UPCOMING EVENTS

May 25, 2017
  • Free Auto Leak Workshop - Shoreline

    Date: May 25, 2017
    Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Location: Shoreline Community College, Shoreline, WA 98133, USA

    Concerned that your car might be leaking? Did you know that even a single drop on your driveway can mean a shorter lifespan for your car? Plus, leaks are the largest polluters of Puget Sound, so it’s also having a huge impact on the health of our local waters.

    Drivers can learn basic car care and get a free oil-leak inspection at the auto leaks workshops offered by the Department of Ecology and the Don’t Drip and Drive program. In addition to the professional inspection, the classes, valued at $125, will cover how to check basic car-care systems, vital fluids, belts, hoses, filters and much more.

    Many dates and times available at various locations! Head to https://fixcarleaks.org/workshop-events/ to see all workshop dates and to register.

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May 31, 2017
  • Green Shores for Homes Training Program

    Date: May 31, 2017
    Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

    Location: Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, WA 98105, USA

    This two-day workshop provides participants with in-depth knowledge about how the Green Shores credit and rating systems can be used to improve the quality of shoreline management projects. Green Shores for Homes is a voluntary program similar to green building rating programs such as Built Green and LEED with a focus on waterfront properties. A residential project receives points for design features.

    The content is of interest to professionals (biologists, engineers, planners, landscape architects) and contractors, local and regional government staff, and others seeking to implement the Green Shores program for a shoreline improvement, new design or development, or other related shoreline projects.

    Cost: $395

    To register and for more information go to: http://www.uwbotanicgardenscatalog.org/Green-Shores-for-Homes-Training-Program-P1513C276.aspx

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June 1, 2017
  • Sustainable Cities Round Table: C&D Debris Debrief - Issaquah

    Date: June 1, 2017
    Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    Location: Issaquah City Hall, 130 E Sunset Way, Issaquah, WA 98027, USA

    This Roundtable will explore how C&D waste and recycling is managed in King County, along with the need for consistent requirements as our region continues to see some of the fastest development in the country. Kinley Deller will discuss King County’s C&D materials ban and recycling system, while Tela Whiteman from the City of Kenmore will discuss the benefits to jurisdictions of having C&D recycling requirements in place which are in harmony with County requirements. Laura Soma from GLY Construction will talk about the benefits of C&D recycling to contractors and the need for regulatory consistency from a private sector perspective.

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June 2, 2017
  • Floodplains by Design Workshop - Seattle

    Date: June 2, 2017
    Time: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

    Location: The Mountaineers, 7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115, USA

    This event will bring together regional experts, local leaders, and practitioners to share experiences and knowledge to support our collective efforts to increase the productivity and resilience of Washington’s floodplains. The workshop will continue to advance our collective understanding of what it takes to do integrated floodplain management at the local level in terms of capacity, expertise and support; advance our skills in telling important stories; improve solutions to obstacles that accelerate design and construction of multi-benefit projects; and provide opportunities for engaging fellow practitioners in topics of mutual interest.

    For more info and to RSVP head to: http://www.washingtonnature.org/fbd-rsvp-june-2

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June 3, 2017
  • Snoqualmie Restoration Volunteer Event: World Environment Day at Full Circle Organic Farm - Carnation

    Date: June 3, 2017
    Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Location: Full Circle Farm, 31904 NE 8th St, Carnation, WA 98014, USA

    World Environment Day takes place on June 5th annually and was first held in 1974. We will celebrate it June 3rd this year and the theme is “Connect with Nature.” You will do just that as volunteers will maintain restored riparian habitat along the Snoqualmie River and Griffin Creek at Full Circle Organic Farm in the scenic Snoqualmie Valley. We’ll perform restoration site maintenance on past planting areas by clearing the area of invasive plants. We’ll also plant a few native trees and shrubs.

    We provide gloves, tools, water, volunteer supervision and an overview of the work volunteers will be doing. We suggest you dress in layers (long pants, long sleeve shirt and a jacket). Sturdy footwear (work boots, mud boots, hiking boots) are recommended. Please bring rain gear if you have it and older clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty or muddy. We’ll provide light refreshments in the morning (coffee, pastries and water). Bring a lunch and snacks if you would like as well as a full water bottle and a coffee cup or travel mug for refreshments. In addition, we do not hold anyone to the full length of the event.

    For more information and to sign up head to: http://www.stewardshippartners.org/volunteer-opportunity/world-environment-day-at-full-circle-organic-farm-connect-with-nature/

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June 6, 2017
  • WHO'S WHO in Hugelkultur -- An Evening with the Hugelmeisters - Renton

    Date: June 6, 2017
    Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    Location: King County South Treatment Plant, 1200 Monster Rd SW, Renton, WA 98057, USA

    King Conservation District is hosting a Who's Who in Hugelkultur where working landscape and permaculture professionals offer their knowledge on how to incorporate hugelkultur into your landscape design.

    Learn about Hugelkultur, the European art of mound building, that provides: long term source of plant nutrients; creation of healthy soil; more surface area for plants; water retention in the soil; and use of recyclable material from your property.

    We hope you will join us! We will meet at the King County Wastewater Treatment Plant (enter from Longacres Road--not Oaksdale) from 6:30 – 8pm in the Admin Building Conference Room and then venture out to CitySoil Farm to check out several demonstration mounds.

    Due to security at the Wastewater Treatment Plant, RSVP is required. Light refreshments will be served. Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/whos-who-in-hugelkultur-an-evening-with-the-hugelmeisters-tickets-34155638434

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June 8, 2017
  • Earth Economics Webinar - Ecosystem Services Valuation

    Date: June 8, 2017
    Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    On June 8, 2017, Earth Economics will present a two-hour webinar on Ecosystem Services Valuation (ESV). The first hour will cover basic concepts, and the second hour will be for discussion and questions.

    Ecosystem Services is an emerging field of research – new methods are being developed to assign dollar values to fresh air and clean water, among many other benefits provided to people by nature. Work is being done to give natural systems, such as rivers and forests, the same importance and critical economic value as human-built systems, such as roads and dams. When policy and decision makers understand the value of the services provided by a healthy ecosystem, they can justify spending the money and resources needed to keep the ecosystem functioning for future generations.

    This presentation will explore and explain the relationship between human economies and natural systems, and will provide participants with an understanding of the historic disconnect between the environment and the economy. It will introduce participants to new tools and principles that recognize the economic benefits of natural systems, and provide mechanisms to effect change.

    Space is limited to 100 people. To REGISTER for this June 8th, 2-4pm Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7851469980011889410

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June 13, 2017
  • DIRT Corps Graduation & Career Fair - Seattle

    Date: June 13, 2017
    Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    SAVE THE DATE! DIRT Corps Graduation & Career Fair!

    June 13th from 5-7pm
    Location: TBD (Georgetown, Seattle)
    Look for more info soon!

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  • RainWise Information Session - Seattle

    Date: June 13, 2017
    Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Location: pin Central Area Senior Center, 500 30th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

    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!

    Register here: http://www.sustainableballard.org/register-for-events/

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July 10, 2017
  • Sound Science Summer Camp - Des Moines

    Date: July 10, 2017
    Time: 9:00 am - 1:30 pm

    Location: 28203 Redondo Beach Dr S, Des Moines, WA 98198, USA

    The MaST Center will be hosting its annual weeklong Sound Science Summer Camp 2017 on July 10-14. This camp is targeted at students who are currently in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades and takes place in Redondo, a beach front part of Des Moines, WA.

    The MaST Center fosters a culture of marine stewardship by engaging our community through interactive learning, personal relations and exploration.

    The MaST Center is looking for a crew of counselors to help out, both adults (paid position) and 6-12 graders (volunteer position). Great way to get some hands on experience in the marine field!

    For more information about the camp, see our brochure at https://www.dropbox.com/s/jdqibdwxegltefs/summercamp_brochure2017.pdf?dl=0

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July 20, 2017
  • Feast on the Farm 2017 - Carnation

    Date: July 20, 2017
    Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Location: Full Circle Farm, 31904 NE 8th St, Carnation, WA 98014, USA

    Join us for the 2017 Feast on the Farm at Full Circle Farm.

    Head to feastonthefarm.org for more information!

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September 9, 2017
  • Sustainable Ballard Festival - Seattle

    Date: September 9, 2017
    Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Location: Ballard Commons Park, 5701 22nd Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107, USA

    The Sustainable Ballard Festival is one of the highlights of the year for Ballard. This festival has grown into an important showcase of our community's efforts to promote sustainable living. We celebrate our successes through engaging activities, how-to workshops, community building, art, music and creativity and old-fashioned family fun.

    Join us as we share new ideas about food & gardening, health & well-being, transportation, civic engagement, green building, local living economies and community building.

    For more information head to: http://www.sustainableballard.org/festival/

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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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