Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Snohomish Conservation District Plant Sale

Message from the Snohomish Conservation District:
The 2009 "Conservation Plant Sale" kicks off on December 1st, when pre-orders begin. The 2009 brochure and order form are now on our website at: http://www.snohomishcd.org/plant-sale.

New this year on the website is a fill-able order form that can be filled out on-line and printed, then mailed or faxed to our office. This helps us because the orders will be legible and it helps you because it does the math! When you print you name on page 2, it will add your name to page 1 for us.

There is also an excel file on the website that can be filled out, saved on your computer, and then emailed to: treesaleorders@snohomishcd.org.

Please note that neither of these order forms link to our inventory of plants, and that you still need to wait to receive your white confirmation before mailing a check in. We do not
accept credit or debit cards. Checks, cash and money orders only, please.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Dec 6th: Help Salvage Native Plants!

Join other volunteers digging up trees and shrubs from this site scheduled for development. 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. Special thanks to Murray Franklyn LLC for providing the salvage site.

As always, volunteers that dig for our program 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 also be able to take some “thank you” plants home.

When: Saturday, December 6, 2008

Time: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. salvage at site,
1 p.m. to 4 p.m. potting at Holding Facility

Where: Redmond Ridge near Redmond

Directions to salvage site: From I-405, I-5 or Hwy 520, drive Eastbound 520 through Redmond and continue north onto Avondale Road. Turn right (east) onto Novelty Hill Road. Turn right (south) onto Eastridge Dr. NE. Watch for signs directing you to the site.

Not a morning person? Volunteers also needed at our Native Plant Holding Facility from 12:30 until 4:00 to help pot up the salvaged plants.

Directions to the Native Plant Holding Facility (12:30 - 4:00)
From I-5 or I -405, take I-90 east to Highland Drive exit (exit 18) in Issaquah. Stay left on the off ramp to continue onto Highland Dr. Drive through several lights. Turn right onto Issaquah–Fall City Road. Just past Endeavor Elementary School, stay straight onto Duthie Hill Road. The holding facility is in Duthie Hill Park (on the right) 27101 Duthie Hill Road.

A parent or guardian must accompany volunteers under 16 years old. Dress for the weather and be prepared to get dirty. Sturdy shoes or boots are recommended. We’ll provide gloves, tools and light refreshments.

Please call Greg Rabourn at 206-296-1923 or email greg.rabourn@kingcounty.gov if you plan to participate. Your response helps us provide enough tools and refreshments.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

December 9th: GARDENERS AND GLOBAL WARMING: Impacts and Solutions

Join National Wildlife Federation and Woodland Park Zoo for a special event about gardening and its important role as a solution to global warming. Attention about this worldwide issue is growing, and it’s time for gardeners to take action.

Date: Tuesday, December 9th, 2008
Time: Lecture: 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Become a Trainer: 8:00 – 9:00 pm (optional)
Location: ARC, Woodland Park Zoo (map provided when you RSVP)
Cost: Free!
RSVP: http://online.nwf.org/site/Calendar?view=Detail&id=102161
Questions: sullivanc@nwf.org or call 206-285-8707 x 108

• Hear from experts about the impacts of global warming on the environment.
• Real solutions for how gardening can protect plants and animals.
• Network with other like-minded gardeners and plant enthusiasts.
• Tips to strengthen and beautify your community.
• “Become a Trainer” session after the lecture.

Take the next step in your commitment to gardening.
Stick around for the “Become a Trainer” session after the lecture and learn how to give the Gardening and Global Warming presentation. Educate the members of your community about this growing threat to plants and wildlife.

This lecture is based on National Wildlife Federation’s Gardener’s Guide to Global Warming report. Download it today at www.nwf.org/gardenersguide