West Seattle Event Calendar

Want your West Seattle event/meeting/performance to be listed here? Please send basic info AT LEAST ONE WEEK IN ADVANCE to westseattleblog@gmail.com – thanks! Please include full details AS PLAIN TEXT IN YOUR E-MAIL, *not* in an attached doc/poster/flyer/etc. A web link for more info helps too. Thank you!

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How to use this calendar: Mouse over any entry to show the “plus” sign at right; click it to expand the item for more info without leaving this page; click “read more” for the FULL listing, usually including a map, plus a chance to post a comment/question.

Feb
9
Sun
2014
Seattle Audubon Society Neighborhood Bird Walk @ Alki Bathhouse
Feb 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

We’ll meet at the Alki Bathhouse and walk to Richey Viewpoint, for about 1.5 miles of walking. We will concentrate on our wintering seabirds. Likely species include Surf Scoter, Grebes, Bufflehead, Mergansers, Brant, Harlequin Duck, Bald Eagle.

Leaders: Suzy Hunter (day of only: 206-403-7458) & Sharon Ellard

Seattle Audubon Society Neighborhood Bird Walk
at Alki Beach
Sunday, February 9, 2014
11:00 am

Web Link:
http://www.seattleaudubon.org/sas/GetInvolved/GoBirding/NeighborhoodBirdWalks.aspx

Feb
14
Fri
2014
Toddler Tree Planting @ Pigeon Point Park
Feb 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Parents, toddlers, and preschool classes are invited to the forest for a day of learning and tree planting with Nature Consortium. Toddler Tree Planting is a great opportunity to expose children to the natural world and experience the joys of giving back to nature. We will be providing the necessary tools and trees for an enjoyable and successful planting, as well as a brief lesson about the forest.

Available Dates: 10 am-12 pm on February 14, 2014

Location: Pigeon Point Park in West Seattle (map).

Agenda: Anticipate a 15-30 minute introduction to the forest and the planting process. Concluding introductions, we’ll transition to the forest to plant for 45 minutes to an hour. After planting, we’ll have a Forest Boogie dance party with live music.

Transportation: Schools and parents/guardians will be responsible for transporting their little ones to the park.

Cost: To help offset the cost of trees, supplies, and preparation, we ask a small fee of $15 per child

For more information or to register your child, visit www.naturec.org.

Mar
1
Sat
2014
Camp Long 1st & 3rd Saturday Morning Family Nature Walks
Mar 1 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

From Stewart Wechsler of Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures in Nature:

Join Stewart on an adventure with your family around Camp Long’s 68 acres of habitat. Engage with and learn about everything (partly depending on the season) from the salamanders to the slugs, the Barred Owls to the Cooper’s Hawks in the woods, the dragonflies by the pond and butterflies to the hoverflies and snakes in the sunny spots, and from the Stinging Nettles to Hedge Nettles. Help the native community by learning an alien weed and pulling one. If you can see it, hear it or smell it Stewart can probably tell you what it is and some of its fascinating story! While the program will be quite kid friendly, regardless of your knowledge level, you will be able to learn things you didn’t know and have fun doing so.

E-mail or call to reserve a space, ecostewart@gmail.com / 206 932-7225 (land line / message), with the number of kids and adults. Drop-ins can check if there is room. There may be cancellations for the toughest weather conditions, so check this website or the outgoing message on my land line (@ 206 932-7225) for cancellations if more than either a light rain or moderate wind, or very cold are in the forecast.

Owl Hoot @ Camp Long
Mar 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Saturday, March 1, 2014, 6–8 pm
Pre-registration required
Cost: $5 per person

Join us for a dusk-to-dark owl prowl through Camp Long’s woodland. This program is for 6 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Sponsoring Organization: Discovery Park Advisory Council

Contact Phone 206-386-4236
Contact Email discovery.park@seattle.gov

Mar
15
Sat
2014
Salamander Search @ Camp Long
Mar 15 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Saturday, March 15, 2013, 3–5 pm
Pre-registration required
Cost: FREE

Overcome those wintertime blues by bundling up and getting outside. Learn the importance of those dark, dank, wet places by searching under logs and in the ponds for those beautiful, mysterious creatures – the salamanders. There are at least three different types found at Camp Long. Let’s challenge ourselves to find all of them. This program is for 6 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact Phone 206-386-4236
Contact Email discovery.park@seattle.gov
Sponsoring Organization: Discovery Park Advisory Council

Mar
29
Sat
2014
Lincoln Park Spring Awakening Walk
Mar 29 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Explore nature at Lincoln Park with Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

Lincoln Park Spring: Blooms, Migrants,Eagle & Owl Nesting, Butterflies
March 29, 2014 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures offers:

Share in Stewart’s incredible nature knowledge & enthusiasm, as Lincoln Park’s natural community awakens! Trilliums & Violets blooming to Eagles & Owls nesting, migrants refueling, to early butterflies flying. Have the best time learning all one can in 2 hours. Suggested donation $15 adults, $10 kids. For a spot E-mail or call – ecostewart@gmail.com or 206-932-7225. Meet at north parking lot kiosk (across from Rose Street). Drop-ins can check for space.

Apr
5
Sat
2014
Seattle Audubon Society Neighborhood Bird Walk @ Lincoln Park
Apr 5 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

We’ll meet at the south parking lot of Lincoln Park (the lot closest to the Fauntleroy Ferry terminal). There will be about 1-1.5 miles of walking and some hills. We’ll start off at the beach to look for remaining wintering seabirds, then head up into the forested area for songbirds. Likely species include Surf Scoter, Horned Grebe, Bufflehead, Cormorants, Mergansers, Song Sparrow, Brown Creeper, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Bewick’s Wren, Red-breasted Nuthatch.

Leaders: Suzy Hunter (day of only: 206-403-7458) & Sharon Ellard

Seattle Audubon Society Neighborhood Bird Walk
at Lincoln Park
Saturday, April 5, 2014
8:00 am

Web Link:
http://www.seattleaudubon.org/sas/GetInvolved/GoBirding/NeighborhoodBirdWalks.aspx

Camp Long 1st & 3rd Saturday Morning Family Nature Walks
Apr 5 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

From Stewart Wechsler of Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures in Nature:

Join Stewart on an adventure with your family around Camp Long’s 68 acres of habitat. Engage with and learn about everything (partly depending on the season) from the salamanders to the slugs, the Barred Owls to the Cooper’s Hawks in the woods, the dragonflies by the pond and butterflies to the hoverflies and snakes in the sunny spots, and from the Stinging Nettles to Hedge Nettles. Help the native community by learning an alien weed and pulling one. If you can see it, hear it or smell it Stewart can probably tell you what it is and some of its fascinating story! While the program will be quite kid friendly, regardless of your knowledge level, you will be able to learn things you didn’t know and have fun doing so.

E-mail or call to reserve a space, ecostewart@gmail.com / 206 932-7225 (land line / message), with the number of kids and adults. Drop-ins can check if there is room. There may be cancellations for the toughest weather conditions, so check this website or the outgoing message on my land line (@ 206 932-7225) for cancellations if more than either a light rain or moderate wind, or very cold are in the forecast.

Apr
11
Fri
2014
Voices of Spring: Chorus Frog and Owl Concert @ Camp Long
Apr 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Friday, April 11, 2014, 7:30–9 pm
Where: Camp Long

Celebrate springtime nighttime earth music! Come to Camp Long and join a naturalist for an exploration of forest and pond in search of the music makers-frogs and owls. You may find yourself being part of the concert! This program designed for ages 6 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Audience: Adults, Family
Pre-Register: Yes
Cost: $5 per person

Contact: Discovery Park Env. Learning Center
Contact Phone: 206-386-4236
Contact Email: discovery.park@seattle.gov

Apr
12
Sat
2014
Volunteer Orientation and Appreciation Party @ Admiral Cross Fit Gym
Apr 12 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come join Sustainable West Seattle for our first Volunteer Orientation and Volunteer Appreciation Party.

Orientation for new volunteers will be from 4-5 pm and will include a description of what Sustainable West Seattle volunteers do and where new volunteers can help with the many opportunities we offer.

From 5-8 pm we are hosting a Volunteer Appreciation Party. It’s a potluck with SWS providing some of the more essential food and drink elements.

Saturday April 12, 4-8 p.m.
Admiral Cross Fit Gym, 4200 Admiral Way S.W.
(just east of California Ave.)

SWS volunteers work at the Tool Library, the Community Orchard, the Tox-Ick wastewater awareness program, the multiple bicycle activities including Spokespeople, West Seattle Bike Connections, DIY – teaching youth to repair bikes, and many more activities.

Apr
26
Sat
2014
2014 Northwest Green Home Tour
Apr 26 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

West Seattle stops are part of the 2014 Green Home Tour April 26th, 11 am–5 pm. Maps and home information available at www.nwgreenhometour.org.

It’s that time of year again! So mark your calendar: Saturday April 26th from 11 am to 5 pm.

Free and fun for the whole family, this self-guided tour features 35 healthy and green new homes and remodels in the Seattle area and beyond.

Visit www.nwgreenhometour.org to download the official tour map, which is also printed in the April edition of Natural Awakenings magazine.

Two West Seattle homes will be featured as tour sites and one neighborhood organization will be featured as a Sustainability Stop. Participants can take a free, self-guided tour of these beautiful and innovative spaces, talk to the professionals, and learn how to transform their home to become part of a healthier, more sustainable community.

The Three West Seattle Sites Include:

Slot House hosted by David Neiman Architects and Heartwood Builders –
4827 Beach Drive SW, Seattle, WA 98116,
http://www.nwgreenhometour.org/slot-house (pictures available from the
website)

This two-story, West Seattle waterfront home overlooks the Olympic mountains and is attempting a 5 Star Built Green Rating, with features such as a heat pump, a heat recovery ventilator and super insulation, on-demand hot water, a 6kW PV (solar energy) system, and rain gardens.

A Mighty Efficient Remodel in West Seattle hosted by Mighty House
Construction – 3108 SW Webster Street, Seattle WA 98126,
http://www.nwgreenhometour.org/mighty-efficient-remodel-in-west-seattle
(pictures
available from the website)

This small and mighty home features exciting energy retrofits, a progressive remodel, and an innovative layout for this growing family. Highlights include a newly-remodeled bathroom, hybrid heating system, solar, and more! Learn more about their renovations that promote indoor air quality and health and meet experts from Habitat Energy Audits, Artisan
Electric, NW Natural Lighting and Ducoterra.

Sustainability Stop: Highland Park – A Gathering Place Goes Green hosted
by the Highland Park Improvement Club (HPIC) and RainWise – 1116 SW Holden
St, Seattle WA 98106, http://www.nwgreenhometour.org/rainwise-highland-park
(pictures available from the website)

HPIC is undertaking a green transformation, recently incorporating innovative storm water control methods, including rain gardens, a cistern, and a brand new permeable paver community courtyard. Self-guided tours will highlight how HPIC’s green transformation is spreading into the neighborhood. Visitors can enjoy food, fun learning activities, and the
chance to meet RainWise contractors who install cisterns and rain gardens.

Get inspired by projects in all shades of green, from kitchen remodels to cutting-edge new homes. Learn how to go solar, conserve water, lower your energy bills, and create a healthy home environment.

In addition to the homes on the tour, 12 Sustainability Stops will offer healthy refreshments, demos, and giveaways.

Presented by the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild, Built Green, and Greenhome Solutions.

Tales Among the Trees @ Lincoln Park
Apr 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 2–4 pm
Where: Lincoln Park

Celebrate the Earth by getting to know your community forest the old-fashioned way-through storytelling. Find out what it means to know a forest’s story. This program designed for ages 6 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Audience: Adults, Family
Pre-Register: Yes
Cost: FREE

Apr
27
Sun
2014
Explore Your World – Daytime Nature Walk @ Camp Long
Apr 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Explore Your World – Daytime Nature Walk
Sunday, Apr. 27, 2014, 2–4 pm.
Camp Long Environmental Learning Center

Get to know the plants and animals that live in urban forests! Learn native plant identification and uses for plants through the ages. Registration is required.

Audience Children, Teens
Language English

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Registration is required. Call 206-684-7454 or drop by the High Point Branch Library to sign up.

May
3
Sat
2014
Camp Long 1st & 3rd Saturday Morning Family Nature Walks
May 3 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

From Stewart Wechsler of Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures in Nature:

Join Stewart on an adventure with your family around Camp Long’s 68 acres of habitat. Engage with and learn about everything (partly depending on the season) from the salamanders to the slugs, the Barred Owls to the Cooper’s Hawks in the woods, the dragonflies by the pond and butterflies to the hoverflies and snakes in the sunny spots, and from the Stinging Nettles to Hedge Nettles. Help the native community by learning an alien weed and pulling one. If you can see it, hear it or smell it Stewart can probably tell you what it is and some of its fascinating story! While the program will be quite kid friendly, regardless of your knowledge level, you will be able to learn things you didn’t know and have fun doing so.

E-mail or call to reserve a space, ecostewart@gmail.com / 206 932-7225 (land line / message), with the number of kids and adults. Drop-ins can check if there is room. There may be cancellations for the toughest weather conditions, so check this website or the outgoing message on my land line (@ 206 932-7225) for cancellations if more than either a light rain or moderate wind, or very cold are in the forecast.

Sustainable West Seattle’s Volunteer Orientation and Appreciation Party @ Cross Fit Gym
May 3 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Sustainable West Seattle’s first Volunteer Orientation and Appreciation Party features an overview of SWS’s projects and volunteer opportunities. If you live in West Seattle and are interested in making West Seattle a more sustainable community, join SWS at the Admiral Cross Fit Gym on Saturday, May 3 from 4:00 pm–7:00 pm.

The orientation for prospective volunteers includes descriptions of what SWS volunteers do and the many opportunities offered. Volunteers work at the Tool Library, Community Orchard, Tox-Ick wastewater awareness program, multiple bicycle activities including Spokespeople, West Seattle Bike Connections and our newest project DIY Bikes. Volunteers are the essential
ingredient to make West Seattle more sustainable and you’re invited to find out more.

The celebration includes a Volunteer Appreciation Party, with a potluck, music and green prizes. SWS will provide food and beverages and you’re welcome to bring a dish to share.

Volunteers make everything happen at Sustainable West Seattle,” says Kimberly Leeper, Volunteer Coordinator for SWS. “One of the things I love most about giving my time and energy to SWS is all of the volunteers I work with on projects and advocacy. It’s an amazing community of people and with more volunteers we can work together to make West Seattle more sustainable.”

For additional information contact Kimberly Leeper at
kimberly@sustainablewestseattle.org

Date/time: May 3, 2014 – 4 PM to 7 PM
Location: Cross Fit Gym’s Admiral location in West Seattle
4200 SW Admiral Way

Website: www.sustainablewestsettle.org

May
4
Sun
2014
The History of Lincoln Park
May 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Sunday, May 4, 2014, 1–3 pm
Where: Lincoln Park

Was Lincoln Park really named after Abraham Lincoln? Why does that restroom look like a spaceship for hobbits? And how did those California redwoods end up here? Join a Seattle volunteer naturalist on a walk through time, learning some of the history of West Seattle’s largest park. This program designed for ages 12 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Meet in the north parking lot on Fauntleroy.

Audience: Adults, Family
Pre-Register: Yes
Cost: FREE

Contact Phone 206-386-4236
Contact Email discovery.park@seattle.gov

Rain2River Walk – West Seattle @ Delridge Community Center
May 4 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

From the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition:

Join DRCC/TAG and partners on the upcoming Rain2River Walk and learn about grey and green infrastructure, sustainable practices, polluted runoff, RainWise Program, and other things you can do to keep the Duwamish River clean; all attendees will get a FREE ticket to go on a Rain2River Boat Tour at a later date.

Meet at the Delridge Community Center (4501 Delridge Way SW, 98106) YOUNGSTOWN CULTURAL ARTS CENTER (4408 Delridge Way SW) at 1:30 pm. There is parking and bathrooms. The walk will be at moderate to slow speed, and 2-3 miles long, and will conclude at 4 pm.

RSVP HERE.

This event is family and pet friendly! There will be free refreshments and snacks! This is an outdoor walking event, so please come prepared for rain or shine.

Date: May 4, 2014
Time: 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Cost: Free
Venue Delridge Community Center
Organizer Anna Mines
Phone: (206) 427-1475
Email: anna@duwamishcleanup.org

May
8
Thu
2014
Free workshop and Swedish Automotive tour @ Our Lady of Guadalupe
May 8 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Just announced by Swedish Automotive (WSB sponsor) – a chance for other auto-repair shops to learn how to get greener:

On May 8th from 11:00 am – 1:30 pm, EnviroStars and ECOSS (Environmental Coalition of South Seattle) are hosting a free workshop for auto repair shops at Our Lady of Guadalupe and a tour of Swedish Automotive (a 5-star rated shop) on how auto repair shops can adopt practices that will help manage hazardous wastes, prevent pollution and protect our environment as well as reducing costs, liabilities and compliance with local regulations.

Topics covered will include:

Management, storage and disposal of hazardous waste
Preventing polluted runoff
Proper maintenance documentation
Financial incentive programs
Hands-on spill management training
Recommended best management and good housekeeping practices

And a FREE lunch!!

Here’s where to register. OLG is at 35th/Myrtle; Swedish is several blocks south, at 35th/Kenyon.

May
10
Sat
2014
Birdwatching @ Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
May 10 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

Saturday, May 10th 2014, 8:30-10:30 am

Ages 6–100
Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day by birdwatching with a naturalist. Songbird migration is at its peak; learn birding techniques and tips from an experienced birder. All levels are invited and beginners are welcome. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring binoculars and a field guide if you have them.

May
15
Thu
2014
Nature Thursday Afternoons at Camp Long
May 15 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

From Stewart Wechsler of Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures in Nature:


Nature Thursday Afternoons at Camp Long
Every Thursday from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
$8 kids – $12 adults – suggested donation

Join Stewart for a weekly learning and stewardship adventure at Camp Long, share in his unbounded knowledge and enthusiasm! We could find salamanders, owls, dragonflies, Sword Ferns and Bleeding Hearts! We’ll learn about their habitats and needs. All ages and knowledge levels will have a good time and learn something new. Meeting at the north end of the parking lot (the south end of the Lodge building). $8 – $12 per person suggested donation. Reservations suggested: ecostewart@gmail.com or 206-932-7225 (land). If rain is forecast, double check if class is going.

May
16
Fri
2014
Full Moon in the Forest @ Lincoln Park
May 16 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Friday, May 16, 2014, 8–9:30 pm
Where: Lincoln Park

Celebrate the earth by venturing into the forest when the moon is full. Experience Lincoln Park as a nocturnal animal. This program designed for those 8 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please come prepared with warm clothes.

Audience: Adults, Family
Pre-Register: Yes
Cost: $5 per person

Contact: Discovery Park Env. Learning Center
Contact Phone: 206-386-4236
Contact Email: discovery.park@seattle.gov

May
20
Tue
2014
Tuesday Afternoon Lincoln Park Nature Hikes
May 20 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

From Stewart Wechsler of Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures in Nature:

Tuesdays After School Lincoln Park Nature Hike Series
Every Tuesday afternoon – 3:30 pm–5:00 pm
Join Stewart for a weekly afternoon nature learning and stewardship adventure at Lincoln Park, sharing in his unbounded knowledge and enthusiasm. We’ll see what’s flying, crawling, sprouting and blooming and check on the resident owls. All ages and knowledge levels will have fun while learning more. Meet at the northern of Lincoln’s 2 parking lots by the kiosk (across from SW Rose St, between SW Thistle St and SW Monroe St. (first lot S. of the 76 Station)

$8 – $12 per person suggested donation. Reservations suggested: ecostewart@gmail.com or 206 932-7225 (land) If rain is forecast, double check if class is going.

May
23
Fri
2014
Tot Trek: Colors of the Rainbow @ Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
May 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 10:30–11:45am
Pre-registration required
Cost: $4 per person

Age 2-3
Adults, explore the wonders of nature with your toddlers. Take a hike through Camp Long searching for the animal homes in ponds, forests, and fields, Discover the colors of nature, and take a dip in the ponds to see what new life is springing up. Up to two children can be registered with one adult.

Contact Phone 206-386-4236
Contact Email discovery.park@seattle.gov

Jun
7
Sat
2014
Camp Long 1st & 3rd Saturday Morning Family Nature Walks
Jun 7 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

From Stewart Wechsler of Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures in Nature:

Join Stewart on an adventure with your family around Camp Long’s 68 acres of habitat. Engage with and learn about everything (partly depending on the season) from the salamanders to the slugs, the Barred Owls to the Cooper’s Hawks in the woods, the dragonflies by the pond and butterflies to the hoverflies and snakes in the sunny spots, and from the Stinging Nettles to Hedge Nettles. Help the native community by learning an alien weed and pulling one. If you can see it, hear it or smell it Stewart can probably tell you what it is and some of its fascinating story! While the program will be quite kid friendly, regardless of your knowledge level, you will be able to learn things you didn’t know and have fun doing so.

E-mail or call to reserve a space, ecostewart@gmail.com / 206 932-7225 (land line / message), with the number of kids and adults. Drop-ins can check if there is room. There may be cancellations for the toughest weather conditions, so check this website or the outgoing message on my land line (@ 206 932-7225) for cancellations if more than either a light rain or moderate wind, or very cold are in the forecast.

Prehistoric plants of Lincoln Park @ Lincoln Park
Jun 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

On Saturday, June 7, 2014, 1–3 pm, join a naturalist for an exploration of Lincoln Park in search of ferns and other plants dinosaurs may have eaten. This program designed for ages 7 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the north parking lot on Fauntleroy.

Jun
21
Sat
2014
Camp Long 1st & 3rd Saturday Morning Family Nature Walks
Jun 21 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

From Stewart Wechsler of Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures in Nature:

Join Stewart after school for a first and third Saturday morning 10:30 am – noon learning and stewardship adventure at Camp Long. Both adults and kids will learn and have fun. Suggested donation $8–$12 per person to keep the work going! Meeting north of the parking lot, south of the Lodge building. Reservations suggested too – ecostewart@gmail.com or 206 932-7225 (still luddite land)”

Jul
24
Thu
2014
Solarize Seattle workshop @ Dakota Place Park Building
Jul 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Solarize Seattle Workshop for Anyone Interested in Solar Power Installation

July 24th, 2014
6:30 pm–8:00 pm
Dakota Place Park Building

Solarize Seattle is hosting workshop for area residents interested in installing solar power. Solarize has selected the electric installation team for their West Seattle, Burien, Tukwilla, focus this year. Puget Sound Solar and Artisan Electric have been selected and we will be signing a Memorandum of Understanding.

The workshop will occur at 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the Dakota Place Park Building, 4304 SW Dakota St. just north of the Alaska Junction.

Workshop #2: Thursday, July 24th, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, Dakota Place Park Building, 4304 SW Dakota St., Seattle, WA 98116
If you live in southwest Seattle, Burien, North Highline, or Tukwila, and have been thinking about installing a solar system on your home or small business, this program is for you! Solarize Southwest offers an exciting solar group purchase program for residents south of Downtown, west of I-5, and north of the Seattle City Light service boundary.

Neighborhoods invited to participate in this program include: Admiral, Alki, Arbor Heights, Burien, Cottage Grove, Delridge, Fairmount, Fauntleroy, Gatewood, Genesee-Schmitz, Georgetown, Highland Park, Highline, High Point, Morgan Junction, North Tukwila, Pigeon Point, Puget Ridge, Roxhill, Seaview, South Park, Sunrise, West Seattle Junction, Westwood, White Center, Youngstown

To launch the program, Northwest SEED has teamed up with Seattle City Light and a coalition of local community groups, including Sustainable West Seattle and Sustainable Burien. The best part — the program is easy to understand and easy to participate in.

Aug
10
Sun
2014
Family Beach Safari at Me-Kwa-Mooks
Aug 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

From Seattle Parks & Recreation:


Celebrate the Earth by learning more about Puget Sound. Search for tidepool animals during some of the best low tides of the year. Learn a bit of beach ecology and which animal is the most colorful-a sea star, a sea anemone, or a sea slug. Dress for windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet. This program designed for ages 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Please meet at Emma Schmitz Memorial Overlook across from Me-Kwa-Mooks Park on:

Sunday, August 10, 2014, 10 – 11:30 am

Sep
7
Sun
2014
DIY Bikes – Free Bicycle Repairs @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Sep 7 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm


DIY Bikes – Free Bicycle Repairs
Aug. 24, noon-4 pm
At West Seattle Tool Library
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center

DIY Bikes is hosting bicycle repair clinics (and repairing bicycles, too) every Sunday through September. Also accepting donated bikes to be fixed up and given to youth who need one.

DIY will provide the tools and the know how. Bring your own wheels to work on or help others with their wheels.

Sep
11
Thu
2014
Nature Walk: History of Friends of Schmitz Preserve Park
Sep 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

History of Friends of Schmitz Preserve Park, Seattle
Leader: Ken Shaw
Date: Thursday September 11th, 6:00 pm– 8:00 pm

This stream corridor of rare old growth forest has been stewarded by a community of volunteers for decades. At a time when Seattle is at risk of losing 70% of its canopy in the next 20 years, groups like these are vital to reversing this trend. Steward Ken Shaw will discuss his holistic restoration approach.

In addition to the common old growth trees, there are plenty of mature western yews (Taxus brevifolia). You can find a 2003 plant list here.

Interesting history of the park here.

Trail description: Irregular terrain, some brief steep trails, mostly flat loop trail.
Elevation gain 150 feet.

Where to meet: Admiral Way & SW Stevens at the kiosk.
What to bring: Dress suitable for weather, it will be darker and colder under the canopy. Flashlight optional.
Contact:Ken Shaw, 206-937-2718

Trip limit: 12 people.

Sep
14
Sun
2014
DIY Bikes – Free Bicycle Repairs @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Sep 14 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm


DIY Bikes – Free Bicycle Repairs
Aug. 24, noon-4 pm
At West Seattle Tool Library
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center

DIY Bikes is hosting bicycle repair clinics (and repairing bicycles, too) every Sunday through September. Also accepting donated bikes to be fixed up and given to youth who need one.

DIY will provide the tools and the know how. Bring your own wheels to work on or help others with their wheels.

Sep
20
Sat
2014
Birds of Autumn @ Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Sep 20 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

When: Saturday, September 20, 2014, 8:30–10:30 am
Where: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Pre-Register: Yes
Cost: $3 per person

Fall migration is beginning. Explore the forest and meadow for travelers as well as resident birds. Learn birding techniques and tips from an experienced birder. All levels invited and beginners are welcome. Please bring binoculars and a field guide if you have them. This walk is designed for adults and families with children ages 6 and older.

Contact: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center (5200 35th Ave SW)
Contact Phone 206-684-7434
Contact Email camplong@seattle.gov

Sep
21
Sun
2014
Spiders of the Duwamish @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

WHAT: Spiders of the Duwamish

WHEN: Sept. 21, 10 am–Noon

Explore the “Web of Life” along Chief Seattle’s Duwamish River. Talk at Longhouse followed by walk at nearby Herring House Park. Naturalist, Jeff Rahlmann. Co-sponsored by the Seattle Parks and Recreation and 4Culture. Free admission & parking. Poster artwork by: Gerrad Stockdale.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1539185606313943/

WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center

206.431.1852, dts@qwestoffice.net, www.duwamishtribe.org

DIY Bikes – Free Bicycle Repairs @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Sep 21 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm


DIY Bikes – Free Bicycle Repairs
Aug. 24, noon-4 pm
At West Seattle Tool Library
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center

DIY Bikes is hosting bicycle repair clinics (and repairing bicycles, too) every Sunday through September. Also accepting donated bikes to be fixed up and given to youth who need one.

DIY will provide the tools and the know how. Bring your own wheels to work on or help others with their wheels.

Sep
27
Sat
2014
Family Field Day ‘Picnic in the Park’ @ West Duwamish Greenbelt
Sep 27 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Nature Consortium invites you to a community picnic and field day in the West Duwamish Greenbelt. This is a special event for all of our West Seattle neighbors to come together and celebrate our beautiful local forest. We will have live music, a scavenger hunt, art activities, and guided hikes through the forest. Bring a picnic, snacks will be provided.

Picnic in the Park
Saturday, September 27, 11 am–2 pm
West Duwamish Greenbelt
(accessible via the south parking lot at South Seattle College, or at the trail head at 14th Ave SW & SW Holly St)

Did You Know?

Located in the Delridge area of West Seattle, The West Duwamish Greenbelt is the largest remaining forest in the city of Seattle at over 500 acres. That means you don’t have to travel outside of the city to enjoy the great outdoors.

The West Duwamish Greenbelt provides many benefits for the environment and the community. Bald eagles, hawks, foxes, salamander, and other local wildlife rely on the habitat this greenbelt provides.

The plants in the forest help to reduce storm water runoff, filter pollutants in the water, and reduce erosion. As these plants absorb carbon dioxide and other pollutants from the air, they also improve air quality and help reduce the effects of global warming.

And the best part? You don’t have to travel out of the city to experience the great outdoors. Urban forests like the West Duwamish Greenbelt are important community spaces that increase our city’s natural beauty and make the natural world accessible for everyone to enjoy.

Sep
28
Sun
2014
DIY Bikes – Free Bicycle Repairs @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Sep 28 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm


DIY Bikes – Free Bicycle Repairs
Aug. 24, noon-4 pm
At West Seattle Tool Library
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center

DIY Bikes is hosting bicycle repair clinics (and repairing bicycles, too) every Sunday through September. Also accepting donated bikes to be fixed up and given to youth who need one.

DIY will provide the tools and the know how. Bring your own wheels to work on or help others with their wheels.

Oct
7
Tue
2014
Tot Trek – Autumn Colors @ Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Oct 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am

When: Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 10:30–11:45am
Where: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Pre-Register: Yes
Cost: $4 per person

Adults, explore the wonders of nature with your toddler. Join us for a colorful celebration of fall in the forest. This program designed for 2-3 years olds with an adult companion.

Contact: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center (5200 35th Ave SW)
Contact Phone: 206-684-7434
Contact Email: camplong@seattle.gov

Oct
11
Sat
2014
Full Moon Celebration @ Camp Long
Oct 11 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Full Moon Celebration
Saturday, October 11, 2014, 8–9:30 pm
Pre-registration required
Cost: $5 per person

Adults, Families
Experience the forest bathed in moonlight. Test your senses without daylight. Experiment with how you would survive as a nocturnal animal. Surprises guaranteed! This program designed for adults and families with children ages 5 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Contact Phone: 206-684-7434
Contact Email: camplong@seattle.gov

Oct
18
Sat
2014
The Forest in the Fall @ Camp Long
Oct 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Forest in the Fall
Saturday, October 18, 2014, 1–3 pm
Pre-registration: yes
Cost: FREE

Adults, Families

Explore the forests of Camp Long. Find out about fantastic native plants and enjoy the autumn colors. This program designed for adults and families with children ages 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Contact Phone: 206-684-7434
Contact Email: camplong@seattle.gov

Oct
19
Sun
2014
Forest and Fish of the Duwamish @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Oct 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

WHAT: Forest and Fish of the Duwamish

WHEN: October 19, 2–4 pm

Explore the Forest and Fish along Chief Seattle’s Duwamish River. Talk at Longhouse followed by walk at nearby Herring House Park. Naturalist, Chris Hoffer. Discussion to focus on the “web of life” with a message of environmental stewardship and urban habitat restoration. Co-sponsored by the Seattle Parks and Recreation and 4Culture. Free admission & parking.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1539185606313943/

WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center

206.431.1852, dts@qwestoffice.net, www.duwamishtribe.org

Oct
29
Wed
2014
Solarize Washington free workshop @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Oct 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

At the Highland Park Improvement Club:

If you live in southwest Seattle, Burien, North Highline, or Tukwila, and have been thinking about installing a solar system on your home or small business, this program is for you! Solarize Southwest offers an exciting solar group purchase program for residents who live south of Downtown, west of I-5, and north of the Seattle City Light service boundary.

To launch the program, Northwest SEED has teamed up with Seattle City Light and a coalition of local community groups, including Sustainable West Seattle and Sustainable Burien. The best part — the program is easy to understand and easy to participate in. Here’s how it works:

1. Register

Register in our system so we can keep you up to date on workshops and to schedule individual site assessments.

Attend a free Solarize Washington workshop to learn about solar energy technology, solar economics in Washington, and this limited time group purchase opportunity. Workshop attendance will put you on the fast track to receive a free site assessment. Workshop schedule:

LAST WORKSHOP Wednesday, October 29, 7-8:30 pm- Highland Park Improvement Club, 1116 SW Holden Street Seattle

3. Get evaluated

Once you’ve attended a workshop, you are eligible to receive a free site assessment from the competitively selected installation team. The installation team will come to evaluate your home for solar and work with you to determine the best system for your needs and budget.

Nov
1
Sat
2014
Mushrooms of the Duwamish @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Nov 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

WHAT: Mushrooms of the Duwamish

WHEN: November 1st, 10 am–noon

Explore the mushrooms along Chief Seattle’s Duwamish River. Talk at Longhouse followed by walk at nearby Herring House Park. Naturalist, Denise Rhiner. Discussion to focus on the “web of life” with a message of environmental stewardship and urban habitat restoration. Co-sponsored by the Seattle Parks and Recreation and 4Culture. Free admission & parking.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1539185606313943/

WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center

206.431.1852, dts@qwestoffice.net, www.duwamishtribe.org

Learn about RainWise @ Fauntleroy Schoolhouse Community Center
Nov 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

LEARN ABOUT RAINWISE: Staff from RainWise Rebates (WSB sponsor), the city/county program that encourages area homeowners to install rain gardens and cisterns, will host a free “living room” session Saturday, Nov. 1, 2-4 pm at the Fauntleroy Schoolhouse Community Center. Meet contractors, ask technical questions, and understand the next steps to get your rebate-eligible project going. RSVP at katie.schnepp@gmail.com.

Dec
5
Fri
2014
Tidepools by Flashlight @ Emma Schmitz Memorial Overlook
Dec 5 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Friday, December 5, 2014, 9–10:30 pm at the Emma Schmitz Memorial Overlook (across the street from Me-Kwa-Mooks park):

What a delight! Explore tidepools at night. Bring your family and friends for a beach adventure – by flashlight! A unique experience right here in the city. Please wear shoes that can get wet, dress in layers, and bring a flashlight if you have one. This program designed for adults and families with children 6 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Cost: $5 per person
Pre-registration required:
206-684-7434
Contact Email camplong@seattle.gov
or register online at SPARCS.

Jan
3
Sat
2015
Nature Hike Night: Owls, Old Trees, Stewart and the Stars @ Lincoln Park
Jan 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm

Explore nature at Lincoln Park with Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

Saturday December 20, 2014 at 6:30 pm–8:15 pm, Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures offers:

Lincoln Park Night Hike with the Owls, Old Trees, Stewart and even the Stars?:

(Added session after the Saturday, 12-20 rained out): Celebrate the natural community of owls, and others by flashlight under stars or clouds with fellow nature enthusiasts! Stewart shares his exceptional enthusiasm and knowledge! Listen and look for Barred Owls and their signs, from poop and pellets, to feathers on the forest floor. Tour also includes any other animal, plant, constellation or planet we find worth a comment or that anyone asks about. Meet at north parking lot kiosk, across from Rose St. Call (206 932-7225 -land ) or e-mail ( ecostewart@gmail.com ) to reserve a spot. If rain is forecast check answering machine outgoing message (206 932-7225) for a possible cancellation for heavier rain. (a light shower forecast should be OK.) Drop-ins can check for room, but if there are no
reservations, Stewart may not show.

Tidepools by Flashlight @ Constellation Park, Alki Beach
Jan 3 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm

From the Seattle Aquarium:


Explore the beach during winter nighttime low tides with Beach Naturalist staff and volunteers. Discover what creatures we see on the beach at this time of year. Dress for the weather (bundle up!) and for tide pooling: boots, hats, gloves and a good flashlight are musts.

Saturday, January 3, 9-10:30 pm (-1.3 tide at 9:47 pm)

Constellation Park/(South) Alki Beach

Click here to RSVP for this event. RSVPs are encouraged but not mandatory.

Jan
17
Sat
2015
Owling, and Touring Lincoln Park at Dark @ Lincoln Park
Jan 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm

Explore nature at Lincoln Park with Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

Saturday January 17, 2015 at 6:30 pm–8:15 pm, Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures offers:

Celebrate Lincoln Park’s Natural Community at Night with our Human Community!:

Celebrate the natural community of owls, and others by flashlight under stars or clouds with your community of nature enthusiasts! Stewart shares his exceptional enthusiasm and knowledge! Listen and look for Barred Owls and their signs, from the poop and pellets under their perches to feathers that floated the forest floor. The park at dark tour also includes any other animal, plant, any constellation or planet that we find that seems worth a comment or anyone wants to know about. Meet at north parking lot kiosk, across from Rose St. Call (206 932-7225 -land ) or e-mail ( ecostewart@gmail.com ) to reserve a spot. If rain is forecast check my website or my answering machine outgoing message (206 932-7225) for a possible event cancellation due to excessively heavy rain (I won’t cancel for a light sprinkle.) Drop-ins can see if there is room, but if no one makes reservations, I may not show.

Jan
19
Mon
2015
SWS Membership Meeting – with Dessert! @ C & P Coffee Company
Jan 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Sustainable West Seattle invites you to join us for dessert as part of our annual membership meeting at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), Monday January 19th from 6:30-8:00 pm.

Dessert is hosted by the current 2014 SWS board. We will review last year’s SWS activities, projects and events and look ahead to 2015 including nomination of new board members.

A new benefit of becoming a member of Sustainable West Seattle for 2015 will be a membership discount from local businesses. A growing number of Green Businesses are offering this membership discount in support of Sustainable West Seattle and to promote shop local. Some notable longtime West Seattle Businesses that have already signed up include The Husky Deli, Zebra Copy and Print and Alki Bike and Board.

You can become a member of Sustainable West Seattle at their annual membership meeting Monday, January 19th as a part of the Martin Luther King Day of Service.

On the National Day of Service start the New Year off by donating some time to Sustainable West Seattle (SWS), the organization spearheading West Seattle’s effort to provide alternatives to globalization and planet exploitation. SWS is looking for new members and board members for 2015’s “projects of hope”! Here is your chance to influence the shape of your sustainable community and local projects.

Meeting Includes:
–Review of Projects & Events in 2014
–Look Forward & Idea Sharing for Focus of 2015
–Prospective Board Candidates
— Attendees for consideration by Incoming 2015 Board will share their ideas for, and what they can contribute to, SWS
–SWS Members at large and interested participants (not SWS member) share ideas for local West Seattle efforts and to help SWS as an organization
–Dessert is provided by the current 2014 SWS Board

Jan
24
Sat
2015
Headbanger’s Ball – meet the woodpeckers! @ Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Jan 24 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

From Seattle Parks & Recreation Environmental Learning Calendar:

Saturday, January 24, 2015, 9–11 am
Camp Long Environmental Learning Center

Don’t just sit there banging your head against the wall! Come on out to the woods and join some naturalists to explore the wonderful, wild and wacky world of woodpeckers. This program designed for ages 8 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

FREE!

Pre-registration:
Contact Phone 206-386-4236
Contact Email camplong@seattle.gov

Birds of Lincoln Park’s Blustery Beach @ Lincoln Park
Jan 24 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

From Seattle Parks & Recreation Environmental Learning Calendar:

Saturday, January 24, 2015, 10:30 am–12 pm
At Lincoln Park

Brave the elements of winter at Lincoln Park’s beach to view the best birds the season brings to our shores. Please bring a field guide and binoculars if you have them. A few are available for loan. Dress for blustery weather. This program designed for ages 8 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet the naturalist at the south parking lot on Fauntleroy.

FREE!

Pre-registration:
Contact Phone 206-386-4236
Contact Email discovery.park@seattle.gov

Feb
7
Sat
2015
Feet First 3rd Annual Stairway Walks Day @ West Seattle
Feb 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

On Saturday, February 7, 2015 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, join Feet First for Stairway Walks Day. Urban explorers are invited to join one of free, guided neighborhood walks featuring outdoor stairways in West Seattle. Space is limited to 35 people per walk. Please RSVP in advance at www.feetfirst.org or http://stairwaywalksday2015.bpt.me/ (when the signup period opens).

On these stairway routes you’ll discover gems you wouldn’t see otherwise. Colorful mosaics, serene pocket parks, restored creeks and gorgeous home are quietly hidden amid these stairway passages. Come see the sights and learn the stories that only Seattle stairways can tell… and only your feet can take you!

All proceeds for this event help support Feet First’s mission to ensure all communities across Washington are walkable.

Suggested donations start at $10, with free admission for children under 18.
Pay what you wish – no one will be turned away from joining in the fun.

RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY:
http://cts.vresp.com/c/?FeetFirst/8720108786/cd831fc4da/d580c38f0f

The stairs, many of them more than 100 years old, form a network of “scenic byways” for neighborhood discovery – a priceless asset for outdoor fun, fitness and health. The stairway routes featured on Stairway Walks Day are from Cathy and Jake Jaramillo’s book Seattle Stairway Walks: An Up-and-Down Guide to City Neighborhoods. The book is intended to help urban adventurers discover and appreciate the beautiful greenspaces, history, art and architecture that make up the vivid fabric of our neighborhoods.

According to author and Feet First Neighborhood Walking Ambassador Cathy Jaramillo, “Stairways are truly the scenic byways to neighborhoods, and we’re always curious about what’s at the top – or the bottom. They get you to, and between, places you’d probably never know about otherwise. We’re excited about celebrating them with so many people on Stairway Walks Day!”

More about Feet First: Since 2001, Feet First has worked to ensure that all communities in Washington are walkable. Walking is a vital transportation mode that connects communities, reduces pollution, improves health and physical fitness, and allows people to explore their natural environment.

Feb
22
Sun
2015
Garden Kickoff Party @ St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church
Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

We are inviting all to a Garden Kickoff Party on Sunday, February 22nd, 12 pm at St John the Baptist Episcopal Church. Come hear all about the garden plans, sign up to volunteer at the garden, organize, do artwork, and so much more! Bring your kids!

St John Episcopal Church and the Seattle Farm School are partnering to transform St John’s Just Gardens into a children’s learning garden on the St John’s grounds. We are inviting children and their adults to learn how to plan, start and grow their own organic garden, with workshops, tasting events and other fun events to be held throughout the spring, summer and fall months. We will also have dedicated beds for kids to pick and sample some of their produce as they visit or pass by the gardens. Our hope is to physically expand the gardens over time so that this can become a resource for the community for many years to come.

Mar
15
Sun
2015
Wearing O’ the Green @ Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Mar 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

From Seattle Parks & Recreation Environmental Learning Calendar:

Sunday, March 15, 2015, 2–4 pm
Camp Long Environmental Learning Center

Spring may be popping out all over. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day and the coming o’ spring, take a forest stroll with a naturalist and enjoy the native plants of the Pacific Northwest. This program designed for ages 8 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Free

Pre-registration required:
Contact Phone 206-684-7434
Contact Email camplong@seattle.gov

Mar
17
Tue
2015
Tot Trek – Spring Fling @ Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Mar 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am

When: Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 10:30–11:45 am
Where: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Pre-Register: Yes
Cost: $4 per person

Adults, explore the wonders of nature with your toddlers. Take a hike through Camp Long searching high and low for all the signs of Spring. This program designed for 2-3 years olds with an adult companion.

Contact: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center (5200 35th Ave SW)
Contact Phone: 206-684-7434
Contact Email: camplong@seattle.gov

Apr
7
Tue
2015
RainWise informational table @ Fauntleroy Schoolhouse
Apr 7 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

April 7
RainWise Informational Table Q & A
9:30-11:30 am, Fauntleroy Schoolhouse, 9131 California Ave SW, Drop by to get details on eligibility and the rebate program.

Apr
12
Sun
2015
Birds and Habitats Hike @ Soundway Park
Apr 12 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

From Nature Consortium:

Starting in April, we’re introducing a new series of community events in the West Duwamish Greenbelt. On our guided forest hikes, you can explore our local parks and trails in a fun, educational, and family-friendly group. Each hike will center on a different theme or activity, including wildlife, scavenger hunts, plant systems, fitness, and more.

Birds and Habitats: Learn how birds benefit from our restoration efforts and see or hear who is singing and who is nesting at Soundway and maybe who is stopping in West Seattle during migration. The bird walk will be led by Mike Witter of Audubon Neighborhood Bird Project, an experienced birder who is familiar with birding by ear as well as the habitats offered in the greenbelt. Come rain or shine. Bring appropriate outdoor clothing and binoculars if you have them. Sunday, April 12, 8-10 am at Soundway Park (14th Ave SW & SW Holly St, Seattle)

There is no registration required for these Forest Hikes.

Apr
16
Thu
2015
West Seattle Timebank’s April meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Apr 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

What: The West Seattle Timebank March Monthly Meeting

When: Thursday, April 16, 2015

Where: Senior Center in West Seattle. 4217 SW Oregon

6:30–7:00 PM Potluck – Bring a dish or snack to share and a friend.

7:00–8:00 PM – Members meeting to learn about Timebanking and and meet members.

Apr
25
Sat
2015
Family Scavenger Hunt Forest Hike @ Pigeon Point Park
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

From Nature Consortium:

Starting in April, we’re introducing a new series of community events in the West Duwamish Greenbelt. On our guided forest hikes, you can explore our local parks and trails in a fun, educational, and family-friendly group. Each hike will center on a different theme or activity, including wildlife, scavenger hunts, plant systems, fitness, and more.

Family Scavenger Hunt: A team event! Earn points for finding native plant species, making art, and completing challenges. This scavenger hunt will take you into the West Duwamish Green Belt and challenge you to see the forest with new eyes. Taste some wild edibles, fly a kite, and maybe kiss a banana slug (if you’re game). Team registration begins at 10 am with a celebration and awards at noon. Saturday, April 25, 10 am–noon at Pigeon Point Park (1901 SW Genesee St, Seattle)

There is no registration required for these Forest Hikes.

May
3
Sun
2015
North Delridge (Cottage Grove) Tree Walk @ Greg Davis Park
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Courtesy of the NDNC:

Join Tree Ambassador Patrick for a tour of North Delridge’s green spaces and neighborhood trees, along with some interesting history about the Cottage Grove neighborhood. The walk is less than 1.5 miles and is suitable for all ages.

When: Sunday, May 3rd, 10:00 am–12 pm

Where: Greg Davis Park – adjacent to the information board (SW Brandon & 26th Ave SW)

For more information and to RSVP, visit:
www.seattle.gov/trees

This event is free and open to the public. Hope to see you there.

May
9
Sat
2015
RainWise: Meet cistern, raingarden contractors! @ Highland Park Improvement Club
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

FREE “Meet the Contractor” Fair at Highland Park Improvement Club
Saturday, May 9th, 10 am – noon
Contractor Fair – Rain Wise eligibility information. Meet contractors and discuss your new cistern and rain garden opportunities!

May
11
Mon
2015
Plant Identification Walking Tour @ Soundway Trailhead
May 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

From Nature Consortium:

Plant Identification in the West Duwamish Greenbelt
Monday May 11, 6:30-8 pm
Soundway Trailhead

FREE!

The West Duwamish Greenbelt is the largest forest in the City of Seattle, supporting a variety of forest types and plant communities. Come for an early evening exploration of this little-known gem of a park in West Seattle and work on your plant identification skills. Meet at the trail head at 14th Ave SW & SW Holly Street at 6:30 PM. The hike will be led by local botanist Cathie Conolly. Please register at www.naturec.org/forest-hikes.

May
16
Sat
2015
3rd Annual West Seattle Bee Garden Parade & Picnic @ High Point Common Park
May 16 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

The West Seattle Bee Garden and High Point Neighborhood Association are hosting the Third Annual West Seattle Bee Festival, complete with a Picnic and Parade!

Date: Saturday, May 16th 2015
Time: 9 am-2 pm

Please share with your school and groups – everyone is invited to join!

More Details:
– The Honey Run starts at 9am at High Point Point, SW Juneau & 30th Ave SW (no registration necessary, just show up)
– Come to Neighborhood House (6400 Sylvan Way SW) at 10am and make your own bee or flower costume (materials and help provided) so you can march in the parade!
Kids and Pet Parade in High Point Commons Park at 11 am
– Learn about Bee Friendly gardening, food, books and activities at the Information Fair from 11:30 am-2pm
– Taste healthy, delicious, easy to prepare food at the Lunchbox Cook Off from 11:30-1:30
– Take a tour of the West Seattle Bee Enclosure (SW Graham and Lanham Pl. SW) and Garden from 11:30-2PM where you can buy honey from the Puget Sound Bee Keepers Association
– Kids can participate in the Bee-Ball Tournament or Field Games in Commons Park
– Music by DA Productions will fill the park. Text your request to 57682 on the day
– Crafts, henna, face painting and more…..

Come see what’s new at the bee garden this year!

WHY?
Because it’s fun and builds community – with the added benefit of supporting bees, pollinators and our environment (and why not come craft something to give Mom for Mother’s Day – wink!).

We hope to see you there!

‘Save Seattle’s Apples’ meetup and work party
May 16 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join City Fruit in Spring 2015 to help Save Seattle’s Apples!

In an effort to build awareness and strengthen the health of Seattle’s urban fruit canopy, City Fruit is hosting neighborhood-specific pest prevention campaigns. Join us as we unite, then diverge to walk door to door in West Seattle educating and assisting homeowners in protecting their apple trees from pests. We will meet May 16, 2015, 10:00 am–1:00 pm at 8845 34th Ave SW (near Fauntleroy Park) to receive supplies and learn proper technique before breaking into groups and helping our neighbors care for their fruit trees! The more apples we can protect, the more fruit we can harvest and share with the community.

This event is easy and fun for all ages! After the work party join us at a local neighborhood pub, grab a drink and some grub and socialize with your neighbors!

Sign-up here to volunteer and check out all of our other upcoming events.

Wear sturdy shoes and clothes to work in. Snacks, drinks and gloves will be provided. Email natalie@cityfruit with any questions you have about volunteering or about other ways to get involved.

May
20
Wed
2015
Roxhill Park’s Butterflies, Birds and Blooms @ Roxhill Park
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Explore nature at Roxhill Park with Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

Roxhill Park’s Butterflies, Birds and Blooms

Roxhill Park
May 20, 2015 at 10:00 am–12:00 pm

Tour Roxhill Park with local naturalist Stewart Wechsler 14 years after a restoration project turned a lawn into a devoloping forest with a diversity of native plants. See which birds now make a home there. We may see which flowers and plants this years unusually large crop of Painted Lady butterflies use for nectar or egg laying. Oriented towards an adult and senior audience.

Meet at the north park entrance on SW Barton St, equivalent to one block west of 26th Ave SW, by the bus stop at the end of the Rapid Ride C line, across from the Westwood Village sign.

$15 suggested donation

For information or to pre-register, e-mail ecostewart@gmail.com or call Stewart at 206 932-7225

Jun
22
Mon
2015
‘What Does A Restored Forest Look Like?’ Hike @ Soundway Trailhead
Jun 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

From Nature Consortium:

On our guided forest hikes, you can explore our local parks and trails in a fun, educational, and family-friendly group. Each hike will center on a different theme or activity, including wildlife, scavenger hunts, plant systems, fitness, and more.

Please register for the hike here:
http://www.naturec.org/forest-hikes

What Does A Restored Forest Look Like?
Monday, June 22, 6:30-8 pm
Soundway Trailhead (14th Ave SW & SW Holly St, Seattle)
The Green Seattle Partnership has a goal of restoring 2,500 acres of City-owned forested parkland, with a scale of 0-4 to classify each phase of restoration. Phase 0 indicates a site where restoration has yet to begin and Phase 4 indicates a restored forest that is in need only of periodic monitoring and maintenance. As of this Spring several of Nature Consortium’s work sites have reached the holy grail of “fully restored” status-Phase 4! Come take a walk in the greenbelt to experience and take a look at a variety of restoration sites, including our prized Phase 4 sites. This hike will be led by Restoration Director Lizzie Zemke.

Jul
29
Wed
2015
SolarWISE Free Workshop @ High Point Community Center
Jul 29 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Interested in installing a solar electric system on your home or business, or just learning more about solar energy? Attend a free SolarWISE workshop from Seattle City Light and Northwest SEED to learn the latest on solar pricing, technology, financing options and steps to go solar. The presentation will feature local solar installer West Seattle Natural Energy, plus representatives from Umpqua Bank and Puget Sound Cooperative Credit Union will answer your questions about solar financing. Each Seattle City Light customer household that attends will receive a free LED bulb. Pre-register today for a chance to win a Diablo Lake Boat Tour!

Details:
July 29, 6:30 pm
High Point Community Center
6920 34th Ave SW

Price: Free!
Register: http://solarwisewest.eventbrite.com/

Aug
4
Tue
2015
Barton RainWise Bike Brigade during Night Out @ Barton neighborhood, WS
Aug 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Barton RainWise Bike Brigade
Tuesday, August 4, 6-8:30 pm

RainWise representatives will be available on bikes to give out information about rebates for rain gardens and cisterns within the Barton Basin.

We will be touring around the various “night out” celebrations in Barton area, so please do not hesitate to flag us down and ask questions about the program.

If you would like us to stop by your home or business we can be reached at:
Sonja@urbansystemsdesign.com,
206-678-2604
http://www.700milliongallons.org/event/barton-rainwise-bike-brigade/

Aug
10
Mon
2015
Wetlands 101: Guided hike @ Soundway Park
Aug 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

From Nature Consortium:

Join Nature Consortium for another guided hike in the West Duwamish Greenbelt! Wetlands are diverse and dynamic ecosystems, and we’re lucky to have many of them in West Seattle. They support a unique and important array of plants and animals, especially in the West Duwamish Greenbelt. On this hike we will look at wetland soils, talk about what constitutes a wetland, examine wetland plants, look at wetland indicators when water isn’t present, and discuss the functions of wetlands in the overall landscape. Free and open to the public. Four-legged friends welcome on leash.

Monday, August 10, 6:30-8 pm
Soundway Park (14th Ave SW & SW Holly St)

Hosted by Nature Consortium. Please RSVP at
www.naturec.org/forest-hikes/

Sep
19
Sat
2015
Evening Walk with the Owls, Ravens and Other Life Forms @ Lincoln Park
Sep 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm

Explore nature at Lincoln Park with Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

Saturday September 19, 2015 at 6:30 pm–8:15 pm, Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures offers:

Evening Walk with the Owls, Ravens and Other Life Forms at Lincoln Park:

Stewart shares his exceptional enthusiasm and knowledge of Lincoln’s natural community as we look for the Barred Owls and their signs, and listen and look for Seattle’s first successful nesting pair of Ravens, and their fledgelings, since urbanization pushed this species out many decades ago. The tour also includes any other plant or animal that anyone may want the story of. Adult level programming, but suitable for kids that don’t dominate. Meet at the north parking lot kiosk, across from Rose St. Call or e-mail to reserve a spot: 206 932-7225 (land ) orecostewart@gmail.com If rain is forecast check this website or my outgoing message on my answering machine (206 932-7225) for a possible cancellation due to excessively heavy rain (I won’t cancel for a light sprinkle.) Suggested donation $10 – $15.

Oct
1
Thu
2015
Community Orchard of West Seattle Health & Harvest work party @ South Seattle College
Oct 1 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join Community Orchard of West Seattle for some urban gardening and orchard maintenance.

Fall meetups at the Orchard include mulching well for winter, compost making, propagating perennials for spring and weeding!

What to bring: work gloves and drinking water. Dress according to weather.

We look forward to seeing you on-site at the Orchard!

Mission: COWS will grow a free source of local fruit and vegetables for volunteers and local food security programs while engaging people in sustainable agriculture education and community gathering.

Visit us at: http://fruitinwestseattle.org/

Nov
20
Fri
2015
Celebration of First RainWise Mosque in Seattle @ Hope Academy and Alnoor Mosque
Nov 20 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

ECOSS, Hope Academy and Alnoor Mosque are celebrating the first rain garden and cistern project at a mosque in Seattle and raising awareness about water quality.

The completion of this community teaching tool will be celebrated on Friday, November 20th, 11 am–1:30 pm, with festivities open to the public – including a ribbon cutting, garden tours and refreshments. While the primary goals of the project are environmental stewardship and flood prevention, this demonstration project also serves to educate students and community members.

The two rain gardens and four cisterns will divert rainwater from the large roof of the mosque (over 5500 sq. feet), keeping that water out of the combined sewer, which helps water quality downstream. It also provides both the Somali and White Center communities the opportunity to learn about and be involved with water quality solutions. Community members were also interested in resolving basement flooding issues from old downspouts around the historic brick building, as well as beautifying the landscape with flowers. High resolution photos of the project are available upon request.

For two years, ECOSS guided the mosque through the project by coordinating logistics, interpretation, troubleshooting issues such as old plumbing and drainage, teaching the students and staff about water topics, and engaging the community members in planning, plant selection, and work parties. The project was completed in June 2015 and the community is now developing a maintenance plan with teachers and students for regular checking, weeding and watering of the rain gardens.

“It’s been especially rewarding to have the community so involved in the project,” said King County Wastewater Treatment Division Director Pam Elardo. “We hope it inspires more young people to think about environmental career opportunities in the operations, science and technology fields.”

ECOSS collaborated with Seattle Public Utilities and King County on technical support, grants and RainWise rebates, which were provided by the City of Seattle. Additional funding was provided by the Russell Family Foundation and Google.

Hope Academy and Alnoor Mosque are located at 9421 18th Ave SW in the White Center neighborhood. The private school and mosque serves primarily Somali and other East African populations, although the mosque is open to all Muslims.

RainWise is a partnership program of Seattle Public Utilities and King County that offers rebates to property owners for rain gardens and cisterns which help to reduce polluted runoff and combined sewer overflows. A rain garden is a bowl shaped garden filled with spongy soil and hearty plants, designed to capture rainwater and cleans it before it enters our waterways or groundwater, and reduces the amount of water flowing into combined sewers or storm drains. Cisterns are large barrels that collects roof water, also reduce runoff, and the harvested water can be used for watering in the summer. To learn more visit www.700milliongallons.org.

Since 1994, ECOSS has engaged businesses and diverse communities with sustainable solutions for all on key environmental issues. ECOSS is the most effective organization in the region at engaging diverse communities in pollution prevention and other environmental solutions, with staff that speak 21 languages. ECOSS’ work revolves around working together to create a cleaner, healthier and economically thriving Puget Sound. Visit www.ecoss.org for more information.

Dec
12
Sat
2015
Celebrate new RainWise rain garden installations in WS @ (See listing)
Dec 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join West Seattle neighbors who are helping to control water pollution with RainWise rain gardens on Saturday, Dec. 12 from 10 to 11 am. There will be a celebration, ribbon-cutting and touring of RainWise rain gardens and cisterns:

Come celebrate with the six families on the blocks of Sullivan and Tillman Streets of West Seattle who are helping solve water pollution by sending the rain that falls on their roofs into RainWise rain gardens and cisterns.

Bring the whole family, rain or shine, and enjoy the festivities, refreshments and tour of the neighborhood. The ribbon-cutting celebration will take place on Saturday, Dec. 12, at 10 am at 3731 S.W. Tillman St. in West Seattle and be followed by a tour of seven rain garden and cistern installations.

“My neighbors gathered for an introduction to the RainWise program and it was no surprise that several were interested,” said Elliott Night, a Sullivan Street neighbor and leader who made this cluster of RainWise installations happen. “It’s a way to beautify our yards with rain gardens, save water with cisterns, and reduce pollution in one of Seattle’s most valuable assets–our waterways. With the rebate program it really is a win-win-win.”

These homes have collectively installed six new RainWise rain gardens and two cisterns. All together, these RainWise installations will collect the rain that falls on 5,840 square feet of roof area. This will keep nearly 80,000 gallons of stormwater out of the sewer system each year. Home Grown Organics, the RainWise contractor for the entire cluster, will lead a tour of nearby installations and offer advice on selecting plants and attracting pollinators.

RainWise is a joint program of Seattle Public Utilities and King County Wastewater Treatment Division.

Over 50,000 properties in Seattle are eligible for RainWise rebates. Program experts King County will be available at this event to answer questions about eligibility for rebates that may cover up to 100 percent of the cost to install a cistern or rain garden in certain parts of Seattle. (Take a virtual tour online at
http://www.kingcounty.gov/services/environment/wastewater/cso/rainwise/virtual-tour.aspx)

Besides being pretty, rain gardens help control stormwater, a significant source of pollution in Puget Sound and the Duwamish River.

By controlling stormwater, people can support city and county goals to control overflows of sewage and stormwater that occur in these waterways during heavy rains.

Additional information, including a complete list of workshops and events where people can learn more about RainWise, is available at www.rainwise.seattle.gov

For additional information on the Rain Wise program, please visit:
www.rainwise.seattle.gov

Or visit the Barton-Fauntleroy Facebook Page at
www.facebook.com/BartonFauntleroyRainWise

Jan
6
Wed
2016
Audoubon Society Birdwalk in Lincoln Park
Jan 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Lincoln Park, Seattle
Wednesday, January 6, 2016 – 10:00 am
Leaders: Patty North and Dick Lazeres
Meeting Point: Southern-most Lincoln Park parking lot on Fauntleroy Way SW (8600 block
of Fauntleroy Way SW)

Lincoln Park is in West Seattle near the Fauntleroy ferry dock. We will stroll the beach seeking good looks at waterfowl and wander the forest to discover winter residents. Great walk for beginners. Bring binoculars if you have them. (Available on loan from the Seattle Audubon Nature Shop.) Dress for blustery winter weather. About 2 miles of mostly level walking with one climb back to our starting point.

More info:
http://www.seattleaudubon.org/sas/GetInvolved/GoBirding/NeighborhoodBirdWalks.aspx

Jan
22
Fri
2016
Evening low tide beach walk at Alki @ Constellation Park, Alki
Jan 22 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

From the Seattle Aquarium:

Explore the beach during winter nighttime low tides with Beach Naturalist staff and volunteers. Discover what creatures we see on the beach at this time of year. Dress for the weather (bundle up!) and for tide pooling: boots, hats, gloves and a good flashlight are musts.

Fri, 22 Jan, 2016
8:30 pm–10:30 pm

Click here to RSVP for this event. RSVPs are encouraged but not mandatory.

Location:
Constellation Park/(South) Alki Beach
Directions:
1. Take Spokane St. exit off I–5 to West Seattle
2. Take Admiral Way exit off West Seattle Bridge
3. Stay on Admiral through West Seattle to 63rd Ave SW
4. Turn left at 63rd to Beach Drive SW
5. Park on Beach Drive SW
6. Meet the Naturalists at the canopy at 63rd Ave SW and Beach Dr. SW

Feb
6
Sat
2016
Evening low tide beach walk at Alki @ Constellation Park, Alki
Feb 6 @ 8:30 pm – 10:15 pm

From the Seattle Aquarium:

Explore the beach during winter nighttime low tides with Beach Naturalist staff and volunteers. Discover what creatures we see on the beach at this time of year. Dress for the weather (bundle up!) and for tide pooling: boots, hats, gloves and a good flashlight are musts.

Sat, 6 Feb, 2016
8:30 pm–10:15 pm

Click here to RSVP for this event. RSVPs are encouraged but not mandatory.

Location:
Constellation Park/(South) Alki Beach
Directions:
1. Take Spokane St. exit off I–5 to West Seattle
2. Take Admiral Way exit off West Seattle Bridge
3. Stay on Admiral through West Seattle to 63rd Ave SW
4. Turn left at 63rd to Beach Drive SW
5. Park on Beach Drive SW
6. Meet the Naturalists at the canopy at 63rd Ave SW and Beach Dr. SW

Feb
17
Wed
2016
Audoubon Society Birdwalk in Lincoln Park
Feb 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Lincoln Park, Seattle
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 – 10:00 am
Leaders: Dick Lazeres and Anne Jacobs
Meeting Point: Southern-most Lincoln Park parking lot on Fauntleroy Way SW (8600 block
of Fauntleroy Way SW)

Explore the woodland and the waterfront, listening and looking for the birds of winter. We will have a scope available, please bring binoculars if you have them. There will be stairs and a hill to walk up. Beginners welcomed and encouraged.

More info:
http://www.seattleaudubon.org/sas/GetInvolved/GoBirding/NeighborhoodBirdWalks.aspx

Mar
20
Sun
2016
West Seattle Bee Garden Spring work party @ High Point Commons Park
Mar 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Coming up at the West Seattle Bee Garden:

It’s time to get things spruced up in the pollination garden! Come on by and help out if you can.

March 20th, April 2nd and April 16th. All from 10 am–2 pm.

Will be cleaning, weeding, planting, pruning, organizing the bee shed and laying more wood chips. All in preparation of the WS Bee Festival on May 21st. We also have a group of Girl Scouts who are going to plant more than 100 plants (which they’re growing from seed) on April 23rd. So want to have things ready to go for them!

We’ll be checking out the bees on April 2nd and 16th as well, weather permitting.

Apr
2
Sat
2016
West Seattle Bee Garden Spring work party @ High Point Commons Park
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Coming up at the West Seattle Bee Garden:

It’s time to get things spruced up in the pollination garden! Come on by and help out if you can.

March 20th, April 2nd and April 16th. All from 10 am–2 pm.

Will be cleaning, weeding, planting, pruning, organizing the bee shed and laying more wood chips. All in preparation of the WS Bee Festival on May 21st. We also have a group of Girl Scouts who are going to plant more than 100 plants (which they’re growing from seed) on April 23rd. So want to have things ready to go for them!

We’ll be checking out the bees on April 2nd and 16th as well, weather permitting.

Apr
5
Tue
2016
Tot Trek – Colors of Spring @ Camp Long Environmental Center
Apr 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am

When: Tuesday, April 5, 2016, 10:30–11:45 am
What: Tot Trek – Colors of Spring
Where: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Pre-Register: Yes
Ages: 2–3 with an adult – FREE

Adults, explore the wonders of nature with your toddler. Trek through Camp Long searching field, forest, stream, and pond. Discover the colors of spring. This program designed for 2-3 year olds accompanied by an adult.

Event #148709

Contact: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center (5200 35th Ave SW)
Contact Phone: 206-684-7434
Contact Email: camplong@seattle.gov

Apr
16
Sat
2016
West Seattle Bee Garden Spring work party @ High Point Commons Park
Apr 16 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Coming up at the West Seattle Bee Garden:

It’s time to get things spruced up in the pollination garden! Come on by and help out if you can.

March 20th, April 2nd and April 16th. All from 10 am–2 pm.

Will be cleaning, weeding, planting, pruning, organizing the bee shed and laying more wood chips. All in preparation of the WS Bee Festival on May 21st. We also have a group of Girl Scouts who are going to plant more than 100 plants (which they’re growing from seed) on April 23rd. So want to have things ready to go for them!

We’ll be checking out the bees on April 2nd and 16th as well, weather permitting.

Apr
30
Sat
2016
Owl Hoot @ Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Apr 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

From Seattle Parks & Recreation Environmental Learning Calendar:

Saturday, April 30, 2016, 7:30–9 pm
Camp Long Environmental Learning Center

Celebrate all the life on our amazing planet by joining us for a dusk-to-dark owl prowl through Camp Long’s forest. This program designed for adults and children 6 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

$5 per person

Pre-registration required:
Contact Phone 206-684-7434
Contact Email camplong@seattle.gov

May
3
Tue
2016
Tot Trek – Search for Salamanders @ Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
May 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am

When: Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 10:30–11:45 am
What: Tot Trek – Search for Salamanders
Where: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Pre-Register: Yes
Ages: 2–3 with an adult – FREE

Adults, explore the wonders of nature with your toddler. Discover life under logs and leaves; be part of your child’s first encounter with a salamander. This program designed for 2-3 year olds accompanied by an adult.

Event #148710

Contact: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center (5200 35th Ave SW)
Contact Phone: 206-684-7434
Contact Email: camplong@seattle.gov

May
21
Sat
2016
4th Annual West Seattle Bee Festival @ High Point Commons Park
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Save the date! The West Seattle Bee Festival will be on Saturday, May 21st!

The Events Committee of the Open Spaces Association (ECOSA) will host the Fourth Annual West Seattle Bee Festival on Saturday, May 21st from 10 am until 2 pm. Please plan to join us! We will have lots of activities for kids, great music, wonderful food, and many opportunities to learn more about the West Seattle Bee Garden which is located in the High Point neighborhood. This is an outdoor festival that also features an Information/Vendor Fair.

The Honey Run starts at 10 am, with signups at 9:30 am.

Would you like to help as a volunteer at the festival or participate as a vendor? If so, please let us know! You can email us at westseattlebeefestival@gmail.com or text/call Karen, the 2016 Bee Festival Coordinator, at (206) 240-5561.

You can also visit the West Seattle Bee Garden website and look for the community group West Seattle Bee Garden on Facebook!

Birds of the Duwamish River Valley – Free Talk & Walk @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
May 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us for a springtime exploration of the birds who make a living along the Duwamish River. After a presentation in the Longhouse, we will walk along the Duwamish River to see what they are up to. Guided by a Seattle Park’s Department Volunteer Naturalist.

WHAT: Birds of the Duwamish
WHEN: May 21, 2016, 1-3 pm
WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center

Facebook event page here.

Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
4705 W Marginal Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106
206-431-1852, dts@qwestoffice.net, www.duwamishtribe.org

May
28
Sat
2016
Ancient Local Plant and Animal Community Recovery Workshop and Tour @ Orchard St Ravine
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join Naturalist Stewart Wechsler (of Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures) on Saturday, May 28th, 10:00 am–2:00 pm for an Ancient Local Plant and Animal Community Recovery Workshop and Tour:

Learn Stewart’s methods, developed over the last 20 years, how best to help the wealth of the ancient pre-European local ecological community grow back. Unlike much of what is called “restoration”, Stewart’s methods start with the principle that “mother knows best”, with the mother plants and mother nature knowing best when and where to grow their offspring, and letting them do most of the planting, while we give them a helping hand to re-spread over the land that, before European contact, they had completely covered in a great wealth of diversity. We will start in Stewart’s Orchard St Ravine mini-prairie, where Stewart has helped the local prairie community make a come-back, then head to Lincoln Park, where the ancient local plant community had already had Seattle’s greatest remaining natural diversity, and where Stewart has helped it maintain and regain some of its pre-European rich diversity and surface coverage.

$25 or any contribution.

Contact: 206 932-7225 or email ecostewart@gmail.com.

Jun
9
Thu
2016
Delridge Grocery’s Thursday Farmstand @ next to Delridge P-Patch
Jun 9 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Fresh produce. On Delridge. This summer!

Delridge Grocery Co-op Thursday Farmstand is now open every Thursday all summer long. Fresh, local, sustainable fruits and vegetables in Delridge.

Thursdays 4-7 pm
June 2nd through September 29th

Along with produce, shoppers will enjoy music from local musicians. The farmstand will also offer cooking demonstrations, kids’ activities, and community organization tables.

Jun
11
Sat
2016
‘Spring at South’ event @ South Seattle College
Jun 11 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Explore & Enjoy Greenbelt Walks, Gardens, Wine Tasting and more during the “Spring at South” event at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor):

Saturday, June 11, 2016, 10 am–7 pm
(all gardens open dawn to dusk)

Free Events! Come with family (fun for kids too) and friends to explore these community treasures.

West Duwamish Greenbelt Trails Guided Interpretive Walks
11 am and 1:30 pm
45 minutes on firm gravel trail; option for 45 minutes longer on a rugged trail; wear long pants and hiking boots. Information table in Chan Education Center; plus history interviewing from 12–1:30 pm.
Nature Consortium Table – Chan Education Center

Seattle Chinese Garden
Open House Cultural Activities & Displays
11 am to 5 pm

Northwest Wine Academy
Spring Release Wine Tasting & Light Appetizers
Noon to 7 pm
– Tasting Room & Outdoor Patio

SSC Arboretum
Seattle Conifer Day
Pruning Demonstration
10 am to Noon

Community Orchard of West Seattle
Along greenbelt at NE corner of parking lot
Self-guided visits & Information

Photography Exhibits
Landscapes at South
Northwest Wine Academy
Scenes of Chongqing, China
Chan Education Center

Food Truck
– near Northwest Wine Academy

Seattle Public Library Cart
– NWWA Patio

South Seattle College, North Entrance. Click here for campus map.

Barton Neighborhood RainWise Info Event @ Brace Point Pottery
Jun 11 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Saturday, June 11th from 10 am–1 pm: Barton Neighborhood RainWise Info Event

Brace Point Pottery, 4208 SW 100th Street, Seattle, WA 98146

No pre-registration needed

RainWise outreach staff will have information and answers to your questions about the rebate program and how to participate during the final months the Barton basin is eligible. Attend this neighborhood event and get started with RainWise before it is too late.

Jun
16
Thu
2016
Delridge Grocery’s Thursday Farmstand @ next to Delridge P-Patch
Jun 16 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Fresh produce. On Delridge. This summer!

Delridge Grocery Co-op Thursday Farmstand is now open every Thursday all summer long. Fresh, local, sustainable fruits and vegetables in Delridge.

Thursdays 4-7 pm
June 2nd through September 29th

Along with produce, shoppers will enjoy music from local musicians. The farmstand will also offer cooking demonstrations, kids’ activities, and community organization tables.

Jun
18
Sat
2016
Environmental Education Station Event @ Camp Long
Jun 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The City of Seattle Parks and Recreation in collaboration with King Conservation District brings you the Environmental Education Station at Camp Long. Led by youth from the LEEF leadership program (Leaders in Environmental Equity and Facilitation), this will be a day of hands-on Environmental Education Learning and activities in the 68-acre wooded forest. Everyone is welcome, food will be provided as well as rock climbing, zip lining, live performances and more! (Zip lining is on a first come, first served basis and space is limited, so come early!)

This event is free and open to the public.

Questions or want to volunteer?? Email Project Coordinator Nafasi Ferrell at nafasi@dnda.org or call (206) 935-2999

Learn more about the Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association‘s Cultural Events Series:
http://dnda.org/culturalseries/

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1757453151136203/

Jun
23
Thu
2016
Delridge Grocery’s Thursday Farmstand @ next to Delridge P-Patch
Jun 23 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Fresh produce. On Delridge. This summer!

Delridge Grocery Co-op Thursday Farmstand is now open every Thursday all summer long. Fresh, local, sustainable fruits and vegetables in Delridge.

Thursdays 4-7 pm
June 2nd through September 29th

Along with produce, shoppers will enjoy music from local musicians. The farmstand will also offer cooking demonstrations, kids’ activities, and community organization tables.

Jun
30
Thu
2016
Delridge Grocery’s Thursday Farmstand @ next to Delridge P-Patch
Jun 30 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Fresh produce. On Delridge. This summer!

Delridge Grocery Co-op Thursday Farmstand is now open every Thursday all summer long. Fresh, local, sustainable fruits and vegetables in Delridge.

Thursdays 4-7 pm
June 2nd through September 29th

Along with produce, shoppers will enjoy music from local musicians. The farmstand will also offer cooking demonstrations, kids’ activities, and community organization tables.

Jul
3
Sun
2016
Deaf Community beach walk at low tide @ South Alki beach
Jul 3 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join trained volunteer Beach Naturalists at Lincoln Park and South Alki/Constellation Park on the following dates this year for a free guided exploration at very low tide (please note the specific times for each day.) No reservations necessary; just look for signs at the beaches listed on the dates and hours below. Please note: low tide usually falls in the middle of the hours listed.

Search for tidepool animals during some of the best low tides of the year. Learn a bit of beach ecology and which animal is the most colorful – a sea star, a sea anemone, or a sea slug. Dress for the windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle slippery surfaces. This program designed for adults and 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

*Lowest summer tides

July 3*: 10 am–1:30 pm
–Deaf Community beach walk at South Alki/Constellation Park: Meet us on the beach! Sign language interpretation available between 10 am and 1 pm at South Alki beach.

July 4*: 10 am–1:30 pm
July 5*: 10:30 am–2:15 pm
July 6: 11 am-3 pm
July 19: 10 am-1 pm
July 20: 10 am–1:30 pm
July 21: 11 am–2 pm
July 31: 9:30–11:30 am
August 1: 9:30 am–12:30 pm
August 2: 10 am–1 pm
August 3: 11 am–1:30 pm

Not only will you witness the Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, but you’ll also see advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beach goers – Beach Naturalists.

Beach Naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn and enjoy area beaches this summer. Be sure to visit a local beach this summer and meet the Beach Naturalists. They know their beaches. They can help you enjoy the beach without harming it. They can tell you what sea stars eat, why barnacles stand on their heads and how moon snails lay their eggs. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our Beach Naturalists transfers directly to the public-it’s a wonderful infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, Community Outreach at the Seattle Aquarium. “To be able to meet a family and educate them on what a treasure we have here in Puget Sound is amazing.”

Jul
4
Mon
2016
Explore the beach at low tide! @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join trained volunteer Beach Naturalists at Lincoln Park and South Alki/Constellation Park on the following dates this year for a free guided exploration at very low tide (please note the specific times for each day.) No reservations necessary; just look for signs at the beaches listed on the dates and hours below. Please note: low tide usually falls in the middle of the hours listed.

Search for tidepool animals during some of the best low tides of the year. Learn a bit of beach ecology and which animal is the most colorful – a sea star, a sea anemone, or a sea slug. Dress for the windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle slippery surfaces. This program designed for adults and 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

*Lowest summer tides

July 3*: 10 am–1:30 pm (Deaf Community beach walk)
July 4*: 10 am–1:30 pm
July 5*: 10:30 am–2:15 pm
July 6: 11 am-3 pm
July 19: 10 am-1 pm
July 20: 10 am–1:30 pm
July 21: 11 am–2 pm
July 31: 9:30–11:30 am
August 1: 9:30 am–12:30 pm
August 2: 10 am–1 pm
August 3: 11 am–1:30 pm

Not only will you witness the Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, but you’ll also see advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beach goers – Beach Naturalists.

Beach Naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn and enjoy area beaches this summer. Be sure to visit a local beach this summer and meet the Beach Naturalists. They know their beaches. They can help you enjoy the beach without harming it. They can tell you what sea stars eat, why barnacles stand on their heads and how moon snails lay their eggs. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our Beach Naturalists transfers directly to the public-it’s a wonderful infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, Community Outreach at the Seattle Aquarium. “To be able to meet a family and educate them on what a treasure we have here in Puget Sound is amazing.”

Jul
5
Tue
2016
Explore the beach at low tide! @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Jul 5 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join trained volunteer Beach Naturalists at Lincoln Park and South Alki/Constellation Park on the following dates this year for a free guided exploration at very low tide (please note the specific times for each day.) No reservations necessary; just look for signs at the beaches listed on the dates and hours below. Please note: low tide usually falls in the middle of the hours listed.

Search for tidepool animals during some of the best low tides of the year. Learn a bit of beach ecology and which animal is the most colorful – a sea star, a sea anemone, or a sea slug. Dress for the windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle slippery surfaces. This program designed for adults and 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

*Lowest summer tides

July 3*: 10 am–1:30 pm (Deaf Community beach walk)
July 4*: 10 am–1:30 pm
July 5*: 10:30 am–2:15 pm
July 6: 11 am-3 pm
July 19: 10 am-1 pm
July 20: 10 am–1:30 pm
July 21: 11 am–2 pm
July 31: 9:30–11:30 am
August 1: 9:30 am–12:30 pm
August 2: 10 am–1 pm
August 3: 11 am–1:30 pm

Not only will you witness the Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, but you’ll also see advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beach goers – Beach Naturalists.

Beach Naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn and enjoy area beaches this summer. Be sure to visit a local beach this summer and meet the Beach Naturalists. They know their beaches. They can help you enjoy the beach without harming it. They can tell you what sea stars eat, why barnacles stand on their heads and how moon snails lay their eggs. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our Beach Naturalists transfers directly to the public-it’s a wonderful infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, Community Outreach at the Seattle Aquarium. “To be able to meet a family and educate them on what a treasure we have here in Puget Sound is amazing.”

Jul
6
Wed
2016
Explore the beach at low tide! @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Jul 6 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join trained volunteer Beach Naturalists at Lincoln Park and South Alki/Constellation Park on the following dates this year for a free guided exploration at very low tide (please note the specific times for each day.) No reservations necessary; just look for signs at the beaches listed on the dates and hours below. Please note: low tide usually falls in the middle of the hours listed.

Search for tidepool animals during some of the best low tides of the year. Learn a bit of beach ecology and which animal is the most colorful – a sea star, a sea anemone, or a sea slug. Dress for the windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle slippery surfaces. This program designed for adults and 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

*Lowest summer tides

July 3*: 10 am–1:30 pm (Deaf Community beach walk)
July 4*: 10 am–1:30 pm
July 5*: 10:30 am–2:15 pm
July 6: 11 am-3 pm
July 19: 10 am-1 pm
July 20: 10 am–1:30 pm
July 21: 11 am–2 pm
July 31: 9:30–11:30 am
August 1: 9:30 am–12:30 pm
August 2: 10 am–1 pm
August 3: 11 am–1:30 pm

Not only will you witness the Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, but you’ll also see advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beach goers – Beach Naturalists.

Beach Naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn and enjoy area beaches this summer. Be sure to visit a local beach this summer and meet the Beach Naturalists. They know their beaches. They can help you enjoy the beach without harming it. They can tell you what sea stars eat, why barnacles stand on their heads and how moon snails lay their eggs. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our Beach Naturalists transfers directly to the public-it’s a wonderful infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, Community Outreach at the Seattle Aquarium. “To be able to meet a family and educate them on what a treasure we have here in Puget Sound is amazing.”

Jul
7
Thu
2016
Delridge Grocery’s Thursday Farmstand @ next to Delridge P-Patch
Jul 7 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Fresh produce. On Delridge. This summer!

Delridge Grocery Co-op Thursday Farmstand is now open every Thursday all summer long. Fresh, local, sustainable fruits and vegetables in Delridge.

Thursdays 4-7 pm
June 2nd through September 29th

Along with produce, shoppers will enjoy music from local musicians. The farmstand will also offer cooking demonstrations, kids’ activities, and community organization tables.

Jul
14
Thu
2016
Delridge Grocery’s Thursday Farmstand @ next to Delridge P-Patch
Jul 14 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Fresh produce. On Delridge. This summer!

Delridge Grocery Co-op Thursday Farmstand is now open every Thursday all summer long. Fresh, local, sustainable fruits and vegetables in Delridge.

Thursdays 4-7 pm
June 2nd through September 29th

Along with produce, shoppers will enjoy music from local musicians. The farmstand will also offer cooking demonstrations, kids’ activities, and community organization tables.

Jul
19
Tue
2016
Explore the beach at low tide! @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Jul 19 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

Join trained volunteer Beach Naturalists at Lincoln Park and South Alki/Constellation Park on the following dates this year for a free guided exploration at very low tide (please note the specific times for each day.) No reservations necessary; just look for signs at the beaches listed on the dates and hours below. Please note: low tide usually falls in the middle of the hours listed.

Search for tidepool animals during some of the best low tides of the year. Learn a bit of beach ecology and which animal is the most colorful – a sea star, a sea anemone, or a sea slug. Dress for the windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle slippery surfaces. This program designed for adults and 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

*Lowest summer tides

July 3*: 10 am–1:30 pm (Deaf Community beach walk)
July 4*: 10 am–1:30 pm
July 5*: 10:30 am–2:15 pm
July 6: 11 am-3 pm
July 19: 10 am-1 pm
July 20: 10 am–1:30 pm
July 21: 11 am–2 pm
July 31: 9:30–11:30 am
August 1: 9:30 am–12:30 pm
August 2: 10 am–1 pm
August 3: 11 am–1:30 pm

Not only will you witness the Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, but you’ll also see advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beach goers – Beach Naturalists.

Beach Naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn and enjoy area beaches this summer. Be sure to visit a local beach this summer and meet the Beach Naturalists. They know their beaches. They can help you enjoy the beach without harming it. They can tell you what sea stars eat, why barnacles stand on their heads and how moon snails lay their eggs. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our Beach Naturalists transfers directly to the public-it’s a wonderful infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, Community Outreach at the Seattle Aquarium. “To be able to meet a family and educate them on what a treasure we have here in Puget Sound is amazing.”

Jul
20
Wed
2016
Explore the beach at low tide! @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

Join trained volunteer Beach Naturalists at Lincoln Park and South Alki/Constellation Park on the following dates this year for a free guided exploration at very low tide (please note the specific times for each day.) No reservations necessary; just look for signs at the beaches listed on the dates and hours below. Please note: low tide usually falls in the middle of the hours listed.

Search for tidepool animals during some of the best low tides of the year. Learn a bit of beach ecology and which animal is the most colorful – a sea star, a sea anemone, or a sea slug. Dress for the windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle slippery surfaces. This program designed for adults and 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

*Lowest summer tides

July 3*: 10 am–1:30 pm (Deaf Community beach walk)
July 4*: 10 am–1:30 pm
July 5*: 10:30 am–2:15 pm
July 6: 11 am-3 pm
July 19: 10 am-1 pm
July 20: 10 am–1:30 pm
July 21: 11 am–2 pm
July 31: 9:30–11:30 am
August 1: 9:30 am–12:30 pm
August 2: 10 am–1 pm
August 3: 11 am–1:30 pm

Not only will you witness the Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, but you’ll also see advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beach goers – Beach Naturalists.

Beach Naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn and enjoy area beaches this summer. Be sure to visit a local beach this summer and meet the Beach Naturalists. They know their beaches. They can help you enjoy the beach without harming it. They can tell you what sea stars eat, why barnacles stand on their heads and how moon snails lay their eggs. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our Beach Naturalists transfers directly to the public-it’s a wonderful infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, Community Outreach at the Seattle Aquarium. “To be able to meet a family and educate them on what a treasure we have here in Puget Sound is amazing.”

Jul
21
Thu
2016
Explore the beach at low tide! @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Jul 21 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join trained volunteer Beach Naturalists at Lincoln Park and South Alki/Constellation Park on the following dates this year for a free guided exploration at very low tide (please note the specific times for each day.) No reservations necessary; just look for signs at the beaches listed on the dates and hours below. Please note: low tide usually falls in the middle of the hours listed.

Search for tidepool animals during some of the best low tides of the year. Learn a bit of beach ecology and which animal is the most colorful – a sea star, a sea anemone, or a sea slug. Dress for the windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle slippery surfaces. This program designed for adults and 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

*Lowest summer tides

July 3*: 10 am–1:30 pm (Deaf Community beach walk)
July 4*: 10 am–1:30 pm
July 5*: 10:30 am–2:15 pm
July 6: 11 am-3 pm
July 19: 10 am-1 pm
July 20: 10 am–1:30 pm
July 21: 11 am–2 pm
July 31: 9:30–11:30 am
August 1: 9:30 am–12:30 pm
August 2: 10 am–1 pm
August 3: 11 am–1:30 pm

Not only will you witness the Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, but you’ll also see advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beach goers – Beach Naturalists.

Beach Naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn and enjoy area beaches this summer. Be sure to visit a local beach this summer and meet the Beach Naturalists. They know their beaches. They can help you enjoy the beach without harming it. They can tell you what sea stars eat, why barnacles stand on their heads and how moon snails lay their eggs. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our Beach Naturalists transfers directly to the public-it’s a wonderful infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, Community Outreach at the Seattle Aquarium. “To be able to meet a family and educate them on what a treasure we have here in Puget Sound is amazing.”

Delridge Grocery’s Thursday Farmstand @ next to Delridge P-Patch
Jul 21 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Fresh produce. On Delridge. This summer!

Delridge Grocery Co-op Thursday Farmstand is now open every Thursday all summer long. Fresh, local, sustainable fruits and vegetables in Delridge.

Thursdays 4-7 pm
June 2nd through September 29th

Along with produce, shoppers will enjoy music from local musicians. The farmstand will also offer cooking demonstrations, kids’ activities, and community organization tables.

Jul
28
Thu
2016
Delridge Grocery’s Thursday Farmstand @ next to Delridge P-Patch
Jul 28 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Fresh produce. On Delridge. This summer!

Delridge Grocery Co-op Thursday Farmstand is now open every Thursday all summer long. Fresh, local, sustainable fruits and vegetables in Delridge.

Thursdays 4-7 pm
June 2nd through September 29th

Along with produce, shoppers will enjoy music from local musicians. The farmstand will also offer cooking demonstrations, kids’ activities, and community organization tables.

Aug
4
Thu
2016
Delridge Grocery’s Thursday Farmstand @ next to Delridge P-Patch
Aug 4 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Fresh produce. On Delridge. This summer!

Delridge Grocery Co-op Thursday Farmstand is now open every Thursday all summer long. Fresh, local, sustainable fruits and vegetables in Delridge.

Thursdays 4-7 pm
June 2nd through September 29th

Along with produce, shoppers will enjoy music from local musicians. The farmstand will also offer cooking demonstrations, kids’ activities, and community organization tables.

Aug
11
Thu
2016
Delridge Grocery’s Thursday Farmstand @ next to Delridge P-Patch
Aug 11 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Fresh produce. On Delridge. This summer!

Delridge Grocery Co-op Thursday Farmstand is now open every Thursday all summer long. Fresh, local, sustainable fruits and vegetables in Delridge.

Thursdays 4-7 pm
June 2nd through September 29th

Along with produce, shoppers will enjoy music from local musicians. The farmstand will also offer cooking demonstrations, kids’ activities, and community organization tables.

Aug
18
Thu
2016
Delridge Grocery’s Thursday Farmstand @ next to Delridge P-Patch
Aug 18 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Fresh produce. On Delridge. This summer!

Delridge Grocery Co-op Thursday Farmstand is now open every Thursday all summer long. Fresh, local, sustainable fruits and vegetables in Delridge.

Thursdays 4-7 pm
June 2nd through September 29th

Along with produce, shoppers will enjoy music from local musicians. The farmstand will also offer cooking demonstrations, kids’ activities, and community organization tables.

Aug
25
Thu
2016
Delridge Grocery’s Thursday Farmstand @ next to Delridge P-Patch
Aug 25 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Fresh produce. On Delridge. This summer!

Delridge Grocery Co-op Thursday Farmstand is now open every Thursday all summer long. Fresh, local, sustainable fruits and vegetables in Delridge.

Thursdays 4-7 pm
June 2nd through September 29th

Along with produce, shoppers will enjoy music from local musicians. The farmstand will also offer cooking demonstrations, kids’ activities, and community organization tables.

Sep
1
Thu
2016
Delridge Grocery’s Thursday Farmstand @ next to Delridge P-Patch
Sep 1 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Fresh produce. On Delridge. This summer!

Delridge Grocery Co-op Thursday Farmstand is now open every Thursday all summer long. Fresh, local, sustainable fruits and vegetables in Delridge.

Thursdays 4-7 pm
June 2nd through September 29th

Along with produce, shoppers will enjoy music from local musicians. The farmstand will also offer cooking demonstrations, kids’ activities, and community organization tables.

Sep
8
Thu
2016
Delridge Grocery’s Thursday Farmstand @ next to Delridge P-Patch
Sep 8 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Fresh produce. On Delridge. This summer!

Delridge Grocery Co-op Thursday Farmstand is now open every Thursday all summer long. Fresh, local, sustainable fruits and vegetables in Delridge.

Thursdays 4-7 pm
June 2nd through September 29th

Along with produce, shoppers will enjoy music from local musicians. The farmstand will also offer cooking demonstrations, kids’ activities, and community organization tables.

Sep
15
Thu
2016
Delridge Grocery’s Thursday Farmstand @ next to Delridge P-Patch
Sep 15 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Fresh produce. On Delridge. This summer!

Delridge Grocery Co-op Thursday Farmstand is now open every Thursday all summer long. Fresh, local, sustainable fruits and vegetables in Delridge.

Thursdays 4-7 pm
June 2nd through September 29th

Along with produce, shoppers will enjoy music from local musicians. The farmstand will also offer cooking demonstrations, kids’ activities, and community organization tables.

Sep
18
Sun
2016
Duwamish Native Plant Stewardship Day @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Sep 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sept. 18th at the Duwamish Longhouse. A fun day to learn about Native Plant stewardship. Talks, walk, food & opportunities. https://www.facebook.com/events/1089287014512753/

Free activities. 10am -Restoring Duwamish Native Plants; 11:30 am-Lunch provided; Free Hey Duwamish! App; 12:30 pm-Edible Native Plants; 1:30 pm-Urban Gardening Hotline; 2:30 pm-Duwamish Alive: talk & walk along the Duwamish River to restoration site. Upcoming volunteer opportunities.

10–11:30 am–Local Native Plants—Planting & Cultivation–Steve Richmond, Garden Cycles and Nancy Sackman, Duwamish Tribe. www.gardencycles.com, www.duwamishtribe.org

11:30-12:30–Lunch provided. Hey Duwamish! App Demo—Mapping environmental projects along the Duwamish River. www.heydywamish.org

12:30-1:30–Edible Native Plants—Pam Bond Cello, Snohomish Tribe
http://www.edcc.edu/campuscommunityfarm/cultural-kitchen.html

1:30-2:30–Urban Gardening—Free TA Program—Laura Matter,The Garden Hotline, Seattle Tilth. Building an ecologically sound, economically viable and socially equitable food system. www.seattletilth.org

2:30-4 pm–Duwamish Alive—Upcoming Habitat Restoration Volunteer Opportunities– Talk at the Longhouse followed by walk along the Duwamish River to restoration site at Herring House Park. www.duwamishalive.org

This year, the Duwamish Longhouse is reforesting the hillside behind the Longhouse and Seattle Park’s Department is restoring 40 acres in the West Seattle Green Belt. Duwamish activities are funded in part by a grant from the King County Conservation District. http://www.kingcd.org/programs-grant.htm

Our project’s objectives are:

– to restore the Longhouse’s property’s ecosystem by providing a place to sustain native food and medicine, habitat and wildlife in relation to the Duwamish culture,
– to engage the public and raise educational awareness of the Duwamish native culture and its relationship to the restored ecosystem, and
– to work with community partners to increase public awareness of urban reforestation stewardship.

Sep
22
Thu
2016
Delridge Grocery’s Thursday Farmstand @ next to Delridge P-Patch
Sep 22 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Fresh produce. On Delridge. This summer!

Delridge Grocery Co-op Thursday Farmstand is now open every Thursday all summer long. Fresh, local, sustainable fruits and vegetables in Delridge.

Thursdays 4-7 pm
June 2nd through September 29th

Along with produce, shoppers will enjoy music from local musicians. The farmstand will also offer cooking demonstrations, kids’ activities, and community organization tables.

Sep
29
Thu
2016
Delridge Grocery’s Thursday Farmstand @ next to Delridge P-Patch
Sep 29 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Fresh produce. On Delridge. This summer!

Delridge Grocery Co-op Thursday Farmstand is now open every Thursday all summer long. Fresh, local, sustainable fruits and vegetables in Delridge.

Thursdays 4-7 pm
June 2nd through September 29th

Along with produce, shoppers will enjoy music from local musicians. The farmstand will also offer cooking demonstrations, kids’ activities, and community organization tables.

Oct
10
Mon
2016
The West Seattle Tool Library Volunteer Night BBQ @ Youngstown Cultural Art Center
Oct 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for The West Seattle Tool Library Volunteer Night BBQ! Come hang out with other volunteers and take part in a festive evening.

We will be grilling hot dogs and chicken, but feel free to bring a dish to share! Connect with other West Seattle Tool Library volunteers and together we’ll celebrate your amazing contributions to our future plans.

Join us at The West Seattle Tool Library Volunteer Night BBQ
Monday, October 10; 6:30-8 pm
West Seattle Tool Library
Youngstown Cultural Art Center
4408 Delridge Way SW
Seattle, WA

Oct
15
Sat
2016
RainWise Contractor Fair and Tree Giveaway @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Oct 15 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Meet with trained RainWise contractors who install rain gardens and cisterns and can answer questions about what you can do on your properties. Get a free tree and advice on planting. See a bicycle powered rain shower. RainWise Contractor Fair and Tree Giveaway – Saturday, October 15th, 11 am to 2 pm at Highland Park Improvement Club.

Nov
5
Sat
2016
Longfellow Creek Watershed Walk & Salmon Watch @ Dragonfly Pavillion
Nov 5 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

From Puget Soundkeeper Alliance:

Join us as we walk a section of Longfellow Creek in West Seattle to investigate the health of one of our local salmon runs. Longfellow Creek, which flows from Roxhill Bog to Elliot Bay, provides spawning habitat for a population of coho salmon every year.

A group of dedicated volunteers is working with Soundkeeper to monitor whether the coho in Longfellow reproduce successfully or succumb to stormwater pollution in the river and die before spawning (a phenomenon known as pre-spawn mortality). Every day for the duration of the salmon run, teams are documenting their observations of live coho and dissecting the dead carcasses to check spawning condition. Come join our Saturday group of volunteers and see them in action!

Also at the event will be groups from the Nature Consortium, Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association, King County Conservation District, and the City of Seattle to talk about wetland recovery, native plants, rain gardens, and what Seattle is doing to reduce the effects of toxic stormwater runoff on salmon populations and other wildlife.

This is a great way to observe one of nature’s most amazing migrations, get a taste of scientific field work, and learn more about what you can do to restore the health of our local waterways.

Equipment: Be prepared to get dirty. Wear athletic clothing and shoes that can get wet. We will be walking along the creek through some muddy areas.

Date: Saturday, November 5th
Time: 11:30am to 1:00pm
Location: Dragonfly Garden, 4107 28th Avenue SW, Seattle 98126

To RSVP: Email Kerry at kerry@pugetsoundkeeper.org or call (206) 297-7002.

Dec
14
Wed
2016
Artful, Therapeutic, and Informed Weeding at Lincoln Park
Dec 14 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am

With Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

Wednesday, December 14th 8:30 am–11:00 am, Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures offers: Artful, Therapeutic and Informed Weeding:

Help preserve our natural heritage for future generations. Learn the best strategies to help declining local, wild rarities grow back, as we protect them from weeds. The wealth of our ancient, unique, local natural community, has been in decline ever since the first global gold seekers brought with them seeds of weeds that our local natural community was not adapted to living with. Tinkering with plants as we sit in beautiful natural surroundings, goes back in our evolutionary roots to before agriculture, and there is an instinctive therapy in sitting on a bed of moss, plucking out plants, either for harvest, or to help valued surrounding plants, or both. As we sit in nature with our neighbors, wiggling out weeds, we can learn various strategic weeding methods, including learning the identification and root structure of each weed species we target, then when, how, and where, they would disperse if we let them. We can also learn which weeds we can nibble on. Then we learn the reason we are weeding, which is to help the re-spreading of the declining local, wild plants, and the wild animals that are adapted to the declining plants, those weeds were pushing out. Then on the way out we can learn the art of “weed walking”, where we pull the weeds away from the declining wild plants, while we walk, hardly losing a step.

This is a world that we could be moving back towards with each of our community gatherings in nature, where we are contributing to the natural community as a mutualistic member of that community, rather than a parasitic or predatory member of that community. Could this model go viral? Could it spread around the globe better and last longer than Pokeman Go? Why not?

I ask that people preregister to ensure that the group size is manageable both for me and the mosses. e-mail me at ecostewart@gmail.com or phone me at 206 932-7225 (currently only land line).

While the program is free, Stewart appreciates any useful support that the human community gives him that will help the growth of the success of his efforts to promote the protection and recovery our most precious and unique local natural communities that our misguided human culture has increasingly been degrading and diminishing.

Jan
8
Sun
2017
Learning the Art and Practice of Healing Mother Nature Herself
Jan 8 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

With Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

Sunday, January 8th, 11:00 am–1:30 pm, join Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures to Learn the Art and Practice of Healing Mother Nature Herself from Mother Nature’s Medicine Man, who has spent most of his 60 years studying her local natural community, and how we might best help with the protection and recovery of her incredible wealth and beauty that has been in decline ever since the first human sought to control and exploit her. This will be an all generations program for all levels of knowledge. Learning and practicing the protection and healing of our natural community is not only fascinating, and feels like a good thing to be doing for the world, but doing it is therapeutic and a good activity to rebuild richer, and healthier, human community around.

This session is at one of Seattle’s greatest remaining urban oases of nature at Lincoln Park in West Seattle. The following session could be at your favorite remaining local oasis of nature, where you and your neighbors renew your spirits in nature. I don’t ask for any monetary contributions for this program, but I do ask for any help you can contribute towards my efforts to promote a paradigm shift for the human community to increasingly again appreciate and serve our Mother Nature, while again serving the health of our human communities in the process.

Preregistration is not required, but if you tell me you are coming it will help me estimate the size group to plan for. We might follow up by planning a “stewardship adventure” to a site where some species still thrives, that we estimate once thrived at our favorite local oasis of nature, but has since become rare or lost, as we build a growing community of stewards. We can learn about that species that has become rare or lost from that favorite nature spot, do enough stewardship of its habitat in that remaining stronghold that the mother plant would be happy to give us a few of her seeds to give good homes to, and bring them back to our favorite local nature oasis for her. If no one contacts me, and it’s weather is too rough, I may not show up. Call or e-mail: 206 932-7225; ecostewart@gmail.com

Jan
22
Sun
2017
Sunday Community Service to Serve the God of Mother Nature @ Lincoln Park
Jan 22 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

January 22, 2017 @ 11:00 am–1:30 pm, Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures invites you to:

Sunday Community Service to Serve the God of Mother Nature
Attend a Sunday service of a different sort! In honor of the god of Mother Nature we will have a community gathering to serve her by strategically sacrificing weeds in her honor. Also, as part of the service there will be a sermon on strategies of how to make the most of sacrificing of the weeds to get the maximum mileage towards the preservation of the ancient art of the god of Mother Nature. These strategies will also apply to helping help her recover the maximum amount of her natural health, natural wealth, and natural beauty as she can. This is a health, wealth and beauty that has been in decline ever since the culture of the allegorical Able and Cain, the animal, and plant and land controllers, and the culture of the legendary King David the gold hoarder, started taking control of the planet and its populace.

We will meet at the kiosk at the northern of the 2 parking lots at Lincoln Park, across from Rose St. No pre-registration required.

And don’t worry about sitting in a stuffy temple, church or mosque, listening to a boring sermon, as the sermon will be delivered either while walking or sitting outdoors in a relatively beautiful natural area. As you will either be pleasantly plucking at the sacrificial weeds, wildly ripping them out by their roots, or just enjoying being in nature, if you prefer, you can ignore the sermon! And if you have had enough before 1:30 you can always peel off early!

While all weed sacrifice can be done bare handed, if you have a pair of work gloves, and maybe a Hori Hori weeding knife, you could bring them.

Feb
4
Sat
2017
Gibbous Moon Walk with the Stars, Owls and Trees @ Lincoln Park
Feb 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures for Gibbous Moon Walk with the Stars, Owls and Others @ Lincoln Park With a bright, gibbous moon high in the sky, we’ll look and listen, and hoot for the owls. We’ll learn about the wealth of our local natural community at night. We might see the moon and some stars if the clouds cooperate. While the owls may be quiet and not showing themselves, the herbs, shrubs and trees can’t hide and we can always learn a bit about them or any member of the natural community we can see, hear, smell or taste, and a hike in nature at night is always an adventure!

I ask that people pre-register for me to manage the group size by e-mailing me: ecostewart@gmail.com or phoning me: 206 932-7225 (I still haven’t learned how to use my cell). We meet by the kiosk at the northern of Lincoln Park’s two parking lots, Across from SW Rose St., between SW Thistle St. at the south end, and SW Monroe St. at the north end.

No fee is required, but I ask that people offer any form of support they are comfortable with that would help me continue my efforts to inspire and teach people about the true wealth of nature, while teaching better stewardship of our natural community, building, in the process, a healthier human community.

Feb
10
Fri
2017
Nighttime low-tide beach walks @ Constellation Park, Alki
Feb 10 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Join trained volunteer Beach Naturalists at South Alki/Constellation Park on the following dates this year for a free guided exploration at very low tide.

Explore the beach during winter nighttime low tides with Beach Naturalist staff and volunteers. Discover what creatures we see on the beach at this time of year. Dress for the weather (bundle up!) and for tide pooling: boots, hats, gloves and a good flashlight are musts.

Friday, January 27, 9:30-11 pm (-1.11 at 10:41pm)
Friday, February 10, 9-11 pm (-1.44 at 10:32pm)

Beach etiquette:
While on the beach, please remember:
~ Walk carefully; there’s life beneath your feet!
~ Touch gently with one wet finger.
~ Observe animals where they are and please avoid picking them up.
~ Please only move rocks that are small enough to be moved with one hand and return them to the position in which you found them.
~ Please only remove trash from the beach, nothing else. Many of our beaches are protected by law.

Feb
11
Sat
2017
An afternoon with Glenn Herlihy, Co-founder of Beacon Food Forest @ Community Orchard of West Seattle
Feb 11 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

2016, COWS (Community Orchard of West Seattle) Presents:
An afternoon with Glenn Herlihy, Co-founder of Beacon Food Forest

Topic: Sheet Mulching – Its benefits & how it can Mimic Natural Leaf Litter
found in Forests

Saturday, February 11th, 11 am to 1 pm.
RSVP: info@fruitinwestseattle.org

This event will be geared for those who want to learn more about the benefits of sheet mulching, a.k.a. no-till technique for soil building. Methods applied can help transform neglected space or lawns into more intentional uses. Building healthy soil naturally and strategic layering of organic materials will be discussed.

Come see how Sheet Mulching can help with:
• Conserving soil moisture
• Reduce erosion
• Increase Soil Fertility
• And help decompact soil
• Supress Weeds
• And more!

Where: South Seattle College (WSB sponsor), located North Entrance, 6000 16th Ave
SW, Seattle

We have all that is needed but we suggest you bring water, gloves and dress for weather. We look forward to seeing you then! We plan to start promptly at 11am and we will be doing some light sheet mulching to help tend and prepare the land. We break for a potluck lunch around 12:30. All are welcome. Come at 11 for the talk or whenever, have lunch, and stay as long as you are having fun. But do come whether or not you are able to bring something. Basic food such as chili, or Dahl and rice will be provided.

What to Bring:
• Gloves
• Sturdy shoes or boots
• Warm clothes/rain jacket
• Water bottle
• Potluck dish to share (optional)

RSVP:
info@fruitinwestseattle.org

Mission: COWS will grow a free source of local fruit and vegetables for volunteers and local food security programs while engaging people in sustainable agriculture education and community gathering.

Visit us at: http://fruitinwestseattle.org/

Seeking Seattle’s Surviving Salamanders @ Camp Long
Feb 11 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

With Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

Join Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures for Seeking Seattle’s Surviving Salamanders – How We Might Help Them. Let’s seek and celebrate Seattle’s surviving salamanders, at possibly their best remaining Seattle refugium at Camp Long. While we see if they are home in their habitat, we will discuss what constitutes healthy habitat for our different salamander species, and we might be able to do a small bit to improve that habitat. Of the six Seattle salamanders that may still occur in the city, there are 4 species that still occur at Camp Long. Two of these never go in the water, laying their eggs in hidden, moist places. They are the (extra cute) Ensatina (in the photo) and the Western Red-backed Salamander. If they are home we can hold and examine them, before letting them return. Two lay their eggs, in jelly-like masses in the pond,meeting their mates for their dates on or around Valentines’ night, so if we are lucky we might see some early eggs in the pond. Whether the salamanders are home or not, there is a whole community of plants, animals and fungi to enjoy and learn about and help.

Pre-registration requested: e-mail or phone to pre-register: ecostewart@gmail.com or 206 932-7225 While no cash is required, I ask that people support me and my efforts to promote a paradigm shift of re-building a human community that is increasingly again appreciating and serving the wealth of our natural community, while serving healthier human communities in the process. If no one pre-registers I might not show up.

Feb
18
Sat
2017
Seeking Seattle’s Surviving Salamanders @ Camp Long
Feb 18 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

With Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

Join Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures for Seeking Seattle’s Surviving Salamanders – How We Might Help Them. Let’s seek and celebrate Seattle’s surviving salamanders, at possibly their best remaining Seattle refugium at Camp Long. While we see if they are home in their habitat, we will discuss what constitutes healthy habitat for our different salamander species, and we might be able to do a small bit to improve that habitat. Of the six Seattle salamanders that may still occur in the city, there are 4 species that still occur at Camp Long. Two of these never go in the water, laying their eggs in hidden, moist places. They are the (extra cute) Ensatina (in the photo) and the Western Red-backed Salamander. If they are home we can hold and examine them, before letting them return. Two lay their eggs, in jelly-like masses in the pond, meeting their mates for their dates on or around Valentines’ night, so we will probably now be able to see their eggs in the pond. Whether the salamanders are home or not, there is a whole community of plants, animals and fungi to enjoy and learn about and help.

Pre-registration requested: e-mail or phone to pre-register: ecostewart@gmail.com or 206 932-7225 $0 – $20 per person, whatever is comfortable. While no cash is required, I ask that people support my efforts to promote a paradigm shift of re-building a human community that is increasingly again appreciating and serving the wealth of our natural community, while serving healthier human communities in the process. If no one pre-registers I might not show up.

Feb
25
Sat
2017
Natural Community Service and Admiration Stroll @ Fauntleroy Park
Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures for Natural Community Service and Admiration Stroll in Fauntleroy Park. We will meet at the entrance on SW Barton St by SW Henderson St, between 40th Av SW & 41st Av SW.

Why not join your local human community, as we take a stroll in our local natural community, and admire her beauty, her fascinating intricacy, and learn Stewart’s strategies, developed over the last 20 years, to get the most mileage in helping Mother Nature heal from the abuses incurred in a bad relationship with her children, Able, Cain and David? While we learn the strategies, we’ll control a few wily weeds that are encroaching on declining plant community members. This session will be at our local treasure of nature, Fauntleroy Park, where the first of over-controlling Able’s creature creations, the domesticated dog, is trampling the Trilliums, while salamanders, whose cover has been blown, struggle to safely sneak around. No fee is required, but I am building a community of support for me, my work, and for a growing movement. That support can take any helpful form.

Pre-registration is not required, but it would help me estimate the crowd to prepare for. If no one pre-registers I may not show up. To pre-register e-mail ecostewart@gmail.com or phone (land only right now) 206 932-7225

Feb
27
Mon
2017
Sustainable West Seattle annual meeting for 2017 @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Announced by Stu Hennessey:

Take control of your local environment! See what you can do at the Sustainable West Seattle annual membership meeting Monday, February 27th, 7-9 pm At the Senior Center of West Seattle.

New officer and board members will be elected along with our goals for 2017.

What: Sustainable West Seattle annual membership meeting.

Where: Senior Center of West Seattle. Address: 4217 SW Oregon St

When: Monday February 27th, 7-9pm

The public is welcome.

Apr
8
Sat
2017
Green Wall installation ceremony @ South Park Library
Apr 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Community, non-profits, and government are collaborating to take action on community and health priorities through an innovative green solution located at the South Park Branch of The Seattle Public Library (8604 8th Ave S, 98108).

To reduce the impact of air pollution, the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition/Technical Advisory Group (DRCC/TAG), and Just Health Action (JHA) are partnering with the South Park Branch to install 7 artistic green wall panels, each 3 feet wide by 5 feet tall, creating a free standing vegetated trellis system.

When fully grown in, these panels of green leaves will filter the particulates passing through it and absorb air pollution. In addition, these climbing vines and native plants will provide habitat and beautify areas while simultaneously providing water quality benefits.

The historically industrial neighborhood in the South end of Seattle has long dealt with environmental hazards and health issues stemming from misuse by industry. Zip Code 98108, home to the Duwamish Valley, has the worst air pollution in the city of Seattle and the neighborhoods of South Park and Georgetown include the highest hospitalization rates for childhood asthma, as highlighted in the Cumulative Health Impacts Analysis published by JHA and DRCC/TAG in 2013.

The Duwamish Valley community continually identifies addressing air pollution as a top health priority. Based on this, DRCC/TAG, JHA, project partners, and the community worked together to gather information on the sources of air pollution and take action to reduce residents’ exposure to air pollution through the Duwamish Community Action for Clean Air project, funded by the U.S. EPA Environmental Justice Cooperative Problem Solving Agreement (EJCPSA).

Installation and Inauguration Day!

On Saturday, April 8th, at 11 am the community and others are invited to our installation ceremony. The Duwamish Valley Youth Corps will be on site planting climbing vines and spreading mulch. The Youth Corps have been learning about air pollution and taking action in the community to reduce it, including planting trees, building and distributing home air filters, and educating community members.

Apr
15
Sat
2017
Duwamish River Bird Walk @ Duwamish Tribe Longhouse
Apr 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

WHAT: Birds of the Duwamish River Valley—Free Talk & Walk

WHEN: Saturday, April 15, 2017, 1 to 3 pm. Free

WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center, 4705 W Marginal Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106.

Join us for a springtime exploration of the birds who make a living along the Duwamish River. After a presentation in the Longhouse, we will walk along the Duwamish River to see what they are up to. Guided by a Seattle Parks Department Volunteer.

Apr
21
Fri
2017
Plant for the Planet West Seattle meetings @ Puget Ridge Cohousing
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

With the growth of Plant for the Planet (a youth-led climate organization) in Seattle and enough Climate Justice Ambassadors in the South, we have officially kicked off our monthly West Seattle meetings. Every 3rd Friday we’ll meet at 7 PM at the Puget Ridge Co-housing Common House. Children who would like to be active to get our planet back to a stable climate and their parents are always welcome to join. Please RSVP by email – pftp-west-seattle@googlegroups.com

Apr
27
Thu
2017
Green Stormwater Infrastructure and RainWise Celebration and Appreciation Event @ Peace Lutheran
Apr 27 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

 
Green Stormwater Infrastructure and RainWise Celebration and Appreciation Event 

Thursday, April 27th, 4:30-6:30 at Peace Lutheran Church

Join us in celebrating the accomplishments of neighbors, congregations, government officials, contractors and community leaders in the Barton and Fauntleroy neighborhoods. Learn the effects of capturing storm water and protecting Puget Sound by addressing our combined sewer overflow challenges. Hear more about the success of the roadside rain gardens during heavy rains. See for yourself, the fabulous functioning of the multiple cisterns and rain gardens at Peace Lutheran and learn how you can be involved.

Sweet snacks and hot drinks provided, along with testimonials, images and stories from RainWise customers.

Appreciation and acknowledgement of all the great community work done in West Seattle. All are welcome!

King County’s RainWise program offers rebates for rain gardens and cisterns for eligible Seattle homeowners and is organizing this event.
The Green Infrastructure Partnership (GrIP) is a group of nonprofits, government agencies, community-based organizations, and businesses who deliver green solutions to stormwater pollution via education, technical assistance, and incentive programs.
More info:
May
5
Fri
2017
Seattle’s Urban Bird Treaty Signing and Birdwalk @ Lincoln Park North Playground
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

On Friday, May 5, Seattle will become an Urban Bird Treaty city.

Two events are scheduled:
Birdwalk: 10 – 10:40 am
Signing Ceremony: 11:00 am – Noon

Lincoln Park at the North Playground
8011 Fauntleroy Way SW
For more info, call (206) 523-4483

Please join us for the signing of Seattle’s Urban Bird Treaty!

After extensive outreach and advocacy by Seattle Audubon and partners, Seattle’s city council passed a resolution to enter into an Urban Bird Treaty with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. The Treaty partnership will protect birds in the Seattle area by developing programs to reduce hazards to migrating birds that travel along the Pacific Flyway, restoring habitat, and connecting residents and youth to nature within our city.

On May 5, the city and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will officially sign the treaty, an important milestone that recognizes Seattle’s role in protecting the Pacific Flyway. Seattle Audubon volunteers will lead a free birdwalk, one hour prior to the ceremony.

This work is a collaboration between Seattle Audubon, Audubon Washington, Heron Habitat Helpers, City of Seattle, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife.

May
6
Sat
2017
Community Orchard of West Seattle meetup/weekend work party @ South Seattle College
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

 

COWS (Community Orchard of West Seattle) Weekend Workparty

Where: South Seattle College (WSB sponsor), located North Entrance, 6000 16th Ave SW, Seattle

WHEN:
Saturday, May 6th 10am – 2pm

HOW: Run, walk, bike, or bus routes 128 and 125 stops in front of (RSB) Building.

Remember to bring gloves and drinking water. Dress according to weather.

Mission: COWS will grow a free source of local fruit and vegetables for volunteers and local food security programs while engaging people in sustainable agriculture education and community gathering.

More info here:

No Meetups July & August for Summer Break

 

Garden Center Plant Sale at South Seattle College
May 6 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Garden Center at South Seattle College (WSB Sponsor) open dates for 2017:
Saturdays, 11 am to 2pm

  • May 6th
  • May 13th
  • May 20th
  • June 3rd
  • June 10th

The Landscape Horticulture Program now offers Landscape Horticulture students an opportunity to increase their plant knowledge while gaining retail experience. The Plant sales will market the plant material students have selected, propagated, grown on and presented for sale. We will have unusual perennials, broadleaf and deciduous shrubs, some small trees, natives and house plants.
(Credit Cards are accepted)

These Saturdays offer many options:
Garden Center 11:00-3:00
Arboretum cohorts meet 10:00 – 12:00
Wine program is open 1:00 – 5:00
Arboretum, Seattle Chinese Garden and COWS (Community Orchard of West Seattle) are all open every Saturday

6000 16th Avenue S
North end of campus.

May
13
Sat
2017
Garden Center Plant Sale at South Seattle College
May 13 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Garden Center at South Seattle College (WSB Sponsor) open dates for 2017:
Saturdays, 11 am to 2pm

  • May 6th
  • May 13th
  • May 20th
  • June 3rd
  • June 10th

The Landscape Horticulture Program now offers Landscape Horticulture students an opportunity to increase their plant knowledge while gaining retail experience. The Plant sales will market the plant material students have selected, propagated, grown on and presented for sale. We will have unusual perennials, broadleaf and deciduous shrubs, some small trees, natives and house plants.
(Credit Cards are accepted)

These Saturdays offer many options:
Garden Center 11:00-3:00
Arboretum cohorts meet 10:00 – 12:00
Wine program is open 1:00 – 5:00
Arboretum, Seattle Chinese Garden and COWS (Community Orchard of West Seattle) are all open every Saturday

6000 16th Avenue S
North end of campus.

May
19
Fri
2017
Plant for the Planet West Seattle meetings @ Puget Ridge Cohousing
May 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

With the growth of Plant for the Planet (a youth-led climate organization) in Seattle and enough Climate Justice Ambassadors in the South, we have officially kicked off our monthly West Seattle meetings. Every 3rd Friday we’ll meet at 7 PM at the Puget Ridge Co-housing Common House. Children who would like to be active to get our planet back to a stable climate and their parents are always welcome to join. Please RSVP by email – pftp-west-seattle@googlegroups.com

May
20
Sat
2017
Garden Center Plant Sale at South Seattle College
May 20 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Garden Center at South Seattle College (WSB Sponsor) open dates for 2017:
Saturdays, 11 am to 2pm

  • May 6th
  • May 13th
  • May 20th
  • June 3rd
  • June 10th

The Landscape Horticulture Program now offers Landscape Horticulture students an opportunity to increase their plant knowledge while gaining retail experience. The Plant sales will market the plant material students have selected, propagated, grown on and presented for sale. We will have unusual perennials, broadleaf and deciduous shrubs, some small trees, natives and house plants.
(Credit Cards are accepted)

These Saturdays offer many options:
Garden Center 11:00-3:00
Arboretum cohorts meet 10:00 – 12:00
Wine program is open 1:00 – 5:00
Arboretum, Seattle Chinese Garden and COWS (Community Orchard of West Seattle) are all open every Saturday

6000 16th Avenue S
North end of campus.

Jun
3
Sat
2017
National Trails Day Youth and Families Work Party @ Schmitz Preserve Park
Jun 3 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

National Trails Day is Saturday, June 3.

Celebrate National Trails Day at Schmitz Preserve Park. Washington Trails Association is partnering with Seattle Parks to host a Youth and Families Work Party from 9am – 2pm at Schmitz Park. Ages 10 and up welcome, no experience necessary. The project will involve a variety of activities including digging trail tread, brushing the trail corridor and creating drainage structures.

Learn more about this project and sign up to volunteer at www.wta.org/volunteer/schedule .

Introduction to Food Forest Workshop with Kimberly Leeper & Jackie Cramer @ Community Orchard of WS
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Introduction to Food Forest Workshop
Saturday, June 3, 2017
10am – 12:30pm

Dear Friends of The Orchard,

In the wonderful and educational space that is the Community Orchard of West Seattle, begin to learn about, and practice, the design process of analyzing your site for a food forest – a garden modeled on the structure of young natural woodland and utilizing multifunctional plants of which most are edible.

We will also explore some benefits of food forests (ex. less maintenance, beneficial wildlife habitat). We will wrap up with some hands-on plant guild design and planting time.

Helpful resources will be shared with you to aid you in successfully growing your own urban/suburban food forest!

Light snacks and refreshments provided. Feel free to bring some to share!

Suggested Donation: $10 – $25. Please choose an amount to pay on the sliding scale that you feel is equitable. This rate helps cover costs while offering a discount for those that need it. No one turned away who are unable to pay.

What to Bring:
Gloves
Sturdy shoes or boots
Dress for weather
Reusable water bottle
Notebook, Pencil/Pen
Your curiosity about Food Forests
Snack to share
RSVP: info@fruitinwestseattle.org

COWS is honored to host this class with Kimberly Leeper & Jackie Cramer.

Kimberly Leeper has been a Seattlite for 22 years and is an educator, permaculture designer, plant and wildlife enthusiast who specializes in Pacific NW native plants, beneficial wildlife habitat, and food forests/edible forest gardens. She has a background in teaching and learning with children and adults in a variety of settings; volunteering with community gardens and plant-related endeavors – Beacon Food Forest for past 4 years; and leading a sustainable landscaping company – Mariposa Naturescapes (2005 – 2016) and Oasis Edible Naturescapes (2016 to present).

Jackie Cramer is a permaculture designer, landscaper and educator. She has worked the land for over twenty years as farmer, planner, and community organizer. She is co founder of the Beacon Food Forest, and the permaculture education collective. She continues to learn from the land and people she serves.

Directions: Community Orchard of West Seattle is located at the North entrance of the South Seattle College parking lot. Follow the north entrance road past the Chinese garden and Nursery and arrive at the orchard before the road bends to the right.

National Trails Day: West Duwamish Greenbelt hikes @ West Duwamish Greenbelt
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Hike developed and undeveloped trails of the West Duwamish Greenbelt, the largest urban forest in Seattle on a ridge above the Duwamish RIver. Members of the West Duwamish Greenbelt Trails group and Nature Consortium will be on hand to guide hikers and provide information on the history and reforestation of the greenbelt. The first half of the trail is a constructed gravel trail. The second half is muddier and less developed. There are a few ups and downs and a bit of scrambling but only modest elevation changes, suitable for most ages with appropriate footwear. The trail makes a loop from the south end of the campus of South Seattle College, paralleling the campus in the greenbelt, to the Chinese Garden and Arboretum at the north end of campus, returning to the start along the campus and 16th Ave. SW.

More details can be found here.

Guided hikes are at 10 am and noon – meet at 12th SW and SW Holly.

Garden Center Plant Sale at South Seattle College
Jun 3 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Garden Center at South Seattle College (WSB Sponsor) open dates for 2017:
Saturdays, 11 am to 2pm

  • May 6th
  • May 13th
  • May 20th
  • June 3rd
  • June 10th

The Landscape Horticulture Program now offers Landscape Horticulture students an opportunity to increase their plant knowledge while gaining retail experience. The Plant sales will market the plant material students have selected, propagated, grown on and presented for sale. We will have unusual perennials, broadleaf and deciduous shrubs, some small trees, natives and house plants.
(Credit Cards are accepted)

These Saturdays offer many options:
Garden Center 11:00-3:00
Arboretum cohorts meet 10:00 – 12:00
Wine program is open 1:00 – 5:00
Arboretum, Seattle Chinese Garden and COWS (Community Orchard of West Seattle) are all open every Saturday

6000 16th Avenue S
North end of campus.

Jun
10
Sat
2017
Garden Center Plant Sale at South Seattle College
Jun 10 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Garden Center at South Seattle College (WSB Sponsor) open dates for 2017:
Saturdays, 11 am to 2pm

  • May 6th
  • May 13th
  • May 20th
  • June 3rd
  • June 10th

The Landscape Horticulture Program now offers Landscape Horticulture students an opportunity to increase their plant knowledge while gaining retail experience. The Plant sales will market the plant material students have selected, propagated, grown on and presented for sale. We will have unusual perennials, broadleaf and deciduous shrubs, some small trees, natives and house plants.
(Credit Cards are accepted)

These Saturdays offer many options:
Garden Center 11:00-3:00
Arboretum cohorts meet 10:00 – 12:00
Wine program is open 1:00 – 5:00
Arboretum, Seattle Chinese Garden and COWS (Community Orchard of West Seattle) are all open every Saturday

6000 16th Avenue S
North end of campus.

Jun
11
Sun
2017
Lincoln Park Nature Walk: Edible and Medicinal Plants @ Lincoln Park @ South Parking Lot
Jun 11 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Edible and Medicinal Plants of Lincoln Park
Sunday, June 11th, 3-5pm
Space is limited to 15.
From Jonathan Hover:

Edible and Medicinal Plants of Lincoln Park
Sunday, June 11th, 3-5pm
**We’ll meet at the parking lot at the south end of the park at 3pm**

Lincoln Park offers a fun variety of forest, shoreline, and metropolitan plants friends. Plants we’ll see include Huckleberries, Thimbleberries, False Solomon’s Seal, St. John’s Wort, Oregon Grape, Indian Plum, and many more!

We’ll talk about how to identify, ethically gather, prepare, and use the medicinal plants we’ll encounter. I provide handouts with the common and scientific names, preparations, and uses of the most of the plants we’ll see, as well as a glossary of herbal terms I’ll be using, and botanical illustrations describing leaf shapes and types, and flower parts and types for context.

Make sure to bring something to write with, comfortable shoes, and water!

I grew up in southeast Seattle, and have always had a passion for the natural world. I attended the Intro to Western Herbalism program at the Rocky Mountain Center for Botanical Studies in Boulder, Co. from 1999-2000, and received a certificate in Advanced Herbalism from the North American Institute of Medical Herbalism in Boulder, Co. in 2003. I’ve studied the uses of northwest native plants for the last 15 years, and have led plant walks professionally on Orcas Island, Seattle, and the Cascades. I have found that being able to identify and know the uses of the plants around me has changed the way I view the world, giving me a deeper sense of connection with this beautiful place we live, and I love to share that with others.

I want my walks to be accessible and affordable to all who are interested. $15 sliding scale, open to trades, nobody refused for lack of money, children 13 and under free. The event will be limited to 15 people. You can reserve a spot through my paypal. Pay any amount and comment on how many spots you’d like, or email me at evergreenplantwalks@gmail to request a spot or with any questions.

Jun
16
Fri
2017
Plant for the Planet West Seattle meetings @ Puget Ridge Cohousing
Jun 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

With the growth of Plant for the Planet (a youth-led climate organization) in Seattle and enough Climate Justice Ambassadors in the South, we have officially kicked off our monthly West Seattle meetings. Every 3rd Friday we’ll meet at 7 PM at the Puget Ridge Co-housing Common House. Children who would like to be active to get our planet back to a stable climate and their parents are always welcome to join. Please RSVP by email – pftp-west-seattle@googlegroups.com

Jun
22
Thu
2017
ECHO Program Presentation: Reducing shipping’s impact on Salish Sea whales @ Dakota Park Place Building
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Active Oceans: How the ECHO (Enhancing Cetacean Habitat and Observation) Program is working to reduce the impact of vessel traffic on whales in the Salish Sea.

Krista Trounce, Project Manager at Port of Vancouver in British Columbia, will present how the ECHO Program is working with national and international collaborators to develop mitigation measures that will lead to a quantifiable reduction in potential threats to whales as a result of shipping activities.
Thursday, June 22, 7:00 – 8:30 pm.
Dakota Park Place Building, 4303 Dakota Place SW, West Seattle.
Cost: $10 General Admission; $5 Kids under 12.
Advance tickets: Brown Paper Tickets
Presented by The Whale Trail.
Sponsored by Nucor. Accommodations provided by The Grove West Seattle Inn.

The Enhancing Cetacean Habitat and Observation (ECHO) Program is a Vancouver Fraser Port Authority-led initiative aimed at better understanding and managing the impact of shipping activities on at-risk whales throughout the Salish Sea.

Learn about the projects the ECHO Program has completed and is currently working on: Strait of Georgia Underwater Listening Station to measure vessel noise levels, regional monitoring of ambient noise in the Salish Sea, a Mariner’s Guide to Whales in the Pacific Northwest, large whale strike risk assessment, a trial slowdown of commercial vessels, and others. Hear how the ECHO Program and our collaborators are educating mariners, industry partners and the public about the impacts of underwater noise on marine mammals.

Krista will speak to the ECHO Program long term goals, and how the Salish Sea will benefit from their research and initiatives.
Buy tickets now here to reserve your seat. And hurry! This will likely sell out.

This talk is the third of four Celebrate Springer events, commemorating the 15th anniversary of the successful rescue, rehabilitation and release of Springer (A73) the orphaned orca, and the transboundary partnerships that made it possible.

About the Speaker
Krista Trounce is the Project Manager for the Enhancing Cetacean Habitat and Observation (ECHO) Program at the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. Krista brings to the ECHO Program over 20 years of experience as an environmental engineer and project manager. Krista joined the ECHO Program in early 2015, after spending a year as the Project Specialist, Site Assessment for the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. Prior to joining the port authority, Krista was a manager and partner at a private consulting firm where her career focused on the evaluation of risk to human and ecological health posed by environmental contaminants. Krista holds a Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Waterloo and is a licensed engineer in the province of British Columbia.
About The Whale Trail
The Whale Trail (www.thewhaletrail.org) is a series of sites where the public may view orcas and other marine mammals from shore. Our mission is to inspire appreciation and stewardship of whales and our marine environment. Our overarching goal is to ensure the southern resident orcas recover from the threat of extinction.
Through our current sites and signs, including two on every Washington State ferry, we reach more than 50 million people each year. The Whale Trail is currently adding new sites along the west coast, from California to British Columbia, throughout the southern resident orcas’ range and beyond.
The Whale Trail is led by a core team of partners that include NOAA Fisheries, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Seattle Aquarium, Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, and the Whale Museum. Our BC team is led by the BC Cetacean Sighting Network. Many members of The Whale Trail teams met when they worked together to return Springer, the orphaned orca, to her pod.
The Whale Trail is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, headquartered in West Seattle. Join us!

Jun
24
Sat
2017
Lower Fauntleroy Tree Walk @ Fauntleroy Creek Viewpoint
Jun 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Trees for Seattle presents the Lower Fauntleroy Tree Walk on Saturday, June 24th from 10 am – 12 pm. Free, but need to RSVP here.

Meet at Fauntleroy Creek Viewpoint at the junction of Fauntleroy Way SW and Director Street SW

With a stunning view of the Puget Sound, Fauntleroy Way is one of West Seattle’s most iconic streets. Tree ambassador Al Rouyer will lead a walk beginning at the Fauntleroy Creek Viewpoint. 22 trees are included in the walk. Al will describe interesting facts about the trees and gives ways to easily identify each tree. He will also give some of the interesting history of the Fauntleroy neighborhood. The walk is short covering only about the length of 3 city blocks. Come join Tree Ambassador Al as we tour this scenic drive and enjoy the trees among the ocean breeze.

Questions? Email TreeAmbassador@seattle.gov or call 206-615-1668.
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Jun
25
Sun
2017
June Low Tide Beach Safari @ Mee-Kwa-Mooks Beach
Jun 25 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Low Tide Beach Safari on Sunday, June 25, 2017, 11:30am – 1:00pm @ Me-Kwa-Mooks Beach.
Age 6 and up due to rocky beach. Meet at Emma Schmitz Outlook just above the beach. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Presented  by Seattle Parks Urban Nature Guides. Free.

Search for tide pool animals during some of the best low tides of the year. Learn a bit of beach ecology and which animal is the most colorful – a sea star, a sea anemone, or a sea slug. Dress for windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle slippery surfaces.

All programs led by highly trained Seattle Urban Nature Guides. Please remember all children must be accompanied by an adult.

REGISTRATION: Go to Seattle Parks to use the online registration system – SPARC. You need to sign up for am account and obtain a pin number in order to use the online system. This may take up to 24 hours, so plan ahead. Once you have your pin number, use the course code number listed in the program description to find the program in the SPARC system. The course code number is listed next to the program date.
Another way to register is to contact Camp Long Environmental Learning Center:
5200 35th Ave SW, Seattle, WA. 98126, Phone: 206-684-7434, Email: camplong@seattle.gov

Jul
1
Sat
2017
Forest Restoration Work Party @ Westcrest Park
Jul 1 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Forest Restoration Work Party @ Westcrest Park.
Saturdays 7/1 and 8/5 from 10 am – 2 pm.

Join DIRT Corps in revitalizing the southwest portion of Westcrest Park. The first step to bringing back this parcel is to remove invasive species. Once we have cleared the land, we will plant at later volunteer events this year.

The beginning of this volunteer event will include a brief weed ID education class. Learn about the different types of invasives, why they are harmful, and how to get rid of them. Combine knowledge with action as we work together to clear this beautiful space of harmful species that overtakes an area. Many of you might already have this experience in your own backyard!

There will be more events to come where we gradually transform and maintain Westcrest and make it a great public space for everyone to enjoy. Let us know of any questions, hope to see you out there!
PLEASE REGISTER HERE:

PARK: South parking lot off of SW Henderson St, next to the dog park.
MEET: Meet at southeast side of the south parking lot, next to the horse barn.
To learn more about DIRT Corps please visit www.thedirtcorps.com.
email contact: kat@thedirtcorps.com

Jul
8
Sat
2017
Puget Park – West Duwamish Greenbelt Restoration/Tree-Cutting Plan Open House @ SSC, Chan Education Center
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

As part of the Green Seattle Partnership, Seattle Parks and Recreation will undertake a restoration project throughout 24 acres of the West Duwamish Greenspace. The site, Puget Park, is located on the hillside between South Seattle College and West Marginal Way. A map of the project area can be found online at http://arcg.is/1Dzvm1.

Work is scheduled to begin this summer, so please join Seattle Parks at Recreation for a project open house and site walk on Saturday, July 8th, from 10:00 AM-1:00 PM at South Seattle College, Chan Education Center (6000 16th Ave SW). The open house will run the duration of the time, with a brief presentation at 10:30 and a site walk at 11:30.

For more information about the project, check out the latest Green Seattle Partnership blog post or contact Michael Yadrick with any questions (michael.yadrick@seattle.gov).

Rose Garden Work Party @ SSC Arboretum @ South Seattle College
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Rose Garden Work Party at the South Seattle College Arboretum (WSB Sponsor), July 8, 2017, 10 am – noon.

Please join our Second Saturday Co-Hort this month as we take care of the Rose Garden. Now is a great time of year to enjoy the sunshine and smells of our Great Plant Picks rose selections. We will focus on weeding, plant health care and deadheading spent blooms to keep the rose garden looking great. It may be very sunny so make sure to bring water, sunscreen and good protective clothing. If you have your own gloves – even better (if you are going to work near the roses themselves you may want to bring leather gloves). From 10 AM – noon, arrive early to enjoy coffee, tea and treats, in the Garden Center. We look forward to having you!

Jul
15
Sat
2017
Longfellow Creek Restoration Event
Jul 15 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Dig in with EarthCorps at Longfellow Creek! Join us as we restore the greenbelt above Longfellow Creek at Juneau Street. Projects this summer are working to prepare the greenbelt for planting this fall. Come ready to learn something new about your neighborhood forest and creek! At this special event, Lunch is provided! Sign up here.

In Transition 2.0 @ GreenLife at WS Summer Fest
Jul 15 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Learn about the Transition Movement at the West Seattle Greenlife Festival!

More and more, the future is in our own hands. We cannot count on corporations to move away from the fossil-fuel profits they enjoy.

Join West Seattle Meaningful Movies and Sustainable West Seattle at the Greenlife Festival on Saturday, July 15, at 8 pm.

We’ll have an outdoor showing, in Junction Plaza Park, of In Transition 2.0 — a story of resilience and hope in extraordinary times.

Bring your own lawn chair, cushion, or blanket. Bus numbers 50, 128, and 773, and the C line, will get you there.

(The Greenlife Festival–July 14, 15, and 16–is part of the West Seattle Summer Fest street fair.)

The movie is about the Transition Movement–a social experiment that’s responding to uncertain times with solutions and optimism. You’ll see how communities around the world are printing their own money, growing their own food, localizing their economies, and setting up community power stations. Here’s the trailer.

Following the film, you can stay for a discussion–and perhaps see the birth of a local Transition initiative!

Jul
16
Sun
2017
Public Meeting: Seattle Green Spaces Coalition @ High Point Library
Jul 16 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Seattle Green Spaces Coalition’s next public meeting is Sunday, July 16th from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm at the High Point Library meeting room at 3411 SW Raymond St, West Seattle, 98126.

Jul
20
Thu
2017
Mahonia Project Work Party @ South Seattle College
Jul 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Mahonia Project Work Party @ South Seattle College, 4pm-6pm.

The South Seattle College is hosting an exciting new horticulture project and we welcome plant lovers from West Seattle and beyond to join Team Mahonia! You may be familiar with ‘Oregon Grape’, which is a part of the genus Mahonia. We are researching over 90 cultivars – many from other regions – to find the best ones for the Pacific Northwest. Monthly maintenance work parties are set for Third Thursdays (4-6 pm) and Last Saturdays (10 am-noon), where we will also provide snacks, coffee and tea. This is a unique opportunity to participate in ‘citizen science’: not only will you support a one-of-kind project, but you get to witness a wide variety of features as the plants evolve and grow up.
For more information please contact: mahoniaseattle@gmail.com. Please look here to find our location on campus.

Jul
21
Fri
2017
Longfellow Creek Restoration event
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Longfellow Creek Restoration event in the West Seattle Greenbelt on July 21, 2017 from 10 am – 2 pm.

Dig in with EarthCorps at Longfellow Creek!
Join us as we restore the greenbelt above Longfellow Creek at Juneau Street. Projects this summer are working to prepare the greenbelt for planting this fall. Come ready to learn something new about your neighborhood forest and creek! At this special event, Lunch is provided! Sign up here.

Plant for the Planet West Seattle meetings @ Puget Ridge Cohousing
Jul 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

With the growth of Plant for the Planet (a youth-led climate organization) in Seattle and enough Climate Justice Ambassadors in the South, we have officially kicked off our monthly West Seattle meetings. Every 3rd Friday we’ll meet at 7 PM at the Puget Ridge Co-housing Common House. Children who would like to be active to get our planet back to a stable climate and their parents are always welcome to join. Please RSVP by email – pftp-west-seattle@googlegroups.com

Jul
22
Sat
2017
July Low Tide Beach Safari @ Mee-Kwa-Mooks Beach
Jul 22 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Low Tide Beach Safari on Sunday, July 22, 2017, 9:30 – 11am @ Me-Kwa-Mooks Beach.
Age 6 and up due to rocky beach. Meet at Emma Schmitz Outlook just above the beach. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Presented  by Seattle Parks Urban Nature Guides. Free.

Search for tide pool animals during some of the best low tides of the year. Learn a bit of beach ecology and which animal is the most colorful – a sea star, a sea anemone, or a sea slug. Dress for windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle slippery surfaces.

All programs led by highly trained Seattle Urban Nature Guides. Please remember all children must be accompanied by an adult.

REGISTRATION: Go to Seattle Parks to use the online registration system – SPARC. You need to sign up for am account and obtain a pin number in order to use the online system. This may take up to 24 hours, so plan ahead. Once you have your pin number, use the course code number listed in the program description to find the program in the SPARC system. The course code number is listed next to the program date.

Another way to register is to contact Camp Long Environmental Learning Center:
5200 35th Ave SW, Seattle, WA. 98126, Phone: 206-684-7434, Email: camplong@seattle.gov
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Deaf Community Beach Walk @ Lincoln Park
Jul 22 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Meet us on the beach! Sign language interpretation will be available between 10 am and 1 pm at Lincoln Park on July 22, 2017 with beach naturalists during low tide.

Jul
27
Thu
2017
Nature’s Builders: Beavers, Bees, and Bower Birds @ High Point Library
Jul 27 @ 11:30 am – 11:45 am

Nature’s Builders: Beavers, Bees, and Bower Birds – July 27th 11:30 am – 12:30 pm. For ages 2-10.

Join Mikey Mike the Rad Scientist on an epic adventure to meet nature’s most amazing architects. Together, we will learn, sing, dance, and discover some of the incredible ways that animals help build a better world.

This program is part of the Library’s 2017 Summer of Learning program, Blast Off to Space! The Library is offering hundreds of free programs and activities for children and teens to keep youth engaged in reading and learning all summer long. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

The 2017 Summer of Learning program, Blast Off to Space! is funded by generous donations from The Seattle Public Library Foundation and Tableau.
www.spl.org…
High Point Branch, 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Jul
29
Sat
2017
Raingarden workshop
Jul 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

FREE Raingarden Workshop Saturday 10-12

Have you been wondering whether a Raingarden is right for your yard?
Want to know how to figure out the best size, construction methods, and planting schemes?

SATURDAY JULY 29, 10 a.m. – noon, local raingarden expert and landscape architect Paul Byron Crane will present this workshop at the Duwamish Cohousing Common House, 6000 17th Ave. SW.

FREE!

Please park on 17th Ave. SW or near the balloons on 16th Ave. SW. If accessible parking is required, please contact Basha Osinski at 650-743-2622.

Aug
3
Thu
2017
Bee Story Time at the West Seattle Bee Garden @ High Point Commons Park
Aug 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Bee Story Time! At the West Seattle Bee Garden on Thursday, August 3, 2017, 11 am – noon.

Non-Library Location: High Point Commons Park, SW Graham St. & 32nd Ave. SW, Seattle, WA 98126.

It is story time with Miss Nathalie at the West Seattle Bee Garden! Bring your children of all ages to enjoy stories and songs about bees.

Story time will be followed by a honey bee talk and demonstration by a hive caretaker.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Contact: High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian.

Note: Puget Sound Beekeepers 3rd annual Kids’ Day will be August 19, 2017.

Aug
4
Fri
2017
Lincoln Park Restoration Event
Aug 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join EarthCorps as we work to restore portions of Lincoln Park on Friday, August 04, 2017, 10 am-2 pm. We will be working to remove weeds from around native plantings to help this beautiful forest thrive. Come ready to learn something new and get dirty. Sign up online here.

Aug
5
Sat
2017
Forest Restoration Work Party @ Camp Long
Aug 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Forest Restoration Work Party @ Camp Long, Friday, August 25, 2017, from 9:00 am – noon.

Join EarthCorps at Camp Long as we restore this vibrant forest! We will be removing a large patch of Ivy deep behind the challenge course. Come prepared for adventure and hard work! Sign up online here.

Forest Restoration Work Party @ Camp Long
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Forest Restoration Work Party @ Camp Long, Saturday, September 23, 2017 10 am – 2 pm.

Join EarthCorps at Camp Long as we restore this vibrant forest! We will be removing a large patch of Ivy deep behind the challenge course. Come prepared for adventure and hard work! Sign up online here.

Forest Restoration Work Party @ Westcrest Park
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Forest Restoration Work Party @ Westcrest Park.
Saturdays 7/1 and 8/5 from 10 am – 2 pm.

Join DIRT Corps in revitalizing the southwest portion of Westcrest Park. The first step to bringing back this parcel is to remove invasive species. Once we have cleared the land, we will plant at later volunteer events this year.

The beginning of this volunteer event will include a brief weed ID education class. Learn about the different types of invasives, why they are harmful, and how to get rid of them. Combine knowledge with action as we work together to clear this beautiful space of harmful species that overtakes an area. Many of you might already have this experience in your own backyard!

There will be more events to come where we gradually transform and maintain Westcrest and make it a great public space for everyone to enjoy. Let us know of any questions, hope to see you out there!
PLEASE REGISTER HERE:

PARK: South parking lot off of SW Henderson St, next to the dog park.
MEET: Meet at southeast side of the south parking lot, next to the horse barn.
To learn more about DIRT Corps please visit www.thedirtcorps.com.
email contact: kat@thedirtcorps.com

Aug
12
Sat
2017
Urban Farm Tour 2017 @ (See listing)
Aug 12 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Seattle Farm School’s 2nd annual Urban Farm Tour takes place on August 12 from 10am-3pm.

Choose your own adventure around 14 of the best urban farms in West Seattle!
Explore the best urban farms in West Seattle during this self-guided tour. See examples of edible landscaping, vertical gardens, orchards, container gardens, permaculture guilds, small space gardens, chicken coops, beekeeping, rainwater harvesting, and more.

Seattle Farm School’s Founder, Katie Stemp, says of the tour, “Seattle is a national hot spot for urban farming, and this is an opportunity to go behind-the-scenes of private residences. It’s amazing to see the variety of urban farms people have created in their city lots.”

Get inspired and meet an incredible community of urban farmers! Tickets are $15 for adults, and children 18 and under are FREE with an adult! Available at: http://www.seattlefarmschool.com/urban-farm-tour/

**For same-day ticket sales on tour day, see the two locations listed at that link**

Upon purchasing your tickets, you’ll receive detailed write-ups for each location. See them all or spend more time at the ones that interest you the most. Here’s a little teaser about one of this year’s urban farms.

“Don’t miss your chance to check out this double-lot urban farm tucked into a neighborhood in West Seattle! This land used to be the neighborhood trash dump, but now it’s the talk of the town. The owners have been reclaiming this land since 2013. They’ve removed 2,000 pounds of garbage and instead, added 50+ fruit and nut trees, a large chicken coop with more than 20 birds, multiple bee hives, and lots of edible landscaping. There is also a 600 square foot hoop house that enables them to grow food year-round, and they have ~1,400 gallons of rainwater storage. The Buried Treasure Urban Farm is named for the trash that was once buried there, but is now beloved for the rich soil that covers the 1/2-acre plot. Excited about farm fresh eggs? This site will have theirs for sale!”

Aug
16
Wed
2017
Kid-friendly park walk with guidebook author @ Jack Block Park
Aug 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Wednesday, Aug. 16, 11 AM at Jack Block Park

Kid-friendly park walk with guidebook author Linnea Westerlind

Join West Seattleite Linnea Westerlind, author of Discovering Seattle Parks, for a family-friendly hike through Jack Block Park in West Seattle. Come explore this unusual, little-known spot. The walk is stroller-friendly and is about one mile round-trip. Meet at the first parking lot near the restrooms. Harbor Ave. S.W. and S.W. Florida St., Seattle.

Aug
18
Fri
2017
Plant for the Planet West Seattle meetings @ Puget Ridge Cohousing
Aug 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

With the growth of Plant for the Planet (a youth-led climate organization) in Seattle and enough Climate Justice Ambassadors in the South, we have officially kicked off our monthly West Seattle meetings. Every 3rd Friday we’ll meet at 7 PM at the Puget Ridge Co-housing Common House. Children who would like to be active to get our planet back to a stable climate and their parents are always welcome to join. Please RSVP by email – pftp-west-seattle@googlegroups.com

Aug
19
Sat
2017
( EarthCorps ) Longfellow Creek Restoration Event
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Saturday, August 19, 2017. From 10am-2pm @ Longfellow Creek at Juneau St.

Join EarthCorps as we restore the greenbelt above Longfellow Creek at Juneau Street. Projects this summer are working to prepare the greenbelt for planting this fall. Come ready to learn something new about your neighborhood forest and creek! Sign up online here.

Aug
25
Fri
2017
Forest Restoration Work Party @ Camp Long
Aug 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Forest Restoration Work Party @ Camp Long, Friday, August 25, 2017, from 9:00 am – noon.

Join EarthCorps at Camp Long as we restore this vibrant forest! We will be removing a large patch of Ivy deep behind the challenge course. Come prepared for adventure and hard work! Sign up online here.

Aug
26
Sat
2017
Guided trail walk
Aug 26 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Guided trail walk in West Seattle

Saturday, August 26th, 9 am

Learn about lesser-known trails in West Seattle in the West Duwamish greenbelt! Meet at the Riverview playfield parking lot, 12th SW and SW Myrtle. Everyone and all ages are welcome. Parts of the trails are graveled and well-constructed; other parts are not formally maintained, so come prepared for that. The hike will consist of an approximately 3 mile loop that will take about 1.5 hours to complete. Sponsored by West Duwamish Greenbelt Trails group.

West Seattle Parks walking tour with author Linnea Westerlind
Aug 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Saturday, Aug 26, 10 AM at Lincoln Park

West Seattle Parks walking tour with guidebook author Linnea Westerlind

Come along on a tour of several of West Seattle’s best parks with Linnea Westerlind, author of Discovering Seattle Parks. Enjoy a scenic walk and hear some history and interesting facts about some of the neighborhood’s best parks. Walk will be approximately 3-4 miles and take 1.5-2 hours. Meet at the north parking lot at Lincoln Park. 8011 Fauntleroy Way SW.

Sep
13
Wed
2017
‘Laudato Si’: A Faithful Response to Climate Change @ Our Lady of Guadalupe Walmesley Center
Sep 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Laudato Si: A Faithful Response to Climate Change featuring Jeff Renner

7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, Our Lady of Guadalupe parish Walmesley Center, 3410 SW Myrtle St., West Seattle.

Holy Rosary and Our Lady of Guadalupe parishes are co-sponsoring an evening with Jeff Renner called “Laudato Si: A Faithful Response to Climate Change” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, in the Walmesley Center at OLG. Jeff, a member of Mary, Queen of Peace parish in Sammamish, will discuss the changes he’s observed in our climate during 38 years as chief meteorologist and science reporter with KING-TV in Seattle. He will also talk about the latest science and how it relates to Pope Francis’ 2015 encyclical “Laudato Si: On Care for our Common Home.”

Sep
15
Fri
2017
Mahonia Project Day of Caring @ South Seattle College
Sep 15 @ 9:00 am – 1:30 pm

Mahonia Project Day of Caring @ South Seattle College
September 15 @ 9:00 am – 1:30 pm

*We are proud to host a United Way Day of Caring event at the Mahonia Project! Our gate will be open from 9:00 am – 1:30 pm, and we ask that you RSVP in advance so we can get a good head count for ordering lunch. Come on out!*

The South Seattle College is hosting an exciting new horticulture project and we welcome plant lovers from West Seattle and beyond to join Team Mahonia! You may be familiar with ‘Oregon Grape’, which is a a part of the genus Mahonia. We are researching over 90 cultivars – many from other regions – to find the best ones for the Pacific Northwest. Monthly maintenance work parties are set for Third Thursdays (4-6 pm) and Last Saturdays (10 am-noon), where we will also provide snacks, coffee and tea. This is a unique opportunity to participate in ‘citizen science’: not only will you support a one-of-kind project, but you get to witness a wide variety of features as the plants evolve and grow up.

For more information please contact: mahoniaseattle@gmail.com. Please look here to find our location (we are in south campus).

Plant for the Planet West Seattle meetings @ Puget Ridge Cohousing
Sep 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

With the growth of Plant for the Planet (a youth-led climate organization) in Seattle and enough Climate Justice Ambassadors in the South, we have officially kicked off our monthly West Seattle meetings. Every 3rd Friday we’ll meet at 7 PM at the Puget Ridge Co-housing Common House. Children who would like to be active to get our planet back to a stable climate and their parents are always welcome to join. Please RSVP by email – pftp-west-seattle@googlegroups.com

Sep
23
Sat
2017
Forest Restoration Work Party @ Camp Long
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Forest Restoration Work Party @ Camp Long, Saturday, September 23, 2017 10 am – 2 pm.

Join EarthCorps at Camp Long as we restore this vibrant forest! We will be removing a large patch of Ivy deep behind the challenge course. Come prepared for adventure and hard work! Sign up online here.

Sep
24
Sun
2017
Recycle Roundup 2017 @ Fauntleroy Church parking lot
Sep 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Time to clean your basement, closets, cupboards, and drawers!

The Green Committee at Fauntleroy Church will sponsor its semi-annual free Recycle Roundup on Sept. 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm in the Fauntleroy Church parking lot (9140 California Ave. SW). Free; donation optional.

BRING ANY OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS & 1 GREEN PLANET WILL RECYCLE THEM FOR FREE!

Air-conditioning units
Answering/voicemail machines
Batteries (lithium, single- & multi-charge, car, metal hydride, UPS, cell phone,
dry-cell NiCad, laptop)
Bicycles
Cables
Cable TV converter equipment
Calculators & adding machines
CD players
Cell phones & accessories
Chargers
Circuit boards/mother boards
Computer monitors
Computers & accessories
(desktop, PC, laptop, notebook)
Computer parts
Computer keyboards
Computer modems
Computer servers & racks
Copiers/all-in-ones
Dishwashers
Dryers
DVD players
Edgers
Electric toothbrush heads
Electronic components (mixed)
External connectors
Fax machines/all-in-ones
Freezers
Garden tools
Garden tractors
Generators (empty gas)
Home-entertainment equipment
Kitchenware/pots
Lawnmowers (empty gas)
Medical equipment
Metal containers
Metal furniture (desks, file cabinets, patio)
Metal window frames
Metal shelving
Microwaves
Motorcycles & scooters
Networking hardware
Paging equipment
Phones (cell, single-line, multi-line, PBX, PDA/handheld)
Printer cartridges
Printers & parts (laser, inkjet, all-in-one)
Radios & equipment (CB, 2-way, Walkie-Talkie)
Receivers
Refrigerators
Remote controls
Satellite receivers & dishes
Scanners/all-in-ones
Scrap metal (any kinds – ferrous, non-ferrous)
Small appliances (blenders, coffeemakers, etc.)
Sound keyboards & microphones
Speakers
Stereos & accessories
Toner cartridges
Typewriters
Uninterruptible power supply equipment
VCR players/recorders
Vehicles
Video cameras/camcorders
Washers
Water coolers
Water heaters
Weed Eaters/Whackers
Wires & connectors (all kinds)

DO NOT BRING
wood, wooden furniture, glass, porcelain, chemicals, paint, gasoline, books, cardboard, disks & drives (floppy, zip), audiotapes, videotapes, CDs, DVDs, lightbulbs, TVs (CRT, LCD, plasma), tires, Styrofoam, household alkaline batteries, hazardous waste, or oil.

QUESTIONS? INFO@1GREENPLANET.ORG OR 425-996-3513

DONATIONS GRATEFULLY ACCEPTED

Oct
7
Sat
2017
‘Art Interruptions’ Walking Tour @ Cottage Grove Park
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join Feet First to tour some of the Delridge “art interruptions” – details here.

Oct
14
Sat
2017
Recycle and Reuse Event
Oct 14 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Recycle and reuse event – full details in our preview.

Lincoln Park Restoration Event
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join EarthCorps as we work to restore portions of Lincoln Park on Saturday, October 14, 2017 10 am-2 pm. We will be working to remove weeds from around native plantings to help this beautiful forest thrive. Come ready to learn something new and get dirty. Sign up online here.

Work Party, Plant Sales & Free Wine Tasting @ South Seattle College
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Work Party, Plant Sales & Free Wine Tasting @ South Seattle College (WSB Sponsor) Arboretum, Oct 14, 2017 – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.
Work Party: 10 am – noon
Puget Ridge Garden Center: 11 am – 3 pm

We are celebrating Back-to-LHO-School with a public event to ring in the 2017-18 school year.
We will have our usual Second Saturday Co-Hort in the Arboretum, from 10 am-noon, while Puget Ridge Garden Center will open it’s doors at 11 am! We are planning some fun activities including a Meet&Greet with community organizations, and PLANT BINGO! Not only that but South’s Wine Academy is generously offering a Free Wine Tasting (wines will be available for sale too). For the Work Party please bring: gloves and hand tools, water, weather protection; coffee & light refreshments will be provided for the workers. Please note the Garden Center has new plant arrivals as well as 30% off select plants. It should be a very fabulous Saturday; join us!

Oct
18
Wed
2017
Climate-change conversation @ Peace Lutheran Church
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Concerned or confused about climate change?

Come join a climate change conversation at Peace Lutheran Church on Wed., Oct. 18th beginning with a community potluck meal at 6:00 p.m. Members of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps will give a brief presentation on climate change at 7:00 p.m. followed by a full group discussion. Participants can then join breakout groups to discuss specific topics of interest. All are welcome.

Event details:

Location: Peace Lutheran Church, 8316 39th Ave. SW
Community Potluck: 6:00 p.m.
Presentation and Community Discussion begins at 7:00 p.m.

For more information, contact Deb Hagen-Lukens, hagenlukens@gmail.com

Oct
20
Fri
2017
Plant for the Planet West Seattle meetings @ Puget Ridge Cohousing
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

With the growth of Plant for the Planet (a youth-led climate organization) in Seattle and enough Climate Justice Ambassadors in the South, we have officially kicked off our monthly West Seattle meetings. Every 3rd Friday we’ll meet at 7 PM at the Puget Ridge Co-housing Common House. Children who would like to be active to get our planet back to a stable climate and their parents are always welcome to join. Please RSVP by email – pftp-west-seattle@googlegroups.com

Oct
21
Sat
2017
Duwamish Alive! Tree Planting @ Longfellow Creek (EarthCorps) @ Greg Davis Park
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Saturday, October 21, 2017. From 10 am-2 pm @ Longfellow Creek at Juneau St.

Longfellow Creek Duwamish Alive! Tree Planting. Join EarthCorps and the King Conservation District as we celebrate Longfellow creek as a part of Duwamish Alive! We will be planting over 500 native trees and shrubs, and need your help! Meet at Greg Davis Park for this event. Sign up online here.

Oct
28
Sat
2017
Guided hike on West Duwamish Greenbelt trails
Oct 28 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Guided hike
Saturday, October 28th, 9:00-10:30 am

Learn about lesser-known West Seattle trails in the West Duwamish greenbelt, the largest urban forest in Seattle! Everyone and all ages are welcome. Parts of the trails are graveled and well-constructed; other parts are not formally maintained, so come prepared for possible muddy patches. This interesting hike is an approximately 3 mile loop that will take about 90 minutes to complete. The trailhead is across from Pioneer Industries on the north side of Highland Park Way SW, just 100 feet west (uphill) from its junction with West Marginal Way SW. Sponsored by West Duwamish Greenbelt Trails: wdgtrails.wordpress.com

Nov
5
Sun
2017
Longfellow Creek celebration
Nov 5 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

From Seattle Parks:

Many community members, from organizations to individuals, work hard to keep Longfellow Creek healthy and accessible. Twenty-five years ago, two community plans laid out a vision for improved access to Longfellow creek. The Longfellow Creek Legacy Trail was developed by neighbors in partnership with government, businesses, non-profits, and schools. Formal tours and stewardship opportunities—like planting trees and monitoring water quality and salmon—provide hands-on connections to the Creek. Many schools in the area participate in arts, environmental education, and other programs along the Creek.

Longfellow Creek is a natural link among communities throughout Delridge, High Point, and Westwood neighborhoods. While many consider it a natural wonder, the Creek’s benefit to people, plants, and animals can be hidden from view. To bring light to Longfellow Creek’s contributions, the City of Seattle and community partners are hosting a celebration of the creek and we want you to join!

Celebrate 25+ years at the Creek

Bring your neighbors, friends, and family to celebrate over 25 years of community engagement with Longfellow Creek on November 5, 2017. The fun will kick off at the corner of 28th Ave SW and SW Dakota St* and run from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. All ages are encouraged to come participate in activities like exploring the Dragonfly Pavilion and Salmon Bone Bridge, caring for garden beds, creating a postcard inspired by Longfellow Creek, looking inside a salmon, and enjoying guided nature walks.

Please RSVP at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LongfellowCreek
Questions? Email Sheryl.Shapiro@Seattle.gov or call (206) 615-1443.
*In case of heavy rain, the celebration will be relocated to the Delridge Community Center (4501 Delridge Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106).

Dragonfly Pavilion and Salmon Bone Bridge

Let your imagination soar when you see the giant salmon bones and 16-foot-tall dragonfly—two copper sculptures on the Longfellow Creek Legacy Trail.

Postcards from the Creek

Meet your creek is an art project by Vaughn Bell, an artist who lives in the creek watershed. Create unique, hand-made postcards based on your observations and understanding of Longfellow Creek. You will get the chance to mail the postcard to a friend or loved one, or to donate it to the postcard archive which may be displayed in the community. Images of the postcards will be shared online at the Meet Your Creek blog.

Salmon: Look inside

You may know how a fish swims, but do you know how it eats, breathes, and reproduces? You’ll discover the swimming, eating, breathing, and reproducing systems—and you can touch them (if you want to)!

Nature Walk

Local naturalists will guide you through the park and open spaces on a flat, wide trail. See and learn about the creek, salmon, and the wide variety of plants and their historical uses.

Nov
17
Fri
2017
Plant for the Planet West Seattle meetings @ Puget Ridge Cohousing
Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

With the growth of Plant for the Planet (a youth-led climate organization) in Seattle and enough Climate Justice Ambassadors in the South, we have officially kicked off our monthly West Seattle meetings. Every 3rd Friday we’ll meet at 7 PM at the Puget Ridge Co-housing Common House. Children who would like to be active to get our planet back to a stable climate and their parents are always welcome to join. Please RSVP by email – pftp-west-seattle@googlegroups.com

Nov
18
Sat
2017
Forest Restoration Work Party: Westcrest Park
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Westcrest Park – Forest Restoration Work Party, Saturday, November 18, 10 am – 2 pm .

PLEASE REGISTER: here.

Join DIRT Corps in revitalizing the southwest portion of Westcrest Park. Bringing back this parcel requires removing invasive species, and planting afterwards.

The beginning of this volunteer event will include a brief weed ID education class. Learn about the different types of invasives, why they are harmful, and how to get rid of them. Combine knowledge with action as we work together to clear this beautiful space of harmful species that overtakes an area. Many of you might already have this experience in your own backyard!

Let’s work together to gradually transform and maintain Westcrest and make it a great public space for everyone to enjoy. Let us know of any questions, hope to see you out there!

9000 8th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106

PARK: South parking lot off of SW Henderson St, next to the dog park.
WORK AREA: We are working at the southern strip of the park
MAP OF PARKING AND WORK AREA: https://imgur.com/a/BubeJ

BRING: Water and lunch. DIRT Corps will provide coffee and light refreshments.
WEAR: Closed-toed shoes, long sleeves, long pants, and hat. Dress for the weather.
Questions? Email kat@thedirtcorps.com

Nov
19
Sun
2017
RainWise ‘Meet a Contractor’ @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

In certain areas of Seattle, the City of Seattle and King County will pay up to 100% of the cost of installing rain gardens and cisterns on homeowners’ eligible* properties. Rain gardens and cisterns are important tools for helping control polluted stormwater runoff.

RainWise “Meet a Contractor” event hosted by Seattle Public Utilities and King County
Sunday, Nov. 19, 10 am-12 pm
Highland Park Improvement Club
1116 SE Holden Street

• Learn about cisterns and rain gardens
• Learn how to get a rebate for installing a cistern or rain garden on your property
• Meet RainWise-certified contractors and find out if the work they do is right for your project

Questions? Contact Tom Gannon at Tom.Gannon@Seattle.gov or 206-684-5855.

Learn more about the RainWise program at www.seattle.gov/util/rainwise.

Dec
15
Fri
2017
Plant for the Planet West Seattle meetings @ Puget Ridge Cohousing
Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

With the growth of Plant for the Planet (a youth-led climate organization) in Seattle and enough Climate Justice Ambassadors in the South, we have officially kicked off our monthly West Seattle meetings. Every 3rd Friday we’ll meet at 7 PM at the Puget Ridge Co-housing Common House. Children who would like to be active to get our planet back to a stable climate and their parents are always welcome to join. Please RSVP by email – pftp-west-seattle@googlegroups.com

Jan
19
Fri
2018
Plant for the Planet West Seattle meetings @ Puget Ridge Cohousing
Jan 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

With the growth of Plant for the Planet (a youth-led climate organization) in Seattle and enough Climate Justice Ambassadors in the South, we have officially kicked off our monthly West Seattle meetings. Every 3rd Friday we’ll meet at 7 PM at the Puget Ridge Co-housing Common House. Children who would like to be active to get our planet back to a stable climate and their parents are always welcome to join. Please RSVP by email – pftp-west-seattle@googlegroups.com

Jan
28
Sun
2018
Nighttime low-tide beach walks @ Constellation Park, Alki
Jan 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join trained volunteer Beach Naturalists at South Alki/Constellation Park on the following dates this year for a free guided exploration at very low tide.

Explore the beach during winter nighttime low tides with Beach Naturalist staff and volunteers. Discover what creatures we see on the beach at this time of year. Dress for the weather (bundle up!) and for tide pooling: boots, hats, gloves and a good flashlight are musts.

Sunday, January 28, 7 pm–9pm

Beach etiquette:
While on the beach, please remember:
~ Walk carefully; there’s life beneath your feet!
~ Touch gently with one wet finger.
~ Observe animals where they are and please avoid picking them up.
~ Please only move rocks that are small enough to be moved with one hand and return them to the position in which you found them.
~ Please only remove trash from the beach, nothing else. Many of our beaches are protected by law.

Feb
13
Tue
2018
Lincoln Park bird walk
Feb 13 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

With Seattle Audubon

Tuesday, February 13, 9:00-11:00 AM
Lincoln Park
Leaders: Patty North, Anne Jacobs, and Dick Lazeres
Meeting Point: Southern-most Lincoln Park parking lot on Fauntleroy Way SW (8600 block of Fauntleroy Way SW)

Lincoln Park is in West Seattle near the Fauntleroy ferry dock. We will stroll the beach seeking good looks at waterfowl and wander the forest to discover winter residents. Great walk for beginners. Bring binoculars if you have them. Dress for blustery winter weather. About 2 miles of mostly level walking with one climb back to our starting point.

Feb
16
Fri
2018
Plant for the Planet West Seattle meetings @ Puget Ridge Cohousing
Feb 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

With the growth of Plant for the Planet (a youth-led climate organization) in Seattle and enough Climate Justice Ambassadors in the South, we have officially kicked off our monthly West Seattle meetings. Every 3rd Friday we’ll meet at 7 PM at the Puget Ridge Co-housing Common House. Children who would like to be active to get our planet back to a stable climate and their parents are always welcome to join. Please RSVP by email – pftp-west-seattle@googlegroups.com

Feb
26
Mon
2018
Sustainable West Seattle Meetup @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Feb 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Sustainable West Seattle winter meetup:

Sustainable West Seattle will be hosting a public meetup on Monday, February 26th, at the West Seattle Senior Center, 4217 SW Oregon St, Nucor Room. The meeting will start at 7 pm.

Come to this meetup and take a Virtual Puget Sound underwater tour with diver Laura James, West Seattle’s famous underwater videographer. Find out which “Pesticide-Free” playgrounds in West Seattle are using increasing amounts of glyphosate toxic Roundup where your kids are playing. Learn how you can be a part of the 11th year of Sustainable West Seattle and the Greenlife Festival contribution to the West Seattle Summer Fest street fair.

Mar
2
Fri
2018
2018 Sustainability Leadership Awards @ South Seattle College Brockey Center
Mar 2 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Presented by Sustainable Seattle:

2018 SUSTAINABILITY LEADERSHIP AWARDS
FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2018 • 5:30–9:00 pm

The Brockey Conference Center, 6000 16th Ave SW, Seattle
“RESILIENCE FOR THE FUTURE”
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2018 Award Categories & Finalists!

Business: Supporting the Local Economy
Recognizes businesses of any size, for their significant efforts to support the local economy through procurement, sourcing, and employment.

FINALISTS: BETA HATCH, SEA CREATURES, HOMEGROWN, MASHIKO, PLENTY

Built Environment: Innovative Projects
Recognizes built environment projects that are conscious of their environmental impacts in these criteria: waste, energy, stormwater, water quality, and materials.

FINALISTS: COVE/VIBRANT CITIES, DWELL/NET ZERO, HARBORVIEW HOSPITAL, TUKWILA LIBRARY, PARADISE PARKING PLOTS

Arts: Media and Communication
Recognizes media and communications (including film) that effectively communicate and engage the public about sustainability and community resilience in creative ways.

FINALISTS: 12,000 RAIN GARDENS, “A CENTRAL VISION“, CAROL RASHAWNNA WILLIAMS, TRACY RECTOR/RE:DEFINITION, STRAWLESS IN SEATTLE

Resilience: Building Resilience & Empowering Communities to Thrive
Recognizes businesses, organizations or agencies that are creating effective programs or activities to specifically address climate change vulnerability through community empowerment.

FINALISTS: GOT GREEN, SEATTLE SCHOOL FOOD SHARE, SEATTLE YOUTH CAN, PLANT FOR THE PLANET, SOUTH PARK STEWARDS

Technology: Innovative Creation or Implementation to Advance Sustainability
Recognizes original, highly innovative use or creation of technology to address sustainability issues, especially focusing on start ups and new efforts.

FINALISTS: ENERG2, HAXGEO, IMPACT BIOENERGY, POGO RIDES, PORT OF SEATTLE/FOSSIL FUEL PLAN

Sustainability Hero
Our highest annual award recognizes a specific individual who has made an exceptionally significant and inspiring contribution to the sustainability movement in the greater Seattle region in their role as a community member, teacher, or part of a government, non-profit or community organization. This year, we are focusing on individuals who are educating the next generation, looking out for long-term sustainability and resilience.

FINALISTS: PETER DONALDSON, RANDY EVANS, DEREK HOSHIKO, VU LE, COURTNEY SULLIVAN

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Interested in sponsoring the Sustainability Leadership Awards? Contact BJ Cummings at bj@sustainableseattle.org

Mar
16
Fri
2018
Plant for the Planet West Seattle meetings @ Puget Ridge Cohousing
Mar 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

With the growth of Plant for the Planet (a youth-led climate organization) in Seattle and enough Climate Justice Ambassadors in the South, we have officially kicked off our monthly West Seattle meetings. Every 3rd Friday we’ll meet at 7 PM at the Puget Ridge Co-housing Common House. Children who would like to be active to get our planet back to a stable climate and their parents are always welcome to join. Please RSVP by email – pftp-west-seattle@googlegroups.com

Mar
17
Sat
2018
Susan Goodwin pop-up at CAPERS
Mar 17 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Susan Goodwin jewelry popup, Sat., March 17, 12–6 p.m. at CAPERS Home Seattle.

Meet this beloved Northwest jewelry artist in person, known for her one-of-a-kind pieces and passion for pearls.

“Susan definitely has a following,” said CAPERS owner Lisa Myers. “It’s really a treat to have her at a trunk show like this, as it’s rare that she does any in-persons.”

Born in Kirkland, Goodwin traveled the world before returning to her native Seattle area and settling here until 2010. Her journey took her to multiple states and many diverse careers — working on a horse ranch in Utah and making granola in Minneapolis among them — before becoming a tour de force in the world of pearl jewelry and precious stone showpieces.

It all began in the 1980s when a friend sparked her artistic spirit with some ancient glass trade beads. “I loved the history behind them but found their form a bit rugged,” said the artist.

According to Goodwin, the ‘80s were a time when styles were outrageous and she spent hours in her basement, blow torch in hand, trying to perfect crafting her own glass beads. As her skills grew, so did her own tastes, eventually leading her to swap glass beads for the inner fire and magical energy of precious stones.

Then in the 1990s, her business skyrocketed and she expanded her line, becoming widespread in high-end department stores, museum gift shops and boutiques in America, Asia, and Europe.

But success didn’t keep her from staying up on changing jewelry styles. Rather, she developed a look that is perhaps best defined as a blend of timeless classics with a nod to current fashion trends. Drawing inspiration from the glamour of the 1950s, she uses influences from the natural world such as pearls.

“There isn’t a woman alive who doesn’t shine brighter while wearing a strand of pearls,” said Goodwin. “Pearls frame a face like nothing else.” She noted pearls are often utilized as reward for life’s passages—which seems especially poetic when you consider pearls symbolize an irritant becoming something prized and beautiful. Each has its own character, shape, color and luster. “Once you’ve bonded with a pearl, there’s precious little that can take its place,” said the current Willamette Valley, Ore., resident.

Today, Goodwin pursues what she loves most, producing custom works or one-of- a-kind showpieces for her loyal clientele. Additionally, she designs a limited line of boutique and museum pieces and enjoys the fresh food and local wines found in the Willamette Valley.

St. Patrick’s Day with Sustainable West Seattle @ C & P Coffee Company
Mar 17 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

As announced by Sustainable West Seattle:

Sustainable West Seattle is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day and the saving of a West Seattle green space and public gathering area, C & P Coffee.

Celebrate the GREEN and the victory of C & P Coffee keeping their very public, open Green Space and valuable community small business. This is a victory for all of us! There will be music and the usual menu from C&P available for purchase. We will be glad to talk to you about being GREEN in West Seattle.

Apr
20
Fri
2018
Plant for the Planet West Seattle meetings @ Puget Ridge Cohousing
Apr 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

With the growth of Plant for the Planet (a youth-led climate organization) in Seattle and enough Climate Justice Ambassadors in the South, we have officially kicked off our monthly West Seattle meetings. Every 3rd Friday we’ll meet at 7 PM at the Puget Ridge Co-housing Common House. Children who would like to be active to get our planet back to a stable climate and their parents are always welcome to join. Please RSVP by email – pftp-west-seattle@googlegroups.com

Apr
28
Sat
2018
Northwest Green Home Tour 2018 – West Seattle sites
Apr 28 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Northwest Green Home Tour 2018 has four West Seattle sites that will be open on Saturday. Details here.

May
18
Fri
2018
Plant for the Planet West Seattle meetings @ Puget Ridge Cohousing
May 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

With the growth of Plant for the Planet (a youth-led climate organization) in Seattle and enough Climate Justice Ambassadors in the South, we have officially kicked off our monthly West Seattle meetings. Every 3rd Friday we’ll meet at 7 PM at the Puget Ridge Co-housing Common House. Children who would like to be active to get our planet back to a stable climate and their parents are always welcome to join. Please RSVP by email – pftp-west-seattle@googlegroups.com

May
26
Sat
2018
Tot Trek: Things With Wings @ Camp Long
May 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am

When: Saturday May 26, 2018, 10:30–11:45 am
What: Tot Trek – Things with Wings
Where: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Pre-Register: Yes
Ages: 2–3 with an adult. Cost: $5

An opportunity for the very young to explore outside in a safe environment and to share that experience with an adult that is important to them. Parents and others that share time with a toddler can learn tips and tricks for sharing the outdoors
with a little one. These programs are also a great chance to make new friends.

Take a dip in the ponds and see what new life is springing up.

Event ##177731

Contact: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center (5200 35th Ave SW)
Contact Phone: 206-684-7434
Contact Email: camplong@seattle.gov

Jun
2
Sat
2018
Genesee tree walk @ starts at Ercolini Park
Jun 2 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

The office of ‘Trees for Seattle,’ a division of the Seattle Department of Public Utilities, is sponsoring a walk led by a trained volunteer to identify many of the interesting, common and rare trees in the Genesee neighborhood of West Seattle. The walk will take place on Saturday, June 2nd, from 9:30 to 12:00 noon. The walk begins at Ercolini Park at 48th Ave and Alaska St. We will take a leisurely walk down the tree-lined streets telling stories about different species of trees and pointing easy ways by which they can be identified. After winding around several blocks, the walk ends at the junction of Charlestown St and 48th Ave.

West Duwamish Greenbelt Trails guided hikes – 10 am & 1 pm
Jun 2 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The West Duwamish Greenbelt Trails group is kicking off a series of themed walks on the first Saturday of each month this spring, summer, and fall. Walks will start at 10 a.m. at the trailhead at 14th Ave. SW and Holly St. New brochures, funded by a City of Seattle grant, will be handed out, showing all the trails in the Greenbelt. Brochures are also available at branch libraries in West Seattle, the Log House Museum, Pathfinder K-8, Sanislo and Boren STEM K-8 schools, South Seattle College library, the Delridge Community Center, and Youngstown Cultural Arts Center.

Saturday, June 2, National Trails Day: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. guided hikes through the greenbelt led by Paul West and members of the Duwamish Greenbelt Trails group. This event is co-sponsored by Nature Consortium, www.naturec.org.

Other hikes: July 7, August 4, September 1, October 6.

Jun
9
Sat
2018
Tot Trek: Water Babies in the Pond @ Camp Long
Jun 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am

When: Saturday June 9, 2018, 10:30–11:45 am
What: Tot Trek – Water Babies in the Pond
Where: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Pre-Register: Yes
Ages: 2–3 with an adult. Cost: $5

An opportunity for the very young to explore outside in a safe environment and to share that experience with an adult that is important to them. Parents and others that share time with a toddler can learn tips and tricks for sharing the outdoors
with a little one. These programs are also a great chance to make new friends.

Adults, explore the wonders of nature with your toddler. Take a dip in the ponds and see what new life is springing up. This program designed for 2-3 year olds accompanied by an adult.

Event ##177733

Contact: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center (5200 35th Ave SW)
Contact Phone: 206-684-7434
Contact Email: camplong@seattle.gov

Jun
15
Fri
2018
Plant for the Planet West Seattle meetings @ Puget Ridge Cohousing
Jun 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

With the growth of Plant for the Planet (a youth-led climate organization) in Seattle and enough Climate Justice Ambassadors in the South, we have officially kicked off our monthly West Seattle meetings. Every 3rd Friday we’ll meet at 7 PM at the Puget Ridge Co-housing Common House. Children who would like to be active to get our planet back to a stable climate and their parents are always welcome to join. Please RSVP by email – pftp-west-seattle@googlegroups.com

Jun
21
Thu
2018
Fix-It Party with West Seattle Timebank, Sustainable West Seattle, West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Jun 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

West Seattle Timebank, Sustainable West Seattle, & West Seattle Tool Library are having a Fix It Party!

Thursday, June 21, 2018
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Youngstown Cultural Center

Bring your torn, your too-long, your cracked, your miswired, your I-think I’m-doing-it-wrong and get some help, advice, and restore your stuff to its former glory. Suggested projects: holes in clothing, pants that need hemming, missing buttons, lamps that don’t turn on anymore, broken figurines and pottery, and anything else that just needs a little attention and skill. Bring a dish to share if you like.

It’s a potluck too. Enjoy breaking bread with your neighbors and learning about Sustainable West Seattle and the West Seattle Timebank.

More Info: westseattletimebank.org

Jul
7
Sat
2018
Mindfulness Walk @ West Duwamish Greenbelt
Jul 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Saturday, July 7, “Come back to your senses” is the third of a series of hikes on the first Saturday of each month, guided by members and friends of the West Duwamish Greenbelt Trails Group, each with a theme. Andrea D’Asaro, of Awaken to Mindfulness, and Ken Workman, great great great great grandson of Chief Seattle, will lead a Mindfulness Walk focusing on clearing the senses and calming restless minds. The one-mile walk will be slower than hiking, pausing along the way to observe sense perceptions and experience this native forest with fresh eyes and ears. Participants will learn about the connection between Native culture and mindfulness and cultivating a deep connection with the earth. The walk will begin at 10 a.m. at the 14th Ave. SW and SW Holly St. trailhead. For more information, see wdgtrails.wordpress.com.

Jul
20
Fri
2018
Plant for the Planet West Seattle meetings @ Puget Ridge Cohousing
Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

With the growth of Plant for the Planet (a youth-led climate organization) in Seattle and enough Climate Justice Ambassadors in the South, we have officially kicked off our monthly West Seattle meetings. Every 3rd Friday we’ll meet at 7 PM at the Puget Ridge Co-housing Common House. Children who would like to be active to get our planet back to a stable climate and their parents are always welcome to join. Please RSVP by email – pftp-west-seattle@googlegroups.com

Aug
17
Fri
2018
Forest Friday Hikes with Inner Alchemy & The Intuitive Prospecto
Aug 17 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join Maari Falsetto, owner of Inner Alchemy, and Marc Lainhart, The Intutitive Prospector, for Forest Fridays!

This is a free community event to get out together and enjoy our beautiful northwest nature with a hike, meditation and some Qi Gong. We will meet at Inner Alchemy at 8am and return around 2pm. Pack a lunch, water, gear and a Discover pass for parking.

Specific details will be provided to all who register.

“The Mountains are Calling and I Must Go.” -John Muir

Contact Inner Alchemy to register.

Plant for the Planet West Seattle meetings @ Puget Ridge Cohousing
Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

With the growth of Plant for the Planet (a youth-led climate organization) in Seattle and enough Climate Justice Ambassadors in the South, we have officially kicked off our monthly West Seattle meetings. Every 3rd Friday we’ll meet at 7 PM at the Puget Ridge Co-housing Common House. Children who would like to be active to get our planet back to a stable climate and their parents are always welcome to join. Please RSVP by email – pftp-west-seattle@googlegroups.com

Aug
18
Sat
2018
Duwamish River Festival / Festival del Río Duwamish @ Duwamish Waterway Park
Aug 18 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

On Saturday, August 18, 2018, the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition / TAG will host the Duwamish River Festival / Festival del Río Duwamish in the South Park neighborhood in partnership with the planning committee, ECOSS, and a diverse group of government, business, and community sponsors.

The festival is a family-friendly event and will focus on celebrating the efforts to improve the health of the Duwamish River and the communities of South Park and Georgetown! During the event, attendees will have the opportunity to: learn about the Duwamish River Superfund site; engage with interactive booths featuring environmental and community health resources and projects in the Duwamish Valley; listen and dance to performances representing diverse cultures of Georgetown and South Park; enjoy free food from local restaurants; participate in free boat and kayak tours of the river; create art reflecting the river and the community; and so much more!

WHERE: South Park neighborhood of Seattle, 7900 10th Avenue South, at Duwamish Waterway Park.
WHEN: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, August 18, 2018

We hope you can join us to our Duwamish River Festival to celebrate our one and only Duwamish River!
Note: Staff will be on hand to provide Spanish and Vietnamese translation of information and many booths will have multilingual ability. For more information about the Duwamish River Festival visit www.DuwamishCleanup.org.

Duwamish River Celebration Boat Tour @ Harbor Island Marina
Aug 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Duwamish River Celebration Boat Tour
August 18, 2018
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