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Communities working together to protect Puget Sound.
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  • Managing Stormwater Facilities

    A FREE workshop to assist neighborhood associations, business owners, and property owners who live on or are responsible for maintaining a stormwater pond or other stormwater drainage system in their neighborhood ...

  • Start
    Thursday, September 29, 2022 5:30 PM
    Location
    15400 airport dr, Burlington, WA
    Event Sponsor
    skagit county, the cities of anacortes, burlington, mount vernon, and sedro-woolley, the skagit conservation district, and port of skagit county
    Event Web Link
    Event Detail
    A FREE workshop to assist neighborhood associations, business owners, and property owners who live on or are responsible for maintaining a stormwater pond or other stormwater drainage system in their neighborhood is being offered by Skagit County, the Cities of Anacortes, Burlington, Mount Vernon, and Sedro-Woolley, the Skagit Conservation District, and Port of Skagit County.



    Topics will include: how stormwater management systems work; how to keep your system in compliance with new regulations, step-by-step instructions for routine maintenance to prolong the life of your detention pond, improve its appearance, and prevent flooding and property damage; how to plan, budget and assess the neighborhood for upkeep costs; basic things all stormwater facility owners should know and do…and, more! The workshop will include a field tour to a neighborhood stormwater detention system to discuss how to detect problems, keep maintenance costs low, and enhance the function to safeguard water quality in your watershed.



    Please pre-register by Monday, September 26, 2022 – contact Carla Glassman, Skagit Conservation District at 360.428.4313, ext. 1025 or email: carla@skagitcd.org
  • Wet feet gardening

    Join us as we explore how to garden in our wet climate. Do you have a part of your yard that never seems to be dry and not sure what to do with it? Did you know there are plants that love to have ‘wet ...

  • Start
    Thursday, September 29, 2022 6:00 PM
    Location
    3200 cedar st, Everett, WA
    Event Sponsor
    city of everett
    Event Web Link
    Event Detail
    Join us as we explore how to garden in our wet climate. Do you have a part of your yard that never seems to be dry and not sure what to do with it? Did you know there are plants that love to have ‘wet feet’ and may thrive in your yard? Come explore some great alternatives for these wet areas. Registered at everett.eventbrite.com Once registered, you'll receive a link to this fun, informational and free workshop. 
  • Workshop - Tools to Evaluate Water Quality

    Learn about tools and new analyses from monitoring and modeling that help us better understand water quality and potential eutrophication impacts. We will look in particular at increased access to spatial ...

  • Start
    Thursday, September 29, 2022 8:00 AM
    Location
    university of washington tacoma, 1900 commerce street, Tacoma, WA
    Event Sponsor
    puget sound institute
    Event Web Link
    Event Detail
    Learn about tools and new analyses from monitoring and modeling that help us better understand water quality and potential eutrophication impacts. We will look in particular at increased access to spatial and temporal data, including in terminal inlets and shallow embayments.



    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.
  • Poogooder #Zeropoo Challenge

    Wayward dog poo is harming people, pups & the planet, but you can help – even if you don’t have a dog. It’s easy! Challenge yourself & others to do the #zeropoo by September 30, 2022: Squish the myths. ...

  • Start
    Friday, September 30, 2022 7:00 AM
    Location
    28225 redondo beach dr s, Des Moines, WA
    Event Sponsor
    poogooder
    Event Web Link
    Event Detail
    Wayward dog poo is harming people, pups & the planet, but you can help – even if you don’t have a dog. It’s easy! Challenge yourself & others to do the #zeropoo by September 30, 2022: Squish the myths. Scoop the poop. Make a difference. Learn more and see if you can pass the wayward dog poo quiz here: https://www.zeropoo.com. StoryWalk installation of "Oh Poo! A Cautionary Tale" picture book by Poogooder founder Lori Kothe will be on display on the Redondo plaza near the MaST aquarium through September. Let's go!
  • PSSH Gets Reel

    If you love Puget Sound, having fun, and exercising your creative social media muscles, Stream Team’s Reel Challenge is for you! September is Puget Sound Starts Here Month. We are celebrating by inviting ...

  • Start
    Friday, September 30, 2022 9:00 AM
    Location
    online, -, WA
    Event Sponsor
    stream team of thurston county
    Event Web Link
    Event Detail
    If you love Puget Sound, having fun, and exercising your creative social media muscles, Stream Team’s Reel Challenge is for you! September is Puget Sound Starts Here Month. We are celebrating by inviting you to show us in an Instagram reel what Puget Sound means to you and how we can all protect it. All reels need to be submitted by September 30th at midnight to be counted! 



    The grand prize winner will take home a $250 Visa® gift card and one runner-up will win a $100 Visa® gift card. PLUS, everyone who enters will receive a FREE car wash ticket!  But inspiring your peers with a bit of artistic activism is the best reward of all.



    For rules and guidelines, along with more information on how to create a great entry, go here! Need some inspiration? Check out the Stream Team's reel
  • We Scoop Photo Contest & Prize Drawing

    Submit your best photo of your dog and/or enter to win super handy scooping prizes! During the whole month of September, Whatcom County dog owners are invited to take or renew their pledge to "scoop every ...

  • Start
    Friday, September 30, 2022 9:00 AM
    Location
    online, -, WA
    Event Sponsor
    whatcom county public works
    Event Web Link
    Event Detail
    Submit your best photo of your dog and/or enter to win super handy
    scooping prizes! During the whole month of September, Whatcom County dog owners
    are invited to take or renew their pledge to "scoop every poop and put it
    in the trash!" Pledgers are automatically entered in the We Scoop Prize
    Drawing to win a scooping prize pack.



    Do you think you're dog's a
    cutie? Submit your best picture in our contest. Your dog may star in future We
    Scoop flyers, posters and ads. There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards and
    prizes given for Judge's Choice and People's Choice. All photos need to be submitted by September 30th. 



    Have your dog photo all ready to go? Check out learn how to enter and take the Scoop the Poop Pledge here
  • 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 ...

  • Start
    Thursday, October 6, 2022 8:00 AM
    Location
    university of washington tacoma, 1900 commerce street, Tacoma, WA
    Event Sponsor
    puget sound institute
    Event Web Link
    Event Detail
    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.
  • 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 ...

  • Start
    Wednesday, October 12, 2022 6:00 PM
    Location
    webinar, -, WA
    Event Sponsor
    rainwise, seattle public utilities
    Event Web Link
    Event Detail
    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.
  • 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 ...

  • Start
    Thursday, October 13, 2022 9:00 AM
    Location
    n/a, Bremerton, WA
    Event Sponsor
    clean water kitsap
    Event Web Link
    Event Detail
    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
  • Kirkland Forest Day and Tree Giveaway

    Join the City of Kirkland for an Arbor Day celebration with forest stewardship, a tree giveaway, ceremonial tree planting, and more! Forest Day activities run 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at Juanita Beach Park. ...

  • Start
    Saturday, October 15, 2022 10:00 AM
    Location
    9703 juanita dr ne, Kirkland, WA
    Event Sponsor
    city of kirkland and king conservation district
    Event Web Link
    Event Detail
    Join the City of Kirkland for an
    Arbor Day celebration with forest stewardship, a tree giveaway, ceremonial tree
    planting, and more! Forest Day activities run 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at Juanita
    Beach Park. Sign up before September 23 to reserve your trees by visiting: https://kingcd.org/kirklandtreegiveaway
     





    This event is led by the City
    of Kirkland Planning and Building Department in partnership with the Green
    Kirkland Partnership and King Conservation District.
  • Rain garden tour - City of Everett

    Join us for a walking tour of some local rain gardens in north Everett. These gardens do all the work in your yard by collecting, absorbing and filtering the rain that runs off your roof. They are also ...

  • Start
    Saturday, October 15, 2022 9:00 AM
    Location
    3200 cedar st, Everett, WA
    Event Sponsor
    city of everett
    Event Web Link
    Event Detail
    Join us for a walking tour of some local rain gardens in north Everett. These gardens do all the work in your yard by collecting, absorbing and filtering the rain that runs off your roof. They are also a great alternative to lawn. During the tour, we will discuss the City of Everett rebate program, open to Everett residents. The walking tour is a two mile loop, done at a casual pace. Come dressed for the weather and don’t forget your morning drink to keep you warm! Meet up location will be in confirmation email.
  • Drainage SensePro Workshop: LID Solutions

    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 ...

  • Start
    Wednesday, October 19, 2022 9:00 AM
    Location
    n/a, Bremerton, WA
    Event Sponsor
    clean water kitsap
    Event Web Link
    Event Detail
    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
  • Drainage SensePro Workshop: When Infiltration Options are Limited

    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 ...

  • Start
    Friday, October 21, 2022 9:00 AM
    Location
    n/a, Bremerton, WA
    Event Sponsor
    clean water kitsap
    Event Web Link
    Event Detail
    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
  • Kitsap Salmon Tours

    Join us November 5th from 10-2pm at various streams sites across the county as we explore all things salmon with biologists, local environmental organizations, and trained docents. This FREE event offers ...

  • Start
    Saturday, November 5, 2022 10:00 AM
    Location
    multiple locations, Kitsap County, WA
    Event Sponsor
    Kitsap County environmental organizations and agencies
    Event Web Link
    Event Detail
    Join us November 5th from 10-2pm at various streams sites across the county as we explore all things salmon with biologists, local environmental organizations, and trained docents. This FREE event offers exciting opportunities such as interactive activities through Kitsap Regional Library, guided walks at Keta Legacy’s Rhododendron Preserve, Salmon Bingo, and many more. You can discover local salmon species, their lifecycles, and the role you play in their survival.



    Bring your family, gather your friends, and prepare your questions. Join us in experiencing this remarkable migration firsthand. It may be raining, but we’ll be there rain or shine. Please dress for the weather, wear comfortable waterproof shoes, and exercise caution when parking and/or crossing roads.

    Some sites involve a hike to the stream (especially the Rhododendron Preserve).Salmon will be migrating throughout the fall, so feel free to visit these sites at a different time and see what you can find.
  • McLane Creek Chum Salmon Viewing

    Each fall, McLane Creek welcomes the migrating native chum salmon back to their natal waters. These fearless fish are tired and worn from having traveled all the way from the Pacific Ocean. Some come from ...

  • Start
    Saturday, November 5, 2022 10:00 AM
    Location
    5044 delphi rd sw, Olympia, WA, WA
    Event Sponsor
    thurston county stream team
    Event Web Link
    Event Detail
    Each fall, McLane Creek welcomes the migrating native chum salmon back to their natal waters. These fearless fish are tired and worn from having traveled all the way from the Pacific Ocean. Some come from as far north as Alaska, yet they are determined to spawn before they die. Witness their unique spawning display from early November through mid-December. To help you learn more, trained Salmon Steward docents will be at viewing locations to talk about the natural history of the McLane Creek chum run. Look for them between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the weekends in November and the Friday after Thanksgiving.



    A Discover Pass is required. 

 

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