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Watershed Stewardship – Camano – Pat & Tony Vivolo

April 26, 2022 @ 10:30 am 12:00 pm

OFFERED TWICE: 4/26 and 6/3, 10:30 to noon

Pat and Tony Vivolo

Healthy Watersheds – Healthy Beaches

Learn from the award-winners: Stewardship Practices for Living in a Watershed  (or What color is Your Watershed?)

At the home of Pat and Tony Vivolo, Camano Island, Class of 2020, phone: 360-387-4647 or 206-276-5852

Pat and Tony were recognized by Snohomish Conservation District as ambassadors for native plant landscaping. They have worked for years to create a healthy native plant habitat on their high bluff sloping property.

Learn how their forest management plan and wildlife habitat certification is helping protect the watershed. See how they have integrated native plants into their landscape and have left other areas untouched.

Tour of their property is about 1.5 hours. Park on the road or drive down driveway to park between house and garage. Property is sloped and field trip requires walking around the property.

Driveway is marked with a SWS sign.

  • You may contact Pat Vivolo via Slack.
  • Address: 2618 South Camano Drive, Camano Island, WA 98282 (about 20 minutes from Stanwood)
  • Pat Vivolo’s home phone: 360-387-4647 or 206-276-5852
  • Don Engblom (360-202-7775) of the Camano Field Trip Team will meet you, along with Pat and Tony.
  • Max Group Size = 10

IN ADVANCE: please study this Island County Watersheds map AND this Camano parcel map before you arrive and think about the watershed where you live. Feel free to call Pat if you have trouble finding your parcel or a parcel you want to know more about.

Below is a Resource List created by Pat and Tony in April 2022

  1. WA State Dept of Ecology: Slope Stabilization & Erosion Control Using Vegetation booklet  https://apps.ecology.wa.gov/publications/SummaryPages/9330.html
  2. WA State Dept of Ecology: Water Resource Inventory Area (WRIA) – https://www.eopugetsound.org/sites/default/files/features/resources/The_2014-2015_Action_Agenda_for_Puget_Sound_Optimized.pdf
  3. Shore Stewards booklet: Guideline for Shoreline Living GuideforShorelineLiving  https://pubs.extension.wsu.edu/shore-stewards-guide-for-shoreline-living-replaces-em4928e
  4. Island County Website: Map Center https://www.islandcountywa.gov/maps/Pages/Home.aspx
  5. Island County Public Health Dept., Environmental Health, Programs: Hydrogeology:
  6. Island County Public Health, Department of Natural Resources, Noxious Weed Control Board: Seth Luginbill, Noxious Weeds Program Coordinator
  7. Snohomish County Conservation District, website, newsletter, consultants, plant sale
  8. Skagit County Conservation District, website, newsletter, plant sale
    Native Plant Sales | Skagit Conservation District (skagitcd.org)
  9. Salal Chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society plant sale
  10. Pojar, Jim, MacKinnon, Andy, Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast (Revised 2014)
  11. Washington State University Extension Service Forestry Puget Sound Region
  12. Island Co. Public Health Dept: Homeowner Septic Training (HOST) 201, Inspecting Your Septic Tank https://www.islandcountywa.gov/Health/STWD/Pages/Septic-101.aspx
  13. Friends of Camano Island Parks (FOCIP) volunteer program, FOCIP newsletter, meeting programs
  14. Camano Wildlife Habitat Project (part of FOCIP) https://www.camanowildlifehabitat.org/ Annual Backyard Wildlife Habitat Garden Tour, educational programs, backyard habitat certification, volunteer training
forest management plan
forest management plan at Pat and Tony Vivolo’s home