Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Native Plant Salvage and Last Naturescaping Workshop announced

Help Salvage Native Plants!
Dig in with other volunteers digging up trees and shrubs from this site scheduled for clearing. In the afternoon, we’ll be potting up the salvaged plants so they can recuperate before going to King County habitat restoration sites. Once replanted, these native plants will help reduce erosion, shade streams and provide habitat. Volunteers also needed at our Native Plant Holding Facility from 12:30 until 4:00 to help pot up the salvaged plants.

When: Saturday, November 1, 2008
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. salvage at site
12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. potting at Holding Facility
Where: Maple Valley

As always, volunteers that dig for us for at least a couple hours in the morning are welcome to stay after and dig additional plants to take home. Volunteers that help pot up plants in the afternoon will be able to take some plants home also.

More info including directions:

FREE Naturescaping Workshop and Native Plant Salvage
Learn how to create a wildlife friendly landscape using native plants in your own backyard. Native plants require less maintenance and water than non-native ornamentals and local wildlife love a native landscape. You will also learn many helpful tips on controlling the weeds that may threaten your project.

November 12, 2008
Rock Creek Elementary
25700 Maple Valley-Black Diamond Road SE (Highway 169)
Maple Valley, WA 98038

BIG Bonus: Participants at the workshop are welcome to travel to a site scheduled for development to dig up native plants for their personal habitat and landscaping projects.

The native plant salvage for naturescaping participants will be on Saturday, November 15th, 9am until 1pm. Directions to the salvage provided at the workshop. If you have previously attended one of our Naturescaping workshops, you are welcome to just attend the salvage. You do not need to retake the workshop. Simply email me your name and the approximate date you attended the workshop. I will email you directions to the site before November 15th.

More info:

Space is limited so reserve your spot now!
To register, contact Greg Rabourn at 206-296-1923 or

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

WDFW Living with Wildlife forums

Learn all about the lives and behaviors of urban wildlife: what to do when you encounter wildlife and how you can help wildlife and humans coexist peacefully.
  • Wednesday, October 15th: Bitter Lake Community Center Annex
  • Tuesday, October 21st: Camp Long
  • Wednesday, October 29th: Meadowbrook Community Center

7:00 pm - 7: 45 pm: Russell Link, author of Landscaping for Wildlife in the Pacific Northwest and Living with Wildlife in the Pacific Northwest speaks on peaceful urban coexistence with common urban species and a general ‘how-to’ make your property and your behavior wildlife-responsible.

7:45 - 8:30 pm: representatives from Seattle Parks and Recreation, Woodland Park Zoo, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Progressive Animal Welfare Society, Seattle Audubon, the National Wildlife Federation and the Marine Mammal Stranding Network are available to provide materials and answer questions.

For more information, please call 206-684-7415