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WSU Extension, Island County

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

It can hold the most delicate objects AND be detrimental to our environment. The Packaging King — expanded polystyrene foam or EPS — pollutes our water and takes hundreds of years to breakdown in landfills. Once broken apart, the polystyrene components crumble into small bits that contaminate our environment even further. Discover ways to reuse EPS and learn how it can be reprocessed into products with a longer lifespan. Future solutions include using textile waste and biomaterials as sustainable packaging filler.

Preserving the Salish Sea by Reducing Plastic Pollution

 Discover simple ways to help keep the Salish Sea beautiful and reduce plastic pollution.  National Microplastics expert and WSU grad Julie Masura shares tips to help maintain this biologically diverse inland marine ecosystem.  Together, we can make a difference in the health of wildlife, salmon, orcas, and other marine species.

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Speaker Series

WSU Extension of Island County, in partnership with Sno-Isle Libraries, is proud to present the annual speaker series, “Our Earth, Our Home”. 

Our October presentation has been moved to Saturday, December 2nd at 10 AM. 
Please join us with Heather Trim of Zero Waste Washington as she presents: Zero Waste Action. December 2nd, 10 AM Camano Sno-Isle Library.

Climate, Consumption, and Waste

Garbage is not glamorous, or even exciting, but it is interesting and we all produce it.
What do our consumption and waste habits tell us? How are they connected to our climate issues? What changes would we make if we knew more?
See below for links to our programs.

Donate to the WSU Island County Extension Development Fund


Please take a look at our most current Impact Statement for 2020 – 2021 by clicking this link:

2020-2021 WSU Extension – Island County IMPACT STATEMENT


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Land-grant mission steers WSU’s drive-in
Wi-Fi partnership

The Drive-In WiFi partnership has begun placing broadband access points at the WSU county and tribal Extension centers, as well as schools, libraries, and community centers statewide.  WSU Extension Island County provides one of the first Drive-In Wi-Fi Hot-spots being established by this program.  Island County residents may now access free broadband internet from the safety of their vehicle while parked in the WSU Extension Island County parking lot.


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Find locally grown food

on Whidbey and Camano Islands