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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


  • Scientists discover new method to harness energy April 17, 2017
    WSU professor is part of a team that has unraveled the mechanism of a process that could lead to more efficient energy production.
    Scott Weybright
  • Center of Excellence launched for better, safer packaged food April 14, 2017
    Our favorite packaged foods should also be the healthiest for us. This year, dozens of prepackaged foods, from frozen burritos to turkey salad, were recalled in the United States. Juming Tang, scientist at Washington State University, is doing his part to help make packaged food safer, while using fewer preservatives. In March, Tang launched the […]
    Seth Truscott
  • Cider industry gains WSU Extension ally April 3, 2017
    WSU is helping bolster the surging hard cider industry with the hiring of Bri Ewing as a food and fermentation specialist at the Mount Vernon R&E Center.
    Scott Weybright
  • Pink snow mold destruction discovered in area wheat fields March 28, 2017
    Damage caused by snow mold in some eastern Washington wheat fields has surprised a WSU plant expert who has studied the fungus for nearly four decades.
    Scott Weybright
  • Gardens that help families: Master Gardeners honor Lowe’s volunteers March 14, 2017
    PASCO, Wash. – Staff from the Pasco Lowe’s store built and installed nearly 100 community garden beds to help feed local families, and the Master Gardeners of Benton and Franklin counties recently saluted their efforts with the 2016 Volunteer of the Year award. More than 45 Lowe’s Heroes volunteers contributed time, funds and supplies to […]
    Seth Truscott