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!

August 11, 2022
  • August GrIP Meeting: Point Defiance Stormwater Treatment Facility

    Date: August 11, 2022
    Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    Join GrIP on August 11thh from 12:00 - 1:30 PM for the next virtual GrIP Meeting. At this meeting, attendees will look at the Pt. Defiance Stormwater Treatment Facility including Site Selection and partnerships, Design Considerations, and Public uses of the facility.  Beyond the facility function for treating stormwater, it serves as an outdoor classroom and education showcase for the City of Tacoma and others.  

    Location: Zoom | Register at https://bit.ly/GrIPAugust2022

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August 18, 2022
  • How to Get RainWise Webinar Info Session

    Date: August 18, 2022
    Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Register at http://bit.ly/summerwebs Learn how RainWise rebates for rain gardens and cisterns combat pollution! With every storm, rain carries pollutants off our roofs, driveways and other hard surfaces to local creeks, Lake Washington and Puget Sound. Rain gardens and cisterns can help control this stormwater, but we need your help! In selected areas of Seattle, the City of Seattle and King County will pay up to 100 percent of the cost of installing rain gardens and cisterns on homeowners’ properties. This webinar is for homeowners in RainWise-eligible basins throughout Seattle who are interested in learning more about the RainWise program and rebates. At this webinar you will learn: • about the stormwater problem, • about the solutions (View Full event Description Here: https://700milliongallons.org/event/how-to-get-rainwise-webinar-info-session-2/)

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August 20, 2022
  • Blix Elementary Rain Garden Clean Up - Tacoma

    Date: August 20, 2022
    Time: 9:00 am - 11:30 am
    Location: Peck Athletic Fields, 1425 S State St, Tacoma, WA 98405, USA

    Join PCD, Metro Parks, the Central Neighborhood Council, and others to Depave the Peck parking lot and make way for new green spaces in the neighborhood. Free pizza will be provided for volunteers!



    After walking by a usually empty parking lot during the pandemic, community members living around Peck Fields nominated the lot to be Depaved. Metro Parks Tacoma, who owns the parking lot, has agreed to taking out parts of the lot to replace it with a new rain garden, trees, and pollinator plants. By replacing pavement with rain gardens and green spaces, we can reduce the amount of polluted stormwater runoff that goes into our gutters and out to the Salish Sea.

    Sign Up here: Depave the Peck Parking Lot (Aug. 20) (zohopublic.com)

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  • Forest Tour - Maple Valley

    Date: August 20, 2022
    Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Want to manage your small forest, but don’t know where to start? Looking to improve your forest’s health and your own enjoyment of your land? This event is for you!

    Join KCD for a free tour of local couple’s forest in Maple Valley.


    Forest Tour - Maple Valley : King Conservation District (kingcd.org)

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September 19, 2022
  • Whole Farm Planning / Planificación de toda la granja

    Date: September 19, 2022
    Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Mondays, September 19th - December 5th - 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Online course classroom through Zoom with in-person field trips Curso en línea a través de Zoom con viajes de campo en persona

    A broad range of topics and decision-making tools for you to create a successful small farm enterprise! Whether you are just exploring the opportunities available or already have an existing operation, you’ll learn what it takes to create, sustain, and grow a viable small farm. Offered Statewide, Online, and Bilingually with Spanish Interpretation.

    Cubriremos una amplia visión de las opciones de producción y mercadeo paras las pequeñas granjas de hoy. Ya sea que este explorando nuevas oportunidades disponibles o ya tenga una operación existente, aprenderá lo que se necesita para crear, sostener y cultivar una granja pequeña viable.

    Whole Farm Planning / Planificación de toda la granja — Cultivating Success™ Washington (cultivatingsuccesswa.org)

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September 24, 2022
  • Feast on the Farm

    Date: September 24, 2022
    Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Save the Date for Feast on the Farm in Carnation, WA! More information coming soon!

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