FOCIP offers many different ways to get involved.
Note that due to insurance reasons, volunteers must be FOCIP members. Membership info can be found at https://www.friendsofcamanoislandparks.org/membership
Tuesday Work Parties
Work Parties are usually held the first three Tuesdays of the month - see our calendar or our announcement page for details.
Tasks can include brush cutting, raking leaves, peeling logs, clearing trails and campsites, removing debris, and helping with park construction.
Currently you need to sign up for a task prior to the work party. Look for more information in an email from the FOCIP president or VP.
We mee t at 9:30 a.m. at the CISP ranger office unless noted otherwise, rain or shine.
Tools are provided by FOCIP. Bring lunch; beverage & dessert are provided. Wear long pants, gloves and sturdy footwear. Check your emails when the weather is bad to see if the work party is cancelled. We will also try to post cancellation info on our website and Facebook page.
We also hold BWH work parties at Four Springs Lake Preserve and the Camano Center. These work parties usually involve planting, weeding, or laying down mulch or gravel. See http://www.camanowildlifehabitat.org/ or the calendar for details.
In addition to the structured FOCIP Work Parties each month, the FOCIP Adopt-a-Park program provides a free-form way for volunteers to donate significant value to Camano Island's parks and trails. Participants sign up to monitor and perform light maintenance on a
specific trail or section of a park.
Held three times a year, usually on a Saturday morning in February, June and October.
Help maintain the kiosk displays at Camano Island State Park, Kristoferson Creek, Elger Bay Preserve, English Boom Historical Preserve, and Iverson Spit Preserve.
We have hosted the Skagit Hikers for a day of Camano hikes and lunch. We also host tables at events such as the Port Susan Snow Goose and Birding Festival, the 55+ Resource Fair, and the Camano Chamber Chili & Chowder Cook-Off.
Your participation with food contributions and/or hosting are always needed and appreciated. We usually need help with lunch for our Nature Discovery Days education program held in May, the apple cake for the Camano Chamber Chili & Chowder Cook-Off, and volunteer lunches.
Habitat Stewards Training
See the Wildlife Habitat Project website for information on when this training is available.
Your membership dues and contributions help us buy needed supplies, maintain equipment, and run our educational programs.
Backyard Wildlife Habitat Programs
Free programs are presented at Camano Multipurpose Center (Blue Building), 141 East Camano Drive, at 7:00 pm the 3rd Wednesday of the month. See the Camano Wildlife Habitat Project website for more details.
Saturday Winter Walks
Nov. thru May, 1st Saturdays of month. Walks start at 9:50 AM and end by noon. Rain or Shine, canceled for high winds or snow. Wear appropriate clothing & sturdy shoes. No dogs. See our calendar for details.
Saturday Evening Amphitheater Talks
Held 7pm in the summer at the Camano Island State Park amphitheater, Memorial Day through Labor Day .