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THE CLEAN SAMISH INITIATIVE WATER QUALITY IMPROVEMENT LEADS TO EVALUATION PERIOD CHANGE... Read more about it by clicking here.

 

The Skagit Conservation District offers a variety of stormwater related education programs. Please visit our stormwater program links for more information.

 

 

Tips to Help Conserve Water Outdoors: 

  • The average lawn requires only one inch of water per week to stay green. Overwatering doesn’t improve your lawn’s health and results in runoff and water waste. ​
  • ​In order to reduce the amount of water lost to evaporation, the best time to water your lawn is in the mornings between 7am-10am.
  • Mow your lawn with blades set high; grass that is 2” to 3” tall prom​otes a healthier root system and helps retain soil moisture.
  • Sweep your sidewalks and driveway instead of hosing them down or using water
  • Consider replacing part of your lawn with native and/or drought tolerant plants to use less water, fewer chemicals, and eliminate mowing.​
  • Regularly check and adjust your sprinklers. Water only your lawn and not the pavement.
  • Use a commercial car wash​ to wash your car. They use water more efficiently by treating it and reusing it. 

 

Brought to you by your local Stormwater Education partners:

Skagit Conservation District, Skagit County, and the Cities of Anacortes, Burlington, Mount Vernon, and Sedro-Woolley

 

 

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 Below are some helpful LID resources.

 

The Washington Stormwater Website has new Low Impact Development (LID) training modules available to the public.  In addition to the training modules available on their website, there are also videos filmed on-site and LID projects around the Puget Sound that will highlight LID techniques and applications.

Green Retrofit at the Center for Urban Waters in Tacoma

Residential Scale Rainwater Catchment System in Carnation

Community Driven LID Retrofit in Puyallup

Temporary Erosion Sediment Control (TESC) in the Piper Creek Watershed

Citywide LID Integration in Bellingham

 

Now available Rain Garden Handbook for Western Washington

A guide for design, installation, and maintenance.

 

 

Protect our Waterways from Pet Waste! Find out how in this pet waste brochure!

Natural Yard Care Fact Sheets

Learn about the 5 steps to natural yard care:

1. Build Healthy Soil

2. Plant Right for your Site

3. Practice Smart Watering

4. Think Twice Before Using Pesticides

5. Practice Natural Lawn Care