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!

August 18, 2018
  • Rain Garden Restoration - Bellevue

    Date: August 18, 2018
    Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Location: Bellevue High School - 10416 Wolverine Way - Bellevue, WA 98004
    Come join The Seattle Eastside Collaborative at Bellevue High School. They will be cleaning up the Bellevue High rain garden; pulling weeds – removing trash – spreading new mulch. Coffee, water and light snacks will be provided. Come show up and you can self - report the hours for your GBCI general CEU’s under a volunteer position. Please Bring your own gloves and weed pulling tools. To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rain-garden-restoration-tickets-48740218305

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  • Stream Team Habitat Assessment Workshop - Pierce County

    Date: August 18, 2018
    Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    The Pierce Conservation District will partner once again with the King Conservation District to host a Habitat Assessment Workshop on Saturday, August 18 from 10 am – 2 pm. This assessment is done once a year (August, September, or October) to assess changes in streamside habitat. Topics covered include stream characteristics, bank conditions, and the riparian vegetative zone. This workshop is open to anyone interested in learning more about riparian habitats. Register at: http://piercecd.org/FormCenter/Water-Quality-7/Stream-Team-Habitat-Assessment-Workshop-333 For registration and details, please contact Isabel Ragland at IsabelR@piercecd.org or 253-845-9770 ex. 103.

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  • Duwamish River Festival - Seattle

    Date: August 18, 2018
    Time: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Location: Duwamish River Park, 7900 10th Ave S, Seattle
    You’re invited to the 12th Annual Duwamish River Festival on August 18, a free celebration of Seattle’s only river and of the many peoples who live along its shores. This theme of this year’s festival is “Diversity is our Strength”. People of all cultures and backgrounds strengthen Washington and it is important to protect our environment for all. Activities include kayaking, live music, interactive booths, arts and crafts, face painting, and raffles! Find WEC at our booth for activities and ways to get involved. The Duwamish River is just one of many rivers in the Puget Basin that provides important habitat for salmon, access for Tribal and recreational fishers, shipping access, and is the fabric of many communities. Learn more at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1703965506301299/

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August 22, 2018
  • Discover the Northwest Stream Center: Free Admission - Everett

    Date: August 22, 2018
    Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Location: 600 128th St SE, Everett, WA 98208, USA
    Want to see trout and crawfish? How about strolling in solitude on an Elevated Nature Trail above a deep forest floor and surrounding wetlands next to a salmon stream? You can do that at the Adopt A Stream Foundation’s Northwest Stream Center Wednesday August 22 through Sunday August 26 with no admission charge. To ensure that you have a wonderful outdoor nature experience and to enhance your wildlife viewing opportunities, visitors will be limited to no more than 30 per half-hour between 10am and 4pm with the last admission at 3pm. Reservations are advised by calling 425-316-8592. The Northwest Stream Center is conveniently located 1/2 mile east of Interstate 5 at the south end of Snohomish County’s Mc Collum Park, 600 –128th Street SE, Everett WA 98208. It is beautiful place to learn about the interconnections between forests, streams, wetlands, fish, wildlife and people. For more information: https://www.streamkeeper.org/visit/discover_the_nw_center/

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  • Pint-Sized Science: The Waterfront - Seattle

    Date: August 22, 2018
    Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Location: Friends Of Waterfront Seattle, 1400 Western Ave, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Please join us this month at Friends of Waterfront Seattle for an evening focused on learning about the city’s waterfront overhaul and how a restored urban shoreline can help restore critical species such as salmon. First we will learn about the connections between the terrestrial environment and healthier waterways. Next we will hear from scientists working on the waterfront restoration project about the specifics of the project. Then we will learn about what’s already been going on in Seattle to help it be a cleaner waterfront city. We will end the evening hearing about meaningful individual actions you can take to reduce your impact! This is an all ages event. Beer will be available for donation from Lucky Envelope Brewing; ice cream from Snoqualmie Valley Ice Cream and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided free of charge. If you are able, please bring your own mess kit for ice cream and drinks. Doors open at 5:30; event starts at 6:00pm. Families welcome!

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August 23, 2018
  • Oh No! Solving Difficult Problems in Green Infrastructure Projects Webinar

    Date: August 23, 2018
    Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Green infrastructure project sponsors are sometimes confronted with seemingly intractable problems that have no good solutions. Such problems seem to be more likely if projects are innovative or involve public/private partnerships. Challenges can include unexpected and unrealistic requirements for liability insurance; contractual clauses that state the government agency partner can demolish your project for any cause and then require you to build it back at your cost; requirements that private sector non-profits meet government procurement regulations and other problems that can make you shake your head in disbelief. This webinar tackles the really difficult kinds of problems that might crop up in GI projects and shows how, with ingenuity and diligence, every problem can be solved. If you are working on green infrastructure projects with governmental or non-profit partners, you won’t want to miss this interesting webinar that provides valuable guidance on solving the toughest problems. More information at: https://learning.nrpa.org/products/oh-no-solving-difficult-problems-in-green-infrastructure-projects

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September 12, 2018
  • Green Streets in Dense Communities - Webinar

    Date: September 12, 2018
    Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
    This webinar will showcase results of a two year planning initiative by the City of Cambridge and the Charles River Watershed Association (CRWA) to identify and design green infrastructure strategies for dense, residential city streets. CRWA designed three individual “green streets”, an innovative stormwater management approach that captures rain where it falls by using vegetation, soil and engineered systems to slow, filter and clean stormwater runoff from impervious surfaces (https://www.epa.gov/G3/learn-about-green-streets). Based on this design process and input from residents and various city departments, CRWA also designed a Green Streets Guidance document for the City to help facilitate incorporation of green infrastructure systems into all roadway improvement projects. Register at: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6949262425055015682

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September 18, 2018
  • RainWise Workshop - Seattle

    Date: September 18, 2018
    Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Location: Green Lake Branch Seattle Public Library, 7364 East Green Lake Dr N, 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! Registration Website: http://tinyurl.com/RainWiseRegister

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September 26, 2018
  • RainWise Webinar

    Date: September 26, 2018
    Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Property owners can learn the nuts and bolts of becoming a RainWise homeowner through the program from the comfort of their own home and computer. Registration Website: TBD

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September 29, 2018
  • RainScaping Expo: Rain Gardens, Rain Barrels and Runoff Solutions - Everett

    Date: September 29, 2018
    Time: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Location: Education centers of Northwest Stream Center and WSU Extension at McCollum Park, 600 128th St SE, Everett
    This great event is geared to homeowners and owners of small businesses, the goal of promoting and facilitating the use of low impact development (LID) runoff solutions. The event will feature workshops on LID topics, and educational and vendor booths on LID services and products. Ciscoe Morris will give a talk on Environmentally Friendly Gardening at 2PM during the event. Our very own Aaron Clark will also be giving a presentation! We hope to see you there!

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October 1, 2018
  • RainWise Workshop - Seattle

    Date: October 1, 2018
    Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Location: NE Seattle Branch Seattle Public Library, 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! Registration Website: http://tinyurl.com/RainWiseRegister

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October 24, 2018
  • EcoPRO Training & Exam - Puyallup

    Date: October 24, 2018
    Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    Location: 2606 W Pioneer Ave, Puyallup, WA 98371, 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. When: Wednesday - Friday Wed - Thurs 8:30am to 5pm | Fri 8:30am - Noon Where: WSU Puyallup Research & Extension Center 2606 W Pioneer Ave Puyallup, Washington 98371 Contact: Breanne Chavez breanne@wsnla.org 253.661.6055 To Register: https://www.wsnla.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1072870&group=

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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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