Events

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!

February 23, 2017
  • Beautify & Care for Stream and Wetland Properties

    Date: February 23, 2017
    Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Location: Woodinville Library, 17105 Avondale Rd NE, Woodinville, WA 98072, USA
    King Conservation District will host free workshops for urban landowners on how to protect and beautify properties along streams, lakes and wetlands.

    Topics will include minimizing pollution runoff, controlling invasive weeds, utilizing native plants, and environmental regulations impacting your property.

    For more information go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beautify-care-for-your-streamside-property-woodinville-workshop-tickets-31546860509

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February 26, 2017
  • 2017 WSU Beach Watcher Training Program Application Due
    Time: All Day
    Date: February 26, 2017
    Date: February 26, 2017
    Time: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
    Location: McCollum Park, 600 128th St SE, Everett, WA 98208, USA
    Immerse Yourself in Puget Sound...Become a WSU Beach Watcher!

    Snohomish County WSU Beach Watchers receive 80 hours of university-caliber training involving field trips and lectures from over 35 local experts on topics like salmon, water quality, ocean acidification, intertidal life history, coastal processes, native plants, youth education techniques, and so much more! Beach Watchers agree to volunteer at least 80 hours over two years. The training expands our minds and the volunteering expands our skills, our hearts and our connection to our community.

    The 2017 training will be based out of McCollum Park, Everett every Friday at 9 AM – 3:30 PM from March 17 – May 19 and will include two Saturday field trips on April 1 and April 29.

    For more information: http://www.beachwatchers.wsu.edu/snohomish/

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February 27, 2017
  • Green - Duwamish Watershed 2017 Workshop ​

    Date: February 27, 2017
    Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Location: Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Ave S, Tukwila, WA 98168, USA
    The goal of the 2017 workshop is to foster partnerships and share knowledge.

    For more information go to: http://www.greenduwamishwatershed.org/

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March 1, 2017
  • How Clean is Your Neighborhood Stream Meeting

    Date: March 1, 2017
    Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Location: Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, 10441 Bayview Edison Rd, Mt Vernon, WA 98273, USA
    Join us at this upcoming meeting and learn about the water quality health of Skagit County streams, rivers, and watersheds.

    The results of water quality monitoring data from the 2015/2016 monitoring season will be presented by Skagit County Public Works and the Skagit Stream Team and Storm Team volunteers. The annual event provides an opportunity for local residents to be updated on water quality in our community and how you can help protect your neighborhood stream. The annual Stream Team report will also be available at the event.

    The meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 1st from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Padilla Bay Research Reserve, located at 10441 Bay View Edison Road.

    The event is free and open to the public and is being hosted by Skagit Conservation District, Padilla Bay Research Reserve, and Skagit County.

    For more information, contact Kristi Carpenter, Skagit Conservation District at 428-4313 or email: kristi@skagitcd.org

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March 2, 2017
  • Free Vashon Island Land & Water Stewardship Series

    Date: March 2, 2017
    Time: 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm
    Location: Vashon Library, Vashon Highway Southwest, Vashon, WA, United States'
    Join KCD for four free livestock management workshops at the Vashon Library. All classes will be held Thursday evenings 6:00 to 8:45 PM.

    The series kicks off with Living with Livestock near Water, March 2, followed by Mud Management, March 9, Manure Management, March 16, and Pasture Management, March 23.

    Register online at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/land-and-water-stewardship-workshop-series-tickets-31359101918

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March 4, 2017
  • Thurston Conservation District’s annual Native Plant Festival and Sale
    Time: All Day
    Date: March 4, 2017
    Date: March 4, 2017
    Time: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
    Thurston Conservation District’s annual Native Plant Festival and Sale will be on March 4th this year, and our online store for pre-orders is up and running! Now through January 30th you can bulk order native plants and then come pick them up from us in March. We’ve also got gift certificates available which can be used for pre-orders or at the day-of event- they make a great holiday gift!

    Volunteers will also be needed in the days leading up to the event and the day-of, so if you're interested head to: http://www.thurstoncd.com/index.php/events/annual-native-plant-festival/

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  • South Sound Sustainability Expo

    Date: March 4, 2017
    Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Location: Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center, 1500 Broadway, Tacoma, WA 98402, USA
    Head to South Sound Sustainability Expo, a free community event celebrating sustainability in the greater Tacoma area. Learn from local organizations and businesses about sustainable products, renewable energy, local agriculture, habitat restoration and more.

    Plus, for the 10th anniversary celebration we’re taking the fun outside to Tollefson Plaza! Tour a tiny house, eat healthy and sustainable food, attend a workshop, and more.

    To get more details, register as a vendor or sign up to volunteer visit SouthSoundSustainabilityExpo.org.

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March 11, 2017
  • KCD Native Plant Sale

    Date: March 11, 2017
    Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Winter is the perfect time to plan for spring planting. Check the list of available plants on the KCD Native Plant Sale page and order from our wide array of bare-root trees, shrubs and groundcovers for home landscapes, hedgerows, and habitat restoration. In addition to native plants, check out Specialty Items and Gift Certificates.

    During the KCD Native Plant Sale on March 11th check out the vendors and informational booths at the Community Fair from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Pick up mason bees from Rent Mason Bees, enjoy lunch from several food trucks, and enjoy live music from local musicians.

    Order plants now for pickup on March 11th at the 2017 KCD Native Plant Sale adjacent to our offices at 1107 SW Grady Way, Renton, WA 98057.

    For more information go to: http://kingcd.org/programs-native-walk-up-sale.htm

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March 18, 2017
  • RainWise Contractors Fair

    Date: March 18, 2017
    Time: 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Location: Rainier Beach Community Center, 8825 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118, USA
    See rain gardens and cisterns in person at the community center, and 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.

    Contractor participation sign up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b4daaaf2fa5fc1-rainwise

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March 22, 2017
  • RainWise 101 Workshop

    Date: March 22, 2017
    Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Location: Columbia Branch Library, 4721 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118, 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 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://www.sustainableballard.org/register

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  • RainWise Free Contractor Training

    Date: March 22, 2017
    Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Location: King Street Center Building, 201 98104, S Jackson Pl, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    Expand your business by installing rain gardens and cisterns for the RainWise Rebate Program!

    Free training is available to prepare licensed Contractors and Landscape Professionals to install City of Seattle and King County RainWise rebate-funded rain gardens and/or cisterns on private property in specific Seattle neighborhoods. This training is required for contractors who want to participate in the program.

    Attendance is required at all three sessions!
    Wednesday, March 22nd, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    King Street Center, 201 S. Jackson Street, 8th Floor
    Thursday, March 23rd, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    King Street Center, 201 S. Jackson Street, 8th Floor
    Saturday, March 25th, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Site tour - location will be announced at training

    Register today! Space is limited.
    http://rainwisespringtraining.brownpapertickets.com

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  • Soil and Water Stewardship Training (Kirkland)

    Date: March 22, 2017
    Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Location: McAuliffe Park, Kirkland, WA 98034, USA
    Build healthy soil and protect your watershed!
    Receive hands-on training and join a team of community members to empower friends and neighbors to support local food systems and practice environmental stewardship in their everyday actions.

    Sign up for our soil and water stewardship training to receive 21 hours of education through a combination of classroom learning and hands-on practice.

    We are offering this training at two locations in March and April 2017. Each training consists of six class sessions on Wednesdays and Saturdays over a span of six weeks, with alternating weeks of class.

    McAuliffe Park in Kirkland:
    Three Wednesdays: March 22, April 5 and April 19; 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    Three Saturdays: March 25, April 8 and April 22; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

    Apply now! Applications due March 12, accepted on a rolling basis.
    Apply at: http://www.seattletilth.org/about/soil-and-water-stewardship-training

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March 25, 2017
  • The Story of Swamp Creek

    Date: March 25, 2017
    Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Location: City Of Kenmore City Hall, 18120 68th Ave NE, Kenmore, WA 98028, USA
    Event: Learn about the history of Swamp Creek and ways you can help make it healthier
    Audience: Stream-side residents and people interested in Swamp Creek
    Location: Kenmore City Hall, 18120 68th Ave NE, Kenmore WA

    You are invited to learn about the fascinating history of Swamp Creek! Swamp Creek once supported record-setting runs of Kokanee salmon and had banks lined with blueberry farms. Now it has some challenges, and you can help out. Coffee, snacks, and lunch will be provided. Following the event, there will be optional trips to Swamp Creek restoration sites.

    RSVP via e-mail at snokingwatershedcouncil@gmail.com

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  • Beautify & Care for Stream and Wetland Properties

    Date: March 25, 2017
    Time: 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
    Location: Boulevard Park Library, 12015 Roseberg Ave S, Seattle, WA 98168, USA
    King Conservation District will host free workshops for urban landowners on how to protect and beautify properties along streams, lakes and wetlands.

    Topics will include minimizing pollution runoff, controlling invasive weeds, utilizing native plants, and environmental regulations impacting your property.

    For more information go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beautify-care-for-your-streamside-property-boulevard-park-workshop-tickets-31547424195

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March 29, 2017
  • Soil and Water Stewardship Training (Renton)

    Date: March 29, 2017
    Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Location: Soil City Farm in Renton
    Build healthy soil and protect your watershed!
    Receive hands-on training and join a team of community members to empower friends and neighbors to support local food systems and practice environmental stewardship in their everyday actions.

    Sign up for our soil and water stewardship training to receive 21 hours of education through a combination of classroom learning and hands-on practice.

    We are offering this training at two locations in March and April 2017. Each training consists of six class sessions on Wednesdays and Saturdays over a span of six weeks, with alternating weeks of class.

    Soil City Farm in Renton:
    Three Wednesdays: March 29, April 12 and April 26; 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    Three Saturdays: April 1, 15 and 29; 10 a.m.-3 p.m..

    Apply now! Applications due March 12, accepted on a rolling basis.
    Apply at: http://www.seattletilth.org/about/soil-and-water-stewardship-training

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May 6, 2017
  • Wildlife in the City Festival

    Date: May 6, 2017
    Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Location: Pacific Science Center, 200 2nd Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
    The National Wildlife Federation and local partners are proud to spearhead the first ever Seattle Wildlife in the City Week series which will celebrate and elevate the dynamic conservation movement that is alive in Seattle and across the Puget Sound region from May 1-6, 2017.

    The Wildlife in the City week will culminate with a festival on May 6th at the Pacific Science Center. We hope to see you there!

    More information: http://seattlewildlifeweek.org/

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