Native Plant Salvage Event

Sat, 02/04/2017 - 9:30am - 3:30pm

Join us for the first Native Plant Salvage event of the year! These events are our organization’s namesake, and a great way to practice plant identification while volunteering and enjoying the camaraderie of fellow plant lovers.

We’ll keep you well fed all day with hot soup and snacks!  At these events, volunteers rescue small native trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants from local areas that are scheduled for clearing due to development.

Volunteers are invited to help for however long they feel capable; whether that’s all day or for a few hours, we appreciate your contribution.

Email nativeplantsalvage@gmail.com to register.

Visit our website for more details and other Salvage dates!

Owls of the Pacific Northwest

Sat, 02/04/2017 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Seven different species of owls indigenous to the Northwest will be presented. Facts and information will be discussed to educate attendees and provide an opportunity to view live owls up close.  For Heaven’s Sake Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation is dedicated to the preservation of orphaned and injured animals by providing quality care and treatment in a safe, secure and nurturing environment while preparing them for release into their natural habitat. 

Recommended age Group: Adults, Teens middle & high school, Youth grades 4-6

We’re located at 7023 New Market St SW, accessible via Intercity Transit route 12/13.  Call 360-943-7790 for more information.


Capitol Land Trust MLK Day of Service

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service is a federal holiday and national day of service – a “day on, not a day off.” This special day recognizes Dr. King’s legacy through community service. Every year, Americans of every age and background celebrate Dr. King through service projects that strengthen communities, empower individuals, bridge barriers, and create solutions. Learn more about Dr. King here.

On Monday, January 16, 2017, Capitol Land Trust will be hosting a service project at Bayshore Preserve (Shelton) from 10 AM – 1 PM. The Center for Natural Lands Management will be teaching us about praries. We will be planting Washington’s only native oak tree, Garry oak (or Oregon white oak). Come out to this beautiful property, learn, and make new friends!

Tools, gloves and warm food and drink will be provided. Please dress appropriately for the weather – we will be working outdoors rain or shine. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. If you have your own gloves, feel free to bring them.

Please email mary@capitollandtrust.org or call (360)943-3012 to register. Directions will be sent after registration. 

MLK Day Restoration Celebration at Darlin Creek Preserve

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 9:30am

MLK Day Restoration Celebration at Darlin Creek Preserve

Monday January 16th, 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service with the Native Plant Salvage Foundation on a stunning Capitol Land Trust Property! Come when you can, stay as little or as long as you like!

In honor of MLK Day, we invite community members to join us for a day of community service and hands-on learning.  Hot vegetarian soup, sandwiches, hot drinks, cookies, and other snacks will be available to keep volunteers fueled for this important work.

WSU Extension Water Resources/Native Plant Salvage, and Veterans Conservation Corps will join community volunteers to restore a property conserved by the Capitol Land Trust. While helping with the revegetation, volunteers will learn about techniques for habitat restoration, including planting on slopes and using live stakes for erosion control.  This is a great opportunity to learn about native plants best suited to different conditions while restoring the ecological function to this diverse property of wetlands, creeks, a lake, and forests.

Email nativeplantsalvage@gmail.com to register, or call us at (360) 867-2167.

Would you like to help us prepare for the event? We will be doing the hard work of site preparation on Thursday, January 12 and Friday, January 13.  Please email us if you are available to volunteer on any of those days!

For more information about this particular preserve, you can visit the CLT website: https://capitollandtrust.org/conserved-lands/conservation-areas/black-ri...

Let's Go Fly a Kite

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

With spring around the corner, are you itching to get outside and play? Kite flying is a great activity no matter how old you are. Come decorate and assemble your very own “frustrationless flyer” – the easiest kite you’ll ever fly!

Robotics for Kids!

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Come experience the amazing world of robots! This is a fantastic introduction to robotics and engineering, and great preparation for participating in local robotics clubs and classes. Staff from the Museum of Flight and student representatives from local robotics clubs will be onsite 12-4pm leading hands-on activities. No registration necessary to participate in these activities. From 2-4pm, the Museum of Flight will lead a “Robot Garage” workshop. You’ll learn about the history of robotics along with the cutting edge robots currently being developed around the world. You’ll also design your own robot to complete a challenge. This free workshop is for 4th grade and up and no experience is necessary. Space is limited so registration is required. Please register at https://robotgarage.eventbrite.com. 

Incredible Edible Aquifers

Sat, 03/11/2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

It’s National Groundwater Awareness Week, which spotlights one of the world’s most important resources. Groundwater is essential to the health of people and the environment, and it’s the source of our drinking water here in Thurston County. Enjoy a variety of groundwater-related arts, crafts, and activities throughout the day. Also, build an edible aquifer out of ice cream and cookies between 1pm and 3pm.

Nature's Engineers

Sat, 03/04/2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

What do beavers, salmon, bears, bumblebees, and construction managers all have in common? They are all engineers of their ecosystems! Come and learn about the amazing organisms around the Pacific Northwest that shape our environment. Presentation begins at 2pm, followed by a hands on building activity.

Columbian Mammoths & Sabertooth Salmon: The Megafauna of Pleistocene Washington

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

During the Pleistocene Epoch, Washington was shaped by glaciers creeping across the land. Who could survive in this often frozen landscape? Come for a 2pm presentation to learn about the giant animals that made Washington their home once upon a time, including mammoths and sabertooth tigers. We’ll also learn about some of the earliest human settlements during this epoch and what archeologists know about life for our prehistoric neighbors.

Brilliant Biomimicry: Taking Advice from our Environment

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

From airplanes to wind turbines, learn about amazing creations mimicked from nature. Through observations of our natural environment, scientists have created some of the most important inventions of our lifetime. Presentation begins at 2pm, followed by a hands-on STEM building activity designed to stimulate the creative mind. Other related activities will be available all day in the classroom.

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