Come join us for volunteer events, workshops and other opportunities to be an active part of the 12,000 Rain Garden Campaign. A campaign where everyone wins!

June 29, 2017
  • NACTO Stormwater Webinar

    Date: June 29, 2017
    Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Excess impervious surface contributes to stormwater runoff, posing a threat to the environment and human health, and often overwhelming sewer systems. By incorporating Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) into the right-of-way, cities can manage stormwater and reap the public health, environmental, and aesthetic benefits of street trees, planters, and greenery in the public realm. With thoughtful design, GSI can bolster strategies to provide a safe and pleasant walking and biking experience, efficient and reliable transit service, and safer streets for all users.

    Join NACTO, River Network, and Island Press for an up close look at the forthcoming Urban Street Stormwater Guide, and learn how to provide safe, functioning, and maintainable infrastructure that meets the unique needs and requirements of the transportation corridors and its various uses and users.


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July 8, 2017
  • Tree Walk with Van Bobbitt - Seattle

    Date: July 8, 2017
    Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Location: Washington Park Arboretum - UW Botanic Gardens, 2300 Arboretum Dr E, Seattle, WA 98112, USA
    Join Van Bobbitt, a beloved and respected retired landscape horticulture instructor from South Seattle College, to learn more about various species of trees that are on the Great Plant Picks website. GPP is an educational program of the Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden, recommending outstanding plants for gardeners living west of the Cascades.

    Walk is at a moderate pace, on uneven terrain. Be sure to dress for the weather. Specific meeting location will be sent upon registration.

    $20 – preregistration only. Register early - there are limited spots.

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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

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July 13, 2017
  • Planning for Equitable & Sustainable Growth Roundtable - Bellevue

    Date: July 13, 2017
    Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    Location: Bellevue City Hall, 450 110th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004, USA
    Join us for a conversation on how different jurisdictions are planning for changing demographics and population growth, while promoting development that is both sustainable and equitable. This Roundtable discussion will provide an overview of these issues, while also providing space for participants to ask questions and inform work on these issues.

    Date/Time: Thursday, July 13th, 12:00 – 1:30 PM
    Location/Address: Conference Room 1E - 108, Bellevue City Hall, 450 110th Ave NE, Bellevue
    Lunch & Learn: As a lunchtime event, you are welcome to bring lunch to enjoy during the Roundtable.

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July 20, 2017
  • Teacher Training Workshop: Teaching Climate Science in Rural Communities - Arlington

    Date: July 20, 2017
    Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Location: Stillaguamish Tribe Natural Resources Building 22712 6th Ave NE, Arlington WA 98223
    Participants will receive timely, accurate information on the state of our understanding on climate science and climate change, tested approaches to teaching this topic and receive free curriculum resources for your own use. Teachers will also have time to build their upcoming curriculum in a supportive environment, and peruse many available climate change teaching resources. The workshop is hosted by the Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians and Washington State University Extension, with experts participating as guest lecturers.

    Who is this workshop for? This workshop is most appropriate for formal and informal educators working with middle and high school students. The curriculum shared is best used by formal educators. Those who teach or live in the Stillaguamish Watershed are given preference, however others are welcome. The workshop is limited to 20 participants, so sign up today!

    Enroll or get further information. Please contact Chrys Bertolotto (WSU Extension) at (425) 357-6020 or A short questionnaire will be sent to you upon enrolling. There is no fee for attending, although there is a fee for Clock Hours.

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  • 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.

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July 22, 2017
  • Where the Water Begins at Discovery Park - Seattle

    Date: July 22, 2017
    Time: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
    Location: 3801 Discovery Park Blvd, Seattle, WA 98199, USA
    Is your marine bluff or beach property eroding or jeopardizing your house? Do you want to manage vegetation to stabilize slopes while maintaining a beautiful view of Puget Sound? The King Conservation District invites you to attend a FREE workshop developed for property owners along the marine shorelines of King County.

    The workshop 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 stay for an optional field trip to see examples of all topics discussed.

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August 6, 2017
  • RainWise Workshop - Seattle

    Date: August 6, 2017
    Time: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Location: 6801 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115, USA
    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!

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August 22, 2017
  • RainWise Workshop - Seattle

    Date: August 22, 2017
    Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Location: 7364 East Green Lake Dr N, Seattle, WA 98115, USA
    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!

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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.

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September 18, 2017
  • Cities Alive: Annual Green Roof & Wall Conference - Seattle
    Time: All Day
    Date: September 18, 2017
    Date: September 18, 2017
    Time: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
    Location: Sheraton Seattle Hotel, 1400 6th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Within the western region of North America lies Cascadia. Although the boundaries of the region differ depending on ecological, political, economic or cultural lines - it's undeniable that Cascadia is expansive. The climate of Cascadia calls for adaptation of building materials, plants, media, and maintenance models. After years on the east coast, CitiesAlive 2017 is highlighting the necessity of green roofs and walls alongside the region's unique characteristics.

    For the first time, Seattle will host CitiesAlive®: 15th Annual Green Roof and Wall Conference. This year's conference will celebrate the region featuring content specific to the Pacific Northwest.

    At CitiesAlive we will explore the science behind green roof and wall performance, technology, and design through the lens of the different climates and cities within Cascadia. Discover new products and services at the CitiesAlive® trade show, tour some of Seattle's best green infrastructure projects, and enhance your professional practice with continuing education and networking events.

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

    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

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