Want to help build a greener city in Redmond and Seattle?

Calling new Forest Stewards!

Join our phenomenal team of Forest Stewards and be a leader in your community: the Green Redmond and Green Seattle Partnerships will be hosting free orientation trainings for new and prospective Forest Stewards on March 13th. More information is available for the program in Redmond and Seattle at each Partnership’s website.

Forest Stewards take a leadership role in restoration projects in forested parks by helping to create and implement restoration field plans, leading other volunteers, and coordinating with Partnership staff. No experience is necessary, just a willingness to learn and a passion for helping to restore urban greenspace. All necessary trainings and support will be provided. No commitment is necessary to attend. Please contact program staff in Redmond or Seattle with any questions.

Redmond

9am – 2pm

Grass Lawn Park Pavilion

Register here

Seattle

10am – 3pm

Carkeek Park

Register here

South Sound Stewardship and Educator Training 2010

Join us!  People For Puget Sound is holding free training sessions for volunteer restoration stewards and environmental educators in the South Sound.

What is a Sound Steward/Sound Educator?

Sound Stewards and Educators are trained volunteers committed to restoring, maintaining, and monitoring designated Puget Sound sites.  They help to share information with the community – to teach them about Puget Sound as well as about ways to get involved to save the Sound.

Training is FUN and involves a combination of classroom and in-the-field activities, including:

•           Natural history of Puget Sound

•           Principles of restoration ecology

•           Current projects in the South Sound

•           An introduction to plant and waterbird identification/survey methods

•           Invasive vegetation management techniques

Date: February 20, 2010

Location: Titlow Lodge Community Center

Address: 8425 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98465

Time: 9 AM to 3 PM

To register or for more information, please contact:

Christina Donehower, Restoration Ecologist

E-mail: cdonehower@pugetsound.org

Phone: 360-754-9177

Salmonberry

Rubus spectabilis

One of the many great berry-producing native plants that make up the understory of a healthy northwest forest. Pink  flowers appear in the spring. Salmonberry fruit,  shaped similarly to a raspberry or blackberry, ranges from yellow to dark orange and provides food for local wildlife and people. The tall shrub (up to 8′) can be distinguished by its pointed, sharply toothed leaflets, and shaggy, light brown stems covered in thorns. In comparison, invasive Himalayan blackberry has rounded leaflets and arching green stems. Salmonberry can be found in both upland and wetland riparian forests.

View the Salmonberry native plant ID card from WNPS

Green Kent: Join the Conversation

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We want you to share your ideas with us as we shape the future of Green Kent.

  • Do you live, work, or spend time in Kent?
  • What is important to you in your local parks and natural areas?
  • How would you like to get involved in the effort to restore and maintain a healthy urban environment?
  • Would you like to volunteer pulling invasive weeds and planting trees and shrubs? Would you want to volunteer regularly, or put together your own restoration project in an area you care about?
  • Are you a part of a neighborhood group, organization, or local business that would like to attend a presentation about the Green Kent Partnership?

Please also feel free to send your thoughts to greenkent@cascadeland.org.

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