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

Birds in our Midst: Creating Gardens Filled With Life| Saturday, January 25th| Sammamish Library

This special Saturday program at the Sammamish Library, 825 228th Ave. SE, Sammamish, features Julie O’Donald, a well-known local expert on gardening to attract birds, butterflies and other beloved fauna to our home surroundings.

Julie will give an overview of the elements that create beautiful gardens for birds and people, emphasizing best native plants for birds and design features that create habitat. Photos of birds with their food plants will show how to bring nature home to any property.

For more information, go to: https://wnps.org/events/681

Chelsea and Beyond: Looking at Pacific Northwest Plants in Great Britain| Thursday, February 6th| Mountaineers Program Center

Some of our native plants have become beloved garden subjects in Great Britain—selected and hybridized into numerous cultivars. Some have become invasive, while many of our locally problematic invasives are treasured natives in the hedgerows and fields of the British countryside. Vanquish any February doldrums with pictures and tales of flowers, gardens, and scones.

Sarah will share observations of Northwest species seen during visits to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and travels in England, Scotland, and Wales.

For more information, go to: https://wnps.org/calendar/682

Related Learning Opportunities

Washington Native Plant Society

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

Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association

The Delridge Wetland Park project is creating space for increased community use in addition to restoring a unique urban greenspace in the Longfellow Creek watershed. The Wetland Workshop Series offers a variety of free events put on by DNDA, to facilitate a re-introduction between our communities and the Delridge Wetland. The goal for the workshop series is to address community priorities, offer fun and informative environmental education experiences, and support further community connections and resiliency. You can learn more about their programming at: https://dnda.org/dnda-nature/wetlands/#workshops

Past Trainings

Pacific Madrone Decline and Recovery| Saturday, February 16th

Bird Habitat Consultation| Tuesday, April 9th | Cheasty Greenspace

Prepare for Plant Orders | Thursday, April 25th | Jefferson Park 

Bird Habitat Consultation| Tuesday, May 7th | Green Lake

Beavers, Bumble Bees, Foxes – Oh, My! Wildlife Stewardship in Seattle| Tuesday, June 18th 

Bird Habitat Consultation| Tuesday, June 25th | Discovery Park

Bird Habitat Consultation| Tuesday, July 9th | Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands

Tree Health Trends| Monday, August 5th  Camp Long

Woodpeckers of Seattle| Saturday, August 10th | Seward Park

Forestry Fun: Tips and Tricks for Working with Youth| Wednesday, August 21st | EarthCorps Office (Magnuson Park)

Learn about the Duwamish Tribe and the Importance of Land Acknowledgement| Saturday, November 9th 10:30AM – 1:00 PM | West Duwamish Greenbelt

Learn about Homeless in Seattle Parks| Thursday, December 12th 6:00- 8:00 PM | Jefferson Horticulture Center (HORT)

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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