Whidbey Island Conservation District
Updates for November 2021
Upcoming Rain Garden Workshops
Nov. 16 - 6 pm - Is your Rain Garden Working?
Would you like to know if your Rain Garden is working? Join us on Tuesday at 6:00 pm for a virtual training to find out how to assess your rain garden or other bioretention facility.

Nov. 18 - 6-8:30 pm - Rain Garden Training for Professionals
Learn about site analysis, soils, designs, materials, & the most beneficial plants to use!
WICD's Long Range Planning Process Begins
Share your feedback at two virtual community meetings or through our online survey. Our long range plan identifies specific goals and outcomes, and focuses the vision of the District's future work for the next 5 years - and we want to hear from you!

Nov. 29 - 2-4 pm

Dec. 6 - 5:30-7:30pm

Can't attend a meeting? Our 3 question online survey can be completed in 3 minutes!
Native Plant Sale Online Storefront Open thru 12/30
Our annual Native Plant has begun! The online Storefront is open through December 30. Over 30 different species of Northwest native plants are being sold either as single plugs or pots, or as bundles of 10 bareroot stems.

Masked walk-up pre-order pick-up will be from 9 am - 1 pm on Saturday, February 26 at Barn A at the Greenbank Farm, 765 Wonn Rd., Greenbank. Note that due to COVID-19 precautions, we will not be hosting an open sale at our Pick-Up Day. Pre-ordering is your opportunity to buy, so don't delay!

And yes, we'll still need volunteers to help us pack orders in February! Sign up to be on our Volunteer Email List here so you'll be notified in late January to register. We'd love your help and appreciate our volunteers tremendously!
Board Supervisor Election by Mail-In Ballot scheduled for Jan. 10, 2022
On Jan. 22, 2022, we will hold our annual election for one board supervisor position. All Whidbey Island residents who are registered to vote may request a mail-in ballot and participate in the election. Our election will take place via Mail-In Ballot this year. Stay tuned for more information!
WICD welcomes new staff this year - Stacey Dixon, Michelle Maynard, Heather McCoy, & Allison Rinard
Streamlining WICD requests for assistance via online form
If you are in need of educational or technical assistance and/or have a general information request from our staff, please complete our online request assistance Form. You'll see it in a number of locations on our website - from our homepage, to each individual service's page, and more. Having this one go-to form helps our small, yet mighty staff team assist clients in the order that their requests are received. We will respond to phone calls, but as we are working remotely due to COVID-19, please expect a slightly more delayed follow-up via phone.

The online request assistance form also outlines a clear set of expectations for when you submit your request - including waitlist times and links to external professional services directories should you need assistance sooner than our free, voluntary service allows.

We appreciate your patience and encourage you to explore the robust library of resources we have on our website at each of the Service Pages, as well. We look forward to serving you soon.
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