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 24, 2018
  • KCD Native Plant Sale - Renton

    Date: February 24, 2018
    Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Location: King Conservation District, 1107 SW Grady Way Suite 130, Renton, WA 98057, USA

    The King Conservation District offers a variety of native trees and shrubs for conservation purposes such as wildlife habitat, windbreaks, hedgerows, reforestation and stream enhancement. The plants are bareroot stock which means they do not come in pots or burlap bags, but are harvested from the field in winter when the plants are dormant and ready to be replanted. Bareroot plants are affordable, hardy, have well-developed roots, are easy to handle, transport and plant.

    All orders must be pickup Saturday February 24, 2018 9am -3pm
    King Conservation District Office
    1107 SW Grady Way, Renton, WA 98057


    Order Deadline February 12, 2018


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

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February 26, 2018
  • 2nd Biennuial Green-Duwamish Watershed Symposium - Auburn
    Time: All Day
    Date: February 26, 2018
    Date: February 26, 2018
    Time: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
    Location: Green River College, 12401 SE 320th St, Auburn, WA 98092, USA
    We started in the Duwamish with our first symposium and now move up the watershed into the Green River portion of it. So mark your calendar for Monday, February 26th at Green River College, Main Campus for a day of connection, collaboration and learning.

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

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February 28, 2018
  • Residential Rain Garden Workshop: Plan, Prep, Plant, Maintain - Puyallup

    Date: February 28, 2018
    Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Location: 308 W Stewart Ave, Puyallup, WA 98371, USA
    Join us in learning how to create and maintain a functional rain garden, reduce standing water on your property and protect nearby waterways. 

     In this 1½ hour workshop we will discuss:
    • How to design a rain garden to enhance your landscaping
    • Necessary soil amendments and mulch
    • Typical rain garden plants, grasses, and groundcovers
    • Tips on keeping your rain garden beautiful and working

    For more information and to register: http://bit.ly/2Aiydkx

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March 1, 2018
  • EPA Webcast: Building Resilient Communities With Green Infrastructure and Hazard Mitigation Planning

    Date: March 1, 2018
    Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
    Presenters will focus on two proof of concept projects co-sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in which two communities enhanced their resiliency by integrating green infrastructure elements of their stormwater and watershed plans into their hazard mitigation plans to achieve co-benefits such as improving water quality and preserving resources. For more information and to register: https://www.epa.gov/green-infrastructure/green-infrastructure-webcast-series#upcomingwebcasts

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March 3, 2018
  • Watering Wisely: Tips on managing water to reduce water use and runoff - Woodinville

    Date: March 3, 2018
    Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Location: Brightwater Environmental Education and Community Center, 22505 WA-9, Woodinville, WA 98072, USA

    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.

    Register here:  https://wateringwisely2018.eventbrite.com

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March 6, 2018
  • City of Everett Rain Garden Rebate Workshop - Everett

    Date: March 6, 2018
    Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Location: 2701 Hoyt Ave, Everett, WA 98201, USA

    The City of Everett is offering a $2,500 rebate to Everetthomeowners who install an approved rain garden. Attend one of these freehour-long informational workshops to learn about rain gardens and how toqualify for the rebate program. Must live within Everett city-limits. Noregistration required.

    Any questions can be directed Apryl Hynes, 425-257-8992 or ahynes@everettwa.gov

     

    Everett Public Library
    2702 Hoyt Ave
    Tuesday, March 6 at 6:30 PM

    www.everettwa.gov/RainGarden

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March 7, 2018
  • Civic Cocktail: Better Gardening - Seattle

    Date: March 7, 2018
    Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Location: Tom Douglas Palace Ballroom - 2100 5th Ave - Seattle, WA 98121

    Author and renowned gardener Ciscoe Morris sits down with host Joni Balter to discuss why gardening is an essential part of Pacific Northwest communities, what grows best in this climate and shares his trade secrets.

    Second Segment TBA

    Limited tickets available at the door; doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets at the door are $30.



    For details and to buy tickets, link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/civic-cocktail-better-gardening-tba-tickets-42476887514

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March 10, 2018
  • Snoqualmie Stewardship Habitat Restoration at Oxbow Farm and Conservation Center - Carnation

    Date: March 10, 2018
    Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Location: Oxbow Farm (DELIVERY ENTRANCE), 10819 Carnation Duvall Rd NE, Carnation, WA 98014


    Join Stewardship Partners and Oxbow Organic Farm and Conservation Center for a restoration event to improve salmon and wildlife habitat! We will focus on maintaining and planting native trees/shrubs in the “Alder Grove Buffer.” We’ve been working in this area since 2004 and have established a well-functioning habitat buffer but it still requires a little maintenance and tree planting from time to time.

    Participants should dress for the weather and expect to get a little muddy at each event. In the morning light refreshments, water, tea and most importantly coffee will be provided. We will have plenty of snacks for a snack break, but we encourage you to bring your own lunch (and a full water bottle and travel mug for coffee). We provide all the tools, gloves, materials and supervision.

    *No dogs are allowed on the farm

    Register today: https://www.stewardshippartners.org/volunteer-opportunity/habitat-restoration-oxbow-farm-conservation-center/

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March 17, 2018
  • City of Everett Rain Garden Rebate Workshop - Everett

    Date: March 17, 2018
    Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Location: 3200 Cedar St, Everett, WA 98201, USA

    The City of Everett is offering a $2,500 rebate to Everetthomeowners who install an approved rain garden. Attend one of these freehour-long informational workshops to learn about rain gardens and how toqualify for the rebate program. Must live within Everett city-limits. Noregistration required.

    Any questions can be directed Apryl Hynes, 425-257-8992 or ahynes@everettwa.gov

    Everett Public Works
    3200 Cedar St
    Saturday, March 17 at 10:00 AM

    www.everettwa.gov/RainGarden

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March 21, 2018
  • WSU Beach Watcher Training Program - Everett

    Date: March 21, 2018
    Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Location: Washington State University Everett, 915 N. Broadway, Everett, WA 98201, USA

    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 2018 training will be based out of the WSU Everett Campus on Broadway Ave every Wednesday from 9 AM – 4 PM starting March 21 through May 30 and will include three Saturday field trips on April 7, May 5 and May 19. Because class space is limited, an application due on March 7, 2018 is required, along with a free background check. There is also a $55 (electronic version) or $75 (hard copy version) materials fee. For questions or more information about the 2018 training, please contact Chrys Bertolotto at chrys@wsu.edu or (425) 357-6020. Check out the 2018 training flyer!

    Beach Watchers work on a broad range of projects, allowing each of us to find the ones that meet our diverse interests in our own communities. Projects range from doing beach interpretation of critters at local parks during low tides to water quality sampling to organizing public seminars.

    WSU Snohomish County Extension Beach Watchers partner with many organizations to set our project priorities and to share our resources and expertise. Learn more about our major partners and friends and please explore our website site further to learn about our upcoming events and volunteer opportunities. We also publish a monthly newsletter, the Ebb Tide, with many educational and volunteer opportunities with Beach Watchers and other Puget Sound related organizations.

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March 22, 2018
  • City of Everett Rain Garden Rebate Workshop - Everett

    Date: March 22, 2018
    Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Location: 10200 25th Ave SE, Everett, WA 98208, USA

    The City of Everett is offering a $2,500 rebate to Everetthomeowners who install an approved rain garden. Attend one of these freehour-long informational workshops to learn about rain gardens and how toqualify for the rebate program. Must live within Everett city-limits. Noregistration required.

    Any questions can be directed Apryl Hynes, 425-257-8992 or ahynes@everettwa.gov

    Eisenhower Middle School
    10200 25th Ave SE
    Thursday, March 22 at 7:00 PM


    www.everettwa.gov/RainGarden

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March 24, 2018
  • Soil and Water Stewardship Training - King County

    Date: March 24, 2018
    Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Learn about food systems, water conservation, storm watermanagement, soil science, sustainable gardening and behavior change. Thisvolunteer training consists of 24 hours of education through a combination ofclassroom learning and hands-on practice. Choose from the Eastside or SouthKing County training options, with class sessions taking place at differentlocations within each geographic area.

    Eastside:

    • Four Saturdays: March 24, April 7, April 21 and May 5; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

    ​SouthKing County:

    • Four Saturdays: March 31, April 14, April 28, May 12; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Questions? Emaillauramcgrath@tilthalliance.org. 


    To apply: http://bit.ly/2EpYbbL

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March 31, 2018
  • Master Composter/Sustainability Stewards Training - Seattle

    Date: March 31, 2018
    Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Location: Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103, USA

    Learn about soil, building soil life, small scalecomposting, sorting compostables and recyclables, waste prevention, waterquality and resource conservation practices. Seattle's MasterComposter/Sustainability Steward program is sponsored by SeattlePublic Utilities and managed by Tilth Alliance (formerly Seattle Tilth).

    This is a four week, nine session training for Seattle residents only, at theGood Shepherd Center in Seattle (Wallingford): 

    • Four Wednesdays: April 4,11, 18 and 25; 7-9 p.m. 
    • Five Saturdays, March 31, April 7, 14, 21 and 28; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Questions? Emailjustinmaltry@tilthalliance.org.

    To apply: http://bit.ly/2BJVOjs

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April 4, 2018
  • GoGreen 2018
    Time: All Day
    Date: April 4, 2018
    Date: April 4, 2018
    Time: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
    The GoGreen Conference is a sustainability learning experience for business and public sector decision-makers. Featuring regionally targeted content and recognized leaders from the community, GoGreen works across industry silos to foster peer-to-peer learning and collaborative solutions. We believe sustainability in the business setting is a powerful and indispensable tool for navigating the tumultuous waters of today's global economy and solving our climate woes. Our mission is to empower attendees with the strategies, tools and connections to green their organizations with profitability in mind.

    For more information: http://seattle.gogreenconference.net/

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April 21, 2018
  • Rain Garden Planting and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Carnation Elementary School - Carnation

    Date: April 21, 2018
    Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Location: Carnation Elementary School, 4950 Tolt Ave, Carnation, WA 98014, United States

    Join Stewardship Partners, Carnation Elementary School, the Snoqualmie Tribe, and Aspect Consulting for a planting and maintenance work party and ribbon cutting ceremony commemorating the installation of the Carnation Elementary School rain gardens. In 2015, Stewardship Partners received a grant from the King County Flood Control District to work with the 3rd grade class to design and install two rain gardens on the campus. Rain gardens are a beautiful landscape amenity that help address our region’s single largest water quality threat: run off pollution. Like a sponge, a rain gardens allow stormwater runoff to be soaked up, and filter out pollutants while recharging ground water instead of flooding the Snoqualmie River.     

    Refreshments (coffee, water & snacks), tools, gloves,lunch and an overview of the work, why it’s important and how to do it are provided. We’ll educate volunteers about the project and our efforts in the Snoqualmie Valley. Bring a full water bottle and a coffee cup or travel mug for refreshments. 

    Register Today: http://www.stewardshippartners.org/volunteer-opportunity/rain-garden-planting-and-ribbon-cutting-ceremony-at-carnation-elementary-school/

    How to prepare
: We suggest dressing in layers that include long pants, a long sleeve shirt, a jacket and sturdy footwear (work boots, mud boots, hiking boots or running shoes). Please come prepared for the weather by bringing rain gear if you have it and older clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty, wet or muddy. We do not hold anyone to the full length of the event.

    Stewardship Partners Day of Event Contact Person: 
Chris LaPointe, Director of Ecological Restoration cl@stewardshippartners.org 
206-387-7023 (cell)

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May 9, 2018
  • WSU Beach Naturalist Training - Everett

    Date: May 9, 2018
    Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Location: Washington State University Everett, 915 N. Broadway, Everett, WA 98201, USA
    Become a Beach Naturalist!

    Each year, we offer a shortened training course and volunteer opportunity for people who want to dip their toes into Puget Sound intertidal ecology. WSU Extension Beach Naturalists receive 20 hours of training with expert presenters and field time to learn about marine life and how to share their knowledge with the public. The training prepares you to volunteer at least 14 hours over the spring and summer sharing what you’ve learned at Edmonds’ Olympic Beach, Mukilteo Lighthouse Park or Kayak Point County Park (Stanwood).

    The 2018 training will be on Wednesdays May 9th and 16th AND Saturday May 19th from 9 AM – 4 PM each day. Because class space is limited, an application due on April 25th is required There is a $35 materials fee and a free background check form must be filled on the first day of training. For more information or to receive an application for the 2018 training, please contact Yolimar Rivera at yolimar.rivera@wsu.edu or (425) 357-6029.

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