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!

February 27, 2024
  • How to Get RainWise In-Person Workshop

    Date: February 27, 2024
    Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Location: Southwest Branch - The Seattle Public Library, 9010 35th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126, USA
    Join RainWise for an in-person workshop and meet contractors! You will learn about the RainWise program and how you can apply to get a rebate for a cistern and/or rain garden.This FREE in-person workshop is for homeowners in RainWise-eligible basins throughout Seattle who are interested in learning more about the RainWise program and rebates. 


    Register at: How to Get RainWise In-Person Workshop Tickets, Tue, Feb 27, 2024 at 6:30 PM | Eventbrite

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February 29, 2024
  • PCD Rain Garden Tour & Handbook Updates

    Date: February 29, 2024
    Time: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Location: Pierce Conservation District, 308 W Stewart Ave, Puyallup, WA 98371, USA

    The newly released 2023 Rain Garden Handbook for Western Washington is a guide to successfully planning, installing and maintaining a rain garden to improve water quality in our region. The Handbook includes updates to the rain garden sizing guide, expanded plant lists and improved graphics. If you'd like to hear more about the Rain Garden Handbook in person and tour examples of rain gardens with local experts, please register for this event! 

    Rain Garden Tour and Handbook Updates Tickets, Thu, Feb 29, 2024 at 3:00 PM | Eventbrite

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  • Webinar: Understanding Soil Health

    Date: February 29, 2024
    Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Early spring is the perfect time to test your soil for the upcoming growing season and make any amendments you need! Whether you are gardening, growing forage for livestock, or maintaining an orchard, understanding your soil is crucial to plant health. Join KCD for a free webinar to learn about soil basics, KCD’s Soil Nutrient Testing Program, and ways to improve soil health. KCD resource planners will also share how to take and interpret soil tests.

    Understanding Soil Health : King Conservation District (kingcd.org)

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  • Leaping into Our Public Lands: A Leap Year Celebration

    Date: February 29, 2024
    Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Location: Patagonia, 2100 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98121, USA

    What exactly are public lands? How did they come to be? Where can I find them? Why is this relevant to me? Spend a couple hours on Leap Day with The Wilderness Society, Patagonia and more local organizations to learn about public lands in the Puget Sound area and beyond.


    Our Leap Year celebration includes drinks and snacks, trivia, cool activities and a raffle including great Patagonia gear! You'll learn more about public lands, what you can do to protect them and how you can help foster a culture where everyone feels they belong outside.

    Leaping into Our Public Lands: A Leap Year Celebration (splashthat.com)

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March 6, 2024
  • Clean Water, Sustainable Building, Green Jobs Symposium & Career Fair

    Date: March 6, 2024
    Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Location: South Seattle College, 6000 16th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106, USA

    You are invited to meet in-demand employers in the fields of clean water, sustainable building, and green jobs! 

    Attend and participate in hands-on demonstrations, break-out sessions, networking, resume help, and other skill building activities. This event is free and open to the public, including people in all stages of careers and education.  

    011824_Green Jobs Symposium and Job Fair (sustainablebuildingscience.technology)

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March 9, 2024
  • Native Plants in Community Gardens - KCD Tour and Workshop

    Date: March 9, 2024
    Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Location: CitySoil Farm, 1300 Southwest Grady Wy, Renton, WA 98057, USA

    Discover how native plants can thrive in our local environment, attract pollinators and support biodiversity. This event will discuss strategies to incorporate native plants into even very small garden spaces and share tips on selecting, planting, and maintaining native plants. This FREE event will specifically address considerations for adding native plants to community garden spaces, and is perfect for community gardeners interested in creating sustainable and beautiful gardens.

    Everyone who attends will get to practice planting and have a chance to win native plants to take back to your garden! 

    Register at: Native Plants in Community Gardens - Tour and Workshop Tickets, Sat, Mar 9, 2024 at 9:30 AM | Eventbrite

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March 13, 2024
March 14, 2024
  • SnoCD: Wet Feet Farming Webinar

    Date: March 14, 2024
    Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Location: Snohomish Conservation District, 528 91st Ave NE Suite A, Lake Stevens, WA 98258, USA
    Are you struggling to farm on saturated fields? Are you finding it more and more difficult to plant crops in the spring, get equipment onto fields, graze animals, or cut hay due to wet conditions?

    Many farms in our region are facing challenges with increasingly wet fields due to upland development, failing drainage infrastructure, and changing weather patterns. Join Snohomish Conservation District Agroforester, Carrie Brausieck, for a “Wet Feet Farming” webinar to learn more about this emerging issue and—more importantly—solutions!

    More information and register: Wet Feet Farming Webinar — Snohomish Conservation District (snohomishcd.org)

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  • KCD Streamside Restoration Webinar

    Date: March 14, 2024
    Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    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 webinar for homeowners living along the water. Learn from restoration experts about managing your yard to support both the environment and your own needs.

    Register: Streamside Restoration Webinar Registration, Thu, Mar 14, 2024 at 6:00 PM | Eventbrite

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March 29, 2024
April 6, 2024
  • SnoCD: Forest Management Assistance Programs Workshop

    Date: April 6, 2024
    Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Location: Breazeale Interpretive Center and Aquarium, 10441 Bayview Edison Rd, Mount Vernon, WA 98273, USA
    In Partnership with NW Conservation Districts, WA Dept of Natural Resources Northwest Region, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Snohomish CD is offering a hybrid workshop covering current cost-share programs for forest landowners. The goal is to provide the latest information on the initial steps when considering cost share programs, specific agency eligibility, types of practices funded, and what support landowners can expect throughout the process.

    More information and register at: Forest Management Assistance Programs Workshop — Snohomish Conservation District (snohomishcd.org)

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May 18, 2024
  • Food as Medicine Global 2024 Annual Conference
    Time: All Day
    Date: May 18, 2024
    Date: May 18, 2024
    Time: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
    This annual educational conference provides a culturally inclusive curriculum and collaborative engagement experience featuring inspiring leaders and the often unheard voices of those working at the intersections of food, health, social justice, community, and planetary wellbeing.

    Register at: Food as Medicine Global - 2024 Registration (wildapricot.org)

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