The Camano Wildlife
Habitat Project

Camano is the tenth community in the nation certified as a Community Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation.  Join us in striving to keep Camano a wildlife friendly island and to create, preserve, enhance, and restore wildlife habitat by providing food, water, shelter, and a place to raise young.

Camano -- an island in harmony with nature, one yard at a time!

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~~A note from Val:

MANY THANKS to all of you who attended the Camano Wildlife Habitat Benefit Concert in June. More than 90 people listened and participated in the Legacy Ukulele Concert, and 16 of those also learned ukulele techniques at Peter Luongo’s workshop.  Peter and my Legacy ohana were quite impressed with the Camano audience’s enthusiasm and participation in our songs, especially Hungarian Dance #5, the Liechtensteiner Polka, and Brown Eyed Girl.  The “HEYS,” “YAHS,” and "SHA-LA-LAS” were great additions to our ukulele playing. We had a lot of fun playing for you!

The concert donations of $811 will help FOCIP’s Camano Wildlife Habitat Project continue working to create, preserve, and restore wildlife habitat on Camano. We’ve been working on the project for 22 years and will continue because our island wildlife needs our help preserving habitat and keeping our island paradise great for both the critters and us people. Thank you!

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About Us

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 1000 certified wildlife habitats on Camano.  In the nation, there are more than 250,000 certified wildlife habitats and 140 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 18 Communities Taking Action in Washington.

The origins and vision of the Camano Wildlife Habitat project were featured in a story in NWF's Spring 2018 issue: Community Hero: Creating Connections in Paradise and recently in an April 2022 NWF Blog post: Garnering Successes, Gardening for Wildlife: A Camano Island Volunteer with a Passion for Conservation.

The project is sponsored by Friends of Camano Island Parks (FOCIP) with support from the National Wildlife Federation.

Artwork by Bev Paulson

Contact Us

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

For website issues or comments:

Phone: 360-387-2236

Mailing address:  FOCIP Habitat Project, PO Box 1385, Stanwood, WA 98292