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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 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.

FOCIP Winter Walks: SATURDAY, MAR 2nd: CAMA TO Camano Island State Park

Meet at 9:45 AM at Ivy Road cul-de-sac trailhead off Dry Lake Road.  Access Dry Lake Road from East Camano Road or Monticello Road.  Walk from the trailhead parking area to the South Beach of Camano Island State Park along the Cross Island and West Rim Trails enjoying downhill and level terrains with great views. The walk is about 3.2 miles. Shuttle service will be available to return participants to the trailhead.  The trails are generally level with a few short ups and downs.

“Plants for Pollinators”
by Brenda Cunningham,
Salal Native Plant Society

March 20th, 2024 7:00 PM PST

In-Person Event Camano Multi-Purpose Center,
141 E Camano Drive

 

Brenda will introduce you to the most popular native plants for home landscaping and talk about where to find these and more unusual plants, as well as how to do some of your own propagating.

Brenda Cunningham is a biologist and artist. She has worked for the National Park Service and the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife. She retired as Stewardship Director for the Skagit Land Trust. She now manages the Washington Native Plant Society’s display garden in Mount Vernon and is a Master Gardener. She is a member of Skagit Audubon Society and former chair of the Salal Chapter of Washington Native Plant Society.

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