Free Local Workshops

Our free natural yard care workshops teach you how easy and rewarding gardening can be. Join us and receive great advice about natural yard design from some of the region's most notable experts.

Workshops 
Workshop - Biological Integrity of Key Species and Habitats
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. Scientific workshops - We are facilitating scientific workshops for utilities, environmental community-based organizations, scientists, agencies, and the Tribes to explore and address some of the technical uncertainties related to nutrient management and water quality.
Where:
Online
university of washington tacoma, 1900 commerce street
When:
Thursday, October 6, 2022, 08:00 AM

RainWise and Salmon See-son Webinar
Registration required: https://bit.ly/rainwisesalmon Fall is here and salmon are returning to our rivers and streams! Learn about human influence on local and regional salmon runs, and what role a RainWise installation at your home may have in supporting local salmon populations. In this webinar, you will learn about human influence on local and regional salmon runs, and what role a RainWise installation at your home may have in supporting local fish and the marine mammals that count on them as a food source. Time and interest permitting, we’ll also discuss salmon ecology, how to identify between salmon species, and our recommendations for salmon viewing locations to visit this fall, and recent findings linking coho salmon die-off to a little known product in car tires. 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. Check your eligibility for a RainWise rebate in advance at https://700milliongallons.org/rainwise/eligibility.
Where:
Online
webinar
When:
Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 06:00 PM

Drainage SensePro Workshop: Site Assessment
Attention Contractors and Landscape Professionals: As more homeowners learn about the need to solve their home drainage issues, there is a rising demand for professional services. This series of three webinars will have practical information on solving drainage issues. A final field trip will let you see solutions in action. Register at kcowa.us/drainage! Webinars: October 13, 9 - 10:30 a.m. - Site Assessment October 19, 9 - 10:30 a.m. - LID Solutions October 21, 9 -10:30 a.m. - When Infiltration Options are Limited Field Trip is November 2 at WSU Puyallup
Where:
Online/Webinar
n/a
When:
Thursday, October 13, 2022, 09:00 AM

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