Note: the meeting scheduled for June 9th has been canceled and will be tentatively rescheduled for a later date.

Thank you for participating in the Conservation Ideas meeting. It's going to take a group of us to get this done.

Here are the following leads we have. Please help us by picking one to research.

  1. Land Trust Alliance - look for others to contact (see list below for groups already contacted)
  2. Friends of North Creek Forest, Bothell
  3. Whidbey/Camano Land Trust
  4. Conservation Futures Program, we missed the May 15 deadline, but we should be proactive for next year.
  5. Please reseach the Local Improvement District (LID) option

Another approach that can be taken is for everyone in the community surrounding the wooded area to establish a Local Improvement District (LID) for the purpose of purchasing the property. In order for this to be successful, you and your neighbors will have to petition the City to set up a LID that establishes a taxing schedule on each member of the LID that is committed to paying associated costs (the value of the property). LID's generally have a 30-year term and the more members of the LID equate to a lower cost burden on each member. (The above is taken from an email, so we need to confirm the details of LID)

Some questions to ask are:

  • Is this applicable to our effort?
  • How long is the process?
  • What are the obstacles?
  • Is there someone experienced in this topic that we can reach out to?

If you need help with what to say, you can refer to the petition and list of reasons to oppose the Wood Creek property sale.

If you're interested, please email and Gregory will add you to a mailing list and cc Erica at

Once you're added, please reply to the email list with all with what you are interested in researching. Using the conservation email list should assist in the coordination.

We'll send a link for a Zoom meeting at a later date to share what we've learned.

Thank you!

Erika and Tim

To avoid redundancy, the following organizations have already been contacted:

  • Forterra
  • Nature Conservancy
  • Wilderness Land Trust
  • The Conservation Fund
  • Trust for Public Land
  • Adopt-a-Stream
  • Washington Environmental Council
  • Environment WA
  • Sno-King Watershed Council
  • Pilchuck Audubon Society
  • Snohomish Conservation District
  • Tree Committee/Bob Leonard/Everett