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!

June 15, 2024
  • Family Nature Fair - Snohomish

    Date: June 15, 2024
    Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Location: Willis D. Tucker Community Park, 6705 Puget Park Dr, Snohomish, WA 98296, USA

    Snohomish Conservation District is excited to join the Family Nature Fair on June 15 at Willis D. Tucker Community Park from 10 am–2 pm to share information about native plants, pollinators, soil health, and more. We will facilitate educational activities for youth, including a plant art project and native wildflower seed balls.

    More information to come.

    Family Nature Fair — Snohomish Conservation District (snohomishcd.org)

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June 22, 2024
  • KCD Land and Animal Stewardship Farm Tour

    Date: June 22, 2024
    Time: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Learn all about how a small fiber farm with goats, sheep, and alpacas use the latest science on manure management to keep our water clean.

    Join KCD and the Discovery Farms® project to tour Blue Mist Fiber Farm and learn about stewarding animals and the environment around them. Tour the farm, meet the animals and see practices and projects, from a heavy use area and dry manure storage to a creekside planting project.

    If you struggle with managing mud, turning your manure into valuable compost, managing healthy pastures or would like to learn about how to benefit and enhance wildlife habitat on your own property, then this tour is for you.

    Register at: Land and Animal Stewardship at Blue Mist Farm Tickets, Sat, Jun 22, 2024 at 10:00 AM | Eventbrite

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  • Tilth Alliance Class: Botany for Gardeners

    Date: June 22, 2024
    Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Location: Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle, WA, 98103, United States
    Optimize your garden by learning the science behind how plants grow! By understanding the structure of plants and how they function, you can provide a better environment for them to grow and produce to their full potential.

    Botany for Gardeners - Tilth Alliance



















    Description





    Optimize your garden by learning the science behind how plants grow! By understanding the structure of plants and how they function, you can provide a better environment for them to grow and produce to their full potential.

    In this class, you'll learn about:






    • Basics of plant structure and plant morphology




    • The energy cycle of plants and plant pigments




    • How plants move nutrients from the air and soil into their stems and leaves




    • Pollination basics





    This in-person workshop will contain an interactive lecture and time for Q & A. We will examine live plants and study schematics and illustrations through a visual slideshow. Come prepared to dive

    (View Full event Description Here: https://tilthalliance.org/event/botany-for-gardeners-5/)

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  • Brier Rain Barrel Painting

    Date: June 22, 2024
    Time: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Join Sno CD and the City of Brier for an afternoon of rain barrel painting! Rain barrels are FREE for Brier residents, and we’ll have the art supplies (paint, stencils, etc.) ready for you so you can create a work of art that also conserves rainwater!

    This event is for Brier residents only. We will verify your address before confirming registration. Limit one (1) rain barrel per family or group.

    Registration and location coming soon. Brier Rain Barrel Painting — Snohomish Conservation District (snohomishcd.org)

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June 26, 2024
  • Watershed Education Experience: Stream and Wetland Ecology Basic Training

    Date: June 26, 2024
    Time: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
    Location: Adopt A Stream Foundation and Northwest Stream Center, 600 128th St SE, Everett, WA 98208, USA
    This course is ideal for Park Rangers, Land Use Policy Makers (city/county council and planning commission members), Developers, Real Estate Agents, Lawyers, Teachers, Streamside and Wetland Property Owners, and everyone interested in stream & wetland ecology. Many attendees have been natural resource professionals who have been seeking a "stream & wetland ecology refresher" and an introduction to the federal, state, and local rules and regulations linked to natural resources. 

    Sign up at: Watershed Education Experience: Stream & Wetland Ecology Basic Training | Adopt A Stream Foundation (streamkeeper.org)

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July 11, 2024
  • KCD Streamside Tour - Green River

    Date: July 11, 2024
    Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Location: Fenster Nature Park, se 98002, 2027 4th St SE, Auburn, WA 98002, USA
    Join KCD and Mid Sound Fisheries Enhancement Group to tour the Fenster Park restoration project and learn all about weedy and native plants, from identification to removal techniques and plant selection. Then we will visit a nearby residence to see what these projects look like in a backyard and talk about resources available to help homeowners complete these projects.

    RSVP: Streamside Tour - Green River Tickets, Thu, Jul 11, 2024 at 6:00 PM | Eventbrite

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July 23, 2024
  • Water Conservation for the Urban Garden

    Date: July 23, 2024
    Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Location: UW Farm, 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, WA 98105, USA
    As we experience drier and drier conditions in the Pacific Northwest many of us are thinking about ways to reduce our water use. This summer, join KCD and the Dry Farming Institute for the Washington Water Resilience Field Tour Series. Tours all over Western WA will explore ways to save water and boost flavor in food crops.

    Our tour at UW Farm on July 23 from 6-8pm is all about strategies to conserve water in an urban garden setting. We will see first hand about the research being done on the farm and the many methods of water conservation.

    RSVP: Water Conservation for the Urban Garden Tickets, Tue, Jul 23, 2024 at 6:00 PM | Eventbrite

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July 27, 2024
August 25, 2024
  • Deep Sea Conservation Festival

    Date: August 25, 2024
    Time: 10:00 am - 10:30 am
    Location: University of Washington, 1410 NE Campus Pkwy, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Seattle’s very own Deep Sea Conservation Festival will be taking place on August 25th, in the UW FSB lobby and lawn. Through interactive informational booths, crafts, and guest speakers, we aim to inspire a broad audience of Seattlelites to get inspired to protect this vulnerable yet largely unexplored ecosystem. This event is a Girl Scout Gold Award Project that has been dreamed up and put into action by a dedicated team of youth and environmental advocates.

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September 7, 2024
  • Feast on the Farm
    Time: All Day
    Date: September 7, 2024
    Date: September 7, 2024
    Time: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
    Location: Carnation, WA 98014, USA

    Join us on September 7th at Griffin Creek Farm for the 15th Annual event, which will feature a local chef and live music and raise funding for Stewardship Partners programs.

    Save the Date
    September 7th, 2024
    Carnation, WA

    Feast on the Farm - Stewardship Partners

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September 18, 2024
  • Soul of the Skagit: Climate Change, Conservation and Connection - Online

    Date: September 18, 2024
    Time: 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
    Join photographer and author Christian Murillo for a 75-minute storytelling and Q+A session. Murillo will share stories from throughout the Skagit River Watershed, all the way from the glacial headwaters to the delta and the Salish Sea beyond. This talk will explore how climate change, conservation and our relationship with the natural world can benefit from our understanding of the Skagits ecological interconnectedness.  

    https://ncascades.org/signup/programs/soul-of-the-skagit-climate-change-conservation-and-connection-online

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November 14, 2024
  • 2024 Tilth Conference
    Time: All Day
    Date: November 14, 2024
    Date: November 14, 2024
    Time: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
    This year’s Tilth Conference, co-hosted by Tilth Alliance, Oregon Tilth and WSU and OSU Small Farms Programs, will celebrate 50 years of Tilth history, bringing together hundreds of farmers, organizations, food system activists, researchers and educators to learn, work and play in Vancouver, Washington on November 14, 15 and 16.

    T50 will feature a half-day research symposium (to be organized collaboratively by the small farm teams at OSU and WSU), more than 25 lectures, workshops and panel discussions, a tradeshow featuring vendors that serve our PNW farmers, engaging keynote speakers, a policy roundtable, and a Taste of PNW Organic networking event that will help create connections between organic producers and buyers.

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