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Backyard Conservation Stewardship Short Course 2019

Classes start Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

Please pre-register by March 18th, 2019

Click here for more information.


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The Backyard Conservation Stewardship Short Course is an annual six week program offered by the Skagit CD each spring.  Participants learn the principles of how to create beautiful landscapes that benefit humans, animals, stream health and the backyard at a time!  

2018 BYC cake

The SCD would like to extend a special thanks to the 44 "graduates" of the 2018 Backyard Conservation Stewardship Short Course! Your participation and interest in sustainable landscaping (for wildlife, people, and the whole earth) is greatly appreciated!

 BYC class 2018

This photo was taken during a class visit to the Skagit County rain garden and LID parking lot, located at the Skagit County Administration Building on Continental Place in Mount Vernon.

BYC photo collage



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THANK YOU to the 2016 Backyard Conservation Stewardship Short Course Participants!  Click here for a list of the 2016 participants.





 Friday Creek Habitat Stewards website