Past Projects & Events – 2017

Past Projects in 2017

January 14th , 2017, 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 , 2017, 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 98168Note: 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.

March 27th, Monday: 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Annual Meeting with Newcastle Trails.  Newcastle Library on Newcastle Way.  Hear the latest updates for the 20+ miles of walking and hiking trails in Newcastle.  Meet n Greet at 6:30.  Meeting starts at 7:00 PM.

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 15, 2017 @ 1:00 pm5:00 pm  Earth Day Poster Making – Supplies Provided  Newcastle Library, 12901 Newcastle Way, Newcastle, WA 98056.  The poster will be laminated so they are rain proof. You’ll be able to post them in your yard after the Earth Day event is over. More details about the project at the library on Saturday. Volunteers can come at noon, if you’d like to help set up.

April 19 Wed:  10:15am for infants and 11:30am for preschoolers at the Newcastle Library
Celebrate our earth and environment through fun stories for infants and pre-schoolers.

April 19 & 20 Wed and Thurs:  3:30pm – 5:30pm  –Spruce up Newcastle Parks  at Donegal Park; Thurs. at Highlands Park
FREE pizza for volunteers plus other giveaways.  (Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.)

April 21st, Fri: 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 Sat:  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 Sat:  All Day 10 AM – 3 PM : Earth Day Essentials Location: Celebrate Earth Day Essentials 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 Sun:  10 AM – 1 PM: Burien Action 10 group project. Volunteers remove ivy and blackberry in Mathison Park, Burien. Gloves and some tools provded. 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.

April 24, 2017 Mon:  10:00 am1:00 pm. Ivy Removal with Liz and WAVA Group at Mathison Park
533 SW 146th St, Burien, WA 98166, USA

April 29, 2017 Sat:  8 AM-1 PM: Clean Sweep Burien: Burien Fire Station. SWAG and Breakfast provided! (coffee and pastries) For Community Service Hours, see Grace.

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

May 4th, 2017 Thurs:  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 Sat:  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 6th, 2017 Sat:  All Day 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM. NOAA and the Seattle Aquarium present a Visualizing Change Workshop that features easy ways to disseminate scientific facts in an understandable way to the general public.  Please feel free to share with colleagues. We hope you can join us for the dissemination and culmination of this 3 year national project. Visualizing Change Flyer – NOAA at the Aquarium May 6th 930 AM – 5 PM