Fish are great. Chickens even better?
We want to let everyone know that there are a ton of great free chicken coop plans to be had at chickencops.com. For anyone interested in tackling the imminently do-able and patently economical task of building their own DIY chicken coop using free coop plans scavenged from the internet, the abovementioned chickencops.com is the place to go.
More Mango Varieties than you can shake a stick at:
If you pay as much attention to the tropical fruits stocked in your grocers produce aisle, and your grocer isn't wal-mart, then you have perhaps noticed a trend toward more diverse, exotic, and interesting offerings of late. This is especially true of mangos, which have recently seen an uptick in the array of varieties to be had in the US. If you're slightly shocked to hear that tere is more than one variety of mango, then we've got a site you need to check out: mangovarieties.com is a site dedicated to the very singleminded pursuit of listing, analyzing, and gushing over the many amazingly dissimilar varieties of mango. If you love mangos, this is your site! Check them out here.
Potting Party in Arlington!
When: Friday March 14, 2008: 10pm-2pm
Where: BankSavers Nursery (See directions below)
Join the Stilly-Snohomish Task Force and volunteers to pot up some bare root plants. These plants will be allowed to grow for approximately one year and then will be used on restoration sites. Your efforts will help improve water quality, fish and wildlife habitat, and erosion control. We will begin with an orientation at 10am, which will include details on safety, and our objectives. All tools provided.
Tree Planting along the Stillaguamish River!
When: March 15th, 2008, 10am – 1pm
Where: near Arlington
Join the Task Force and our partners, the Snohomish Conservation District, to plant native trees and shrubs along the Stillaguamish River. Volunteer efforts will help improve habitat, water quality and erosion control. Plus it’s a beautiful place to spend a Saturday morning! All tools and lots of snacks provided. .
Tree Planting along the Snoqualmie River!
When: March 29th, 2008, 10am – 2pm
Where: Stillwater Wildlife Area near Carnation
Save salmon in the Snoqualmie! Dig in the dirt at our second planting at the Stillwater Wildlife Area, to provide salmon with shade and cover. Volunteer will have the opportunity to learn more about salmon and northwest ecosystems. All tools and lots of snacks provided.
Eagle Creek Planting
When: Friday, April 25 th, 10am – 3 pm
Where: Eagle Creek, near Eagle Creek Middle School, in Arlington
Come celebrate Earth Day (a few days late) by helping to restore salmon habitat! Join the Stilly-Snohomish Fisheries Enhancement Task Force, the City of Arlington, and volunteers from the Everett Naval Station on Friday, April 25th, to help plant native plants and livestakes along Eagle Creek, a coho-bearing tributary to the South Fork Stillaguamish River. This event offers volunteers the opportunity to be a good steward of the land, improving flood control, water quality, and habitat for fish and other wildlife. You will also have the opportunity to view and learn about a large woody debris project that was recently completed at this site.
The Habitat Restoration Specialist works in both the office and field to plan and implement native Pacific salmon habitat restoration projects in the
Stillaguamish and Snohomish River basins and Island County watershed, in northwestern Washington State.
For just $15, you can become a member of the Stilly-Snohomish Task Force! Membership benefits go well past the
satisfaction of knowing you've done your part to help restore the great salmon runs of the Snohomish and Stillaguamish Rivers.
See our membership page for more details...
Check out our hot new logo! You'd look great in it...
T-shirts available in grey and black, and all proceeds go to support the Task Force.
See our T-shirt page for more details.
Get ready, because the kids in your community are poised
to make a real difference for people and salmon. Yes,
during this school year, the Task Force will support
students from Arlington, Marysville, and Snohomish in their
efforts to implement a salmon-stream restoration project of their own design!
The Task Force was one of just three organizations
awarded funding though the Office of the Superintendent
of Public Instruction's Natural Science, Wildlife and
Environmental Education Grant Program. more