Newsflash: New Dates for Training
The training has been re-scheduled for November 12 through December 3.
Fall is always a great time to learn something new. While the Washington Native Plant Society isn’t currently offering its Native Plant Stewardship Program, here’s a training opportunity from one of our partners that you might find interesting.
National Wildlife Federation Habitat Stewards Training Program
The National Wildlife Federation is offering a Habitat Stewards Training in Everett starting November 12, 2015. The goal of the program is to empower volunteers to help create, preserve, enhance, and restore wildlife habitat. The training includes topics ranging from native plant identification to creating a backyard wildlife sanctuary at your own home.
The training includes hearing from local experts, connecting with local volunteer projects, and support from the local office staff. Habitat Stewards who complete this nationally recognized training receive a certificate, and a bunch of other great stuff: a t-shirt, an extensive resource binder, and 30% off items in the National Wildlife Federation catalog. Not only that, but the organizers provide coffee, tea, and snacks at each training session!
The program costs $20 to cover course expenses and includes a 30-hour volunteer commitment within a year after training. The class will be capped at 35 registrants, so you’ll need to jump right on this opportunity if you want to attend.
Thursdays, 6:00-9:00 p.m.: November 12, 19, and December 3
Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.: November 14
Everett, Washington: Robert J. Drewel Building, 3000 Rockefeller Ave, Public Meeting Room #2
Speakers and Topics
Courtney Sullivan, Senior Regional Education Manager, National Wildlife Federation
Sarah Lane, Washington Education Outreach Coordinator, AmeriCorps Member, National Wildlife Federation
Habitat Garden Planning
Kathryn Wells, Community Outreach Specialist, Snohomish Conservation District
Philomena Kedziorski, WSU Extension, Snohomish County
Ryan Williams, Habitat Restoration Specialist, Snohomish Conservation District
Dave Pehling, WSU Extension, Snohomish County
Gardening for Wildlife in a Mostly Native Landscape
Monica Van der Vieren, Water Quality Planner/Project Manager, King County
The Saturday field trip will include an orientation to the Green Everett Partnership and tours of two Certified Wildlife Habitat Gardens.