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Friends of Camano Island Parks

"Better Parks, A Better Place To Live"

Tuesday Work Party Schedule and Cancellation Policy

Volunteers for FOCIP work parties no longer need to wear masks, they are not limited to groups of 5 or fewer, they can gather at the ranger’s shop and socialize until the tasks are delivered and the work starts.

We still haven’t returned to having beverages and desserts for those who wish to stay and have lunch, but we intend to bring back FOCIP brownies, water, coffee, and soda at work parties after our summer break.



LOOK FOR AN EMAIL FROM TOM E. BY SATURDAY PM. (This email will only be sent to those on the Work Party email list.)

Meet at 9:30 am at the site referenced in your email from Tom.

2021 Tuesday Work Party Schedule

(see work party volunteer email for ALL work parties)

  • Feb 2, 9, 16 CANCELLED

  • Mar 2, 9, 16, 23* (* Special Work Party - noxious weed control at Iverson Beach Preserve)

  • Apr 6, 13, 20

  • May 4, 11, 18

  • June 1, 8, 15

  • July 6, 13, 20

  • Aug 3, 10

  • Sep 28 - SPECIAL WORK PARTY at Barnum Point - noxious weed control

  • Oct 5, 12, 19

  • Nov 2 (Leaf Raking & Volunteer Lunch @CISP), 9

  • Dec 7, 14

2022 Tuesday Work Party Schedule (Tentative)

(see work party volunteer email for ALL work parties)

  • Jan 4, 11, 18

  • Feb 1, 8, 15

  • Mar 1, 8, 15

  • Apr 5, 12, 19

  • May 3, 10, 17

  • June 7, 14, 21

  • July 5, 12

  • Aug 2, 9

  • Oct 4, 11, 18

  • Nov 1, 8

  • Dec 6, 13


If Stanwood/Camano Island schools are delayed due to weather, FOCIP work parties will be cancelled.

If work parties are cancelled for any other reason (such as high winds), FOCIP will send an email and update our web site.

Call 360-629-1240 to see if school is delayed.

Adopt-a-Road Litter Pickup 2/19/22

We will meet at the vacant lot behind the Elger Bay Grocery store between 9:00-9:30 am. Safety vests, litter bags, and litter grabbers will be supplied. With a good turnout of volunteers, we should be through in less than two hours.

NEW: Island County now requires each volunteer to fill out a release form at each litter pick-up, so be prepared to fill out a form.

Wear sturdy shoes and bring gloves. Rain or shine!


In addition to the structured FOCIP Tuesday Work Parties, the FOCIP Adopt-a-Park program provides a free-form way for volunteers to donate significant value to Camano Island's parks and trails.

Volunteers sign up to monitor and perform light maintenance on a specific trail or section of a park for one year, running from July - June. They walk the trail a couple of times a month. Typical tasks includes pruning back branches, keeping the trail clear, raking leaves and reporting trail conditions. Large tasks should be reported back to FOCIP.

Volunteers - please submit your hours, including the name of your trail, date of your work & travel time, to FOCIPAdoptAPark@googlegroups.com by the end of each month. If possible, include a short description of your work and the trail status.

See this page for additional info: Adopt-a-Park

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Announcements - 2021