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Coronavirus COVID-19

COVID-19 Advisory: WSU Extension is working to keep our communities safe. All Extension programming is being provided virtually, or by approved plan. Effective July 6, 2021, Snohomish County WSU Extension will have a limited administration presence at Willis Tucker Park (Snohomish). The McCollum Park campus (Everett) continues to be closed to the public.  We are available via email, phone, and webconference.

Sustainable Community Stewards Outreach Program

Program Contact: Patricia Townsend, Ph.D., Natural Resources Programs Director
425-357-6020 •

Sustainable Community Stewards

Agents for Change

Concerned about climate change? Confused about whether you should toss it or recycle it? Want to satisfy your needs without losing track of sustainability?

YOU can start by joining one of our training programs. Afterwards you can volunteer with our SCS team and be the change you want to see in your community!

We offer a variety of projects and programs to match your interests so you can craft your own volunteer experience that fits easily into your life.


Upcoming Offerings

Repair Café – Remotetwo gears with the words Repair Cafe

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Got broken stuff? Toss it? No way!

Bring it to our next Repair Café. Visit our Repair Café page to learn more!

Where: Hopeworks Renew Home & Decor

When: Saturday, January 15, 10 am – 12:00 pm

Investment: Free (This event is made possible through a grant funded by Snohomish County Solid Waste)

Sign-Up: via Sign-up Genius Limited registration is available.



Sustainability Speaker Series

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Stay tuned for our 2022 schedule coming in December.

These free one-hour webinars will give you easy to implement tips and insights from renowned sustainability experts. This program is free thanks to our partners with the Waste Wise Program at WSU Extension, Island County and Sno-Isle Library

Where: from the comfort of your own home via Zoom

When: TBD

Investment: Free

Sign-Up: via Zoom – Registration will be available end of December for our 2022 events.


Sustainability Steward Training

(Learn More) | Registration Link | Training Resources

Traditionally this annual training takes place in the evenings during the fall. Stay turned for more information in 2022.

Gain foundational science-based skills at our 8-week training so you can readily step in to our programs to address:

  • Climate change impacts and solutions
  • Waste reduction including composting & recycling
  • Personal carbon footprints with sustainable fashion, travel & more

After 20+ hours of University-level training you will be an informed community educator and ready to volunteer with our team.

Where: TBD (virtual/hybrid option may be available)

When: TBD

Investment: (Estimated) $40.00 – $75.00 via Eventbrite

Financial Assistance Available

Sign-Up: via our online application or email: Patricia Townsend

Thank You Partners

Puget Sound Energy Powerful Partner

Waterfall and river with trees

WSU Snohomish County is thrilled to be one of Puget Sound Energy’s Powerful Partnerships Program sponsorship recipients for 2021!

Puget Sound Energy proudly serves our neighbors and communities in 10 Washington counties. PSE is the state’s largest utility, supporting 1.1 million electric customers and 800,000 natural gas customers. For more about PSE and what they do, visit Also follow them on Facebook and Twitter.


More Resources:

Sign-up to volunteer!

Click on this image to sign-up to volunteer at one of these events using SignUpGenius (website)

Make a donation to support our program via Eventbrite

Wed 19
Fri 21
Thu 27

2022 Master Gardener Training

January 27 @ 7:30 am - 12:30 pm
Fri 28

Country Living Expo & Cattlemen’s Winterschool

January 28 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 29

Country Living Expo & Cattlemen’s Winterschool

January 29 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun 30

Country Living Expo & Cattlemen’s Winterschool

January 30 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Feb 02
Feb 03