Shore Stewards Newsletter

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Archived Newsletters – Courtesy of Island County Extension

Check out the back issues of Shore Steward News.  


Creosote along our Shoreline – Issue 106

Introduction to Streams – Issue 105

Designing with nature – Issue 104

Using Rain Barrel Water on Garden Vegetables – Issue 103


Water Conservation in the Home – Issue 102

Composting for the Homeowner – Issue 101

Grill Cleaning Made Simple – Issue 100

2014-Non-Toxic Control of Noxious Weeds on Your Property – Issue 99

Landscaping Septic System Drainfields and Mounds – Issue 98

2014-Harvesting the Rain – Issue 97


2013-Native Plants Work in a Myriad of Ways – Issue 92


How to Enjoy a Green Holiday – Issue 91

Want Healthy Soil, Use Compost – Issue 90

Oh, Those Obnoxious Plants – Issue 89

Best Behaviors for the Beach – Issue 88

To Catch a Dungeness Crab, the life cycle – Issue 87

Pruning for Views – Issue 86


The Problem with Microplastics -Issue 83

Beach Debris and How to Get Rid of It – Issue 81

Japanese Eelgrass-Beneficial to Habitat or Noxious Weed – Issue 79

Protecting our Dungeness Crab – Issue 78

2011-Shoreline Planting for Pollinators – Issue 77

How Bluffs Nourish Beaches – Issue 76

Between the River and the Sea – Issue 75


  • New distilled spirits analysis earns WSU team top honors at world conference June 26, 2017
    A WSU team recently took home top honors at an international conference for research on a technique used to evaluate characteristics of wine.
    Scott Weybright
  • Learn to protect your forest, range land at SE Washington Field Day June 16, 2017
    Washington State University Extension Foresters will host an upcoming field day for owners of privately held forest and range lands in southeastern Washington. The Forest and Range Owners Field Day is Saturday, June 24, on the Dickinson property at Cougar Canyon near Dayton, Wash. Gates open at 8 a.m., and the program follows from 9 […]
    Seth Truscott
  • Vineyard, WSU scientists team up to battle virus threat June 15, 2017
    WAPATO, Wash. – Something in the soil was destroying Andrew Schultz’ grapevines. Naidu Rayapati, a virologist with Washington State University’s Viticulture and Enology program, was determined to find out what. At first, the Grenache vines, planted in a former pear orchard near Wapato, Wash., had been productive and healthy. But over time, a mysterious infection […]
    Seth Truscott
  • Fight farm field invaders at WSU Weed Science Field Tour, June 14 June 12, 2017
    Washington State University crop and soil science experts share the latest tools in the fight against farm weeds at the 2017 Weed Science Field Tour, 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, June 14, at the R.J. Cook Agronomy Farm near Pullman. “Our Weed Science Tour is a unique way for growers, crop consultants, company representatives […]
    Seth Truscott
  • Clark County children learning about farming, food at Heritage Farm June 9, 2017
    Elementary students from around Clark County, Wash. will visit a local farm twice this season to learn where food comes from, and how it's grown.
    Scott Weybright