Environment

McLane Nature Trails Work Party

Event: 
Thu, 06/01/2017 - 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Spend a few hours with Native Plant Salvage and Stream Team at the McLane Creek Nature Trails as we mindfully trim back growth along the trail, pulls weeds, clear the paths, and enjoy the great outdoors! Snacks and tools are provided, and volunteers will be issued a temporary Discover Pass for this event.

Optional Bonus: There will be a Native Plant Walk hosted by the NPSF from 6pm - 7pm: directly following our Nature Trails Work Party on June 1st! These bi-monthly Plant Walks are a fun way to learn the names and ethnobotanical roles of some of our incredible diversity of native species. Learn more at www.nativeplantsalvage.org

Register online: http://streamteam.info/getinvolved/calendar/
Or by emailing nativeplantsalvage@gmail.com

2017 Upcoming Work Parties at McLane Creek:
· Thursday, June 1st from 3 – 6 p.m.
· Thursday, June 22nd from 3 – 6 p.m.
· Thursday, July 20 from 3 – 6 p.m.

Native Plant Walks

Event: 
Thu, 07/06/2017 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Native Plant Walks: 6pm - 7pm.

Enjoy an educational stroll along Olympia’s McLane Creek Nature Trail, guided by plant experts from the Native Plant Salvage Foundation. All ages and levels of experience are welcome, so come learn the names and ecological & ethnobotanical roles of our beautiful northwest native plants!  These Native Plant Walks are a great way to learn plants, botanize with friends, and enjoy an evening outdoors. Plant walks are held 1st & 3rd Thursdays of every month, from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the McLane Creek Nature Trail. Sliding-scale donation of $5 - $20 is suggested.

Visit www.nativeplantsalvage.org for more info, or email nativeplantsalvage@gmail.com

Native Plant Walks

Event: 
Thu, 06/15/2017 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Native Plant Walks: 6pm - 7pm.

Enjoy an educational stroll along Olympia’s McLane Creek Nature Trail, guided by plant experts from the Native Plant Salvage Foundation. All ages and levels of experience are welcome, so come learn the names and ecological & ethnobotanical roles of our beautiful northwest native plants!  These Native Plant Walks are a great way to learn plants, botanize with friends, and enjoy an evening outdoors. Plant walks are held 1st & 3rd Thursdays of every month, from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the McLane Creek Nature Trail. Sliding-scale donation of $5 - $20 is suggested.

Visit www.nativeplantsalvage.org for more info, or email nativeplantsalvage@gmail.com

Star Party

Event: 
Wed, 05/17/2017 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Acclaimed scholars Russ and Cheryl Genet to visit Evergreen, discuss “humanity’s quest for a flourishing earth”

Astronomer Russ Genet and philosopher Cheryl Genet will visit The Evergreen State College on Wednesday, May 17 to lead a program titled “Science, Wisdom, and the Future: Humanity’s Quest for a Flourishing Earth.” The event will be held in Evergreen’s Purce Hall and will begin at 7 p.m.

Russ and Cheryl Genet will raise awareness of the noetic sciences, a multidisciplinary field that combines scientific tools and techniques with subjective ways of knowing to examine human experience. They will also explore methods for empowering citizen scientists and diverse communities, and suggest ways that humanity can begin to shift toward a sustainable future. 

Dr. Russ Genet is a research scholar in residence at California Polytechnic State University, a professor of astronomy at Cuesta College and is the former director of the Fairborn Observatory. He pioneered the world’s first digital telescopes and first fully robotic observatory and was featured in the PBS special The Perfect Stargazer. His lecture, titled “Cultural evolutionary forces, citizen science, and a flourishing planet” will explore the role of science as a powerful tool for understanding both natural and cultural evolutionary process.

Olympic Peninsula Prairies & Wetlands: Their Native American Uses & Stewardship

Event: 
Thu, 05/25/2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Revegetation of Mount St. Helens

Event: 
Mon, 05/08/2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Indigenous Climate Justice Symposium

Event: 
Thu, 05/04/2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

From today's inbox:

The 2nd annual Indigenous Climate Justice Symposium will be held on Thursday and Friday May 4-5 in the Evergreen State College Longhouse on Olympia. Evergreen's Climate Change and Pacific Rim Indigenous Nations Project is co-hosting the Symposium with the Nisqually Tribe. Among the speakers are Faith Spotted Eagle and Rueben George, key leaders of Native-led alliances to stop oil pipelines, and Lummi youth who visited Paris during the 2015 UN climate summit.
 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1484085561611245/

On Sunday May 7, the Nisqually Tribe is also hosting Native youth for an Indigenous Youth Day for Climate Justice: https://www.facebook.com/events/201925623641610/

Advance registration is not needed for either event, which are free and open to the the public. Invite friends on the Events page, and for more information see https://sites.evergreen.edu/indigenousclimate

Science Café - Return of the Giants to the Salish Sea

Event: 
Tue, 05/09/2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Return of the Giants to the Salish Sea:
New findings and research on humpback and gray whales
including their increased occurrence in our waters

John Calambokidis
7:00 PM, Tuesday, May 9th, 2017
Room 110, Harned Hall, Saint Martin’s University

The talk will focus on some of the new research findings on some of the large whale species especially humpback and gray whales that have become increasingly common in our waters. The talk will include original research including findings from new tags attached to whales that have revealed their underwater behavior, feeding, and response to Navy sonar and ships. These include new video tags that show their behavior from the whale’s perspective. 

John Calambokidis is a founder and senior Research Biologist at Cascadia Research Collective in Olympia, Washington. A graduate of Evergreen State College, he has been studying marine mammals and especially blue, humpback, and gray whales for more than 30 years. He has authored two books on marine mammals ( the award-winning Guide to Marine Mammals of Greater Puget Sound from Island Publishers, with R. Osborne and E.M. Dorsey  and Blue Whales from Voyageur Press, with G.H. Steiger) as well as more than 200 publications in scientific journals and technical reports. His work has been covered on shows by Discovery Channel, National Geographic, BBC, and others. 

Volunteer to Support the Native Plant Salvage Foundation

Event: 
Fri, 04/28/2017 - 9:00am - 4:30pm

 Volunteer to Support the Native Plant Salvage Foundation

Community members are invited to help prepare for NPSF's annual Water-Wise and Native Plant Sale, and to help staff the event! This is our biggest fundraiser of the year, and allows us to continue providing hand-on education and service opportunities to protect and conserve habitat and water resources across the South Salish Sea region.

Detailed volunteer descriptions are available on our websitePlease email nativeplantsalvage@gmail.com if you can help out on any of the following days! We will follow up with further details and directions.

  • Thursday, April 27th anytime from 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Friday or Saturday, April 28 & 29 anytime from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 30 between 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Choose a morning or afternoon shift

Thanks for your support!

Volunteer to Support the Native Plant Salvage Foundation

Event: 
Thu, 04/27/2017 - 9:30am - 3:00pm

Community members are invited to volunteer their help to prepare for NPSF's annual WaterWise and Native Plant Sale, and to help staff the event! This is our biggest fundraiser of the year, and allows us to continue providing hand-on education and service opportunities to protect and conserve habitat and water resources across the South Salish Sea region.

Detailed volunteer descriptions are available on our website. Please email nativeplantsalvage@gmail.com if you can help out on any of the following days! We will follow up with further details and directions.

  • Thursday, April 27th anytime from 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Friday or Saturday, April 28 & 29 anytime from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 30 between 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Choose a morning or afternoon shift
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