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Island County and Beyond


Provides resources for identifying and eradicating noxious weeds in Island County, including the official 2022 Island County Noxious Weed List.

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Works to inspire voluntary conservation practices and to assist in management of natural resources through education, outreach, and technical and financial assistance.


Island County Master Gardeners partner with WICD in the monthly "Make a Difference" column, sharing ideas for conservation action in our community.

Gardening-related Organizations

Annual recommendations of outstanding plants for the maritime Pacific Northwest

Outreach, education, and preservation for stewardship of Garry Oak Trees on Whidbey Island

Equip people and communities to live sustainably, focus on native ecosystems

Gateway resource for exploring gardens in the Puget Sound region

Promotes appreciation and conservation of Washington's native plants and their habitats

Science-based conservation, with excellent resources on pollinator friendly gardening

Plant Identification

  • Northwest Plants Database, Washington State University Clark County Extension

    • Over 800 plants and 2200 images

    • Search by common traits, name

  • Burke Herbarium Image Collection, University of Washington

    • Photographs and information on vascular plants of Washington state

  • Landscape Plants, Department of Horticulture, Oregon State University

    • Images and information on over 1,800 landscape plants

    • Searchable by Latin name or common name


Connect Extension offers free webinars on gardening subjects, in addition to other Extension topics


Plant Amnesty charges a fee for their classes, specializing in effective pruning


Oregon State University offers a Master Gardener Short Course Series, available to the public for a per-course fee

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