2015 Habitat Stewards Training

Camano 2015 Habitat Stewards Training

Friends of Camano Island Parks and Snohomish Conservation District will offer a 2015 Habitat Stewards Training Program on Camano Island. The Habitat Stewards Training Program empowers volunteers to become stewards to help the community create, preserve, enhance, and restore wildlife habitat. The training includes topics ranging from native plant identification to creating a personal backyard wildlife sanctuary at your own home.

The Habitat Stewardship Training will take place at the Camano Multipurpose Center, 141 N. East Camano Drive, on the following Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m - Feb. 12, 19, 26 and March 5, 12 and will include two Saturday field trips (8:30 to 11:30 a.m.) on Feb. 21 and March 7.

The schedule:

Thurs Feb 12:  Introduction to the Classes - Val Schroeder; Habitat Needs for Wildlife, Corridors and Connectivity - Ruth Milner, WDFW Wildlife Biologist
Thurs Feb 19:  Native Plants and Gardening for Wildlife - Monica Van der Vieren, Water Quality Planner, King County
Thurs Feb 26: Noxious Weeds - Janet Stein, Island County Noxious Weed Program Coordinator; Pollinators - Dave Pehling, WSU Extension zoologist
Thurs Mar 5:  Composting, worm bins, and reducing toxics within and coming from the household - Janet Hall, WSU Island County Waste Wise Program Coordinator and Scott Chase, WSU Island County Shore Stewards Coordinator
Thurs Mar 12:  Rain Gardens and Other Low Impact Development - Kate Riley, Snohomish Conservation District Community Conservation Program Manager; Slopes - protecting them with native plants - Ryan Williams, Snohomish Conservation District Habitat Restoration Specialist.

Saturday Feb 21 Field Trip:  Landscaping for wildlife, conducting a site inventory - LaLee Burrill, Camano Wildlife Habitat Project Habitat Steward
Saturday Mar 7 Field Trip:  Exploring a watershed from the ridge to the estuary - Camano Wildlife Habitat Project Habitat Stewards; Mona Campbell, Kristoferson Farm; Barbara Brock, Naturalist; Kathleen Parvin, Island County Public Health

There will also be optional hands-on work parties offered at the Camano Wildlife Habitat demonstration gardens (Four Springs Lake Preserve and Camano Center).

The training costs $40 for course expenses and includes a 30-hour volunteer commitment to assist FOCIP’s Camano Wildlife Habitat Project. 

To register for the Habitat Stewards Training, please call 360-387-2236 or e-mail camanowildlifehabitat@gmail.com. Then download the Application (see attachments at the bottom of this page) and mail it with your check to

FOCIP Habitat Project
PO Box 1385
Stanwood, WA 98292


Roxie Rochat,
Nov 11, 2014, 1:03 PM