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Island County WSU

Island County WSU

Implementing Agency (IA)

WSU Extension

Key Contacts

Shannon Bachtel
IA co-Lead
Email Shannon

Talea Price
IA co-Lead
Email Talea

Amber Noskoff
Data Specialist
Email Amber

Mariah Brown-Pounds
SNAP-Ed Latinx Outreach Program Coordinator
Email Mariah

Island County WSU SNAP Ed Program

About Us

WSU Extension Island County SNAP-Ed provides exciting classroom, cafeteria, and school garden nutrition education activities.  We are currently working with two elementary schools in the Oak Harbor School District to encourage healthy lifestyles. We support two community gardens on the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island and provide healthy recipe demonstrations using produce from the on-base gardens to encourage healthy nutrition and physical activity on the part of Navy personnel and their families.

Washington State University Extension.

Island County WSU

Meet our Team!

Island County WSU
Tricia Heimer
Program Assistant
(360) 639- 6063

Contact Us

Tricia Heimer,

Current Programming

Direct Education

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  • School gardens
  • Military base gardening and recipe demonstrations
  • Harvest of the Month
  • Grow a Row donations to local food bank

Community Partners

  • Island County Health Department
  • Crescent Harbor Elementary School
  • Olympic View Elementary School
  • Oak Harbor School District
  • NAS Whidbey Island
  • North Island Help House Food Pantry
  • Island County Master Gardener Foundation
  • WSU Island County Master Gardeners
  • WSU Island County Waste Wise