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!

April 28, 2018
  • Snoqualmie Stewardship Volunteer Event - Carnation

    Date: April 28, 2018
    Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Location: Growing Things Farm, 27307 NE 100th St., Carnation, WA 98014
    Join Stewardship Partners by restoring and maintaining the banks of Ames Creek on Growing Things Farm near Carnation, WA. Light refreshments, lunch, tools, gloves and an overview of the work we are doing, why it’s important and how to do it are provided. We’ll educate volunteers about the property and our restoration efforts in the Snoqualmie Valley. Participants will help us maintain native trees and shrubs planted along Ames Creek which meets up with the Snoqualmie River nearby. Growing Things Farm is Salmon-Safe and a certified naturally grown farm established in 1991. They believe in living their lives in harmony with the rest of our world with as little harmful impact as possible. Learn more at http://www.growingthingsfarm.org. We suggest you dress in layers that include long pants, long sleeve shirt and a jacket. Sturdy footwear such as work boots, mud boots, hiking boots or running shoes are best. Please come prepared for the weather and wear older clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty. To sign up: https://www.stewardshippartners.org/volunteer-opportunity/earth-month-event-habitat-restoration-growing-things-farm/

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  • WNPS Spring Native Plant Sale and Environmental Fair

    Date: April 28, 2018
    Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Location: 6310 NE 74th Street, Suite 215 E, Seattle, Washington 98115
    The WNPS-CPS Spring Native Plant Sale & Environmental Fair will be soon upon us. This spring’s theme is "Making your yard habitat friendly with native plants". You will find the largest local selection of beautiful native trees, shrubs, perennials, and ground covers for sale that are ideal for Western Washington gardens and vitally important for our birds and pollinators. Native plant experts will dispense gardening advice and answer your questions about native plants. Our past environmental fair participants have included organizations such as the National Wildlife Federation, Bats Northwest, King County Noxious Weeds, Audubon and more. We have also had Flora and Fauna Books selling native plant and nature books. Plenty of free parking. Proceeds from this event benefit WNPS-CPS and its education programs. For more information, please contact Yen Flanagin at yen.flanagin@yahoo.com or the Washington Native Plant Society at 206-527-321 or visit our website at https://www.wnps.org/cps/plantsale Members-only shopping starts at 9 am.! If you aren’t already a member, you can attend the member's only sale by purchasing an individual adult membership for $40 at the sale. Shop early for best selection.

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  • NW Green Home Tour - Seattle


    Free and fun for the whole family, this self-guided tour features healthier and greener new single-family, multi-family, tiny homes and remodels in the greater Seattle area. Register for your free tickets ($10 suggested donation) and download the official tour map (available in April 2nd). Also look for our special pull-out guide in the late-April edition of the Seattle Weekly. Get inspired by projects in all shades of light to deep green, from backyard cottages and kitchen remodels to new homes built with cutting-edge green features. You’ll see and learn first-hand how your neighbors are generating their own electricity with solar panels, lowering their energy bills with insulation, and creating healthier home environments for their families with better building materials and systems. Learn from experts and really understand “what makes it green” on this education focused tour. Together we can build a better future! Register at: http://www.nwgreenhometour.org/

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  • Rain Garden Workshop - Tacoma

    Date: April 28, 2018
    Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Location: Envirohouse City-Tacoma, 3510 S Mullen St, Tacoma, WA 98409, USA
    Join Pierce Conservation District for an informative work-shop all about rain gardens! Learn about rain garden benefits, how to create and maintain your own, and how Pierce Conservation District can help you along the way.


    You can find out more and register at: http://piercecd.org/Calendar.aspx?EID=1305&month=4&year=2018&day=28&calType=0

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  • Pop-Up Rain Barrel Sale - Lynnwood

    Date: April 28, 2018
    Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Location: Lowe's Home Improvement, 3100 196th St SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036, USA
    Boeing employees are volunteering with us to build rain barrels for YOU! Snohomish Conservation District up-cycles 55-gallon drums and converts them into rainwater harvesting tools. Rain barrels give you a ready supply of water for your garden and help reduce stormwater runoff. For more information about rain barrels visit: http://snohomishcd.org/rain-barrel-program. Boeing volunteers will be preparing barrels for a special pop-up rain barrel sale at Lowe's in Lynnwood on Saturday, April 28th from 12 - 2 p.m. Pre-order yours today! Pick up at the Lynnwood Lowe's! Barrels are $50 plus tax. On the day of the pop-up sale, purchases of barrels may be made with debit/credit card or check, while supplies last. Pre-order yours now at: http://snohomishcd.org/rain-barrel-order/rain-barrel-kit-c3dxh-y68ym-6atj9

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April 29, 2018
  • NW Green Homes Tour: Stewardship Partner's RainWise, Permaculture and Passive Solar Home

    Date: April 29, 2018
    Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Location: 4920 NE 65th St, Seattle, WA 98115, USA
    Come and learn about the RainWise rebate program for rain gardens and cisterns and how those landscape features offer multiple benefits to homeowners. At this site, rainwater is captured and used to grow foods and ornamental plants. Featured on Ciscoe Morris' Urban Gardening show (King 5 TV October 2016) the site integrates permaculture-oriented landscaping and stormwater management, rainwater harvest, and permeable paving outside the home. The home itself features re-use of the original mid-century building envelope (brick, foundation, structural walls) and a modern second-story addition designed to optimize passive solar heating and light. The rain garden is registered as part of the regional "12,000 Rain Gardens for Puget Sound" campaign (www.12000raingardens.org) and we are tracking the positive environmental impacts on www.SoundImpacts.org. For more information about this site: http://www.nwgreenhometour.org/2018-tour-sites/view-ridge-rainwise

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May 2, 2018
  • Rain Garden Workshop - Steilacoom

    Date: May 2, 2018
    Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Location: Steilacoom, WA, USA
    Join Pierce Conservation District for an informative work-shop all about rain gardens! Learn about rain garden benefits, how to create and maintain your own, and how Pierce Conservation District can help you along the way. You can find out more and register at: http://piercecd.org/Calendar.aspx?EID=1307&month=5&year=2018&day=2&calType=0

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May 7, 2018
  • RainWise Workshop - Seattle

    Date: May 7, 2018
    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 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 at this free workshop. You will hear stories of 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! For more information: http://www.700milliongallons.org/event/rainwise-workshop-green-lake-library/

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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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  • Hillside Paradise Parking Plots Celebrates Grand Opening of Refugee and Immigrant Community Garden - Kent

    Date: May 9, 2018
    Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Mark your calendar to join KCD on May 9, from 6 to 8 PM, for the grand opening of the Hillside Paradise Parking Plot's Refugee and Immigrants Community Garden! See the parking lot turned garden, and help celebrate the kick off of the growing season. Join KCD for tours of the garden, speakers, international food tasting, planting in the demonstration beds, sidewalk chalk drawing and chicken cuddling. The project converts an acre of paved parking lot space and transforming it into the Paradise Parking Plots community garden with 50 plots, where refugees, immigrants and local community members can gather to grow culturally appropriate foods that promote a healthier lifestyle, improve food access, foster economic independence, and build community. Further, this garden will provide a much needed space for interactive nutrition and health education of youth and adults in the Kent community. To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/grand-opening-refugee-and-immigrant-community-garden-tickets-42430034375

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May 10, 2018
  • RainWise Webinar

    Date: May 10, 2018
    Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    With every storm, rain carries pollutants off our roofs, driveways and other hard surfaces to local creeks, Lake Washington and Puget Sound. Rain gardens and cisterns can help control this stormwater, but we need your help! In selected areas of Seattle, the City of Seattle and King County will pay up to 100 percent of the cost of installing rain gardens and cisterns on homeowners’ properties. This Webinar is for homeowners in RainWise-eligible basins throughout Seattle who are interested in learning more about the RainWise Program and rebates. We are excited to bring this content to the web for the first time, and hope you’ll enjoy learning more from the comfort of your home. Like our in-person workshops, at this Webinar you will learn: • About the stormwater problem • About the solutions we’re using to solve it • How you can help, and get a rebate of up to 100% of the cost on rain gardens and cisterns. We'll cover the rebate process, selecting a contractor, and you'll have a chance to ask questions with Program staff and inspectors. We recommend that you check your eligibility for a RainWise rebate in advance. Please visit http://www.700milliongallons.org/rainwise/eligibility-map/ To register for the webinar: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4043868916691249154?source=Postcard

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May 12, 2018
  • RainWise Repair Workshop and Contractor Fair - Seattle

    Date: May 12, 2018
    Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Location: 9001 9th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106, USA
    DIRT Corps is putting on another workshop for the public to demonstrate cistern and rain garden maintenance. Learn about rain gardens and cisterns, what needs to be done for upkeep, and what to do for repairs. There will also be a RainWise contractor fair. Meet RainWise contractors who work in South Seattle who can install cisterns and build rain gardens, for possibly a rebate as well! If you are interested in learning more about rain gardens and cisterns, come join us! This is hands-on and questions are encouraged. Let's work together to learn and fix! Register at: https://www.urbansystemsdesign.com/events/rainwise-repair-workshop-and-contractor-fair

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May 14, 2018
  • RainWise Workshop - Seattle

    Date: May 14, 2018
    Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Location: Rainier Beach Branch - The Seattle Public Library, 9125 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118, USA
    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 at this free workshop. You will hear stories of 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! For more information: http://www.700milliongallons.org/event/rainwise-workshop-rainier-beach-library/

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May 15, 2018
  • 2018 Urban Forest Symposium

    Date: May 15, 2018
    Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Location: Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, WA 98105, USA
    PlantAmnesty and UW Botanic Gardens partner to deliver the Urban Forest Symposium each spring. Each year’s symposium focuses on a timely topic and brings together a diverse audience including arborists, land managers, designers, program managers, municipal planners, volunteers, and advocates. For more information on this year's symposium: https://botanicgardens.uw.edu/education/adults/conferences-symposia/urban-forest-symposium/

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May 20, 2018
  • South Sound Green Tour - Tacoma

    Date: May 20, 2018
    Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
    On May 20th, the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild is hosting the South Sound Green Tour! Tacoma will feature sustainable sites around the city that demonstrate creative and innovative ways to have a more environmentally friendly home or business. The Tour will guide attendees through sites all over the City, so that you can get up close to the sites, and ask questions to the site hosts directly. You can visit the sites on your timeline, starting anywhere, and all for free! There will be a map uploaded to the event webpage, published in The News Tribune, and posted around town so that you can sure to make it to every stop. Let's visit examples of sustainability all around Tacoma - sites that are good for the people, planet, and prosperity of those who live there. It's time to get excited about the better building we’re doing today - for a healthy Tacoma tomorrow. More details can be found at www.ssgreentour.org or www.facebook.com/events/759518287582856/

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May 21, 2018
  • RainWise Workshop - Seattle

    Date: May 21, 2018
    Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Location: 6801 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA, 98115
    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 at this free workshop. You will hear stories of 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! More information at: http://www.700milliongallons.org/event/rainwise-workshop-ne-seattle-library-2/

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May 23, 2018
  • RainWise Meet-A-Contractor Fair - Seattle

    Date: May 23, 2018
    Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Location: Blue Star Cafe & Pub, 4512 Stone Way N, Seattle, WA 98103, USA
    Learn about the RainWise program and meet several RainWise contractors and learn what will work for you. No pre-registration is necessary. More information at: http://www.700milliongallons.org/event/meet-a-contractor-fair-2/

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June 27, 2018
  • RainWise Webinar

    Date: June 27, 2018
    Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Mark your calendars! RainWise is having their second webinar of 2018. This Webinar is for homeowners in RainWise-eligible basins throughout Seattle who are interested in learning more about the RainWise Program and rebates. We are excited to bring this content to the web and hope you’ll enjoy learning more from the comfort of your home. Like our in-person workshops, at this Webinar you will learn: • About the stormwater problem • About the solutions we’re using to solve it • How you can help, and get a rebate of up to 100% of the cost on rain gardens and cisterns. We’ll cover the rebate process, selecting a contractor, and you’ll have a chance to ask questions with Program staff and inspectors. More information at: http://www.700milliongallons.org/event/rainwise-webinar-2/

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July 19, 2018
  • Feast on the Farm - Carnation

    Date: July 19, 2018
    Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Location: Full Circle Farm, 31904 NE 8th St, Carnation, WA 98014, USA
    Feast on the Farm is Stewardship Partners’ highlight event of the year, where we celebrate our land, our farms and the restoration work that we proudly do in partnership with people around the Puget Sound. The farm dinner celebrates our partners by demonstrating for guests how Puget Sound farmers are growing healthy food while also embracing environmental stewardship on their land. We’re looking forward to the 9th annual Feast on the Farm at Full Circle Farm on July 19th, 2018. We’re happy to announce our restaurant partner is Ethan Stowell Restaurants! Tickets will go on sale April 26th, 2018 at 10am! For more information: https://www.stewardshippartners.org/fotf/

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