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What’s up with Recycling and How You Make a Difference

Recycling seems like it should be easy. But, in reality,recycling plastics can be a little complicated. You can recycle some things in some areas, but not in others. In some places you must sort recycling yourself but in other places it all goes into the same bin. Some towns go by numbers displayed on the bottom of the plastic container, while others go by container shape. What is going on? Read more...

Connecting People, Resources and Knowledge

WSU Extension programs connect the people and communities of Island County with the knowledge base of Washington State University to promote quality of life and advance economic well-being through fostering inquiry, learning, and the application of research.

County Programs

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Island County Master Gardeners

Educational Garden at Greenbank Farm



Bird Deterrence Using An Unmanned Aerial System

(UAS, commonly referred to as Drones)

Washington State growers lose more than $80 million annually to bird damage in fruit crops such as cherries, grapes, apples, and blueberries. Conventional bird deterrence techniques, such as netting, auditory devices, visual devices, chemical application, falconry, and shooting are either costly, ineffective, or harmful to birds.

These articles present an approach using unmanned aerial system  to deter birds and minimize their damage to wine grapes.

Unmanned Aerial Systems for Mitigating Bird Damage in Wine Grapes

Bird Deterrence in a Vineyard Using an Unmanned Aerial System

WSU Extension, Island County

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Coupeville, WA 98239
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Sun 22

Get a Jump on Growing Vegetables: Build a Greenhouse

September 22 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Tue 24

Island County 4-H Horse Leaders Meeting

September 24 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Sat 28

Camano Island Plastic Pot Exchange

September 28 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sun 29

Master Gardener Fall Plant Sale

September 29 @ 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Oct 06

2019 WSU Extension/Island County 4-H Rally Day

October 6 @ 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Oct 07

Whidbey Island Growers Association

October 7 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Oct 10

Island County Dog 4-H Leaders Committee Meeting

October 10 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Oct 10
Oct 13

Planting Beautiful Fall and Winter Pots

October 13 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM