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.

Green Seattle Partnership Trainings

Environmental Justice and Wildlife in our Urban Ecosystems with Dr. Chris Schell | December 10th, 2020 3-4:30pm | on Zoom – https://seattle.greencitypartnerships.org/event/18463/

Dr. Chris Schell (School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington, Tacoma and Grit City Carnivore Project) will discuss how structural and systemic inequalities, especially economic and racial inequality, shape ecological and evolutionary outcomes of wildlife. In addition, he will discuss how certain species (e.g. coyotes and raccoons) may serve as ecosystem sentinels or bioindicators of environmental health and inequity. In doing so, we will discuss how leading with an environmental justice and activism framework in urban natural area management can promote conversation, sustainability, and resilience in a human-dominated world. Learn how Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Green Seattle Partnership are supporting environmental justice initiatives here in Seattle.

Live Stake Collection and Training | 3 time slots – December 5th, 2020 | Warren G. Magnuson Live Stake Beds 
10-11:30am – https://seattle.greencitypartnerships.org/event/18313/
12-1:30pm – https://seattle.greencitypartnerships.org/event/18314/
2-3:30 – https://seattle.greencitypartnerships.org/event/18315/

Learn how to collect live stake material, and gather live stakes for your restoration site with GSP staff. 

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


King Conservation District

 KCD is a natural resources assistance agency that has been helping the people of King County manage natural resources for over seven decades. KCD staff educate landowners, schools, scientists, consultants and agencies in how to recognize problem situations and how to avoid creating them. KCD also provides technical assistance in solving their problems. They have a variety of incredible events, volunteer work parties, and workshops that cover a broad depth of subjects. You can find their events and workshops at: https://kingcd.org/get-involved/education-and-workshops/



Past Trainings

Pacific Madrone Decline and Recovery| Saturday, February 16th, 2019

Bird Habitat Consultation| Tuesday, April 9th, 2019 | Cheasty Greenspace

Prepare for Plant Orders | Thursday, April 25th, 2019 | Jefferson Park 

Bird Habitat Consultation| Tuesday, May 7th, 2019 | Green Lake

Beavers, Bumble Bees, Foxes – Oh, My! Wildlife Stewardship in Seattle| Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 

Bird Habitat Consultation| Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 | Discovery Park

Bird Habitat Consultation| Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 | Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands

Tree Health Trends| Monday, August 5th, 2019  Camp Long

Woodpeckers of Seattle| Saturday, August 10th, 2019 | Seward Park

Forestry Fun: Tips and Tricks for Working with Youth| Wednesday, August 21st, 2019 | EarthCorps Office (Magnuson Park)

Learn about the Duwamish Tribe and the Importance of Land Acknowledgement| Saturday, November 9th, 2019 | West Duwamish Greenbelt

Learn about Homeless in Seattle Parks| Thursday, December 12th, 2019 | Jefferson Horticulture Center (HORT)

Birds in our Midst: Creating Gardens Filled With Life| Saturday, January 25th, 2020| Sammamish Library

Native Plants ID Workshop: Native Trees Identification and Ecology|Saturday, March 7th, 2020| Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center

Fall Planting: Plant Selection and Placement| April 17th, 2020 12:00 – 1:00 PM | Webinar

Spring Native Plant Walk in Seward Park | April 11th, 2020 |Seward Park

Bird Focus: Birding by Ear 1 |May 23rd, 2020|Seward Park

Bird Focus: Birding by Ear 2 |June 13th, 2020|Seward Park


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

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