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 4, 2022
  • 2022 Puget Sound Day on the Sound

    Date: October 4, 2022
    Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
    Location: Nisqually Cultural Center, 18815 Old, Mounts Rd SW, DuPont, WA 98327, USA

    Rep. Derek Kilmer and Rep. Marilyn Strickland will join in for Puget Sound Day on the Sound on Tuesday, October 4, from 10:00-11:30 at the Nisqually Cultural Center. They will speak about their priorities for Puget Sound and salmon recovery.

    • Welcome & introductions
    • Remarks from Reps. Strickland & Kilmer
    • Moderated Q&A with Reps. Kilmer & Strickland
    • Closing

    Please register for this in-person event here, and submit your questions for the moderated Q&A session, by Tuesday, September 27.

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  • Cascade Gardener Presents Weeds & Water: Wisdom for Resiliency with Jessi Bloom

    Date: October 4, 2022
    Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Location: Zoom Timezone: America/Los_Angeles
    Join Jessi Bloom in this workshop which will increase your ecological literacy and make living in your garden easier. She will cover two of the most important elements in land management and will share useful permaculture tools and solutions to increase your resiliency. You will gain a better understanding of how to effectively manage water on the land, and also learn easy peasy organic solutions to weed management.

    Cascade Gardener Presents Weeds & Water: Wisdom for Resiliency with Jessi Bloom (brownpapertickets.com)

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October 6, 2022
  • Workshop: Biological Integrity of Key Species and Habitats

    Date: October 6, 2022
    Time: 8:00 am - 10:30 am
    Dr. Jacob Carstensen of the Baltic Nest Institute will describe how researchers in the Baltic Sea are tackling eutrophication. Then Dr. Tim Essington of the University of Washington will explore regional research to quantify the eutrophication risk to key species and habitats in a multi-stressor environment. Building on these insights, workshop participants will have an opportunity to refine the modeling tools that help us protect key species and habitats in the Salish Sea.

    Meeting Registration - Zoom

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October 18, 2022
  • Cascade Gardener Presents Native Splendor in the Garden with Emily Bishton

    Date: October 18, 2022
    Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Location: Zoom Timezone: America/Los_Angeles
    Many of the Pacific Northwests native plants are ideal for incorporating into an established landscape or using as the foundation for a new garden, because of their ornamental branch structures, flowers, leaves, and berries, their adaptation to our wet winter/dry summer climate and acidic soils and need for little fertilizer or supplemental water once established. This class will provide you with tips for determining which fit best in your garden and attract birds and beneficial insects to provide natural pest control, and planting methods for bare-root or containerized natives.  Adding native plants to your landscape is a great way to increase its year-round beauty without increasing the amount of time and resources you use to maintain it!

    Cascade Gardener Presents Native Splendor in the Garden with Emily Bishton (brownpapertickets.com)

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October 19, 2022
  • Webinar: Rural Stormwater Webinars from WSU Extension

    Date: October 19, 2022
    Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    WSU Extension and the Washington Stormwater Center invite you to a free webinar introducing a suite of new educational materials to help manage stormwater and reduce polluted runoff in rural areas.

    Why attend? With these new tools at your fingertips, you’ll save time and more easily help your clients find the information they need to manage rural stormwater more effectively.

    What will be covered: We will be premiering three short videos and sharing a robust suite of supporting resources on topics including:

    • Stormwater in rural areas ​
    • Creating a site map of your property​
    • Options for managing drainage

    We'll be introducing a new website with videos, fact sheets, demonstration sites, and other resources. All designed to help you and your clients better manage stormwater in rural areas around Puget Sound.

    Who should attend: Staff from agencies, municipalities, tribes, Extension, Conservation Districts, contractors, homebuilders, landscapers, rural landowners, and anyone in the stormwater industry.

    Choose a date that works for you and register today (free!) Fast paced and under 90 minutes:

    • Wednesday, October 19. 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    • Wednesday, October 26. 10:30 p.m. – noon
    • Thursday, October 27. 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

    All sessions are free and will be online via Zoom. 

    Rural Stormwater Solutions: Introducing new educational tools you can use! Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite

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October 20, 2022
  • UW Workshop: Native Plants 101: Gardening with Native Ephemerals and Understory Plants

    Date: October 20, 2022
    Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    Online Class Oct 20, 2022 6:30pm-8:00pm (Online via Zoom)
    Instructor: Thuy Luu

    Find out what native Puget Sound plants are first to grow and flower in the spring and how to incorporate them into your garden!

    Price: $25

    Find out what native Puget Sound plants are first to grow and flower in the spring and how to incorporate them into your garden! This class will cover some of the native blooming flowers and plants that you can grow in your shady garden spot that will brighten up your yard early in the year, from Bleeding Heart to native Trillium and Vanilla Leaf.

    Classes & Workshops | University of Washington Botanic Gardens (uw.edu)







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October 24, 2022
October 25, 2022
  • Cascade Gardener Presents Gardening for Climate Change with Jessi Bloom

    Date: October 25, 2022
    Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Location: Zoom Timezone: America/Los_Angeles
    Is your garden ready for climate change? Gardeners are now facing weather and pest related challenges that have simple solutions. Join ecological designer and author, Jessi Bloom who shares beautiful and inspiring ideas for tackling climate change challenges  from plant choices to simple maintenance tricks, water conservation and permaculture concepts to implement in your garden for more success in this unpredictable climate.

    Cascade Gardener Presents Gardening for Climate Change with Jessi Bloom (brownpapertickets.com)

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October 26, 2022
  • Webinar: Rural Stormwater Webinars from WSU Extension

    Date: October 26, 2022
    Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

    WSU Extension and the Washington Stormwater Center invite you to a free webinar introducing a suite of new educational materials to help manage stormwater and reduce polluted runoff in rural areas.

    Why attend? With these new tools at your fingertips, you’ll save time and more easily help your clients find the information they need to manage rural stormwater more effectively.

    What will be covered: We will be premiering three short videos and sharing a robust suite of supporting resources on topics including:

    • Stormwater in rural areas ​
    • Creating a site map of your property​
    • Options for managing drainage

    We'll be introducing a new website with videos, fact sheets, demonstration sites, and other resources. All designed to help you and your clients better manage stormwater in rural areas around Puget Sound.

    Who should attend: Staff from agencies, municipalities, tribes, Extension, Conservation Districts, contractors, homebuilders, landscapers, rural landowners, and anyone in the stormwater industry.

    Choose a date that works for you and register today (free!) Fast paced and under 90 minutes:

    • Wednesday, October 19. 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    • Wednesday, October 26. 10:30 p.m. – noon
    • Thursday, October 27. 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

    All sessions are free and will be online via Zoom. 

    Rural Stormwater Solutions: Introducing new educational tools you can use! Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite

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October 27, 2022
  • Webinar: Rural Stormwater Webinars from WSU Extension

    Date: October 27, 2022
    Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    WSU Extension and the Washington Stormwater Center invite you to a free webinar introducing a suite of new educational materials to help manage stormwater and reduce polluted runoff in rural areas.

    Why attend? With these new tools at your fingertips, you’ll save time and more easily help your clients find the information they need to manage rural stormwater more effectively.

    What will be covered: We will be premiering three short videos and sharing a robust suite of supporting resources on topics including:

    • Stormwater in rural areas ​
    • Creating a site map of your property​
    • Options for managing drainage

    We'll be introducing a new website with videos, fact sheets, demonstration sites, and other resources. All designed to help you and your clients better manage stormwater in rural areas around Puget Sound.

    Who should attend: Staff from agencies, municipalities, tribes, Extension, Conservation Districts, contractors, homebuilders, landscapers, rural landowners, and anyone in the stormwater industry.

    Choose a date that works for you and register today (free!) Fast paced and under 90 minutes:

    • Wednesday, October 19. 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    • Wednesday, October 26. 10:30 p.m. – noon
    • Thursday, October 27. 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

    All sessions are free and will be online via Zoom. 

    Rural Stormwater Solutions: Introducing new educational tools you can use! Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite

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November 2, 2022
  • How to Get RainWise Webinar & Contractor Meet Up!

    Date: November 2, 2022
    Time: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    In this webinar you'll learn the basics of the RainWise program and have a chance to ask panelists
    questions. After the presentation, you’ll have the opportunity to meet some RainWise contractors in breakout rooms to ask them specific questions about your home and potential projects.

    Meeting Registration - Zoom

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November 10, 2022
  • UW Workshop: Native Plants 101: Pollinator Pathways

    Date: November 10, 2022
    Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    Nov 10, 2022 6:30pm-8:00pm  (Online via Zoom)
    Instructor: Thuy Luu
    Price: $25

    Learn about some of the challenges our native pollinators face in the city, as well as ways we can create spaces for them to find food, shelter, and a place to nest! This class will cover some very basic pollinator information as well as some of Western Washington’s native plants you can grow in your yard to help provide habitat for our pollinators.

    Classes & Workshops | University of Washington Botanic Gardens (uw.edu)







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