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


  • Land calls, new generation answers: Clallam Extension earns Farmer of the Year Award September 11, 2017
    Small farms are returning to Clallam County. A new generation of young farmers is feeling the pull of the land, and they are reclaiming the county’s deep agricultural legacy with training and support from Washington State University Extension. To honor that effort, the North Olympic Land Trust presented WSU Clallam County Extension with its 2017 […]
    Seth Truscott
  • Spice up your game with Cougar Seasonings! September 7, 2017
    The WSU Department of Animal Sciences has officially released WSU Seasonings & Rubs, designed with Cougar Quality Meats in mind.
  • Puget Sound revitalization pursued by citizens, WSU Extension August 19, 2017
    It is estimated that 75 percent of contamination in the Puget Sound is unwittingly produced by citizens — via commercial wastewater, sewage treatment plants, stormwater runoff from roads and paved surfaces, construction and other activities. Puget Sound Partnership, an alliance of hundreds of concerned citizens and organizations, including WSU Extension, is attacking the problem in […]
    Seth Truscott
  • Colombian exchange: WSU scientist teams with Latin American researchers to solve crop challenges August 17, 2017
    In the fields and orchards of Colombia, farmers, scientists, students and teachers are working together to save important crops like bananas, cocoa, oil palm and coffee from devastating diseases. Derick Jiwan, a postdoctoral researcher with the Washington State University Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, is helping build those partnerships—and expand them to WSU. “Colombia […]
    Seth Truscott
  • The making of a queen August 16, 2017
    WSU's honey bee program is trying to breed stronger, cleaner, less aggressive bees.
    Scott Weybright