Monthly Archives: October 2015

Stewardship Training Opportunity in Everett

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

Community Stewardship_Rick Thompson

Community stewardship at Interlaken Park, Seattle. Photographer: Rick Thompson, all rights reserved.

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.

To register for the Habitat Stewards Training, call 206-577-7809, or e-mail waeducationcoordinator@nwf.org

Schedule

Thursdays, 6:00-9:00 p.m.: November 12, 19, and December 3
Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.: November 14

Location

Everett, Washington: Robert J. Drewel Building, 3000 Rockefeller Ave, Public Meeting Room #2

Speakers and Topics

Hosts

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

Rain Gardens

Philomena Kedziorski, WSU Extension, Snohomish County

Northwest Ecology

Ryan Williams, Habitat Restoration Specialist, Snohomish Conservation District

Helping Pollinators

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

Field Trip

The Saturday field trip will include an orientation to the Green Everett Partnership and tours of two Certified Wildlife Habitat Gardens.