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
Let's create Better Ground Together
We are excited to share our newest publication, Near Shore Living: A Homeowner's Guide to Creating Better Ground in Our Community.
In the publication you'll find information and resources on one of our precious natural resources - water - and how to protect, conserve, and improve it in all its many forms. Water connects us with all the facets of the environment we live in, so we look at conservation through our water resources but you'll find that the practices we talk about benefit more than our waterways - they make our whole region cleaner and healthier.
Our goal was not only to give information about the water system and resources for conservation and management, but also to inspire our community to look at this beautiful, interconnected ecosystem we call home and know that you matter to this amazing place.
If you'd like a paper copy of Near Shore Living, please request it here.
Near Shore Living was funded through a grant from Department of Ecology
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!
New survey from the Island County Local Integrating Organization (ILIO) seeks to collect Island County residents' values and priorities for future ecosystem recovery and restoration efforts. Make your voice heard! Click the link above or visit here to fill out the survey.
Join our Ecochallenge team and take actions that help the Southern Resident Orcas! The Echochallenge runs from Oct.5 - Nov.5. Learn more here.
New Video Series!
We have a new video series out that answers our number one question: what are conservation districts and what do we do? Over the next few weeks, we'll post videos sharing some of the work we do and the conservation practices that we promote. Find the videos here, on Youtube, and on Instagram.
Agroforestry in Depth
Monday, November 2, 2020
Join us at 6:30 to check in before the presentation!
Carrie Brausiek from Snohomish Conservation District will present on agroforestry topics and opportunities for farmers on Whidbey Island.
Visit here for Zoom meeting details.
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