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.
Bird Habitat Consultation| Tuesday, April 9th | Cheasty Greenspace
Join Seward Park Audubon Naturalist Ed Dominguez on a tour of Cheasty Greenspace with the lens of bird habitat. Ed will show participants how to identify species/types of birds are using the park, how to be considerate of birds while also moving forward with restoration, and suggestions for improved habitat. These consultation are open to all Forest Stewards, so come meet some fellow Stewards and experience another restoration project. More info and registration HERE.
Prepare for Plant Orders | Thursday, April 25th | Jefferson Park Horticulture
Did you know the deadline for ordering plants for this Fall is May 15th?? Don’t worry if this is news to you because we’re here to help! This workshop will help you decide which plants will work best for your restoration site. To get the bigger picture, Nelson Salisbury, an EarthCorps Senior Ecologist, will talk to us about restoration planning and site assessment considerations that’ll begin your journey to find the right plants for your restoration site. He will be followed by Eric Sterner, a Seattle Parks Plant Ecologist, who will walk us through what plants are available to order, highlighting characteristics that are beneficial for certain forest types. And if that wasn’t enough, at the end of the workshop we’ll get a tour of the Seattle Parks and Recreation greenhouse to get a sneak peak of our future plants for this fall. More info and registration HERE.
Related Learning Opportunities:
Thanks to Seattle Parks and Recreation and Seward Park Audubon, GSP Forest Steward can attend the following events FREE of charge:
Nature Walk| Saturday, March 30th | Rainier Beach Urban Farm
Owl Prowl| Friday, April 19th | Seward Park
The Washington Native Plant Society Central Puget Sound Chapter invites Forest Stewards and volunteers to attend their monthly programming. These events are free and open to the public. There is free plant ID help before all of the Seattle programs. Find out about upcoming programs: https://www.wnps.org/cps-events/calendar
Past trainings with links
Pacific Madrone Decline and Recovery| Saturday, February 16th
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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