PIC Program Partners

Snohomish County manages the PIC Program in collaboration with partner organizations. Representatives from partner organizations participate in the PIC Advisory Committee, attend quarterly meetings, work with landowners to identify and correct pollution problems, conduct water quality sampling, host outreach events, and implement other activities that help achieve the goals of the PIC Program. Learn about each partner below:

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City of Stanwood

  • Stanwood is the only city within the PIC Program area. The City of Stanwood has a population of over 6,500 and the city is largely surrounded by agricultural land uses.
  • Contact: Deborah Knight
Snohomish Conservation District

Snohomish Conservation District (SCD)

  • SCD helps residents conserve and protect natural resources through education, technical and financial assistance, and incentives to ensure a healthy environment, clean water, and a thriving agricultural industry. They are a political subdivision of state government with no regulatory authority. SCD has been working with farmers, city residents, rural, and sub-urban landowners on a voluntary basis since 1941.
  • Contact: Cindy Dittbrenner
Snohomish County Health Department

Snohomish County Health Department (SHD)

  • SHD is a special purpose district that is responsible for public health in Snohomish County including the Lower Stillaguamish Basin. SHD investigates on-site septic systems (OSS) complaints, corrects failures, and conducts design review of proposed repairs.
  • Contact: Kevin Plemel

Stillaguamish River Flood Control District (SFCD)

  • The SFCD is responsible for mitigating flood damages and protecting life and property within the district. The SFCD represents landowner interests in the floodplain portion of the Lower Stilly PIC Program area west of Silvana.
  • Contact: Chuck Hazelton
Stillaguamish Tribe

Stillaguamish Tribe, Natural Resources Department

  • The Natural Resources Department works to manage, protect, and conserve the natural resources that are required to sustain healthy populations of fish, shellfish, and wildlife within the Stillaguamish Tribe's Usual and Accustomed fishing areas (Stillaguamish Watershed).
  • Contact: Jody Brown
WA State Dept. of Agriculture

Washington State Department of Agriculture, Dairy Nutrient Management Program (WSDA)

  • The Dairy Nutrient Management Program monitors water quality, ensures regular compliance with nutrient management plans, and investigates nutrient discharge issues. These activities are conducted in the Lower Stillaguamish River Basin and findings are reported to the PIC Advisory Committee.
  • Contact: Kyrre Flege
WA Dept. of Ecology

Washington State Department of Ecology (WDOE)

  • WDOE works with Washington communities and their citizens to provide effective water management to meet current water needs and ensure future water availability for people, fish and the natural environment. Responsibilities include water quality sampling in the Lower Stillaguamish River Basin and working with landowners to correct pollution issues.
  • Contact: Dave Garland
WA State Department of Health

Washington State Department of Health (WDOH)

  • The WDOH serves to protect and improve the health of people in Washington State which includes monitoring shellfish resources, and testing water quality and shellfish for contaminants that threaten the health of people. It oversees the PIC Program grant and serves in an advisory role for the committee.
  • Contact: Jean Snyder