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!

October 21, 2017
  • Marine Naturalist Training Course - South Sound
    Time: All Day
    Date: October 21, 2017
    Date: October 21, 2017
    Time: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
    The Whale Museum is hosting a six-day Marine Naturalist Training Class in the Seattle/Tacoma area this fall. The course is a great opportunity of professionals or volunteer naturalists interested in killer whales and the ecosystems they depend on. This class is an enriching experience leading people to become leaders for the Salish Sea.

    This course includes an in-depth treatment of the ecology and conservation of local marine species, presented by highly trained local naturalists, environmental educators and scientists. A mix of lectures and field trips provides a hands-on learning experience that leaves graduates qualified as a regional professional or volunteer naturalist.

    Fall 2017 Program (South Sound) - Program Dates: Oct 21, 22, 29, and Nov 4, 5, and 19. • $ 500 Non-Member Rate (includes membership/Orca Adoption).

    For more information and to register: https://whalemuseum.org/pages/marine-naturalist-training

    View event on Google calendar >>

  • Beautify & Care for Your Streamside Property Workshop - Burien

    Date: October 21, 2017
    Time: 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
    Location: Burien Community Center, 14700 6th Ave SW, Burien, WA 98166, USA
    Curious about what it takes to return your stream to its more natural state? Want to learn ways you can support wildlife, enhance your property’s aesthetic, and reduce maintenance needs? The King Conservation District and the City of Burien are hosting a FREE workshop and field trip for streamside homeowners. Learn from restoration experts about managing stream, lake and wetland properties in a way that supports the environment and your land use needs.

    For more information and to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beautify-care-for-your-streamside-property-burien-workshop-tickets-36662874645

    View event on Google calendar >>

October 25, 2017
  • Webinar: Integrated Decision Support Tool (i-DST) for Life Cycle Cost Assessment of Gray and Green Stormwater Management Infrastructure

    Date: October 25, 2017
    Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Planning stormwater infrastructure is difficult because proposed projects often have multiple objectives, including managing hydrology and water quality, providing communities with co-benefits, and minimizing life cycle costs that account for operation and maintenance. Traditional gray infrastructure and more natural green infrastructure are two distinct pathways of meeting these diverse objectives. Gray infrastructure typically involves greater capital investments, while green infrastructure may have more annual costs per volume of water managed. Green infrastructure can also provide societal co-benefits, such as additional urban green spaces, and improved water and air quality and public wellness. This makes deciding between implementation of gray, green, or hybrid (combination of gray and green) approaches challenging.

    This presentation will highlight National Priorities grantee work on the development of a planning-level, integrated decision support tool, i-DST, which contains modules that simulate continuous runoff and water quality, using historical climate data and under different climate scenarios. The developed i-DST will also use a multiple-criteria decision analysis to optimize stormwater infrastructure based on user-defined institutional barriers, and economic, environmental, and societal objectives. Central to the estimation of economic costs is the valuation of operation and maintenance costs. We will also overview synthesis of regional green infrastructure cost and performance parameters that allow for application of the tool across the different climatic regions of the United States.

    Register Now: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6539175367521800705

    View event on Google calendar >>

October 28, 2017
  • E-Unit Professional Development Workshop: Energy in Ecosystems - Bremerton

    Date: October 28, 2017
    Time: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
    Location: West Hills STEM Academy 520 National Avenue S. Room 105 Bremerton, Washington 98312
    Designed for students in grades 3-5, Energy in Ecosystems investigates the ways in which organisms depend on each other to survive and thrive. Students focus on forests—one of the largest and most complex types of ecosystems—and come to understand some of the interactions present in all ecosystems. In doing so, they learn to appreciate the natural systems on which we depend.

    Participants will receive: In-person training, The PLT E-unit Energy in Ecosystems, 6 Washington State Approved STEM Clock Hours and Planning time.

    Registration Fee $20.00. Register here: http://bit.ly/2xrHrOV

    View event on Google calendar >>

  • Snoqualmie Stewardship Streamside Planting at Full Circle Farm - Carnation

    Date: October 28, 2017
    Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Location: Full Circle Farm, 31904 NE 8th St, Carnation, WA 98014, USA
    Full Circle Farm is a 400-acre Salmon-Safe certified and organic farm located near Carnation, WA along the banks of Griffin Creek and the Snoqualmie River. The farm is one of western Washington’s major suppliers of organic produce. They produce 75 varieties of fruits, vegetables and herbs ranging from bunched greens and baby vegetables to specialty herbs and flowers. Full Circle Farm has received numerous conservation awards and is currently engaged in Salmon habitat restoration projects on Griffin Creek and the main stem Snoqualmie River. Join us for a day of restoration where we will improve fish & wildlife habitat by installing a habitat buffer along the Snoqualmie River and/or Griffith Creek (planting native trees and shrubs and maintaining the existing buffer).

    For more information and to sign up: http://www.stewardshippartners.org/volunteer-opportunity/streamside-planting-at-full-circle-organic-farm/

    View event on Google calendar >>

  • Meet-a-RainWise Contractor Fair - Seattle

    Date: October 28, 2017
    Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Location: City People Garden Center – 2939 E Madison St, Seattle WA 98112
    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. A walking tour handout of RainWise installations in this area will be provided at this event.

    No pre-registration needed, the event is free and open to all.

    View event on Google calendar >>

October 29, 2017
  • Farm Tour: Horses & Salmon - Redmond

    Date: October 29, 2017
    Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Two Horse Farm, Redmond
    This unique farm tour will include information on how the owners at Two Horse Ranch care for horses while protecting a salmon spawning stream.

    See healthy horse shelters with great ventilation, large mud-free turnouts with sand piles for rolling in, drainage techniques, fencing to protect trees and for people pass-throughs, a horse urinal with wood chips, composting in small compost barrels, winter horse pasture management — and of course salmon!

    Have questions? Call Stacie at 425-292-1930 or educationip@kingcd.org

    To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/farm-tour-horses-salmon-tickets-36876097400

    View event on Google calendar >>

November 4, 2017
  • Water Systems Symposium - Issaquah

    Date: November 4, 2017
    Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Location: Issaquah Middle School, 600 2nd Ave SE, Issaquah, WA 98027, USA
    Every year, over 100 systems thinkers (like you) gather for an invigorating study of water systems including water supply, wastewater treatment, and stormwater management.

    The goal of this event is to inspire problem-based learning by bringing expert voices on video into hundreds of classrooms. Teacher and student leaders from middle school, high school and college are invited to attend.

    REGISTER TODAY FREE (including lunch), but registration required and space is limited.

    Here is the full url to register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScoE2WuscIs6ZGVuDDzyM4wgjZ_iyCAhC0tly0wKANzmh46UQ/viewform

    View event on Google calendar >>

  • Snoqualmie Stewardship Streamside Planting Event at Sinnema Farms - Carnation

    Date: November 4, 2017
    Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Location: Sinnema Farms, Across the street from 26805 NE 100th St, Carnation, WA 98014
    oin Stewardship Partners as we celebrate the fall planting season by maintaining the habitat buffers of Ames Creek and the Snoqualmie River near Carnation, WA. Light refreshments, 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 remove weeds such as Himalayan blackberry and we will plant some native trees and shrubs along the river bank, where the mouth of Ames Creek meets the Snoqualmie. This lovely, historic site is part of a multi-generational farm and is currently home to a field of flowers tended by the Hmong community. Bring a lunch, snacks and a full water bottle and a coffee cup or travel mug for refreshments if you’d like.

    For more information and to sign up: http://www.stewardshippartners.org/volunteer-opportunity/streamside-planting-event-at-sinnema-farms/

    View event on Google calendar >>

November 6, 2017
  • RainWise Workshop - Seattle

    Date: November 6, 2017
    Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Location: Capitol Hill Library, 425 Harvard Ave E, 98102
    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 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://tinyurl.com/RainWiseRegister

    View event on Google calendar >>

November 11, 2017
  • Snoqualmie Stewardship Streamside Planting at Carnation Farms - Carnation

    Date: November 11, 2017
    Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Location: Carnation Farms (Outdoor Classroom Entrance), 28908 NE Carnation Farm Rd, Carnation, WA 98014
    Join Stewardship Partners for a fall planting and maintenance event at historic Carnation Farms. Today we’ll improve fish & wildlife habitat by installing a habitat buffer along the Snoqualmie River (planting native trees and shrubs and maintaining the existing buffer). We’ll conclude the event with lunch and optional farm tour, native plant and salmon walk. Light refreshments (coffee, water and snacks), tools, gloves and an overview of the work, 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. Bring a full water bottle and a coffee cup or travel mug for refreshments.

    For more information and to sign up: http://www.stewardshippartners.org/volunteer-opportunity/streamside-planting-at-carnation-farms/

    View event on Google calendar >>

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

    To register: http://www.wsnla.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=951828&group=

    View event on Google calendar >>

  • RainWise Workshop - Seattle

    Date: November 14, 2017
    Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Location: Green Lake Library, 7364 E. Green Lake Dr. N., 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 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://tinyurl.com/RainWiseRegister

    View event on Google calendar >>

November 15, 2017
  • RainWise Workshop - Seattle

    Date: November 15, 2017
    Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Location: NE Seattle Library, 6801 35th Ave N, 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 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://tinyurl.com/RainWiseRegister

    View event on Google calendar >>

December 2, 2017
  • Tree Giveaway

    Date: December 2, 2017
    Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    It's fall planting season, and DIRT Corps is going to give away trees again! Residents can get up to a few trees, planting assistance is available if you need help.

    This project serves to help the City of Seattle increase its tree canopy coverage. Trees have numerous benefits including ecologicial, economical, and healthwise.

    Location TBD - check back soon for more information! To register: https://www.urbansystemsdesign.com/events/tree-giveaway

    View event on Google calendar >>

December 6, 2017
  • 2017 ECO Net Summit - Woodinville
    Time: All Day
    Date: December 6, 2017
    Date: December 6, 2017
    Time: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
    Location: Brightwater Environmental Education and Community Center, 22505 WA-9, Woodinville, WA 98072, USA
    Save the Date for the 2017 ECO Net Summit!

    Wednesday, December 6th | Brightwater Education Center, Woodinville

    With a special focus on Equity & Social Justice, join your fellow ECO Net members for a day of inspiration, networking, and collaborative learning sessions!

    Agenda and registration information coming soon – mark your calendar for this can’t miss event!

    Questions? Contact Kristen Reichardt at kristen.reichardt@kingcd.com or (425) 282-1927

    View event on Google calendar >>

December 8, 2017
  • Drainage Sense Pro Workshop - Bremerton

    Date: December 8, 2017
    Time: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Location: Norm Dicks Government Center, 345 6th St, Bremerton, WA 98337, USA
    This workshop will help contractors find ways to tackle stormwater runoff challenges to prevent property damage and water pollution. Learn site evaluations, skills, and techniques to effectively manage common drainage problems on residential and small commercial properties.

    Cost: $45 (includes lunch and printed materials)

    Register now: DrainageSensepro2017.bpt.me/

    Questions? 360.337.7157 ext.6262

    View event on Google calendar >>


Go to Google Calendar »