Communications Specialist III
Snohomish County DCNR works to protect the environment and promote sustainability all year long
SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash., April 20, 2023 – As Earth Day approaches, Snohomish County Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) is proud to highlight its ongoing commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship. This year, Snohomish County invites residents to join in the celebration by volunteering for various Earth Day events across the county hosted by county departments, cities, utilities, and other partners.
“While Earth Day is a yearly reminder that our environment is the bedrock of our quality of life, we must make decisions every day of the year to protect our natural resources. We are already seeing the impacts of climate change, and Snohomish County will continue to lead regional efforts to invest in sustainable solutions. The health of our economy and community depends on us never becoming complacent,” said Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers.
DCNR is hosting Earth Day events at five County parks and the public is invited to sign up to volunteer and/or participate in these or other opportunities. Choose from several volunteer work parties to help clean up a beach or remove invasive species from natural areas. Volunteers are encouraged to dress for the weather including sturdy shoes, long sleeves, and pants. Participants can bring their own gloves and any small hand tools. Other local events include Snohomish PUD’s Energy Block Party, City of Snohomish’s Earth Day event and more. View the full list here.
Snohomish County DCNR’s efforts to support the environment and promote sustainability go beyond Earth Day. Throughout the year, DCNR operates numerous programs and projects that help protect the environment and promote sustainability. Some of DCNR’s key environmental and sustainability initiatives include:
The Snohomish County Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) includes the Division of Surface Water Management; the Division of Parks and Recreation; the Office of Energy and Sustainability and the Office of Agriculture. DCNR works in support of thriving communities; a clean and healthy environment to foster environmental stewardship; ensuring food security; supporting a green economy, and strengthening communities by providing regional parks and infrastructure; protecting the region's water, air, land and natural habitats; enhancing agriculture and recreation; and reducing flooding. https://snohomishcountywa.gov/5758.