Upcoming Events

January 25, 2020
  • The Foundation of Your Yard: The dirt on soil, compost, and mulch - Woodinville

    Date: January 25, 2020
    Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Location: Brightwater Center - 22505 Washington 9 - Woodinville, WA 98072

    Healthy soil is the foundation of a successful landscape. Learn from a soil scientist about the components of a robust soil system and how to make it work better for your landscape. Then an expert will instruct how to improve the soil by creating compost and mulch systems and applying it effectively to your yard. All participants who attend this class will receive discount coupons for the Snohomish Conservation District plant sale, and be able to scoop compost to take home! </p>


    For details, link here: https://foundationofyouryard2020.eventbrite.com

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January 27, 2020
  • Closing the Loop: Bioenergy & Sustainable Farming Open House - Vashon

    Date: January 27, 2020
    Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Location: 19201 Vashon Hwy SW, Vashon, WA 98070, USA
    Impact Bioenergy and the Rural Energy Development for Washington Program invite you to attend a “Closing the Loop” event on January 27, 2020, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at Matsuda Farm and Vashon Bioenergy Farm at Island Spring Organics tofu factory, on Vashon Island. The open house event will feature Island Spring Organics’ new anaerobic digester, which processes organic food “waste” into organic biofertilizer (“REDEW”) and ultra-low carbon organic renewable natural gas (“ORNG”) for clean fuel and energy. The event will also highlight trials at Vashon-Maury Island Land Trust’s Matsuda Farm, who are applying the nutrient-rich biofertilizer from the digester to their fields. Part educational workshop, part marketplace launch, and part community forum, this will be an exciting event to learn about a new upcycling and renewable energy technology, along with some of its applications for Vashon Island businesses and farms! *There will also be sustainable eats available for purchase by Orc.

    More info at: https://piercecd.org/Calendar.aspx?EID=1903&month=1&year=2020&day=27&calType=0

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February 4, 2020
  • RainWise Webinar: The Basics

    Date: February 4, 2020
    Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Learn from the comfort of your own home about how you can apply for a rebate for up to 100 percent of the cost of a cistern and/or rain garden from Seattle Public Utilities and King County. Hear a short presentation about the program, listen to a RainWise homeowner story and have a chance to ask questions with RainWise staff.

    Registration Link: http://bit.ly/Feb4Web

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February 8, 2020
  • Plant Right for Your Site: Selecting plants for functionality & wildlife - Woodinville

    Date: February 8, 2020
    Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Location: Brightwater Center - 22505 Washington 9 - Woodinville, WA 98072

    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, pollinator seed packets, and compost! </p>

    For details, link here: https://plantrightforyoursite2020.eventbrite.com

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  • Youth Ocean Conservation Summit Puget Sound - Tacoma

    Date: February 8, 2020
    Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

    Location: Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma, WA 98407, USA

    Youth in grades 7-12 are invited to attend to learn from localexperts and work with fellow youth to develop the skills and resources neededto plan and execute their own ocean conservation projects.  Lunch andmaterials are included.  There is a $10 registration fee, with scholarships areavailable.  Contact volunteers@pdza.orgwith any questions you may have.  </p>

    The planning team hassecured a wonderful group of speakers and workshop hosts.  More detailsavailable at https://www.pdza.org/youth-ocean-conservation-summit/

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  • Spawning Grounds film Seattle Premiere - Seattle

    Date: February 8, 2020
    Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Location: Intellectual House, 4249 Whitman Ct NE, Seattle, WA 98105, USA
    Trout Unlimited is hosting the Spawning Groundsfilm Seattle Premiere, which tells the story of the community-based partnershipto recover native Lake Sammamish kokanee salmon.  </p>

    The film's Seattle Premiere will take place on Saturday, February8th, 2020 at 5pm (doors open at 4pm), at University ofWashington Intellectual House, 4249 Whitman Court in Seattle. For ticketinformation, visit spawninggroundsfilm.org.

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February 10, 2020
  • RainWise Meet-Up - Seattle

    Date: February 10, 2020
    Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Location: 6801 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115, USA
    Learn about how you can apply for a rebate to cover up to 100 percent of the cost of your rain garden or cistern. See examples of RainWise installations and meet RainWise contractors to learn what will work for you.

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

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February 18, 2020
  • RainWise Meet-Up - Seattle

    Date: February 18, 2020
    Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Location: 2401 24th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112
    Learn about how you can apply for a rebate to cover up to 100 percent of the cost of your rain garden or cistern. See examples of RainWise installations and meet RainWise contractors to learn what will work for you.

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

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February 19, 2020
  • RainWise Meet-Up - Seattle

    Date: February 19, 2020
    Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Location: 9125 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118
    Learn about how you can apply for a rebate to cover up to 100 percent of the cost of your rain garden or cistern. See examples of RainWise installations and meet RainWise contractors to learn what will work for you.

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

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February 20, 2020
  • GrIP Monthly Meeting - GSI for Healthier Public Open Spaces

    Date: February 20, 2020
    Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    More info to come!

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February 22, 2020
  • Watering Wisely: Tips on managing water to reduce use and runoff - Woodinville

    Date: February 22, 2020
    Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Location: Brightwater Center - 22505 Washington 9 - Woodinville, WA 98072
    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.

    For details, link here: https://wateringwisely2020.eventbrite.com

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  • RainWise Fest - Seattle

    Date: February 22, 2020
    Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Location: Highland Park Improvement Club, 1116 SW Holden St, Seattle, WA 98106, USA
    Come to this hands-on event to learn about rain gardens and stormwater management, meet neighbors who love their cisterns and rain gardens, and talk with contractors who are ready for new clients. See how cisterns, rain gardens and permeable paving at HPIC manages rainwater runoff from their property. Learn the basics for rain garden and cistern care at a hands-on maintenance workshop. Open to the public. Refreshments available.

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February 24, 2020
  • 2020 Green-Duwamish Watershed Symposium

    Date: February 24, 2020
    Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    The theme of the 3rdbiennial symposium on the Green-Duwamish Watershed is "Climate ChangeResiliency: engage, innovate and change." </p>

    The symposium is a one-day event, giving exposure and promoting the broad anddiverse work being done throughout the watershed and the opportunity to networkwith individuals across fields (technical and non-technical), locations,cultures, organizations and settings. </p>

    Registration opensJanuary 2, 2020.  More info at: http://www.greenduwamishwatershed.org/

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March 7, 2020
  • RainWise Spring 2020 Contractor Orientation - 3 Days - Seattle
    Date: March 7, 2020
    Time: All Day

    Location: St Luke's Episcopal Church, 5710 22nd Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107, USA
    FREE three-day orientation for Contractors and Landscape Professionals to learn the requirements to install cisterns and/or rain gardens on private property in specific Seattle neighborhoods through RainWise, a City of Seattle and King County rebate program. This three-day orientation is a required prerequisite for all contractors who wish to qualify to perform RainWise installations. March 7th 10AM-12PM, March 10 & 12 6-8:30PM.

    Registration Link: https://rainwisecontractor2020.bpt.me/

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March 16, 2020
  • RainWise Webinar - All About Cisterns!

    Date: March 16, 2020
    Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    More details to come!

    Registration Link: http://bit.ly/Mar16Webinar

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March 20, 2020
  • 5th Annual Puget Sound Green Infrastructure Summit

    Date: March 20, 2020
    Time: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

    Location: University of Washington Tacoma, 1900 Commerce St, Tacoma, WA 98402, USA
    Save the date for the 5th Annual Green Infrastructure Summit!

    For more information head to: http://www.12000raingardens.org/summit/

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March 31, 2020
  • RainWise Meet-up - Seattle

    Date: March 31, 2020
    Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Location: Green Lake Branch - The Seattle Public Library, 7364 East Green Lake Dr N, Seattle, WA 98115, USA
    Learn about how you can apply for a rebate to cover up to 100 percent of the cost of your rain garden or cistern. See examples of RainWise installations and meet RainWise contractors to learn what will work for you.

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

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April 4, 2020
  • Sustainable Food Gardening: Growing food with simplicity & minimal impact - Woodinville

    Date: April 4, 2020
    Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Location: Brightwater Center - 22505 Washington 9 - Woodinville, WA 98072
    Have you been curious about starting a food garden, but not sure how to begin? Or worried it will cost too much? Learn how growing food in your yard can be simple, inexpensive, and provides many other benefits for people and the planet. We will provide plenty of information and resources to get your garden going, as well as free seeds!

    For details, link here: https://sustainablefoodgardening2020.eventbrite.com

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April 19, 2020
  • 2020 Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference: Shared Knowledge for the Future - Vancouver, BC
    Date: April 22, 2020
    Time: All Day

    Location: Vancouver Convention Centre, 1055 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3, Canada
     The next Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference will be April 19-22, 2020 at the VancouverConvention Center in Vancouver, BC. The theme is Shared Knowledge for the Future.Presentations are expected to cover the most pressing issues and solutions from storm watermonitoring and management, to orca protection and impacts of climate change. 

    More information at: https://wp.wwu.edu/salishseaconference/

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