The Camano Wildlife
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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The latest WSU Extension Forestry newsletter lists a number of exciting education opportunities in November.
The June 7, 2023 NWF Blog "Top Five Cities That Garden for Wildlife" recognized the top 5 cities in the country with the most registered Certified Wildlife Habitats. Seattle was listed as #4 with 1,254 certifications and "Nearby Camano Island is an honorable mention."
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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 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 just recently in an April 2022 NWF Blog post: Garnering Successes, Gardening for Wildlife: A Camano Island Volunteer with a Passion for Conservation.
Artwork by Bev Paulson
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: email@example.com
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Mailing address: FOCIP Habitat Project, PO Box 1385, Stanwood, WA 98292