The next Habitat Stewards Training begins Thursday. If you're already a Habitat Steward, you’re welcome to come to any session or all of the sessions if you’d like a refresher on any topic. If you know of anyone who might be interested in the training, give them a nudge! It’s at the Blue Building the next 5 Thursdays, Feb. 12 - March 12, with field trips Feb. 21 and March 7. If you're not a Habitat Steward and can only attend just one or two classes (field trips excluded), we ask for a $5.00 donation to go toward future speakers for our educational programs.
Thursday, February 12, 2015 — 6:30 to 8:45 p.m.
Introduction to National Wildlife Federation and Backyard Wildlife Habitats
Habitat Needs for Wildlife, Corridors and Connectivity
Ruth Milner, District Wildlife Biologist
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Thursday, February 19, 2015— 6:30 to 8:45 p.m.
Native Plants and Gardening for Life
Monica Van der Vieren — Washington Native Plant Society
Saturday, February 21, 2014 — 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. — Camano Multipurpose Center
Landscaping for Wildlife, Conducting a Site Inventory
LaLee Burrill, Camano Wildlife Habitat Project Habitat Steward
Thursday, February 26, 2015— 6:30 to 8:45 p.m.
Janet Stein, Island County Noxious Weed Program Coordinator;
Dave Pehling, WSU Extension zoologist
Thursday, March 5, 2015— 6:30 to 8:45 p.m.
Composting, worm bins, and reducing toxics within and coming from the household
Janet Hall, WSU Island County Waste Wise Program Coordinator
Scott Chase, WSU Island County Shore Stewards Coordinator
Saturday, March 7, 2015— 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. — Camano Multipurpose Center
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
Thursday, March 12, 2015 — 6:30 to 8:45 p.m.
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