WICD staff welcomes you!
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 are a FREE, Non-Regulatory, and Voluntary Service!
Boots on the ground for Better Ground
Plant Sale Pre-order is Closed
Our annual Native Plant Sale pre-order has ended. Over 10,000 plants have been sold, with 300 orders!
Pick-up will be at the Greenbank Farm on February 26 & 27, in 3 time slots. Sign up for a time slot here, and you'll get an email reminder in February. We are looking forward to seeing all of you!
If you missed the sale, visit our Native Plants page for a list of plant sales in our neighboring conservation districts.
If you're able to volunteer to help us bundle plants, pack orders, and distribute orders, please visit our Volunteer page to sign-up.
Ready to get started?
WICD's natural resource planners provide no-cost technical assistance for all Whidbey Island landowners. Do you need assistance on your property with a natural resource concern? Start the assistance process with the form below:
COVID19 Return to Work for WICD
As Island County phases in to working life, WICD is following all guidance and protocols from Governor Inslee, Island County, and the Washington State Conservation Commission. Our office will remain closed to public walk-ins and our staff will continue to work remotely when possible.
A staff person is in the office during business hours to answer phone calls, and our natural resource planners are scheduling site visits and working in the field again, following social distancing protocols as prescribed. If you’d like to schedule a site visit on your farm or property, or call us with a question, please do! We are here to help and looking forward to safely visiting with community members again.
If you're not quite ready for an in-person visit, our website includes all our printed resource materials, and our planners are available over email to chat about management practices for your forest, yard, water, farm, and ranch. You can also find us on Facebook and Instagram, where we will continue to share community information, district updates, and outdoor inspiration. Stay in touch and stay safe, Whidbey!
WICD Supervisor Election 2021
WICD will be holding an election for a board supervisor position by mail-in ballots, which are being sent out to all those who requested a ballot by the deadline of January 19.
Ballots must be received by WICD by 4pm on Feb. 2, 2021. Physical drop boxes for ballots will be available at the WICD Office on Monday Feb. 1 and Tuesday Feb. 2 from 8:30-4. The office is located at 1 NE 4th St, Coupeville, WA 98239.
Please visit here to learn more and to read about our candidate.
Shared Marketing for Farmers & Producers
Monday, Feb. 1, 2021
Prepare your favorite brew - beer, tea, other - and join us at 6:30 for a check-in on how winter is going on the farm!
Maressa Vallient, Food & Farming Marketing Coordinator for Sustainable Connections, will present on the shared marketing program Eat Local First and the new WA Food & Farm Finder.
How do Whidbey farmers use shared marketing in their businesses? What is helpful and what would be useful to develop in the future?
Zoom Link Here
Have you filled out our planning survey yet? There's still time! We're leaving the survey open until Feb. 15, so you can give us your feedback anytime in the next month.
Planning Survey Here
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