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Our Camano Wildlife Habitat Project is a positive way to protect and preserve our land, water, and wildlife on Camano and beyond. By caring for what we do in our own yards, we have a sanctuary at home, and we connect and influence what our neighbors around us and beyond do. We now have over 900 certified wildlife habitats on Camano. In the nation, there are more than 200,000 certified wildlife habitats and nearly 100 community wildlife habitats. If you have concerns for the environment, what we do in our own yards does spread. One yard at a time makes it all doable.

Camano Island is the nation’s tenth nationally certified community wildlife habitat and one of 14 Communities Taking Action in Washington.

The origins and vision of the Camano Wildlife Habitat project were featured in a story in NWF's spring issue:

Community Hero: Creating Connections in Paradise: Led by an inspiring gardener, residents convert their community into a web of wildlife havens

The project is sponsored by Friends of Camano Island Parks (FOCIP) with support from the National Wildlife Federation, Island County WSU Extension, and the Island County Camano Island Watershed Program.

Artwork by Bev Paulson

Email for general questions, or to be added to our e-mail list for program announcements, or for information on the next Habitat Stewards training class:  camanowildlifehabitat@gmail.com

For website issues or comments: camanowildlifehabitat@gmail.com

Phone: 360-387-2236

Mailing address: 

FOCIP Habitat Project
PO Box 1385
Stanwood, WA 98292