Beginning Birding

Sat, 04/14/2012 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Enter the world of birding with Burt Guttman, author of "Finding Your Wings: A Workbook for Beginning Bird Watchers." He will talk about getting started in birding and becoming aware of the natural world and its beauties. Books will be available for purchase. Tumwater Timberland Library 7023 New Market

Sustainability Summit

Sat, 04/14/2012 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

TEDx Event, ‘Hello Climate Change: Rethinking the Unthinkable,’ Comes to The Evergreen State College on April 16

Mon, 04/16/2012 - 3:00pm - 7:00pm

TEDx Event, ‘Hello Climate Change: Rethinking the Unthinkable,’ Comes to The Evergreen State College on April 16

When: Monday, April 16, 2012, 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., with reception following

Where: Seminar 2, E1105, The Evergreen State College, 2700 Evergreen Parkway, Olympia

To register, visit: evergreen.edu/mes/tedx


"Hello, Climate Change: Rethinking the Unthinkable," is an event designed to encourage thinking about the role of liberal arts education in an era of climate change. TEDxEvergeen is an independently organized event, licensed by TED.

The event is free, but pre-registration is required.

For more information and a link to the registration page, see evergreen.edu/mes/tedx. “Hello, Climate Change: Rethinking the Unthinkable” is organized specifically for Evergreen faculty and staff by a committee of students, faculty and staff, and funded by the student Clean Energy Committee with support from Evergreen’s Master of Environmental Studies and Master of Public Administration Programs.

Members of the public are welcome to attend. Off-campus speakers will include David Roberts of Grist Magazine and Jeremy Littel of the University of Washington, Climate Impacts Group. On campus experts include Anne de Marcken, Larry Geri, Zoltan Grossman, Carolyn Prouty, Steve Verhey and Bret Weinstein. A full agenda of events and topics to be explored is available here: evergreen.edu/mes/tedx

Evergreen was an early leader in climate change education, and climate change is a uniquely interdisciplinary problem. TEDxEvergreen provides an opportunity to think and learn about climate change from a wide variety of disciplines, and to explore surprising effects and promising, even counterintuitive, approaches to dealing with this global challenge.

About TEDx, x=independently organize event

McLane Creek Trail Maintenance Work Party

Sat, 04/14/2012 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Join WSU’s Native Plant Salvage Project and the Thurston County Stream Team to help maintain these beautiful trails! We prune encroaching vegetation, clear and brush the trails so that visitors can more easily enjoy this unique setting and the habitat stays intact!

Meet the Trees of Washington Field Class

Sat, 06/09/2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Register athttp://meetthetrees.eventbrite.com/

Location: 5033 Harrison Ave. NW (Old McLane Fire Station) then McLane Nature Trail in the afternoon.

In this fun field class, participants will be introduced to the magnificence of our native trees as well as four South Sound ecosystems: marine shorelines, prairies, freshwater riparian areas, and they will learn some basic keying skills.

Following a morning in the classroom, we’ll travel by bus (provided) for a field trip to a local nature trail to learn to identify native trees, shrubs, ferns and perennials.

Stream Team and WSU’s Native Plant Salvage Project team up every year to present this free field class on a Saturday June 9th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in Olympia.

The class is especially beneficial for newcomers to our area or anyone else who has ever wondered about the benefits and horticultural uses of native trees and other plants. Participants will learn about several different natural areas to visit in South Sound to experience different ecosystems and the plants and animals that inhabit them.

Free Naturescaping for Water and Wildlife Field Class

Sat, 05/05/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Learn how to create a home landscape that:

Attracts birds, butterflies, amphibians & beneficial insects, is beautiful year-round, conserves & protects water resources, creates & protects habitat, even for salmon miles away and reduces maintenance chores like watering and mowing!

Other topics will include working with slopes, minimizing lawn, low-impact patios & walkways, and drought-tolerant plants.

 Join Erica Guttman of Washington State University Extension's Native Plant Salvage project for a packed day of learning both in the classroom and at naturescaping sites around the city.

Advanced registration is required and can be completed online at www.nativeplantsalvage.org or by e-mailing  nativeplantsalvage@gmail.com or calling 360.867.2166. 

Sponsored by stream team.


Northwest Permaculture Talk

Wed, 04/04/2012 - 5:00pm - 8:30pm

From today's inbox:

We will be hosting Jenny Pell and Toby Hemenway in the Longhouse at Evergreen from 5-8:30pm on Wednesday April 4.

Toby Hemenway is author of Gaia's Garden: A Guide To Home-Scale Permaculture, the best selling permaculture book for 7 years running. (http://www.patternliteracy.com/)
Jenny Pell is the owner of PermacultureNow!, a board member of Community by Design (a small scale farm incubator outside of Portland), and designer of the Beacon Hill Food Forest as well as the designer for Demeter's new 5 year Master Plan. (http://www.permaculturenow.com/, www.communitybydesignllc.org)

This talk will celebrate 30 years of Permaculture in the Pacific Northwest, launch the application process for our Permaculture Design Course, and unveil the new Demeter's Garden Master Plan for Evergreen Organic farm, as well as inspire and inform the audience about what is going on in Permaculture Now!
Attendance for students not with a program reservation will be $2 and non-Evergreen student/staff/faculty will be $5.
Please let us know if there are any questions.
Nicholas Wooten


So You Want To Be A Beekeeper?

Sat, 03/17/2012 - 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Event Type: Adult Program
Date: 3/17/2012
Start Time: 2:30 PM
End Time: 4:30 PM
 Do you want your backyard to hum with the sound of happy bees? Local beekeeper and swarm chaser Kellie Shincke will walk you through the basics of backyard beekeeping and answer questions. Topics will include natural beekeeping, hive designs, bee yards, bee feeding and maintenance. Attendees will leave with a working knowledge of how to set up a bee colony and become a friend to bees and other pollinators. Ms. Shincke fell in love with bees when she set up two top-bar hives in her backyard two years ago. She has since learned the art of swarm capture and bee removal, and now keeps over 15 hives of various designs. She is an active member of the Olympia Beekeepers Association and owner of Working Girls Urban Bee Company.
Library: Olympia Timberland Library
Link: Working Girls Urban Bee Company

FREE Rain Garden Workshop

Thu, 04/19/2012 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Join us for a free, hands-on workshop where you’ll get all the details you need to design and install a beautiful rain garden that will manage your home’s drainage while also protecting our local waterways. Sponsored by Stream Team.

6:30 to 8:00 - Basics

8:00 to 8:45 - Optional Hands On Practice

The class is sponsored by Stream Team and WSU Extension's Native Plant Salvage Project. Advanced registration can be done online at www.nativeplantsalvage.org, or by contacting nativeplantsalvage@gmail.com or calling (360) 867-2166.

The LOTT Cleanwater Alliance is located in downtown Olympia at 500 Adams Street NE

FREE - Beyond Landscaping: Shoreline Revegetation Workshop

Thu, 03/22/2012 - 6:00pm - 9:15pm

A free workshop for those who live along a stream, lake or Puget Sound is set for March 22 from 6 to 9:15 p.m. at the Lacey Community Center. Participants in the "Beyond Landscaping" workshop will learn landscaping ideas to enhance the beauty of their property while also protecting shorelines from erosion, how to get rid of weeds and replant with beneficial plants, tree-care tips to protect both trees and shoreline views, and how to make an affordable action plan for shoreline landscaping activities.


The class is sponsored by Stream Team and WSU Extension's Native Plant Salvage Project. Advanced registration can be done online at www.nativeplantsalvage.org, or by contacting nativeplantsalvage@gmail.com or calling (360) 867-2166.

Lacey Community Center is located at 6729 Pacific Ave. SE in Lacey.

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