2012 Garden Tour

5th Annual Camano Island Habitat Garden Tour
Sat, June 30, 2012  10am-4pm

Visit wildlife gardens at the Fifth Annual Camano Island Backyard Wildlife Habitat Garden Tour Saturday, June 30, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The event is free to the public. Pick up maps at Camano Multipurpose Center (AKA — The Blue Building), 141 E Camano Drive, the day of the event. Besides a lovely garden tour on the island, the Wildlife Habitat Garden Tour will demonstrate how people can live happily in harmony with nature, show how any property can be a Backyard Wildlife Habitat, and promote awareness of the National Wildlife Federation's Backyard Wildlife Habitat Program — just by providing food, water, shelter and places to raise a family. These elements may be present naturally or be provided by the homeowner. Gardens range from small to large, simple to extravagant, forested to waterfront. Information on native plants, wildlife, composting, as well as challenges faced on particular properties will be available.

Camano Island is the 10th community in the nation to be certified by the National Wildlife Federation as a Community Wildlife Habitat with more than 783 individual properties certified as Backyard Wildlife Habitats. The tour is sponsored by the Camano Wildlife Habitat Project of Friends of Camano Island Parks. For more information about the tour, call
360-631-1616, or e-mail camanowildlifehabitat@gmail.com.