Upcoming Training Opportunities

Each year, we offer a series of trainings for Forest Stewards and frequent volunteers. Join us to learn more about restoration best management practices, community engagement, and urban forest ecology.


Upcoming Trainings

Wetland Best Management Practices | Saturday, November 18 | 10am-2pm @ Discovery Park

Many Forest Stewards have wet areas in their restoration sites. What are different types of wetlands? How do we minimize disturbance? What best practices should we follow? Seattle Parks’ Ecologists and Natural Systems Design will answer these questions and share updated GSP wetland guidelines. Register for this event by visiting http://seattle.cedar.greencitypartnerships.org/event/11762

Winter Twig ID | Saturday, December 2 | 12pm-3pm @ Carkeek Park 

As a steward, identifying and understanding the growth habits of woody plants (trees, shrubs and vines) is tremendously valuable during our winter planting season. Join UW Herbarium’s Dr. David Giblin in a walk and talk tour to learn winter growth habits and the main diagnostic concepts, procedures, tools and resources used in woody twig plant identification. This event is for Forest Stewards and Dedicated Volunteers only. Register for this event by visiting http://seattle.cedar.greencitypartnerships.org/event/11761


Plant Propagation w/ the Green Kirkland Partnership | Saturday, December 2 | 8am-1pm @ Oxbow Farms & Nursery

Learn native plant propagation techniques from the pros at Oxbow Nursery in Carnation. Class includes a hands-on session and plant material to take-home. Lunch and tuition provided by GKP. Carpool from Kirkland to Oxbow Farm (Carnation) – Time includes travel time. Led by Oxbow Nursery Native Plants and Restoration Manager Bridget McNassar.

RSVP to Jeremy at Green Kirkland Partnership (jjones@kirklandwa.gov

 Treats and Tweets| Saturday, December 16 | 10am-noon @ Seward Park

Are you a Forest Steward interested in learning more general information about birds? If so, then this is the program for you! We will begin the program inside with warm drinks and delicious donuts (the best in Seattle!) and then we will venture out into the park to see what birds are out and about. Register for this event by visiting: http://seattle.cedar.greencitypartnerships.org/event/12239/ 

Past trainings with links

Bird Focus: Woodpeckers| Saturday, November 11 

Native Seed Collection and Propagation | Saturday, October 28

Bird Focus: Corvids | Saturday, October 21 

Attract Native Pollinators | Saturday, October 21 

Outreach and Engagement | Saturday, October 14 

Habitat Consultations with Seward Park Audubon | 3/16, 4/20, 5/10, 5/30, 8/25, 9/6

Forest Steward Field Trip to Vashon Island | August 19

Native/Invasive Plant Identification & Management | July 28

Plant Identification | Saturday, June 10

Morning Treats & Tweets | May 13

Soil Enrichment: Hügelkultur Work Party | May 13 

Plant Selection and Site Planning| April 27

New Forest Steward Skills-Building Session | April 1

Owl Prowl |  March 24

Trails Maintenance Training with Seattle Parks Trails Program | May 6

Bird Focus: Creepers and Nuthatches @ Seward Park Audubon Center  | March 18

Plant ID Basics Training with Nature Consortium @ Pigeon Point | March 11

Live Staking and Thinning with WNPS @ Magnuson Native Plant Nursery | March 10

New GSP Forest Steward Orientation + King County Noxious Weeds Presentation 


If you have suggestions for trainings that you would be interested in, or think would be helpful for others, please email Andrea.

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