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 16, 2018
  • RainWise Workshop - Seattle

    Date: October 16, 2018
    Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Location: Southeast Seattle Senior Center, 4655 S Holly St, 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! Registration Website: http://tinyurl.com/RainWiseRegister

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October 17, 2018
  • Rain Garden Restoration Volunteer Event - Tacoma

    Date: October 17, 2018
    Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Location: Kandle Park, 2323 N Shirley St, Tacoma, WA 98407, USA
    Orcas Love Raingardens is working with student volunteers to restore six rain gardens at three different sites. These rain gardens not only keep stormwater pollution out of salmon and orcas, they also serve as outdoor classrooms where we can engage students and the community about the importance of addressing stormwater runoff to protect orcas and our other wild neighbors.

    Kandle Park - Volunteer planting with students from Wilson High School
    Wednesday, October 17th, 2:00 – 5:00

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  • RainWise Contractor Fair - North Seattle

    Date: October 17, 2018
    Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Location: Blue Star Cafe & Pub, 4512 Stone Way N, Seattle, WA 98103, 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. This is an opportunity to meet a collection of RainWise contractors and learn what will work for you.

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October 18, 2018
  • 2018 Drainage Sense Pro Workshop - Silverdale

    Date: October 18, 2018
    Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Location: Silverdale Water District 5300 NW Newberry Hill Road #100, Silverdale, WA 98383 United States
    A full day workshop for industry professionals to expand their skills at solving stormwater runoff challenges on private property. Learn how to design and implement successful drainage techniques based on site analysis. Get the latest on what projects require a permit and who to contact with the new stormwater code. Early Registration $85 by September 14th; afterwards $100. Last day to register is October 5th. For more information on the class and to register: https://2018drainagesensepro.bpt.me

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  • Darrington High School Rain Garden Planting Party and Rain Barrel Sale - Darrington

    Date: October 18, 2018
    Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Location: 1085 Fir Street, Darrington, WA 98241
    Save the date for the planting party for the newest rain garden in Darrington, WA.

    For more information: http://snohomishcd.org/events-workshops/2018/10/18/darrington-high-school-rain-garden-planting-party-and-rain-barrel-sale

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October 20, 2018
  • Stream Team Training - Pierce County

    Date: October 20, 2018
    Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Looking for an opportunity to engage in your local watershed? Want to participate in citizen science? Or simply want to spend time outdoors? Stream Team might be for you! Volunteer stream monitors play a key role in stream stewardship by raising awareness of pollution problems and providing water quality data the community can use to protect local streams.

    To RSVP: https://piercecd.org/FormCenter/Water-Quality-7/Stream-Team-Training-243

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  • Duwamish Alive – Restore our River! - Seattle

    Date: October 20, 2018
    Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Location: South Orcas Roadside Rain Gardens: 700 S. Orcas Street at S. Padilla
    Join DIRT Corps at South Orcas Street roadside rain gardens for Duwamish Alive!, and learn about how green stormwater infrastructure works, and how to keep it looking and functioning well. Volunteers will weed out invasive plants and learn how to prune and divide native plants that can be used at other community projects. This site is almost 8 years old and represents a "mature" rain garden site that was initiated by neighbors and green stormwater leaders, and is maintained by the community in Georgetown near the Duwamish River.

    Register: https://www.urbansystemsdesign.com/events/duwamish-alive-at-south-orcas-greenstreet

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  • RainWise Contractor Fair - South Seattle

    Date: October 20, 2018
    Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Urban Feed and Garden, 4878 Beacon Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108, 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. This is an opportunity to meet a collection of RainWise contractors and learn what will work for you.

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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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October 25, 2018
  • Green Infrastructure in Seattle: Designing for Clean Stormwater in the Rain City - Seattle

    Date: October 25, 2018
    Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Location: AIA Seattle, 1010 Western Ave, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    On October 25th, we bring the conversation back to hardscapes: rooftops, roadways, and bridges that send polluted runoff straight into Seattle’s delicate aquatic ecosystems. With advancements in toxic stormwater retention, architects and developers now have the opportunity to promote on-site natural filtration using green infrastructure design that delights both inhabitants and passerby.

    COTE is proud to welcome representatives from Weber Thompson, Salmon-Safe, and the Green Infrastructure Partnership to discuss stormwater infiltration strategies with special regards to exciting new built and planned projects that creatively process runoff from the Aurora Bridge. Our very own Aaron Clark will be speaking!

    For more information: https://aiaseattle.org/event/cote-green-infrastructure-in-seattle/

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October 31, 2018
  • EPA Webinar: Water Reuse and Reclaimed Water

    Date: October 31, 2018
    Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    The reuse of alternative water sources (e.g., graywater, stormwater, roof runoff) within single buildings or urban districts for non-potable purposes such as toilet flushing or landscape irrigation is gaining popularity across the country. A group of public utilities and health agencies seeking uniform guidance on treatment requirements and monitoring approaches has recently released a Guidebook for Developing and Implementing Regulations for Onsite Non-potable Water Systems. This presentation will provide the technical basis to understand the risk based approach emphasized within this document.

    To register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8153282634005656577

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November 3, 2018
  • Green Seattle Day at Watercrest Park - Seattle

    Date: November 3, 2018
    Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Join the fun at Westcrest Park, and be one of hundreds of volunteers planting thousands of plants in parks throughout the Emerald City! All community members are welcome, and no experience is necessary! The event is family friendly and open to all ages. Volunteers will plant trees and other plants that will become the future forest of the park.

    Questions? Email kat@thedirtcorps.com or call 206-850-2609.

    For more information and to sign up: https://seattle.greencitypartnerships.org/event/13588/

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November 6, 2018
  • Beautify & Care for Your Streamside Property - Renton/Newcastle Workshop

    Date: November 6, 2018
    Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Location: Renton Highlands Library - 2801 Northeast 10th Street - Renton, WA 98056
    Curious about what it takes to return your stream, lake or wetland property to its more natural state? Want to learn ways you can support wildlife, enhance your property’s aesthetic, and reduce maintenance needs? Don't miss this FREE workshop for homeowners living along the water. Learn from restoration experts about managing stream, lake and wetland properties in a way that supports the environment and your land use needs.

    For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beautify-care-for-your-streamside-property-rentonnewcastle-workshop-tickets-49620745987

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November 7, 2018
  • RainWise Contractor Training - Seattle

    Date: November 7, 2018
    Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Location: King Street Center, 201 S Jackson St, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    Free training provided to contractors interested in joining the RainWise contractor pool. To receive credit for training, potential contractors must attend all three training sessions: Wednesday & Thursday, November 7 & 8, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Saturday, November 10, 10:00 am – noon

    Registration website: https://tinyurl.com/contractortraining

    To find out about future trainings, contact Tasha at tasha.bassett@seattle.gov

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November 10, 2018
  • Rain Garden Restoration Volunteer Event - Tacoma

    Date: November 10, 2018
    Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Location: Baker Middle School, 8001 S J St, Tacoma, WA 98408, USA
    Orcas Love Raingardens is working with student volunteers to restore six rain gardens at three different sites. These rain gardens not only keep stormwater pollution out of salmon and orcas, they also serve as outdoor classrooms where we can engage students and the community about the importance of addressing stormwater runoff to protect orcas and our other wild neighbors.

    Baker Middle School - Volunteer planting with students from Baker Middle School
    Saturday, November 10th, 10:00 – 1:00

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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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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
    Details coming soon to: http://www.12000raingardens.org/summit/

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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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