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 26, 2021
  • Webinar: Get RainWise in 2021!

    Date: January 26, 2021
    Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    In this webinar you'll learn the basics of the RainWise program and the steps to getting a RainWise installation at your property, hear from a homeowner about their experience, and have a chance to ask our panelists questions. Registration Link: https://bit.ly/Jan26RainWise

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February 3, 2021
  • Trees - A Community Discussion Tied to Climate Change

    Date: February 3, 2021
    Time: 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
    This Snohomish CD session will include a brief introduction to the Project Drawdown climate framework, information about how trees can help fight climate change, and then it will open up for discussion and networking with other attendees. More info at: https://snohomishcd.org/events-workshops/2021/2/3/trees-a-community-discussion-tied-to-climate-change

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February 5, 2021
  • Toxics in Puget Sound Virtual Workshop

    Date: February 5, 2021
    Time: 9:00 am - 4:40 pm

    The workshop will address the pressing issues associated with our Toxics in  Fish while providing broader context regarding prevention, human health and a wide range of contaminants and toxicants. The workshop is designed to identify red flag monitoring for action follow up.

    The February 5th Workshop day will focus on science only and will address PCBs, PAHs, PBDEs and CECs, among other toxic chemicals.  The workshop will be emphasizing emerging science and the discussion will address sources, pathways and impacts.

     A follow-up February 26th Workshop day will focus on approaches, barriers and keys to success and a path forward for solutions and interventions.

     The event is free, but you must register in advance:  https://toxicsinpugetsound.brownpapertickets.com

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February 10, 2021
  • Webinar: How to Get RainWise Webinar & Contractor Meet Up!

    Date: February 10, 2021
    Time: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    In this webinar you'll learn the basics of the RainWise program, hear from a homeowner about theirexperience, and have a chance to ask panelists questions. After the presentation, you’ll have the opportunityto meet 3 RainWise contractors in breakout rooms to ask them specific questions about your home andpotential projects. Registration Link: https://bit.ly/Feb10 RainWiseContractor Sign-up: http://tinyurl.com/RWcontractor

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February 19, 2021
  • Car Tires & Salmon Health: Exploring New Research on Stormwater Impacts

    Date: February 19, 2021
    Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Join Salmon-Safe and Salmon-Safe BC for an online session introducing the groundbreaking new research related to tire dust killing coho salmon returning to urban waterways. A team led by researchers at the University of Washington and Washington State University have discovered a chemical in tires that kills the fish before they can spawn. For details, go here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/car-tires-salmon-health-exploring-new-research-on-stormwater-impacts-tickets-136722403389

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March 3, 2021
  • Nature&Health Speaks Hiking My Feelings: Stepping into the Healing Power of Nature

    Date: March 3, 2021
    Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
    Location: Zoom registration required (Link TBA)
     Join Sydney Williams, author and founder of Hiking My Feelings, as she unpacks her "trauma pack", sharing the story of how hiking helped her reconnect to, and heal, her mind and body - kicking her limiting beliefs and Type 2 Diabetes to the curb in the process. 

     When former collegiate athlete and competitive skydiver, Sydney Williams, unexpectedly found herself on the receiving end of a Type 2 diabetes diagnosis, while grappling with unresolved trauma from a decades-old sexual assault, she set out on a mission: turn her pain into power. Two hikes across Catalina Island and 80 miles later, she founded Hiking My Feelings® to help others tap into the mind-body connection and healing power of nature that helped kick her self-limiting beliefs and disease into remission.
     
     Having more than 12 years of marketing experience with Fortune 500 companies and emerging brands, Sydney serves up her “truth juice” style of storytelling to break wide open tough conversations with practical, powerful content and experiences. Over the years, she’s been featured on the SXSW stage, as well as in Health Magazine, Diabetic Living Magazine, Huffington Post, Psychology Today, US News & World Report, and numerous other publications. Today, she is the author of Hiking My Feelings: Stepping Into the Healing Power of Nature:
    -> https://hikingmyfeelings.org/book and travels across the country empowering others to summit their personal mountains on their way to becoming Well Beings.
      
    The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, and activities. Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made by December 21, 2020 to natureandhealth@uw.edu.

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March 4, 2021
  • Webinar: All About Cisterns & Contractor Meet Up!

    Date: March 4, 2021
    Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Rains are coming...learn about how cisterns help stop polluted runoff! In this webinar, you will learnabout cisterns, large above-ground containers used to collect roof water. You’ll also get to hear about theirbenefits in Seattle, specifically how they help reduce combined sewer overflows and how they can be used forsummer landscape irrigation. After the presentation, you’ll have the opportunity to meet 3 RainWisecontractors in breakout rooms to ask them specific questions about your home and potential projects. Registration Link: https://bit.ly/Mar4RainWise Contractor Sign-up: http://tinyurl.com/RWcontractor

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March 16, 2021
  • Webinar: Plan a Spring Rain Garden with RainWise

    Date: March 16, 2021
    Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Learn about integrating a rain garden into your spring gardening plans! Registration Link: http://bit.ly/Mar16RW

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March 25, 2021
  • The Green Infrastructure Summit of the Salish Sea
    Time: All Day
    Date: March 26, 2021


    We are actively planning the next Green Infrastructure Summit for March 25th and 26th, 2021 and more details will be announced soon!
      
    Given uncertainties surrounding COVID-19, the 2021 summit will again be an online event. When public health officials advise us, we will also organize an in-person networking event, but we won’t make any predictions on that just now. Following the success of the 2020 summit’s south Puget Sound spotlight, the 2021 summit will shift the spotlight north and bring special focus to north Puget Sound along with the usual emphasis on collaboration across the entire Puget Sound region and across sectors.

    More information can be found at: https://www.12000raingardens.org/summit/   

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