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!

December 12, 2018
  • Webinar: Green Infrastructure Approaches for Stormwater Management at Federal Facilities

    Date: December 12, 2018
    Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
    This webinar will focus on three federal facilities that successfully implemented green infrastructure projects for stormwater management. Speakers include Robert Michalik with VA Central Western Mass Healthcare Systems; John Richardson of the 104th Fighter Wing, Mass Air National Guard; and Michael Brown, U.S. Naval Submarine Base, New London, CT. Attendees will learn about the environmental benefits of green infrastructure practices such as rain gardens and pervious pavement, and take away lessons learned about the green infrastructure planning and implementation process at federal facilities.

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  • Webinar: Reclaiming Lost Lands: Revitalizing Brownfields with Green Infrastructure

    Date: December 12, 2018
    Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
    A brownfield is a property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. These conditions can present unique challenges for stormwater management and green infrastructure implementation. In this webcast, Ann Carrol and Aimee Storm from EPA’s Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization and Anna Withrow from the West Virginia Water Research Institute will discuss the role green infrastructure can play in transforming brownfield sites.

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December 18, 2018
  • Webinar: Coloring Superfund Green: Select Case Studies on the Revitalization of Contaminated Sites with Green Infrastructure

    Date: December 18, 2018
    Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
    EPA’s Superfund program is responsible for cleaning up some of the nation’s most contaminated land and responding to environmental emergencies, oil spills and natural disasters. To protect public health and the environment, the Superfund program focuses on making a visible and lasting difference in communities, ensuring that people can live and work in healthy, vibrant places. As Superfund communities plan for redevelopment, many are incorporating innovative green infrastructure projects to naturally manage stormwater and improve site sustainability and resiliency. In this webcast, speakers from EPA’s Office of Land and Emergency Management, EPA Region 9, Environmental Resources & Consulting LLC, and Skeo Solutions will introduce attendees to the Superfund program, highlight examples of successful green infrastructure implementation, and discuss the ways in which green infrastructure practices are changing how public stakeholders view the long term potential of contaminated sites.

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January 19, 2019
  • SeaDoc Educator Workshop - Tacoma

    Date: January 19, 2019
    Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Location: Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma, WA 98407, USA
    SeaDoc invites educators to a workshop on Jan. 19th at Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium in Tacoma. This is a chance for 3rd-8th grade teachers, environmental educators, and marine science organizations to explore ways to connect young people with the Salish Sea through effective science teaching. You will receive our best-selling book, Explore the Salish Sea, a catered lunch, door prizes, and networking opportunities with fellow educators.

    This is a free, one-day workshop for tooling up to teach Next Generation Science Standards-linked Salish Sea Curriculum. Earn 8 Washington State-approved TPEP and STEM Clock Hours.

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January 23, 2019
  • Trends and Incentives in Green Building - Seattle

    Date: January 23, 2019
    Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Location: 6615 Dayton Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103, USA
    This session will focus on hot building opportunities for 2019. Looking to make an investment in your home? Learn which projects pencil out with incentives offered by Washington state and local jurisdictions and financing opportunities and services available. Get the big picture on the green building movement and how you can be a small part of positive change.

    Our speakers:
    Ben Coffman is a guild former board member and current managing broker at Greenworks Realty and Beneficial Ventures.
    Dave Porter with HomeStreet Bank and Porter Works is a nationally recognized educator and practitioner of green development.
    Aaron Clark is a leader in Stewardship Partners' rain garden program, working to capture runoff and stormwater before it contaminates our waterways.

    Learn how these three are working together and separately to make green living more attainable and affordable. See what investments you can make, or your clients can take advantage of in 2019's green building incentive programs. From storm water management to solar, how can your dollar travel the farthest, and which projects are the best to pursue!

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January 24, 2019
  • Salmon in the City - Seattle

    Date: January 24, 2019
    Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Location: 222 Yale Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
    Join Salmon-Safe on January 24th for Salmon in the City! This free public event highlights innovations in ecologically sustainable urban design and development that protect water quality and our urban watershed.

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January 26, 2019
  • ECONet Summit - Seattle

    Date: January 26, 2019
    Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Location: South Seattle College, Seattle, WA 98106, USA
    Theme: Climate Resiliency for a Diverse Puget Sound

    Meet and learn from your peers through concurrent presentation sessions, panel discussions, networking, and breakout work sessions in this one-day summit. This year’s Summit will explore the intersection of climate resiliency and social justice and provide an opportunity for organizations and individuals to learn from and with impacted communities.

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January 30, 2019
  • Stewardship Required: The Power of Interdisciplinary Collaboration for Long-term Function of Urban Natural Areas - Seattle

    Date: January 30, 2019
    Time: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Location: Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, WA 98105, USA
    UW Botanic Gardens is pleased to announce the 2019 Urban Natural Areas Seminar: Wednesday-Thursday, January 30-31, 2019 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

    Taken out of the context of wilderness areas, urban natural areas demand attention to the details of plant selection, site design, and maintenance standards to keep them functioning well. The significant costs of deferred maintenance that have been documented for urban trees and landscapes apply equally to urban natural areas. With proactive and timely collaboration between researchers, city planners, site managers, landscape designers and engineers, field crews, volunteer stewards, and others, we have the power to improve and protect this valuable environmental resource in our communities. Join us for this rare opportunity to exchange information across the mix of professions responsible for creating and maintaining urban natural areas.

    Program information and registration available at:

    Cost: $95 – one-day registration; $175 – full registration. Discounts available for students and corps members. See website for details.

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February 8, 2019
  • 4th Annual Puget Sound Green Infrastructure Summit

    Date: February 8, 2019
    Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
    Location: Cascadia College, 18345 Campus Way NE, Bothell, WA 98011, USA
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April 24, 2019
  • MuniCon 2019 - Seattle
    Time: All Day
    Date: April 24, 2019
    Date: April 24, 2019
    Time: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
    Location: Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center, 17620 International Blvd, Seattle, WA 98188, USA
    Plan to join your fellow Washington State stormwater professionals for MuniCon 2019—April 24 & 25, 2019 in SeaTac, Washington. This unique conference focuses specifically on addressing high-priority issues and challenges faced by municipal NPDES permittees statewide, in order to promote broad communication, coordination, and sharing of valuable municipal tools and stormwater management approaches from permittees and other professionals across the state.

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