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Sustainable Community Stewards Outreach Program

Program Contact: Heather Teegarden, Natural Resource Outreach Program Coordinator
425-357-6027 •

Happy Earth Month!

In honor of “Earth Month” and the upcoming 50th Anniversary of Earth Day (April 22nd), we will be providing daily messages with tips to help all of us continue being better stewards of the earth and our community. See below for today’s eco-tip!

Today’s eco-tip – keep your garden healthy with insects rather than insecticides!

Did you know that the average gardener uses 4-10 times the amount of pesticides per acre than the average farmer?

Today’s eco-tip is focused on natural yard care – specifically using insects instead of insecticide to keep your plants, family and the environment healthy!

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What We Do

Snohomish County WSU Extension’s Sustainable Community Steward (SCS) Outreach Program is made up of both SCS and Waste Warrior volunteers. Each of these volunteers craft their own volunteer experience, selecting the activities that match their interests with a schedule that fits into their lives.

Types of volunteer support can include: writing newsletter articles, identifying new project options, researching continuing education opportunities, event coordination, community outreach and education, public speaking, office administration support, and more!

Ongoing and Past projects:

A volunteer holds a sign about proper waste diversion, and places a bottle into the correct waste bin.

Person in front of two overflowing waste dumpsters, looking confused, while holding a piece of trash.

Concerned about climate change? Confused about what is and isn’t recyclable with the new rules? Want to know what actions YOU can take?

Visit our Sustainable Community Stewards and Waste Warriors Volunteer Program Training webpage to learn more and join us  to be the change you want to see in our community!

Ready to be the change? Contact program coordinator Heather Teegarden!

Waste  Warrior  Festival  Engagement

Two SCS volunteers at the county fair stand next to a sign on how to properly sort garbage placed behind two compostables and recycling bins.

Our volunteers were at the following events helping with waste diversion through proper recycling/food waste education in 2019.

Sign-up to volunteer!

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

Wed 08

Beach Watchers Monthly Breakfast

April 8 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Mon 13

Vet Science Meeting -Prepare for Fair

April 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu 16

4-H Horse Program Meeting

April 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sat 25

Beach Clean Up @ Picnic Point Park

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sat 25

Repair Cafe

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
May 01
May 05

Beach Clean-Up @ Howarth Park

May 5 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
May 13

Beach Watchers Monthly Breakfast

May 13 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
May 13

4-H County Council Meeting

May 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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