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Our 2014 Backyard Habitat Garden Tour

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Friends of Camano Island Parks strives to keep Camano a wildlife friendly island by training volunteers to serve as Habitat Stewards to help the community create, preserve, enhance, and restore wildlife habitat. The training includes topics ranging from identifying native plants to creating a personal wildlife sanctuary.

Feedback needed for future training classes
Unfortunately, last year’s training was modified due to low registration. The previous two trainings had been five Thursdays in February and March from  6:30 to 8:45 p.m., and included two Saturday field trips. Before planning another Habitat Stewards Training, we are seeking ideas. If you’re interested  in the class, please let us know if you’d prefer a different time of year, a condensed version during a couple weekends, or have another suggestion. Let us know by calling 360-387-2236 or e-mailing

If you would like to become directly involved with the Camano Wildlife Habitat Project, we have volunteer meetings at 6 p.m. before the monthly public programs the third Wednesday of the month. We also have work parties at our demonstration gardens the first and second Tuesdays of the month. Our demonstration gardens are at the Camano Senior and Community Center and Four Springs Lake Preserve. We also have interpretive trails at Elger Bay Preserve and the Al Emerson Trail at Camano Island State Park. For questions, contact Bev Reaume at 387-5619 or

With a mission of Creating an Island in Harmony with Nature — One yard at a time,
here's how we're part of an action step for the critters and wildlife habitat:
• Camano has almost 800 Backyard Wildlife Habitats and 9 Neighborhood Wildlife Habitats.
• Whidbey Island just certified, so there are now 14 Certified Community Wildlife Habitats in Washington and 12 either registered or 
in the process of registering.
• There are 152,759 Backyard Wildlife Habitats and 57 Certified Community Wildlife Habitats in the country.