Stanwood Camano News reports, on Stanwood Everett Clinic, YMCA and other area business owners who participated in a day of restoration to beautify space behind the Stanwood Camano Village.
Business owners and employees in the uptown village community were assisted by 22 children from the local YMCA Summer Camp and the Snohomish Conservation District to beautify what was once a fenced off degraded landscape and retention pond behind the Stanwood Camano Village.
The natural area has historically served as a secluded walking spot for locals, but the bioretention swale also filters and retains stormwater runoff from the nearby parking lots. Thanks to volunteers from the YMCA, Everett Clinic, Port Susan Dental Care, Subway and Process Solutions, there are now 1,000 native plants such as native strawberries, roses and dogwoods creating a beautiful, ecologically-healthy space for the community to enjoy.
The project was funded by a grant from the state Department of Ecology. After the community volunteers were done, finishing work was completed by crews from SCD, Washington Conservation Corps and Veteran Conservation Corps, AmeriCorps members and United States veterans.
View the article, "Snohomish Conservation District helps the community help the earth."