Upcoming Events

January 25, 2018
  • Residential Rain Garden Workshop: Plan, Prep, Plant, Maintain - University Place

    Date: January 25, 2018
    Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    Location: 3715 Bridgeport Way W University Place, WA
    Join us in learning how to create and maintain a functional rain garden, reduce standing water on your property and protect nearby waterways. 

     In this 1½ hour workshop we will discuss:
    • How to design a rain garden to enhance your landscaping
    • Necessary soil amendments and mulch
    • Typical rain garden plants, grasses, and groundcovers
    • Tips on keeping your rain garden beautiful and working

    For more information and to register: http://bit.ly/2CNS6mt

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  • Landscaping with Native Plants - Issaquah

    Date: January 25, 2018
    Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Location: The Grange, 145 NE Gilman Blvd, Issaquah, WA 98027, USA

    Join the King Conservation District in a FREE night of learning about native plants with Jacobus Saperstein, a resource specialist at the King Conservation District. Learn about the MANY benefits of incorporating native plants in your yard or property. Explore how to make the right decisions for your landscape and reduce plant mortality, save money, and improve your landscape’s aesthetic & wildlife habitat.

    Participants will receive a 10% discount code to use for native plants at the KCD Native Plant Sale. To view the plants that KCD has available and learn more, visit: http://kingcd.org/programs-native-walk-up-sale.htm

    To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/landscaping-with-native-plants-issaquah-tickets-41026749111

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January 27, 2018
  • Jumpstart Your Yard: Tips for designing a sustainable landscape - Renton

    Date: January 27, 2018
    Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Location: King County South Treatment Plant - 1200 Monster Road Southwest - Renton, WA 98057

    Thinking about transforming your yard this year? A well-planned landscape can do a lot for you, without requiring a lot in return. This introductory class will focus on effective yard design and give you examples of what not to do. Bring in photos or a map of your yard to get specific advice from an expert.


    All participants who attend this class will be able to scoop *free* compost to take home!


    For details: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jumpstart-your-yard-tips-for-designing-a-sustainable-landscape-tickets-41124929772

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January 30, 2018
  • Landscaping with Native Plants - Redmond

    Date: January 30, 2018
    Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Location: Redmond Regional Library, 15990 NE 85th St, Redmond, WA 98052, USA

    Join the King Conservation District in a FREE night of learning about native plants with Jacobus Saperstein, a resource specialist at the King Conservation District. Learn about the MANY benefits of incorporating native plants in your yard or property. Explore how to make the right decisions for your landscape and reduce plant mortality, save money, and improve your landscape’s aesthetic & wildlife habitat.

    Participants will receive a 10% discount code to use for native plants at the KCD Native Plant Sale. To view the plants that KCD has available and learn more, visit: http://kingcd.org/programs-native-walk-up-sale.htm

    To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/landscaping-with-native-plants-redmond-tickets-41023587655

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January 31, 2018
  • Webinar: State of the Sound Vital Signs

    Date: January 31, 2018
    Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    As a response to requests for moreinformation, Puget Sound Partnership is pleased to host a webinar focused on the PugetSound Vital Signs. It is scheduled for Wednesday, January 31stfrom 10am to 12pm. We pasted the detailsbelow or see the flyer for more information on how to join this2-hour webinar.

    The Vital Signs Webinar willinclude:

    -         An overview of select Vital Sign indicatorsand targets (first hour)

    -         Q & A, with topical Vital Sign expertswill be present to answer your questions (second hour)

    If you have any questions you wantto send ahead of time, please send them to Alexandra Doty, andwe will be sure to be ready with answers at the webinar.

     

    Vital Signs Webinar

    Wednesday, January 31, 2018

    10:00 am 

    Access code: 801 540 982

     

    When it’s time, join the meeting.

    Toll Free +1-855-929-3239 

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  • Webinar: National Stormwater Calculator for Managing Runoff Using Green Infrastructure: Addition of a Cost Module and a Mobile Web App

    Date: January 31, 2018
    Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    EPA developed the National Stormwater Calculator (SWC) to help support local, state, and national stormwater management objectives and regulatory efforts to reduce runoff through infiltration and retention using green infrastructure practices as low impact development controls. It is designed to be used by anyone interested in reducing runoff from a property, including site developers, landscape architects, urban planners, and homeowners. It can be used for any location within the United States, including Puerto Rico. This webinar will provide potential and example applications, and will present the new cost module and mobile web application version that can be used on mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets.

    To register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5929804033268092674

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February 3, 2018
  • The Foundation of Your Yard: The Dirt on Soil, Compost, and Mulch - Woodinville

    Date: February 3, 2018
    Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Location: 22505 Washington 9, Woodinville, WA, 98072, United States

    Healthy soil is the foundation of a successful landscape!  Join a soil scientist for a hands-on demonstration to learn the components of soil and how to make it work better for your landscape.  Have your soil tested prior to the class, or bring a soil sample with you to have it sent for analysis. If you bring test results, we will help you understand what they are saying about your soil. For information on soil testing visit:  http://www.betterground.org/dont-guess-soil-test/

    All participants that attend this class will receive discount coupons for the Snohomish Conservation District plant sale, and be able to scoop compost to take home!

    Register here: https://foundationofyouryard2018.eventbrite.com

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  • Rain Garden Planting and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Carnation Elementary School - Carnation

    Date: February 3, 2018
    Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Location: Carnation Elementary School, 4950 Tolt Ave, Carnation, WA 98014, USA

    Join Stewardship Partners, Carnation Elementary School, theSnoqualmie Tribe, and Aspect Consulting for a planting and maintenance workparty and ribbon cutting ceremony commemorating the installation of theCarnation Elementary School rain gardens. In 2015, Stewardship Partners received agrant from the King County Flood Control District to work with the 3rdgrade class to design and install two rain gardens on the campus. Rain gardensare a beautiful landscape amenity that help address our region’ssingle largest water quality threat: run off pollution. Like a sponge, a raingardens allowstormwater runoff to be soaked up, and filter out pollutants whilerecharging ground water instead of flooding the Snoqualmie River.     

    Refreshments (coffee, water & snacks), tools, gloves,lunch and an overview of the work, why it’s important and how to do it areprovided. We’ll educate volunteers about the project and our efforts in theSnoqualmie Valley. Bring a full water bottle and a coffee cup or travel mug forrefreshments.

    Register Today: http://www.stewardshippartners.org/volunteer-opportunity/rain-garden-planting-and-ribbon-cutting-ceremony-at-carnation-elementary-school/

    How to prepare
    We suggest dressing in layers that include long pants, a long sleeve shirt, ajacket and sturdy footwear (work boots, mud boots, hiking boots or runningshoes). Please come prepared for the weather by bringing rain gear if you haveit and older clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty, wet or muddy. We donot hold anyone to the full length of the event.

    Stewardship Partners Dayof Event Contact Person
    Chris LaPointe, Director of Ecological Restoration cl@stewardshippartners.org
    206-387-7023 (cell)

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February 7, 2018
  • Northwest Flower and Garden Festival - Seattle

    Date: February 7, 2018
    Time: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

    Location: Washington State Convention Center, 705 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    The Northwest Flower & Garden Show has been heralding the start of spring since 1989, as gardening enthusiasts from around the Northwest flock to this annual celebration held in the beautiful Washington State Convention Center for five magical days. 

    The show runs from February 7th-11th. Wednesday – Saturday: 9am – 8pm and Sunday: 9am – 6pm.


    The Show is renowned for offering the finest roster of free horticulture Seminars of any garden show in the world. Whether you are a new gardener in need of sensible advice or a seasoned pro, you’ll find scores of inspiring seminars and hands-on demonstrations filled with valuable education and entertainment. Dig in and learn how to solve your landscaping problems to create livable outdoor spaces and luscious edible gardens for year-round enjoyment.


    For more information and to get tickets: https://www.gardenshow.com/the-show/

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  • Residential Rain Garden Workshop: Plan, Prep, Plant, Maintain - Tacoma

    Date: February 7, 2018
    Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Location: STAR Center, 3873 S 66th St, Tacoma, WA 98409, USA
    Join us in learning how to create and maintain a functional rain garden, reduce standing water on your property and protect nearby waterways. 

     In this 1½ hour workshop we will discuss:
    • How to design a rain garden to enhance your landscaping
    • Necessary soil amendments and mulch
    • Typical rain garden plants, grasses, and groundcovers
    • Tips on keeping your rain garden beautiful and working

    For more information and to register: http://bit.ly/2EPGSi2

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February 9, 2018
  • 3rd Annual Green Infrastructure Summit - Bothell

    Date: February 9, 2018
    Time: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

    Location: Cascadia College, 18345 Campus Way NE, Bothell, WA 98011, USA
    Stay tuned for details on the 2018 Green Infrastructure Summit!

    For more information and to see what was accomplished at the 2017 Summit: http://www.12000raingardens.org/summit/

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February 10, 2018
  • The Main Event: Building healthy soil and selecting proper plants - Renton

    Date: February 10, 2018
    Time: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

    Location: King County South Treatment Plant - 1200 Monster Road Southwest - Renton, WA 98057

    Healthy soil is the foundation of a successful landscape! Learn from a King County soil scientist about the components of a robust soil system, and how to make it work better for your yard. The second half of the class will be dedicated to the stars of your landscape - the plants! A plant expert from King County will provide information on choosing the best plants for visual interest, wildlife, AND minimizing water, fertilizer and pesticide use. 

    All participants will receive *free* plant starts, and can scoop compost to take home!


    For details: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-main-event-building-healthy-soil-and-selecting-proper-plants-tickets-41127424233

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February 13, 2018
  • Habitat Stewards Trainings - Des Moines

    Date: February 13, 2018
    Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Location: Marine Science and Technology Center and Aquarium, Redondo Beach Drive South, Des Moines, 28203 Redondo Beach Dr S, Des Moines, WA 98198, USA

    The National Wildlife Federation will be hosting a HabitatStewards Training next year in Des Moines, WA at the Marine Science & TechnologyCenter (Highline College). This special training runs for 4 weeks beginning inFebruary, with Tuesday evening class dates on 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, & 3/6from 6-9pm. Participants will enjoy presentations from local environmentalexperts on topics such as natural yard care, rain gardens, natural history,species identification, and more. In addition, two Saturday field trips willtake place on February 17th & March 3rd(location & time TBA). A few examples of past field trips include a visitto a wildlife preserve, group birding outings, or a habitat restoration workparty.

     

    The training is fun, engaging and participants becomeCertified Habitat Stewards with the NWF! This opportunity is a great way toexpand your learning while exploring projects that can benefit both wildlifeand your community.

     

    *Cost of the training is $30 to cover classroom materials. Note:scholarships are available! No one will be turned down due to lack of funds.We will provide coffee, tea, and snacks at each training session. A 30 hourvolunteer commitment is required within a year after the training, which willgive you the opportunity to apply your newfound knowledge!

     

    Toregister for the training, please visit http://nwfdesmoineswa.brownpapertickets.com

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February 17, 2018
  • Plant Right for Your Site: Selecting plants for functionality, aesthetics and wildlife - Woodinville

    Date: February 17, 2018
    Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Location: Brightwater Environmental Education and Community Center, 22505 WA-9, Woodinville, WA 98072, USA

    Did you know you can plant a landscape that has visual interest year round, provides a home for wildlife, AND minimizes water, fertilizer and pesticide use?  This class will provide information on choosing the best plants for your needs, and techniques for planting, composting, and mulching that will help your landscape thrive.

    All participants will receive free plant starts and compost!

    Register here:  https://plantrightforyoursite2018.eventbrite.com

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February 24, 2018
  • KCD Native Plant Sale - Renton

    Date: February 24, 2018
    Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Location: King Conservation District, 1107 SW Grady Way Suite 130, Renton, WA 98057, USA

    The King Conservation District offers a variety of native trees and shrubs for conservation purposes such as wildlife habitat, windbreaks, hedgerows, reforestation and stream enhancement. The plants are bareroot stock which means they do not come in pots or burlap bags, but are harvested from the field in winter when the plants are dormant and ready to be replanted. Bareroot plants are affordable, hardy, have well-developed roots, are easy to handle, transport and plant.

    All orders must be pickup Saturday February 24, 2018 9am -3pm
    King Conservation District Office
    1107 SW Grady Way, Renton, WA 98057


    Order Deadline February 12, 2018


    For more information: http://www.kingcd.org/programs-native-walk-up-sale.htm

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February 26, 2018
  • 2nd Biennuial Green-Duwamish Watershed Symposium - Auburn
    Date: February 26, 2018
    Time: All Day

    Location: Green River College, 12401 SE 320th St, Auburn, WA 98092, USA
    We started in the Duwamish with our first symposium and now move up the watershed into the Green River portion of it. So mark your calendar for Monday, February 26th at Green River College, Main Campus for a day of connection, collaboration and learning.

    For more information: http://www.greenduwamishwatershed.org/

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February 28, 2018
  • Residential Rain Garden Workshop: Plan, Prep, Plant, Maintain - Puyallup

    Date: February 28, 2018
    Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Location: 308 W Stewart Ave, Puyallup, WA 98371, USA
    Join us in learning how to create and maintain a functional rain garden, reduce standing water on your property and protect nearby waterways. 

     In this 1½ hour workshop we will discuss:
    • How to design a rain garden to enhance your landscaping
    • Necessary soil amendments and mulch
    • Typical rain garden plants, grasses, and groundcovers
    • Tips on keeping your rain garden beautiful and working

    For more information and to register: http://bit.ly/2Aiydkx

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March 3, 2018
  • Watering Wisely: Tips on managing water to reduce water use and runoff - Woodinville

    Date: March 3, 2018
    Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Location: Brightwater Environmental Education and Community Center, 22505 WA-9, Woodinville, WA 98072, USA

    Watering your landscape effectively can save you valuable time and money!  You will have healthy plants and avoid paying for water that runs into the storm drain. Yard care specialists will provide advice for getting the most out of every drop.  You’ll learn about constructing rain gardens and installing rainwater catchment systems. To get you started, the Snohomish Conservation District will be selling rain barrels for $50.

    Register here:  https://wateringwisely2018.eventbrite.com

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March 13, 2018
  • Farming with Native Bee Pollinators - Puyallup

    Date: March 13, 2018
    Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Location: Pierce Conservation District, 308 W Stewart Ave, Puyallup, WA 98371, USA
    Dave Hunter of Crown Bees (https://crownbees.com), will share about the yield-boosting potential of introducing native bee pollinators on your farm and the role these bees play in addressing the current honey bee pollinator crisis.

    Most people are familiar with their European honey bee cousin, but there are major differences between these incredible insects:
    • No hive to defend means solitary bees are gentle & non-aggressive.
    • They pollinate up to 100 times more effectively than honey bees.
    • They do not build a hive or make honey, instead they raise their young in nesting holes.
    • They are easy-to-raise by anyone and require far less maintenance than honey bees. Not to mention, they are fun for kids and adults!
    • They do not induce anaphylactic shock and they rarely sting.
    • They are native to North America, this means they will not become invasive.


    For more information and to register: http://bit.ly/2lOCTtT

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March 21, 2018
  • WSU Beach Watcher Training Program - Everett

    Date: March 21, 2018
    Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Location: Washington State University Everett, 915 N. Broadway, Everett, WA 98201, USA

    Snohomish County WSU Beach Watchers receive 80 hours of university-caliber training involving field trips and lectures from over 35 local experts on topics like salmon, water quality, ocean acidification, intertidal life history, coastal processes, native plants, youth education techniques, and so much more! Beach Watchers agree to volunteer at least 80 hours over two years. The training expands our minds and the volunteering expands our skills, our hearts and our connection to our community.

    The 2018 training will be based out of the WSU Everett Campus on Broadway Ave every Wednesday from 9 AM – 4 PM starting March 21 through May 30 and will include three Saturday field trips on April 7, May 5 and May 19. Because class space is limited, an application due on March 7, 2018 is required, along with a free background check. There is also a $55 (electronic version) or $75 (hard copy version) materials fee. For questions or more information about the 2018 training, please contact Chrys Bertolotto at chrys@wsu.edu or (425) 357-6020. Check out the 2018 training flyer!

    Beach Watchers work on a broad range of projects, allowing each of us to find the ones that meet our diverse interests in our own communities. Projects range from doing beach interpretation of critters at local parks during low tides to water quality sampling to organizing public seminars.

    WSU Snohomish County Extension Beach Watchers partner with many organizations to set our project priorities and to share our resources and expertise. Learn more about our major partners and friends and please explore our website site further to learn about our upcoming events and volunteer opportunities. We also publish a monthly newsletter, the Ebb Tide, with many educational and volunteer opportunities with Beach Watchers and other Puget Sound related organizations.

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April 4, 2018
  • GoGreen 2018
    Date: April 4, 2018
    Time: All Day

    The GoGreen Conference is a sustainability learning experience for business and public sector decision-makers. Featuring regionally targeted content and recognized leaders from the community, GoGreen works across industry silos to foster peer-to-peer learning and collaborative solutions. We believe sustainability in the business setting is a powerful and indispensable tool for navigating the tumultuous waters of today's global economy and solving our climate woes. Our mission is to empower attendees with the strategies, tools and connections to green their organizations with profitability in mind.

    For more information: http://seattle.gogreenconference.net/

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May 9, 2018
  • WSU Beach Naturalist Training - Everett

    Date: May 9, 2018
    Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Location: Washington State University Everett, 915 N. Broadway, Everett, WA 98201, USA
    Become a Beach Naturalist!

    Each year, we offer a shortened training course and volunteer opportunity for people who want to dip their toes into Puget Sound intertidal ecology. WSU Extension Beach Naturalists receive 20 hours of training with expert presenters and field time to learn about marine life and how to share their knowledge with the public. The training prepares you to volunteer at least 14 hours over the spring and summer sharing what you’ve learned at Edmonds’ Olympic Beach, Mukilteo Lighthouse Park or Kayak Point County Park (Stanwood).

    The 2018 training will be on Wednesdays May 9th and 16th AND Saturday May 19th from 9 AM – 4 PM each day. Because class space is limited, an application due on April 25th is required There is a $35 materials fee and a free background check form must be filled on the first day of training. For more information or to receive an application for the 2018 training, please contact Yolimar Rivera at yolimar.rivera@wsu.edu or (425) 357-6029.

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