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Welcome to the Skagit Conservation District





Hello everyone!

Tib is modeling his prize from the "We Scoop" Doggy photo contest that we hosted as part of this year's Skagit Water Weeks celebration. 

To see his winning photo and the other selected winners, two from each municipality (our stormwater education partners). Click here.

If you would like to see all the entries (they are all so cute!), you can find them on flicker here.

                contest winner Tib the Golden Lab

     we scoop pledge

water drop

  Click here for Smart Watering tips! 



Where Does Your Water Shed?

Did you know that we each contribute a little to the biggest source of pollution for the Skagit Watershed? Learn about how our actions impact the health of our rivers, streams, and bays and what citizens like you are doing to help keep them clean for the people and wildlife that depend on them here in the Skagit Valley.

Click on the image below to watch our video.

Where does your water shed? video



Most people agree that conservation works best when people who live and work in an area learn to take care of their own natural resources. As legal sub-divisions of Washington State government, conservation districts are self-governed by a five-member volunteer board that establishes local priorities and sets policy. The Skagit Conservation District (SCD) Board is composed of local farmers, landowners, and concerned citizens and is dedicated to maintaining Skagit County's renewable natural resources.

The SCD's mission is to provide voluntary, incentive based options that support working landscapes while protecting and enhancing our natural resources.  Its priorities and goals include:

  • Protection and improvement of surface and groundwater quality
  • Watershed planning and implementation
  • Riparian restoration and enhancement
  • Forest stewardship
  • Community wildfire prevention & protection
  • Fish and wildlife habitat enhancement
  • Conservation education

These goals are met through SCD's extensive technical assistance and public outreach programs. SCD's volunteer board of supervisors, guides and administers the SCD's programs to provide education and on-the-ground assistance to our cooperators. SCD staff works with private partners, local, state and federal government agencies, agricultural and environmental organizations, and other conservation districts. The SCD is funded through grants, an annual native plant sale, and state general fund money requiring a dollar-for-dollar match.






Contact us at (360) 428-4313 (See extension numbers on the "About us -Staff" page or press 0) or email

Office Hours:  8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday except for federal holidays (exception:  Columbus Day) and the Friday after Thanksgiving.  (The office is occasionally closed due to inclement weather or for special meetings.  If it is, there will be a message on our voice mail.  Please call 360-428-4313 to confirm that we are open.)