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Welcome!

We are a non-profit, 100% volunteer community organization.
The mission of FOCIP is to promote preservation and protection of the wildlife and the scenic and recreational resources of State Parks, County Parks, and DNR lands on Camano Island.

Three Focused areas of our Mission:

To provide stewardship activities and projects which include implementation of Camano Island park maintenance and improvements.
To provide educational programs and activities compatible with the preservation of the natural habitats and wildlife on Camano Island.
To advocate for acquisition of appropriate Camano Island properties for the purpose of new State or County lands for parks or preserves.

Join Friends of Camano Island Parks!

Membership donations are used for purchase of maintenance tools, supplies and necessary items to carry out volunteer tasks in the parks.

Volunteer your time to help protect, preserve and maintain the parks, trails, and preserves.

Meet new friends!
Help make a difference in our community.

Upcoming Events

FOCIP Winter/Spring Walks are Back!

Friends of Camano Island Parks (FOCIP) will again be hosting a series of Winter-Spring Walks for the public on Camano Island State Parks and Island County parks trails the first Saturday of the month November through June.  FOCIP continues to carry out this tradition following the first year in 1995.   All walks start at 9:45 a.m. and are completed by noon.  See the unique features of each park and hear about the history of each acquisition.  Join FOCIP members and Backyard habitat stewards on these walks.  The pace is moderate and adjusted for youngsters and adults.  The walks take place rain or shine.  Walks are cancelled if there is snow or extremely high winds.  Participants are asked to wear appropriate clothes for the weather and sturdy shoes or boots.  There is no pass requirement for the State Park scheduled walks.

No dogs please for the safety of the walkers.

SATURDAY, JUNE 1st; BARNUM POINT COUNTY PARK. Final walk of the season

This newest Island County Park, has been fully open for 5 years.  The walk is about 3.3 miles.  Great views, wetlands, viewing platforms and benches fill this trail experiences.  A large parking lot allows for several visitors on any given day.  Island County has a workshop and storage nearby.  Two accesses to the beach exist, one down a beach road at the East end of the trail system and a more level approach at the West end of the trail system.  Meet at 9:45 AM at the parking area located at the end of Sunrise Road.  (East Camano Road to Russell Road to Sunrise Road).

CAMANO WILDLIFE PROGRAM

Wednesday, May 15, 7 PM  —  LIVE EVENT at ISLAND COUNTY MULTI-PURPOSE CENTER

Landscaping to Protect your Drain Field and Septic System

Proper landscaping choices can protect you from damaging the investment you’ve made in installing and maintaining your septic tank and drain field. During this presentation, Scott Chase will show you how a septic system works and suggest choices to protect your drain field and reduce your chances of system failure.This presentation will introduce you to basic septic system and drain field maintenance; help you choose plants, shrubs and ground covers that are best to plant over the drain field, and which ones you should avoid; and suggest drought-tolerant native plant choices over your mound or gravity-fed system that can provide attractive alternatives to grass. Chase is a volunteer with Sound Water Stewards and was the WSU Extension Camano coordinator for 14 years.

This in-person event is Wednesday, May 15, 7 PM, at the Island County Multi-Purpose Center, 141 East Camano Drive, Camano Island.

For information about the program or the Camano Wildlife Habitat Project, visit www.camanowildlifehabitat.org, call 360-387-2236, or email camanowildlifehabitat@gmail.com.

The Camano Wildlife Habitat Project, sponsored by Friends of Camano Island Parks, hosts public presentations the third Wednesday of the month.

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