Visit wildlife gardens at the Eleventh Annual Camano Island Backyard Wildlife Habitat Garden Tour Saturday, June 23, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The event is free to the public. Pick up maps at Island County Multipurpose Center (AKA — The Blue Building), 141 N East Camano Drive, the day of the event. Besides a lovely garden tour on the island, the Wildlife Habitat Garden Tour will demonstrate how people can live happily in harmony with nature, show how any property can be a Backyard Wildlife Habitat, and promote awareness of the National Wildlife Federation’s Certified Wildlife Habitat Program — just by providing food, water, shelter and places to raise young. These elements may be present naturally or be provided by the homeowner. Gardens range from small to large, simple to extravagant, forested to waterfront. Information on native plants, wildlife, composting, as well as challenges faced on particular properties will be available. Please do not bring dogs to the gardens. Camano Island is the 10th community in the nation to be certified by the National Wildlife Federation as a Community Wildlife Habitat with more than 900 individual properties certified as Backyard Wildlife Habitats. The Camano Wildlife Habitat Project of Friends of Camano Island Parks sponsors the tour. For more information about the tour, visit www.camanowildlifehabitat.org, call 360-387-2236, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.