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!

January 11, 2020
  • Jumpstart Your Yard: Tips for designing a sustainable landscape - Woodinville

    Date: January 11, 2020
    Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Location: Brightwater Center - 22505 Washington 9 - Woodinville, WA 98072

    Thinking about transforming your yard this year? A well-planned landscape can do a lot for you, without requiring a lot in return. This introductory class will focus on effective yard design and give you examples of what not to do. Send in questions/photos/maps of your yard prior to the class to get specific advice from the experts. All participants will receive compost samples and discount coupons for the Snohomish Conservation District plant sale! </p>


    For details, link here: https://jumpstartyouryard2020.eventbrite.com

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January 20, 2020
  • Soil and Water Stewardship Training - Apply by Monday 1/27

    Date: January 20, 2020
    Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Tilth Alliance's Soil and Water Stewardship program offers a comprehensive, nine-month training in sustainable food production and natural resource conservation for Seattle and King County residents. Apply what you learn in your own community through hands-on projects like building garden beds, installing rain gardens and creating habitat for wildlife and pollinators. </p>

    Soil and Water Stewards meet one weekend a month (Feb-Oct) to learn and apply their new skills, partnering with local organizations in Rainier Beach and throughout King County, including Got Green, International Rescue Committee and Hopelink. Participants can bestudents, parents, teachers, professionals, community leaders and anyone elsepassionate about food, the environment and the health of our communities. Alimited number of stipends are available to help offset the cost oftransportation to training and project locations. </p>

    Apply by January 27th and learn more at: http://www.tilthalliance.org/about/soil-and-water-stewardship-training

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January 25, 2020
  • The Foundation of Your Yard: The dirt on soil, compost, and mulch - Woodinville

    Date: January 25, 2020
    Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Location: Brightwater Center - 22505 Washington 9 - Woodinville, WA 98072

    Healthy soil is the foundation of a successful landscape. Learn from a soil scientist about the components of a robust soil system and how to make it work better for your landscape. Then an expert will instruct how to improve the soil by creating compost and mulch systems and applying it effectively to your yard. All participants who attend this class will receive discount coupons for the Snohomish Conservation District plant sale, and be able to scoop compost to take home! </p>


    For details, link here: https://foundationofyouryard2020.eventbrite.com

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February 8, 2020
  • Plant Right for Your Site: Selecting plants for functionality & wildlife - Woodinville

    Date: February 8, 2020
    Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Location: Brightwater Center - 22505 Washington 9 - Woodinville, WA 98072

    Did you know you can plant a landscape that has visual interest year round, provides a home for wildlife, AND minimizes water, fertilizer and pesticide use? This class will provide information on choosing the best plants for your needs, and techniques for planting, composting, and mulching that will help your landscape thrive. All participants will receive free plant starts, pollinator seed packets, and compost! </p>

    For details, link here: https://plantrightforyoursite2020.eventbrite.com

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February 22, 2020
  • Watering Wisely: Tips on managing water to reduce use and runoff - Woodinville

    Date: February 22, 2020
    Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Location: Brightwater Center - 22505 Washington 9 - Woodinville, WA 98072
    Watering your landscape effectively can save you valuable time and money! You will have healthy plants and avoid paying for water that runs into the storm drain. Yard care specialists will provide advice for getting the most out of every drop. You’ll learn about constructing rain gardens and installing rainwater catchment systems. To get you started, the Snohomish Conservation District will be selling rain barrels for $50.

    For details, link here: https://wateringwisely2020.eventbrite.com

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March 20, 2020
  • 5th Annual Puget Sound Green Infrastructure Summit

    Date: March 20, 2020
    Time: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
    Location: University of Washington Tacoma, 1900 Commerce St, Tacoma, WA 98402, USA
    Save the date for the 5th Annual Green Infrastructure Summit!

    For more information head to: http://www.12000raingardens.org/summit/

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April 4, 2020
  • Sustainable Food Gardening: Growing food with simplicity & minimal impact - Woodinville

    Date: April 4, 2020
    Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Location: Brightwater Center - 22505 Washington 9 - Woodinville, WA 98072
    Have you been curious about starting a food garden, but not sure how to begin? Or worried it will cost too much? Learn how growing food in your yard can be simple, inexpensive, and provides many other benefits for people and the planet. We will provide plenty of information and resources to get your garden going, as well as free seeds!

    For details, link here: https://sustainablefoodgardening2020.eventbrite.com

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April 19, 2020
  • 2020 Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference: Shared Knowledge for the Future - Vancouver, BC
    Time: All Day
    Date: April 22, 2020

    Location: Vancouver Convention Centre, 1055 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3, Canada
     The next Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference will be April 19-22, 2020 at the VancouverConvention Center in Vancouver, BC. The theme is Shared Knowledge for the Future.Presentations are expected to cover the most pressing issues and solutions from storm watermonitoring and management, to orca protection and impacts of climate change.  <p/>


    More information at: https://wp.wwu.edu/salishseaconference/

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