsletter
Our bimonthly newsletter gives you the most comprehensive updates on events, resources, and tools via email. Check out what WICD is up to by visiting the Conservation Connection newsletter publication page. Be sure to Connect with us & subscribe by email.
MORE ABOUT DISTRICTS
What is the Role of a Conservation District?
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:
Conservation Districts work extensively with local, regional, state, and federal partners, including individual landowners, non-profit and for-profit organizations, and county, state, and federal government organizations. Each year, we host an Open House to celebrate our conservation partners.
Election Notice: Election Cancelled & Incumbent Automatically Re-elected
The election for a seat on the Whidbey Island Conservation District Board of Supervisors set for February 6, 2018, at the Whidbey Island Conservation District, 1 NE 4th Street, Coupeville, Washington has been canceled because the incumbent has been re-elected by reason of being the only person filing for the position by the filing deadline.
Therefore, no poll site, mail, or absentee balloting will be performed pursuant to WAC 135-110-370.
For further information contact the District at 360-678-4708.
Washington State Conservation Commission
Whidbey Island Conservation District
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