Upcoming Events

May 15, 2021
  • Rain Garden Education Class

    Date: May 15, 2021
    Time: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Join the first in-person event of the year for the School Learning Garden Network! This event will partner with Seattle Public Utilities’ Rain Wise Program.  Plan to join us Saturday May 15th from 9:30 am to 12 pm at Emerson Elementary School. (9709 60th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118.) View our welcome back video

    The session will begin promptly at 9:30 am with a 30 site-assessment guided by Rain Wise educators. Join to learn what goes into planning and preparing for a rain garden or cistern at your school. This presentation will be recorded and available online. Following the discussion, volunteers can participate in a spring clean-up of the school learning garden.  There are raised beds to weed, pathways to mulch, and garden boxes to repair.  There will be knowledgeable horticulturists on hand to help guide volunteers on best-practices, noxious weed control, and more while we prepare the garden for student use. Tools and gloves will be provided, but feel free to bring your favorite.

    This event is limited to 15  volunteers, masked and physically distanced, with additional COVID 19 safety protocols in place. The school will be closed for the event.  Participants may access restrooms at the neighboring parks facilities.  If sign-ups for the event exceed 15 people, we will open another afternoon session from 1-3 pm to accommodate as many interested community members as possible. Please indicate your availability for a possible afternoon session when you register.

    All interested volunteers of all ages must register for the event. Please RSVP to SelfHelpProjects@seattleschools.org

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May 18, 2021
  • Aligning Across Watersheds: A Regional Stormwater Summit

    Date: May 18, 2021
    Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Stormwater, and the rain that creates it, runs through our lives, environment and future. What sustains the Pacific Northwest? Our legendary rains. Polluted stormwater is the single largest threat to Puget Sound. The declines in salmon and orca populations, climate changes, and the recognition that we must do more to restore communities of color, all call for new approaches. Join King County in seeking new ways to value and protect our communities and the rains that sustain them at a virtual summit on May 18 and 19.

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May 20, 2021
  • Green Infrastructure Partnership (GrIP) Meeting

    Date: May 20, 2021
    Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    What you will hear:
    Join in on May 20th from 12-1:30 PM for a virtual meeting on the Lake Whatcom Homeowner Incentive Program
     

    Lake Whatcom serves as the drinking water reservoir for about 100,000 people living in western Whatcom County. Increased urbanization and other land use practices in and around the lake have caused water quality degradation and has led to a multi-agency management approach to better manage the watershed and restore water quality.

    One tool in the toolkit is the Homeowner Incentive Program (HIP). Homeowners that live in the watershed that qualify for HIP can get reimbursed for projects that improve their property and protect the lake. Projects typically include landscape improvement such as replacing lawns with native vegetation, installing stormwater sand filters, infiltration trenches and so on. Since HIP was begun in 2011, more than 200 projects have been completed.

    Location: Zoom Meeting | Register Here: http://bit.ly/May21GrIP

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  • All About Cisterns Webinar & Contractor Meetup

    Date: May 20, 2021
    Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

    Learn about how cisterns help stop polluted runoff! In this webinar, you will learn about cisterns,large above-ground containers used to collect roof water. You’ll also get to hear about their benefits in Seattle,specifically how they help reduce combined sewer overflows and how they can be used for summer landscapeirrigation. After the presentation, you’ll have the opportunity to meet 3 RainWise contractors in breakoutrooms to ask them specific questions about your home and potential projects. Register at: http://bit.ly/May20RW

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May 22, 2021
  • Where the Water Begins

    Date: May 22, 2021
    Time: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

    The King Conservation District invites you to attend a FREE Webinar developed for property owners along the marine shorelines of King County. The Webinar will provide participants with an opportunity to learn about the ecological, geological and vegetation management issues associated with owning property Where the Water Begins. Hear presentations from local experts and see examples of all topics discussed. For details, go here: https://wherethewaterbegins_may22.eventbrite.com

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June 4, 2021
  • Where the Water Begins

    Date: June 4, 2021
    Time: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

    The King Conservation District invites you to attend a FREE Webinar developed for property owners along the marine shorelines of King County. The Webinar will provide participants with an opportunity to learn about the ecological, geological and vegetation management issues associated with owning property Where the Water Begins. Hear presentations from local experts and see examples of all topics discussed. For details, go here: https://wherethewaterbegins_june4.eventbrite.com

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