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Calendar 2017
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 Times & Location vary.

Volunteers are are Welcome at All Projects, Workshops, and Events

Volunteer Form - Download and bring to Project

Community Service Hours Earned with all Projects, Events & Workshops
Contact 425.228.7927or GraceStiller to sign -up.

Programs, Projects, Events & Workshops - Volunteers Most Welcome!

Expanded Arts and Culture Programming for 2017: With support from grants and the community, we will provide a greater public benefit: To make our art and cultural programs "Discover Art in Nature" more accessible to all populations within King County through promotion of participation, affordable programming, and educational outreach. See our Programs Page.

Note: "Boots on the Ground" Programs, such as Rain Garden projects, Eagle Scout projects, and community service work parties in parks and trails will be added during the year. Please check back for these projects and community service opportunities as they are added during the year.

2017 Google Calendar - this takes you to our new mobile friendly website, NatureStewardsWA.org

Visit our NEW Calendar on our mobile friendly website for future events: http://naturestewardswa.org/google-calendar/


Past Projects in 2017

January 14th , 2016, Saturday: TBD 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Strategic planning meeting with Plant 4 the Planet Group for the GiveBIG effort in May 2017. Bring a dish for the Pot luck. 12357 5th Ave SW Burien 98146. Meeting office is in the basement via the back door. Park on the grass parking strip.

January 16th , 2016, Sunday: 10:00 AM - Noon Scout for noxious weeds With Maddie Martin, YMCA Earth Corp, in May Creek Park, Newcastle, WA to determine project locations for 2017. Meet and Park at the waterline access trail off of May Creek Parkway Drive.

February, 2017: Six Dates in the series. NOW IS YOUR CHANCE TO BECOME A HABITAT STEWARD™! National Wildlife Federation.
WHEN: Four 3-hour classroom sessions every Thursday in February (2nd , 9th , 16th , 23rd ) from 6:00-9:00pm. Two Saturday field trips (11th , 25th ), plan on a full day!
WHERE: King County libraries in the Renton/Seattle/Tukwila area. Each evening class will take place at a different branch location. 
COST: $30, includes classroom materials; scholarships are available!
RSVP: Register here . Space is limited. Questions or concerns? Contact Sarah at WAHabitatCoordinator@nwf.org or (206) 577-7809.

February 2nd, 2017 Thursday: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Habitat Stewards Meeting with National Wildlife Federation
Sarah Bruemmer, Washington Habitat Steward Coordinator and AmeriCorps/Washington Service Corps. Location: Skyway Library, 12601 76th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98178, USA. To sign-up please contact Sarah at E: wahabitatcoordinator@nwf.org P: (206) 577-7809

February 4th, 2017 Saturday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Boots on the Ground Project with Hazen High School and YMCA Earth Corp at May Creek Park in Newcastle. Dress for the weather. Gloves provided. Location - Turn west off of Coal Creek Parkway Park onto May Creek Park Drive and continue to the pipeline entrance on (approximately) 12985 May Creek Park Dr Newcastle, WA 98059. Walk across the street to the trail head. We will meet as a group at the Trail head for the sign-in. You will see the signs.
Note* This is a perfect project for both High School and Middle School students needed community service! Credits hours are given. Bring these Sign-up Sheets with you to the Event.

February 4th, 2017 Saturday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Annual meeting with the National Wildlife Federation and all Wildlife Habitat Communities in Washington. Special guest Patrick Fitzgerald, Senior Director of Community Wildlife, National Wildlife Federation. Open to Habitat Team members in Newcastle. Come celebrate Ranger Rick's 50 th Birthday Meeting is held in Seattle. Courtney Sullivan, host, NWF Director, Pacific Region. Contact Grace Stiller if you are a NWF team member and interested in attending.

February 8th, 2017 Wednesday: 6:00 PM - 7:45 PM. Nature Stewards will host an information table at the SR3 event. SR3 is a non-profit working to build a new marine wildlife hospital in Seattle, while increasing capacity for response to injured marine wildlife and research into marine health. Our work focuses on the Southern Resident killer whale population and other marine mammals that call the Salish Sea home along with sea stars and other critters.

February 12, 2017 Sunday: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM. Boots on the Ground Project with the National Honor Society students of Highline High School at Mathison Park in Burien. Gloves Provided. Dress for the weather. Location: 533 SW 146th St, Burien, WA 98166

February 14th, 2017 Tuesday: Valentine's Day 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Love your Community Garden! Remove blackberries and other weeds at Factoria's Holy Cross Orchard Garden located on the Holy Cross Lutheran Church grounds at 4315 - 129th Place SE, Bellevue, WA

February 17th, Friday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM King Conservation District Native Plant Nursery Learn about growing native plants for stream and wetland restoration projects while helping to perform critical nursery tasks. Activities include starting plants from seed, divisions, and transplants, or help maintain nursery stock by watering and weeding. Gloves provided. Weed Warrior volunteers receive credit hours toward plants for our restoration projects. Volunteers, tell Nikki you're volunteering for the Weed Warriors and we'll receive credit for your hours. King Conservation District Nursery in Renton

February 18th, 2017: 9:30 AM - 10:00 PM National Wildlife Certification – Information Table at the Burien Community Center. This event is part of the Burien Bird Fest. Volunteers are needed to help host the table. The table is indoors, and plenty of free parking is available. Contact Grace Stiller if you are interested in volunteering.

February 22-26, 2017 Wednesday - Sunday: All Day and into the PM. The Annual Flower and Garden Show at the WA Convention Center in Seattle. We're present to support partners including the National Wildlife Federation, WA Native Plant Society and King County Noxious Weed Program. Contact Grace Stiller if you'd like to volunteer. Entrance is free to volunteers.

February TBA, 2016, Saturday: TBD 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Installation of Interpretive Signs and Ivy Removal by Eagle Scout Candidate Jess with Lisa Aumann and City of Burien. Mathison Park. 533 S 146th St, Burien, WA 98168 - Note: This project in tentatively on hold and will be updated with a later date.

March 11th, 2017 Thursday: All Day 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM. The annual King Conservation District (KCD) bare root plant sale open to the public from 9- 2:00 PM. Volunteers are needed to help set-up, host, and take down the information booth. To volunteer at this event with the Nature Stewards, contact Grace Stiller Our booth will host the engaging Kid's Salmon Bracelet activity with great salmon facts! Volunteers are also needed to help with the kid's activity.

March 16th, 2017 Thursday: All Day 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM. The 8th annual GoGreen Conference at the Seattle Convention Center. 8th Avenue at Pike Street, 3rd Floor, Seattle, WA 98101. To volunteer at this event with the Nature Stewards, contact Grace Stiller

March 17th, Friday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM King Conservation District Native Plant Nursery Learn about growing native plants for stream and wetland restoration projects while helping to perform critical nursery tasks. Activities include starting plants from seed, divisions, and transplants, or help maintain nursery stock by watering and weeding. Gloves provided. Weed Warrior volunteers receive credit hours toward plants for our restoration projects. Volunteers, tell Nikki you're volunteering for the Weed Warriors and we'll receive credit for your hours. King Conservation District Nursery in Renton

March 18th, Saturday: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Tree Planting with the Plant 4 the Planet kids and Weed Warriors in Mathison Park. Volunteers - watch this YouTube video on "How to Plant a Tree" by Corey Miller so you will know the tree planting technique and are prepared. A demonstration with also be given at the work party. Bring a shovel if you have one. Dress for the weather. Gloves provided.

March 22nd, Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Pot up bare root plants at Grace's in Burien. Gloves provided. Contact Grace at 206.795.5783

March 22nd, Wednesday: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM National Wildlife Federation Eco Schools Workshop for Educators. Seattle Public Library- Southwest Branch 9010 35th Ave SW, Seattle, WA. Please bring your own laptop or tablet- the last third of the workshop will cover our online resources. Call or email Grace if you are interested in attending with her. Flier with more details.

April 5th, 2017 Wednesday Evening: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM. Meet up at the "Eat Your Garden" Program in Burien. Orientation to the Community Garden. This is the orientation which includes the Get to Know Each Other social and the Garden. We have site #10. Meet at the picnic table. Look for Grace if interested in helping with our spot. We are required to give 8 hours to the overall stewardship of the Garden in exchange for our space. 437 sw 144th st burien, wa 98166. The Nature Stewards gardeners will meet every 2 weeks, the second and third Saturday at 10 AM at the Garden spot.

April 21st, Friday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM King Conservation District Native Plant Nursery Learn about growing native plants for stream and wetland restoration projects while helping to perform critical nursery tasks. Activities include starting plants from seed, divisions, and transplants, or help maintain nursery stock by watering and weeding. Gloves provided. Weed Warrior volunteers receive credit hours toward plants for our restoration projects. Volunteers, tell Nikki you're volunteering for the Weed Warriors and we'll receive credit for your hours. King Conservation District Nursery in Renton

April 22, 2017 Saturday All Day 8 AM - 5 PM : Earth Day - March for Science: Downtown Seattle, meet-up Location TBA. The Science March's platform is simple: "Science is the best method we have for understanding the world." Join the anti-alternative fact brigade and march to show your support this Earth Day. The international theme for 2017 is Environmental and Climate Literacy.

April 22, 2017 Saturday All Day 10 AM - 3 PM : Earth Day Essentials Location: Celebrate Earth Day at Mary VonRanker's yard, 7405 125th PL SE, Newcastle, WA 98056. Educational, fun booths with information on how to steward the earth.

April 23, 2017 Sunday 10 AM - 1 PM: Burien Action 10 group project. Volunteers remove ivy and blackberry in Mathison Park, Burien. Gloves and some tools provided. If you have a favorite pair of clippers or a shovel, please feel free to bring them. Dress for the weather. Meet at the picnic table just past the kid's play area. 533 SW 146th St, Burien, WA 98166

April 29, 2017 Saturday 8 AM-1 PM: Clean Sweep Burien: Burien Fire Station. SWAG and Breakfast provided! (coffee and pastries) For Community Service Hours, see Grace. 15100 8th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98166  

April or May TBA 2017, Saturday: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Environmental Education Week with City of Bellevue.

May 4th, 2017 Thursday: All Day 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM. Opening day of Burien's Farmers Market. This is our 4th annual fundraiser in Burien. Weed Warriors feature native plants and veggie bedding plants as fund-raiser items, and bare-root tree giveaway. Browse the information table about the Weed Warriors Nature Stewards Program, the Native Plant Society Stewarship Program, and the National Wildlife Federation Backyard Wildlife Habitat Program. Location: at the Burien Downtown Plaza 400 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA. Volunteers needed! Your schedule can be flexible and fit your needs. Dress for the weather.

May 6th, 2017 Saturday: All Day 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM. Wildlife in the City Festival with the National Wildlife Federation at the Pacific Science Center, downtown Seattle. We'll host a booth with kid's activities. Volunteers are needed! View the event website. More details to come. Pacific Science Center, 200 2nd Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

May 13th 2017, Saturday: 10 AM to 3PM. Tukwila Backyard Wildlife Festival. Tukwila Community Center 12424 42nd Ave S.  Tukwila, WA 98168. Volunteers needed to help unload plants and/or host our booth at the Tukwila Community Center. We offer native trees and bushes for backyard wildlife habitats. Dress for the weather. This is very well attend event.

May 20th, 201, Saturday: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. West Seattle Bee Festival. Set up begins at 9:30 AM. Volunteers are needed to help set up and host our booth. We offer pollinator trees and plants for Backyard Wildlife Habitats. High Point Commons Park, SW Graham St, Seattle, WA 98126, USA This park is located next to the HighPoint Neighborhood House in West Seattle. The first event last year was a great success, so we expect a lot of visitors to our booth.

June 3rd, 2017, Saturday: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. National Trails Day event/hike. Meet at Lake Boren Park where there's plenty of parking and restrooms. Hike from Lake Boren Park to the East CrossTown Trail. This trail from the 1980s, but it disappeared after subdivision of the land above, and is being rebuilt. It's a woodsy trail, approximately 4-mile round-trip walk (about 2 hours) or prefer not to take a narrow trail across a steep slope, you can turn around and go back the way you came after visiting a peek-a-boo view overlook. If the weather cooperates, you will be able to see beyond Newcastle and Renton to Lake Washington, Mt. Rainier, and the Olympic Mountains. You might be surprised at how fast this easy hike gains elevation (about 450 vertical feet). More intrepid and fit hikers can continue on a loop hike of about 8 miles, or add another mile to go all the way to Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park. Join us!

June 17th & 18th, 2017 Saturday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM and Sunday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Burien Strawberry Festival, Burien Town Square, 500 SW 152nd St. We'll host an information booth show-casing our many programs and ways to be involved. Volunteers needed to help host the both.

June 24th, 2017: Time TBA Wildife Habitat information and National Wildlife Certification – Information Table and/or class at the KCLS Library. Location - KCLS Newport Library, per Vicki Heck. Kids meet Ranger Rick, NWF mascot. Grace gives a Power Point presentation on the National Wildlife Federation's Wildlife Habitat Program.

Visit our NEW Calendar on our mobile friendly website for past and future events: http://naturestewardswa.org/google-calendar/

July 26, 2017 Wed: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm  Neighborhood Celebration
at New Start Community Garden with Ranger Rick of the National Wildlife Federation, the City of Burien and the Nature Stewards Program. 614 SW 120th St Burien, WA 98146

July 29, 2017 Sat @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm  Climate Out loud at the Burien Library
Volunteers needed for set-up and assistance through out the event.

August 4, 2017 Fri @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm Artist Reception at Mobile Gallery
Volunteers needed to help host our Art in Nature series presenting art of wildlife in the Northwest.
Pop-Up Gallery at Burien City Hall, third floor.

August 5, 2017 Sat @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am – “Eat Your Garden” Program in Burien meets on the first Saturday of each month.
427 SW 144th St, Burien, WA 98166
Get to Know Each Other social and the Garden Rules. Address: 427 SW 144th Street, Burien 98166. The Nature Stewards gardeners will meet evey at the Garden plot throughout May – October. Gloves provided.  Waterers will be selected to to steward the garden plot during the summer. if interested in the duties and the bounties, contact Grace Stiller. Waterers and Weeders will be selected to to steward the garden plot during the summer. If interested in the duties and the bounties of the Garden, contact Grace Stiller.Participants learn about healthy garden environments that are beneficial to humans and wildlife, and experience hands-on activities and techniques for sustainable gardening. Our Sustainable Gardening workshops include topics like incorporating edible natives in your veggie and flower garden, using organic fertilizers, composting and worm bins. Participants have the opportunity to volunteer at local community gardens. They learn skills and principles that are relevant and can be used throughout their lives as environmental stewards and sustainable gardeners.

August 19, 2017 – Big Day of Play in Rainier Valley with National Wildlife Federation
Rainier Community Center Playfields – We're providing an activity for kids for the National Wildlife Federation.
Volunteers needed to help with face painting and passing our Ranger Rick Magazines.
3700 South Alaska Street, Seattle, WA 98118

September 1, 2017 Fri

  • Artist Reception at Mobile Gallery – Volunteers needed to help host our Art in Nature series presenting art of wildlife in the Northwest.

    September 1, 2017 Fri @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
    Mobile Gallery

September 2, 2017 Sat

  • “Eat Your Garden” Program in Burien meets on the first Saturday of each month. Get to Know Each Other social and the Garden Rules. Address: 427 SW 144th Street, Burien 98166. The Nature Stewards gardeners will meet evey at the Garden plot throughout May – October. Gloves provided. Waterers will be selected to to steward the garden plot during the summer. if interested in the duties and the bounties, contact Grace Stiller.

    September 2, 2017 Sat @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
    427 SW 144th St, Burien, WA 98166, USA

    Waterers and Weeders will be selected to to steward the garden plot during the summer. If interested in the duties and the bounties of the Garden, contact Grace Stiller.
    Participants learn about healthy garden environments that are beneficial to humans and wildlife, and experience hands-on activities and techniques for sustainable gardening. Our Sustainable Gardening workshops include topics like incorporating edible natives in your veggie and flower garden, using organic fertilizers, composting and worm bins. Participants have the opportunity to volunteer at local community gardens. They learn skills and principles that are relevant and can be used throughout their lives as environmental stewards and sustainable gardeners.

September 9, 2017 Sat

  • Rain Garden Workshop with the City of Burien - FREE!

    September 9, 2017 Sat @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    1032 SW 150th St Burien, WA

 

September 9, 2017 Sat

  • Nature Stewards volunteer at Arts-a-Glow Face Painting Booth – September 9, 2017, 5:00-10:00 PM as part of the annual Arts-a-Glow Lantern Festival & Procession, Dottie Harper Park, 421 SW 146th, Burien.

    September 9, 2017 Sat @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    Dottie Harper Park, 421 SW 146th St, Burien, WA 98166, USA

Volunteers needed to participate in our Art in Nature Program at the Arts-A-Glow festival in Dottie Harper Park, Burien. We'll face paint nature motifs for the kids. Flowers, trees, bugs, birds, etc. We'll have stencils, too, for those that are not free hand artists.

September 24, 2017, Sunday

Weed removal and Knotweed injection at Holy Cross Community Garden in Factoria. Volunteers needed from noon on. Bring a water bottle. Sturdy shoes suggested. Dress for the weather. Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 4315 129th Pl SE, Bellevue, WA 98006

October 6, 2017 Fri

  • Artist Reception at Mobile Gallery – Volunteers needed to help host our Art in Nature around the Northwest.

    October 6, 2017 Fri @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
    Mobile Gallery

October 7, 2017 Sat

  • “Eat Your Garden” Program in Burien meets on the first Saturday of each month. Get to Know Each Other social and the Garden Rules. Address: 427 SW 144th Street, Burien 98166. The Nature Stewards gardeners will meet evey at the Garden plot throughout May – October. Gloves provided. Waterers will be selected to to steward the garden plot during the summer. This is the last mee-up of the year. Help us to prepare the garden for the winter.

    October 7, 2017 Sat @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
    427 SW 144th St, Burien, WA 98166, USA

    Participants learn about healthy garden environments that are beneficial to humans and wildlife, and experience hands-on activities and techniques for sustainable gardening. Our Sustainable Gardening workshops include topics like incorporating edible natives in your veggie and flower garden, using organic fertilizers, composting and worm bins. Participants have the opportunity to volunteer at local community gardens. They learn skills and principles that are relevant and can be used throughout their lives as environmental stewards and sustainable gardeners.

October 21, 2107, Saturday

  • Climate Outloud in Renton. The event begins at 11 a.m. with set up as early as 10 AM. volunteers are needed. Students earn community service hours for participating. Renton Downtown Library, 100 Mill Ave S, Renton, WA 98057.
    This event is produced with a grant from Humanities WA and by participation and sponsorship of the King County Library's Adult Programming department and the "Everybody's Talking About It" series.

December 1, 2017 Fri

  • Artist Reception at Mobile Gallery – Volunteers needed to help host our Art in Nature of wildlife in the Northwest.

    December 1, 2017 Fri @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
    Mobile Gallery

 


Past Projects in 2016

January 11th, 2016 Monday: Monthly Board Meeting 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM. Meetings are Open to the Public, on the Second Monday of every month. No meetings are scheduled during July, August, and December. Location: Fire Station #9 Meeting Room
12412 SE Newcastle Way (aka 69th Way) Newcastle, Wa 98056

February 11th, Thursday: 6:00-9:00 PM Newcastle Public Library
“Habitat Stewards Introduction”
“Gardening for Wildlife in a Mostly Native Landscape”

February 13th, Saturday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM King Conservation District Native Plant Nursery Learn about growing native plants for stream and wetland restoration projects while helping to perform critical nursery tasks. Activities include starting plants from seed, divisions, and transplants, or help maintain nursery stock by watering and weeding. Gloves provided. Weed Warrior volunteers receive credit hours toward plants for our restoration projects. Volunteers, tell Nikki you're volunteering for the Weed Warriors and we'll receive credit for your hours. King Conservation District Nursery in Renton

February 18th, Thursday 6:00-9:00pm Mercer Island Public Library
“NW Ecology”
“12,000 Rain Garden Campaign”

February 19th, Friday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM King Conservation District Native Plant Nursery Learn about growing native plants for stream and wetland restoration projects while helping to perform critical nursery tasks. Activities include starting plants from seed, divisions, and transplants, or help maintain nursery stock by watering and weeding. Gloves provided. Weed Warrior volunteers receive credit hours toward plants for our restoration projects. Volunteers, tell Nikki you're volunteering for the Weed Warriors and we'll receive credit for your hours. King Conservation District Nursery in Renton

February 20th, 2016 Saturday: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM NW Flower & Garden Show in the Seattle Convention Center. We host a booth with our partner, the National Wildlife Federation. Please call Sarah at National Wildlife Federation WAeducationcoordinator@nwf.org - (206) 577-7809

February 20th, Saturday: “NW Flower and Garden Show” FIELD TRIP for Wildlife Stewards with the National Wildlife Federation.

February 21st, Sunday: 6:00 PM - 8:PM "Inspire Access to Wildlife in the NW" Tabling event at the Groundswell NW annual meeting in The Leif Erikson Lodge in Ballard, 2245 NW 57th St., Seattle, WA 98107, just off of Market Street.

February 25th, Thursday: 6:30-9:00pm Newport Hills Public Library
“Weeds and Other Naughty Plants”
“Composting”

February 27th, Saturday: 10 AM - 1:30 PM “Visit Community Wildlife Habitats” Walk 'n Talk Field Trip in Lake Boren Park

February 29th, 2016, Monday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Public Presentation for the Green-Duwamish Watershed Symposium; Tukwila Community Center 12424 42nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98168

March 3rd, Thursday: 6:00-9:00pm Newcastle Public Library
“Habitat Garden Planning”
“Volunteering, Celebration”

March 5th, 2016, Saturday: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. King Conservation District Bare Root Plant Sale. KCD Office Parking lot - 1107 SW Grady Way, Renton, WA 98057

March 5th, 2016, Saturday: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Washington Community Wildlife Habitat Retreat. Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave, Edmonds, WA 98020. Any current or interested habitat team members are welcome to attend.  Lunch is provided but please bring a reusable coffee mug from home.  Plan to bring your binders or photos to share.  Remember, your team receives points for a representative attending. Courtney will have a big order of Gardening for Wildlife magazines for you all at the retreat.
Guest Speaker:  Philomena Editors, Rain Garden Program Coordinator, WSU Extension Snohomish County.
Meet Sarah Lane, our AmeriCorps Member, who is looking to support your efforts! (Like help you order trees from the Trees for Wildlife program). Please email a RSVP by February 29th.

March 18th, Friday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM King Conservation District Native Plant Nursery Learn about growing native plants for stream and wetland restoration projects while helping to perform critical nursery tasks. Activities include starting plants from seed, divisions, and transplants, or help maintain nursery stock by watering and weeding. Gloves provided. Weed Warrior volunteers receive credit hours toward plants for our restoration projects. Volunteers, tell Nikki you're volunteering for the Weed Warriors and we'll receive credit for your hours. King Conservation District Nursery in Renton

April 2nd & 3rd, 2016, Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM. Weed removal at the Community Orchard of West Seattle located on the South Seattle College Campus. Address : 6000 16th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106. Dress for the weather. Tools provided. Bring a sack lunch and water bottle.

April 16th, 2016, Saturday: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM. Earth Day Crafts at Newcastle King County Library. Address: 12901 Newcastle Way, Newcastle, WA 98056. All supplies provided. Volunteers needed to make tree and costumes and frog hats from construction paper for kids in the Earth Day parade.

April 23, 2016, Saturday: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Newcastle Earth Day 2016 Lake Boren Park, Newcastle, WA 98056

April 30th 2016, Saturday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Volunteers help at the WA Native Plant Society plant sale in Bellevue Botanical Gardens, 12001 Main St. Bellevue, WA. Community Service hours can be earned.

May 3, 2016, Tuesday: All Day. Seattle Foundation's GiveBIG. The Foundation sponsors this one-day, online giving event to inspire you and others to give generously to non profits in our region— and the Foundation stretches your donation by adding money of its own, increasing the impact of your donation on that day. It's a great opportunity to show your support of the Weed Warriors Nature Stewards Program. We are celebrating 9 years of providing educational opportunities, habitat restoration projects, and conservation advocacy in Washington. We appreciate your support of our programs and thank you for making a difference as we reach today's youth, stewards of the planet for the next generation.

May 6th, 2016, Friday: 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM Annual Day of Service with West Seattle Community Orchard, 10015 28th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98146

May 7th, 2016, Saturday: 10:00 AM - 4 PM. Bloomin' in Old Burien plant sale hosted by the Mark Restaurant and local businesses. Volunteers needed at 9 AM to help set up and run the information and plant booth. Event takes place in the 900 block of SW 152nd St. Burien, WA.

May 6th, 9th, 11th 2016 - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Presentation or activity on an environmental related topic for the students in the City of Federal Way. The program is called Storming the Sound with Salmon where students raise Coho salmon in their school, and at the same time, learn about stormwater pollution and other environmental issues. We will give a 15-20 minute presentation/activity given to 25-30 students at a time at the West Hylebos Wetlands Park, 411 S 348th St, Federal Way, WA 98003
Ages: elementary and middle school. Number: total of 400 students per day
This successful program serves 26 elementary, middle, and high schools in Federal Way reaching nearly 10,000 students!

May 12th, Thursday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Burien Farmers Market Weed Warriors host education booth on native plants for Wildlife Habitats. Market opens at 11:00 AM and closes at 6:00 PM. Volunteers help set-up and run the booth, share information, etc.

May 13th, 2016, Friday: 8:45 AM - 2:00 PM Nature Stewards Presentation on Salmon Habitat for Issaquah School District. Meet at Colman Ferry Terminal, Seattle. We'll also make the "Salmon Bracelet" as the educational learning tool.

May 14th, 2016, Saturday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Tukwila Backyard Wildlife Festival, Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98168. Volunteers join us and help host our booth. Students needing community service hours are welcome.

May 14, 2016, Saturday: 6:00 PM - 9:30PM PSSH/Mariners Night with EcoNet and the Weed Warriors at Safeco Field. Tickets are $15.00 through the Mariner's website link. Bring your ticket stub to Section 103 for your Mariners-PSSH t-shirt. www.mariners.com/pugetsound Use Promo code: Salmon

May 21, 2016, Saturday: 9:30 AM - 3:00PM West Seattle Bee Festival Honey Run, Bee Hive Demos, Music, Food Trucks, etc. Our Booth will feature How to establish Bee Friendly Habitats for yards. Volunteers needed to share with attendees visiting our booth. Flier for Details.

May 26th, 2016, Thursday: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Hazelwood Elementary School Science Fair, STEM Night Volunteers needed to host table and share information about environmental sciences to elementary students and parents. 7100 116th Ave SE, Renton, WA 98056

June 5th, 2016, Sunday: 2:00 PM National Trails Day (Day After) Walk the trails in Seahurst Park, Burien. Care to walk through a wooded ravine, bright with late “spring green”? This Sunday, June 5 , our Walk-n-Talk will start at the top of the hill and walk down the service road to the Marine Science Center at the north end of Seahurst Beach.

June 18th & 19th, 2016, Saturday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Burien Strawberry Festival Education outreach. We're sharing opportunities to participate in Wildlife Habitat, Rain Garden, and Restoration Projects.

July TBA, 2016 Saturday: 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Rain Garden Introduction and Maintenance of local Rain Garden site. Location TBA.

July 14th-17th, 2016 Thursday - Sunday: All Day King County Fair, Enumclaw Expo Center, 45224 284th Ave SE Enumclaw, WA 98022
Volunteers needed to help host the National Wildlife Federation and King Conservation District information booths. Contact Grace for schedule.

August 27th, 2016 Saturday: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Birdhouse Workshop. Fire station #9 at 12412 Newcastle Way, Newcastle, 98056

Sept. 10th, 2016 - Saturday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Newcastle Days. Lake Boren Park Volunteers needed to help host the Weed Warrior - Nature Stewards booth. Support the Weed Warriors' Nature Stewards program with your donation and receive a collector's item out-of-print book, "History of the Eastside."

Sept. 11th, 2016 - Sunday: Noon - 3:00 PM. Knotweed Injection and Blackberry Removal at Factoria Community Garden located in front of the Holy Cross Lutheran Church 4315 129th Pl SE, Bellevue, WA 98006, just off of Factoria Blvd. Volunteers needed to help big and remove the blackberries. Earn Community service hours! Gloves provided.

Sept 16th, Friday: 9:00 AM - Noon KCD Nursery Weeding. Your volunteer hours turn into trees for our restoration projects. Located on Longacres Drive SW just off of SW Grady Way in Renton, WA 98056

Sept. 30th, 2016 - Friday: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Weed Warrior restoration project with Voya Financial volunteers at Coal Creek Wetland south of Lake Boren Park. Meet in front of Lake Boren Park restrooms. We will walk to the restoration site. Dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes. Bring a shovel if possible. Gloves are provided.

Sept. 30th, 2016 - Friday: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Set up at Bellevue Botanical Garden for Saturday, Oct 1st Plant Sale

Oct 1st, 2016, Saturday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM Volunteers needed to help host booth at the annual Washington Native Plant Society, Central Puget Sound Fall Native Plant Sale and Environmental Fair at the Bellevue Botanical Gardens. Sale opens at 10:00 AM.

October 15th, Saturday: CANCELLED due to inclement weather! CD Nursery Weeding. Your volunteer hours turn into trees for our restoration projects. Located on Longacres Drive SW just off of SW Grady Way in Renton, WA 98056. Dress for the weather. Gloves and tools provided.

October 18th, Tuesday: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. We're hosting an information booth at the King County Department of Elections, 919 SW Grady Way, Renton, WA 98057, USA. Volunteers dress is casual professional. Please be at the office to help set up information materials for our table.

October 21st, Friday: 9:00 AM - Noon KCD Nursery Weeding. Your volunteer hours turn into trees for our restoration projects. Located on Longacres Drive SW just off of SW Grady Way in Renton, WA 98056. Dress for the weather. Gloves and tools provided.

October 29th, Saturday : 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Volunteers arrive at 8:00 AM to help with Plant for the Planet Academy event kids, ages 9-14 in West Seattle on October 29th from 9:00am-5:30pm, at Westside Unitarian Church, 7141 California Ave SW, Seattle, 98136.  Kids will participate in a free , day-long comprehensive workshop and training on getting excited about the wonders of nature and learning about how to combat climate change.  Adult volunteers are needed.

November 12th, 2016, Saturday: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM Climate OutLoud at the Burien Library. This is a facilitated discussion on Climate Change and the need to cap and reduce carbon emissions now to protect the planet for future generations. Produced in Partnership with Seattle YESC and King County Library System. KCLS Flier Advertising Climate Outloud Volunteers are needed at 1:00 PM to help set up the table and chairs for the audience. Location is the Burien Library, main floor conference room, 400 SW 152nd Street, Suite 100 Burien, WA 98166. Volunteer Flier with Renton School District disclosure.

November 18th, 2016, Friday: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Restoration Project with the City of Burien.
Wear sturdy shoes and long sleeves. Dress for the weather. Mathison Park http://burienwa.gov/Facilities/Facility/Details/Mathison-Park-14 2:30-4:00 PM – we will meet by play equipment (swing area).  The kids will be transported from Sylvester Middle School so 2:30 is a target start time.

November 19th, 2016, Saturday: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Nursery Project with the King Conservation District. Where:
King Conservation District Nursery in Renton 9 a.m. - 1p.m. Dress for the weather. Check in with Grace at the event and your hours count for trees for our program and projects.

November 22nd, 2016, Tuesday: 4:00 PM Hearing on Contempt of Court against Dept of Ecology is the bold next step that Our Children's Trust is taking. This is open to the public. We've included this as a sequel to the Climate Outloud series which discusses the current court case with the WA State Department of Ecology. This “Contempt of Court” hearing is on the recently passed Washington State Clean Air Act that does not follow current science or protect air and water our young Washingtonians require.
King County Superior Courthouse 516 3 rd Ave Room # TBA, Seattle 98104

November TBD, 2016, Saturday: 10:00 PM - 1:00 PM Salvage Project. Location to be determined. Check back later.
Bring a shovel and your gloves, wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Call Grace at 206.795.5783 for more info.

November 29th, 2016, Tuesday: 8:30 PM - 3:30 PM Nature Stewards host information table at the ECO Net annual conference with colleagues for inspiration, presentations, discussions and fun!  Nature Stewards Volunteers are welcome to attend. There is a $17.00 fee for the workshop which is collected by EcoNet. Burien Community Center. Registration is here via this flier. Follow the link to register with Brown Paper Tickets.

Dec 3rd, 2016, Saturday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Winterfest in Burien. Volunteers will help wrap gifts at the Burien Art Gallery. No worries if you've never done this before. It's easy. Learn how the day of the event. Supplies are provided by the Nature Stewards Program. Location: Burien Arts Gallery 826 SW 152nd Street Burien, WA 98166

Dec 3rd, 2016, Saturday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM KCD Nursery Weeding at the King Conservation District Nursery in Renton . Dress for the weather. Check in with Grace at the event. Your volunteer hours turn into trees for our program. Gloves provided.

December TBD, 2016, Saturday: 10:00 PM - 1:00 PM Salvage Project. Location to be determined. Check back later.
Bring a shovel and your gloves, wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Call Grace at 206.795.5783 for more info.