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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 will resume this November

Thanks to everyone that came to the Friends of Camano Island Parks (FOCIP) Winter-Spring Walks Programs the first Saturday of the month from November through June.  FOCIP continues to carry out this tradition since 1995.  We’ll resume the Walks in November.

All walks start at 9:45 AM and are completed by noon.  See the unique features of either a state or county park and hear about the history of each acquisition.  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.

The 4 C’s of Crabbing

June 15, 2024  7:00 – 8:00 PM    Camano Island State Park


Learn some tips on the 4 “C”s of CRABBING:

  • Catching Crabs
  • Caring for Crabs
  • Cleaning Crabs
  • Cooking Crabs

*Discovery Pass Required


Wednesday, June 19, 7:30 PM Island County Multi-Purpose Center

Celebrating 1058 Certified Habitats and 22 years of Creating an Island in Harmony with Nature — One Yard at a Time

Peter Luongo Ukulele Workshop at 6 PM — $20 – at the door

Legacy Ukulele Ensemble Concert at 7:30 PM — Donation – at the door

The Legacy Ukulele Ensemble is a group of 12 players from America and Canada directed by internationally renowned ukulele teacher Peter Luongo. Since September of 2016, the group has been featured at several ukulele festivals and shows and has held multiple tours. The members are committed to developing their music literacy, musicianship, and vocal skills. The group’s repertoire of 35 arrangements includes Hawaiian, classical, ethnic, folk, rock, pop, and country pieces.

*** I joined the group in 2022 and since our Pacific Northwest Tour coincides with the Camano Wildlife Project’s third Wednesday of the month program, i thought here is the perfect opportunity to combine my two passions — protecting wildlife habitat and playing my ukulele. Check us out at for a preview. I hope you can join the fun on June 19! 

Join the FOCIP Litter Pick Up Saturday, June 22 at 9:30 AM


We meet at 9:30 at the parking Elger Bay Elementary School Parking lot. Safety vests, litter bags, and litter grabbers will be supplied. With a good turnout of volunteers, we should be through in less than two hours.

Note: Island County now requires each volunteer to fill out a release form at each litter pick-up, so be prepared to fill out a form.

Wear sturdy shoes and bring gloves. Rain or shine!

Become a member of FOCIP!