Val Schroeder stands in the wooded entrance to her home on Camano Island on Tuesday. The Snohomish Conservation District is honoring Schroeder, who started the Backyard Wildlife Habitat Project on Camano Island, with its annual Lifetime Achievement Award for her work expanding awareness on the importance of creating a healthy environment for plants and wildlife in your own yard. (Ian Terry / The Herald)

Conservation District honors environmental volunteers

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