UPCOMING EVENTS

September 21, 2017
  • Online Course: How LID Works in Different Regions

    Date: September 21, 2017
    Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

    While Low-Impact Development (LID) practices are often presented as a ‘cure-all’ for stormwater programs, regional climatic differences greatly impact the effectiveness of LID in reducing stormwater runoff. As such, a LID practice that works well in the Southeast may not be the best solution in the Northwest. So…are you implementing the correct LID practice for your climate?

    Join returning speaker Doug Beyerlein, P.E., P.H., D.WRE, as we discuss the different types of LID (impervious area disconnection, rain gardens, bioswales, bioretention, permeable pavement, and green roofs), and how each type of LID works in varying climates to reduce stormwater runoff. Long gone are the days when only adding a rain garden would make your stormwater problems disappear. Understanding the effectiveness of a specific LID practice in your region is critical to selecting the best solution to solve a site-specific stormwater problem.

    Course fee is $79. For more information and to enroll: https://www.foresteruniversity.com/ProductDetails.aspx?ProductID=2311&utm_source=WhatCountsEmail&utm_medium=Forester%20FullStormWater%20Weekly&utm_campaign=Wkly-SW-08302017

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  • Rainwater Harvesting Workshop - Burlington

    Date: September 21, 2017
    Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    Location: 18735 Parkview Ln, Burlington, WA 98233

    Rainwater harvesting ranges from simple catchment devices, such as rain barrels, to more complex systems such as cisterns and storage tanks. Rainwater harvesting helps conserve water and reduce the amount of storm water runoff. At this workshop you will learn about rainwater harvesting options and the multiple benefits of capturing rainwater.

    Hosted by Friday Creek Habitat Stewards and Skagit Conservation District.

    This workshop is FREE but pre-registration is requested. Pre-register by 9/19 by contacting Kristi @ 428-4313 or email: kristi@skagitcd.org.

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  • Water Monitoring Workshops - Everett

    Date: September 21, 2017
    Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Location: 600 128th St SE, Everett, WA 98208, USA

    Would you like to volunteer monitoring the water quality of local creeks? Sno-King Water Watchers is a Community-Based Water Monitoring program in the north King / south Snohomish County area. We will be offering the following workshop sessions this fall:

    Introduction to Water Monitoring – Thursday, September 21, 7-9 pm
    Learn about streams and watersheds, types of pollutants, how citizens can gather credible data about their local waterbodies, action strategies they can employ to improve water quality while engaged in Community-Based Water Monitoring. This is a prerequisite for other classes.

    Biological Monitoring - Saturday, October 14, 10 am-3:30 pm
    Did you know that there is a whole community of insects that live on the bottom of your local streams? Stream bugs are a great indicator of stream health. Learn how to collect, identify, and categorize these creatures. Mix of classroom and field work.

    Physical/Chemical Monitoring - Saturday, October 28, 10 am-4:00 pm
    Water temperature, dissolved oxygen, and pH are all important variables for local salmonids and other creatures that live in our streams. Clear, clean water is important too. Learn to use a citizen science kit to monitor these important variables. Mix of classroom and field work.

    Bacteriological Monitoring - Saturday, November 4, 10 am-2:30 pm
    What are bacteria? Which ones are harmful? What are standards for E.Coli in Washington waters? Learn about simple, low-cost methods available to citizen scientists to evaluate their local waterbodies for bacteriological contamination. Mix of classroom and field work.

    All classes will be conducted at Adopt A Stream’s Northwest Stream Center, 600 – 128th St SE, Everett 98208. To register, e-mail snokingwatershedcouncil@gmail.com. You can find more information on our website at http://snokingwatershedcouncil.org/water-watchers/. Registration fee is $35. Scholarships are available. The Sno-King Watershed Council is an all-volunteer, 501c3 non-profit organization.

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September 24, 2017
  • RainWise Open House at Apostolic Faith Church - Seattle

    Date: September 24, 2017
    Time: 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    Location: Apostolic Faith, 7420 9th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115, USA

    Celebrate community and clean water at a public rain garden celebration sponsored by the RainWise Program and hosted at Apostolic Faith Church in Seattle on Sunday, Sept. 24, at 12:30 p.m.

    Apostolic Faith Church installed two rain gardens in 2017 that capture over 71,000 gallons of rain that falls on the church roof each year, keeping polluted runoff out of Puget Sound. If all that rainwater was stacked in gallon jugs, they would reach the top of the Space Needle 98 times.

    The event will feature refreshments, festivities, and information on how to take advantage of RainWise rebates. Program experts will be available at the event to answer questions and to help interested parties find a contractor.

    Thriving Gardens, the contractor who designed and installed the church’s rain gardens, will talk about the RainWise process and offer advice on selecting plants and options others could have on their properties.

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September 27, 2017
  • Watershed Masters Program - Mount Vernon

    Date: September 27, 2017
    Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Location: Padilla Bay Interpretive Center, 10441 Bay View Edison Road, Mount Vernon

    Explore the wonders of Skagit County’s watersheds! The Skagit Conservation District, in partnership with Skagit County, and the Cities of Anacortes, Burlington, Mount Vernon, and Sedro-Woolley are pleased to present the Fall 2017 Watershed Masters program.

    Participants attend 8 fun and informative evening sessions (every Wednesday through Nov. 15th) and 3 Saturday field days. The program is intended for community residents (age 17 and up) who are aspiring to increase their knowledge about local watersheds, water quality, and stream ecology (no previous experience required).

    Pre-register by September 23rd by contacting Kristi @ 428-4313 or email: kristi@skagitcd.org.

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September 28, 2017
  • Online Course: Breaking Down the Complexities of Bioretention Modeling

    Date: September 28, 2017
    Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

    There’s no doubt bioretention facilities are complex, but complex stormwater runoff problems require sophisticated solutions. Typically consisting of a depression filled with different layers of engineered soil media for water quality treatment, bioretention facilities also include surface ponding and an overflow control structure. And that’s not all! Does your bioretention facility require an underdrain, allow infiltration to the native soil, or have a liner preventing infiltration?

    In this online training webinar, we’ll go over modeling assumptions (the good and the bad) along with their potential impact on bioretention facility sizing and effectiveness in providing water quality treatment. Accurately modeling how water travels through the different engineered soils is difficult as each soil layer has different soil properties and characteristics that influence how fast water travels vertically to the next layer. And then, the water still needs to exit the bioretention facility via an underdrain, through infiltration to the native soil, or both. This, in turn, impacts how much stormwater runoff ponds on the surface and is available for overflow and discharge via a surface outlet overflow structure and how much runoff is treated.

    Course fee is $79. To enroll: https://www.foresteruniversity.com/ProductDetails.aspx?ProductID=2315&utm_source=WhatCountsEmail&utm_medium=Forester%20FullForester%20Daily%20Newsletter&utm_campaign=FDN-08312017-Construction

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  • RainWise Workshop - Seattle

    Date: September 28, 2017
    Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Location: Rainier Beach Library, 9125 Rainier Ave S Seattle 98118

    At this free workshop you will learn about applying for a rebate from Seattle Public Utilities and King County for up to 100 percent of the cost of your rain garden or cistern. You will hear stories from homeowners in your area who have completed the rebate process, meet trained RainWise installers, and get set to take the next step for your rebate!

    To register: http://tinyurl.com/RainWiseRegister

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October 7, 2017
  • WNPS Fall Native Plant Sale - Seattle

    Date: October 7, 2017
    Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Location: Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115, USA

    This fall’s theme is “Fall is the best time for planting”. The Central Puget Sound Chapter will host its Fall Native Plant sale on Saturday October 7, 2017 in Seattle at Magnuson Park – 6310 NE 74th street. The event time is from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm. Members can start shopping at 9:00 am.

    We are proud to carry the largest local selection of beautiful native bulbs, seeds, trees, shrubs, perennials and groundcovers that are ideal for gardens in Western Washington. Native plant experts will be on-site to provide gardening tips and advice and to answer questions about planting with native species. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Washington Native Plant Society. For further information, please contact me at yen.flanagin@yahoo.com.

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October 9, 2017
  • RainWise Meet-A-Contractor Fair - Seattle

    Date: October 9, 2017
    Time: 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Location: Lakewood Seward Park Community Club, 4916 S. Angeline Street

    Join us for an opportunity to meet a collection of RainWise contractors and learn what will work for you. See a cistern in person at the community club, and find out how you can get a rebate to install cisterns or rain gardens on your own property!

    Contractor participation sign up: http://tinyurl.com/RWcontractor

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October 11, 2017
  • EPA Webcast: Teach Learn Grow: The Value of Green Infrastructure in Schoolyards

    Date: October 11, 2017
    Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

    The EPA is offering a FREE webcast, "Teach, Learn, Grow: The Value of Green Infrastructure in Schoolyards", on October 11th from 10am PDT.

    In this webcast, speakers from Green Schoolyards America, the Wichita State Environmental Finance Center, and Children & Nature will discuss the multiple benefits of integrating green infrastructure practices into America's schoolyards, and provide attendees with on-the-ground case studies and tools that can be used to create or enhance green schoolyard initiatives in their own communities.

    Registration is required. Register at: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5317193532691325187

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October 14, 2017
  • Snoqualmie Stewardship Streamside Planting and Maintenance at Oxbow Farm and Conservation Center - Carnation

    Date: October 14, 2017
    Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Location: Oxbow Organic Farm and Conservation Center: DELIVERY ENTRANCE, 10819 Carnation Duvall Rd NE, Carnation, WA 98014

    Join Stewardship Partners & Oxbow Organic Farm and Conservation Center as we restore fish and wildlife habitat along the Snoqualmie River! We’ll maintain our Alder Grove buffer by removing invasive plants and installing some native shrubs and live stakes. We provide light refreshments (coffee, water and snacks), tools, gloves and an overview of the work we are doing, why it’s important and how to do it. We’ll educate volunteers about Oxbow Farm & Stewardship Partners. Bring a full water bottle & a coffee cup or travel mug for refreshments. After the event volunteers are encouraged to join Oxbow in celebrating their Oxtober Pumpkin Festival. There will be live music, food trucks, hay rides, a farm stand, and, of course, pumpkins! More info at: www.oxbow.org/oxtober/ Fun for the whole family!

    Dogs are not allowed on the farm.

    To sign up head to: http://www.stewardshippartners.org/volunteer-opportunity/streamside-planting-and-maintenance-at-oxbow-farm-and-conservation-center/

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October 17, 2017
  • RainWise Workshop - Seattle

    Date: October 17, 2017
    Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Location: Douglass-Truth Library - 2300 E Yesler Way, Seattle, WA 98122

    At this free workshop you will learn about applying for a rebate from Seattle Public Utilities and King County for up to 100 percent of the cost of your rain garden or cistern. You will hear stories from homeowners in your area who have completed the rebate process, meet trained RainWise installers, and get set to take the next step for your rebate!

    To register: http://tinyurl.com/RainWiseRegister

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  • Presentation: Rain Gardens: Protecting Neighborhoods and Puget Sound One Drop at a Time - Seattle

    Date: October 17, 2017
    Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Location: 7421 S 126th St, Seattle, WA 98178, USA

    If you live, work, or spend time in West Hill, come learn about using rain gardens to protect your property and keep the Puget Sound clean at the West Hill Community Association Fall Quarterly Meeting on October 17th at the Skyway VFW Post.

    King County Department of Permitting and Environmental Review in partnership with Stewardship Partners will host a table and give a presentation on “Rain Gardens: Protecting Neighborhoods and Puget Sound One Drop at a Time.” Doors open at 6:00pm for the community tabling session and presentations start at 7:00pm. The event is free and open to the public. See more details at the event webpage: https://www.facebook.com/events/117119472337979.

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  • Thornton Creek Streamkeeper Training - Seattle

    Date: October 17, 2017
    Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Location: North Seattle College, 9600 College Way N, Seattle, WA 98103, USA

    Thornton Creek is the most polluted stream in Seattle – it needs a lot of Streamkeepers! On Tuesday, October 17, 7:00pm to 9pm the Adopt A Stream Foundation will be hosting the first of a two-part Streamkeeper™ training event for anyone who lives, works, or recreates in the Thornton Creek watershed. That event will be at North Seattle College Room CC1161 (9600 College Way N Seattle WA 98103) located near the headwaters of Thornton Creek’s South Branch. There is free parking for those who attend! The Streamkeeper™ Field Training is free, however, registration is required by calling 425-316- 8592 or emailing aasf@streamkeeper.org.

    The second part is a Field Training with two date options: Thursday October 19 or Saturday October 21. These all day stream monitoring experiences begin 8:30am a couple miles upstream of the mouth of Thornton Creek at the Meadowbrook Community Center and, later in the morning, shift to two Thornton Creek streamside locations for the rest of the day. This portion of the training is limited to 20 watershed residents, community group leaders and/or educators who will be taught how to teach others how to become Streamkeepers.™

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October 18, 2017
  • Webinar: “Connecting the Drops” RainWise Rebate Workshop

    Date: October 18, 2017
    Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    *Time & Date are Tentative*

    For the first time, property owners can learn the nuts and bolts of the RainWise program from the comfort of their own home and computer. Registration link and description still under development.

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October 19, 2017
  • Professional Rain Garden Workshop - Bremerton

    Date: October 19, 2017
    Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Location: Norm Dicks Government Center, 345 6th St, Bremerton, WA 98337, USA

    Register now for this two day workshop for green industry professionals covering the design and installation of Rain Gardens: benefits, site analysis, materials specifications, maintenance, and the latest in changes to Kitsap County stormwater code related to these Low Impact Development (LID) features. </p Class is available for a total of 11 CPH, ecoPRO and CLT credits presented by WSU Extension Kitsap. Kitsap Public Health allows 10 contact hours for Kitsap onsite septic professionals for two day attendance.

    Thursday and Friday, October 19 and 20, 2017
    9a-4p at the Norm Dicks Government Center in downtown Bremerton
    Registration is now open. Early registration is $60 per day/$100 for both days before September 8th.
    Register at: http://2017profrg.bpt.me/

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  • Workshop Series: Land and Water Stewardship for Horse & Livestock Owners - Issaquah

    Date: October 19, 2017
    Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Location: 960 Newport Way Northwest Issaquah, WA 98027

    Registration opens at 6:00pm, please arrive early as we have a fully packed agenda for each class!

    Learn how to design, construct, and implement livestock management practices, and receive one-on-one guidance from District technicians. Join us for all four workshops or only those that meet your needs. To register for multiple workshops, please fill out this registration form for each workshop you wish to attend. All classes are held on Thursday evenings from 6:15 – 8:45 PM, October 19th-November 9th.

    For a schedule of classes and to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/workshop-series-land-and-water-stewardship-for-horse-livestock-owners-tickets-37014833363

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October 21, 2017
  • Beautify & Care for Your Streamside Property Workshop - Burien

    Date: October 21, 2017
    Time: 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

    Location: Burien Community Center, 14700 6th Ave SW, Burien, WA 98166, USA

    Curious about what it takes to return your stream to its more natural state? Want to learn ways you can support wildlife, enhance your property’s aesthetic, and reduce maintenance needs? The King Conservation District and the City of Burien are hosting a FREE workshop and field trip for streamside homeowners. Learn from restoration experts about managing stream, lake and wetland properties in a way that supports the environment and your land use needs.

    For more information and to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beautify-care-for-your-streamside-property-burien-workshop-tickets-36662874645

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October 28, 2017
  • Meet-a-RainWise Contractor Fair - Seattle

    Date: October 28, 2017
    Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Location: City People Garden Center – 2939 E Madison St, Seattle WA 98112

    Find out how you can get a rebate to install cisterns or rain gardens on your own property. Meet RainWise contractors and learn what will work for you. A walking tour handout of RainWise installations in this area will be provided at this event.

    No pre-registration needed, the event is free and open to all.

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October 29, 2017
  • Farm Tour: Horses & Salmon - Redmond

    Date: October 29, 2017
    Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Location: Two Horse Farm, Redmond

    This unique farm tour will include information on how the owners at Two Horse Ranch care for horses while protecting a salmon spawning stream.

    See healthy horse shelters with great ventilation, large mud-free turnouts with sand piles for rolling in, drainage techniques, fencing to protect trees and for people pass-throughs, a horse urinal with wood chips, composting in small compost barrels, winter horse pasture management — and of course salmon!

    Have questions? Call Stacie at 425-292-1930 or educationip@kingcd.org

    To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/farm-tour-horses-salmon-tickets-36876097400

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November 6, 2017
  • RainWise Workshop - Seattle

    Date: November 6, 2017
    Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Location: Capitol Hill Library, 425 Harvard Ave E, 98102

    Learn about applying for a rebate from Seattle Public Utilities and King County for up to 100 percent of the cost of your rain garden or cistern at this free workshop. You will hear stories from homeowners in your area who have completed the rebate process, meet trained RainWise installers, and get set to take the next step for your rebate!

    Registration website: http://tinyurl.com/RainWiseRegister

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November 14, 2017
  • ecoPRO Sustainable Landscape Professional Training and Exam - Woodinville

    Date: November 14, 2017
    Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 am

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

    The training, study materials, and exam are based on 200+ sustainable best practices. As an ecoPRO certified individual, you will demonstrate knowledge of and voluntarily practice sustainable best landscape practices in ecoPRO's eight key principles. Individuals must meet eligibility requirements to sit for the exam. Cost: $350

    11/14/2017 to 11/17/2017
    When: Tuesday - Thursday: 9am - 4:30pm & Friday: 9am - 12pm

    To register: http://www.wsnla.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=951828&group=

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  • RainWise Workshop - Seattle

    Date: November 14, 2017
    Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Location: Green Lake Library, 7364 E. Green Lake Dr. N., 98115

    Learn about applying for a rebate from Seattle Public Utilities and King County for up to 100 percent of the cost of your rain garden or cistern at this free workshop. You will hear stories from homeowners in your area who have completed the rebate process, meet trained RainWise installers, and get set to take the next step for your rebate!

    Registration website: http://tinyurl.com/RainWiseRegister

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November 15, 2017
  • RainWise Workshop - Seattle

    Date: November 15, 2017
    Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Location: NE Seattle Library, 6801 35th Ave N, 98115

    Learn about applying for a rebate from Seattle Public Utilities and King County for up to 100 percent of the cost of your rain garden or cistern at this free workshop. You will hear stories from homeowners in your area who have completed the rebate process, meet trained RainWise installers, and get set to take the next step for your rebate!

    Registration website: http://tinyurl.com/RainWiseRegister

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December 6, 2017
  • 2017 ECO Net Summit - Woodinville
    Date: December 6, 2017
    Time: All Day

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

    Save the Date for the 2017 ECO Net Summit!

    Wednesday, December 6th | Brightwater Education Center, Woodinville

    With a special focus on Equity & Social Justice, join your fellow ECO Net members for a day of inspiration, networking, and collaborative learning sessions!

    Agenda and registration information coming soon – mark your calendar for this can’t miss event!

    Questions? Contact Kristen Reichardt at kristen.reichardt@kingcd.com or (425) 282-1927

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