See BelowSaturday, May 5th; 10 a.m.—5:00 p.m.
Stream Team and WSU Extension’s Native Plant Salvage Project will offer a free class, “Naturescaping for Water & Wildlife,” on Saturday, May 5, from 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The class will feature detailed, hands-on information about how to incorporate beautiful native and other drought-tolerant plants into your landscape to attract birds and butterflies all while protecting our water resources. Participants will learn how to reduce unnecessary lawn; design ideas for “hardscapes” and tricky spots, such as slopes; how to deal with drainage problems and manage stormwater on-site, including the basics of designing “rain gardens,” and much more. The morning classroom session will be followed by an afternoon field trip to private gardens to see naturescaping in action. The class will be taught by Linda Andrews, of Linda Andrews Landscape & Design, and Erica Guttman, program coordinator for the salvage project. Bus transportation for the tour is provided.
Attendance is limited; please register early by calling the WSU Native Plant Salvage Project at 360-867-2166, or email email@example.com
Stream Team is proud to announce Puget Sound Starts Here Night at a Seattle Mariners game!
Saturday, May 5th; Seattle Mariners vs. Minnesota Twins
Discount tickets are available through this promotion. Prices are $11 for upper level seats (View Sec. 314, right field) and $33 for field level seats (Main Sec. 144, left field). All tickets purchased through this promotion will include a commemorative Mariners/Puget Sound Starts Here t-shirt. May 5 is also “Salute to Kids Day”, and all kids, 14 years old and under, will receive an additional t-shirt at the door.
Go to: www.mariners.com/pugetsound and use the password salmon to purchase your discounted tickets.
Sunday, May 6th; Noon – 4 p.m.; Tumwater Falls Park
Come celebrate the release of the juvenile Chinook salmon on the Deschutes River! Juvenile Chinook are now in the WDFW holding ponds at Tumwater Falls Park getting imprinted on the location before they are released to the river for their journey out to sea. The public will have an opportunity at this free event to help release some of these juvenile salmon. There will also be fun, family-friendly hands-on salmon-related activities!
If you would like to volunteer for a shift in the Stream Team booth, contact Debbie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-754-4148. Volunteers will receive a free Stream Team t-shirt.
Saturday, May 12th; 10:00 a.m.—noon; McLane Creek Nature Trail
With recent warm spring-like weather, native plants and invasive plants are “waking up” and beginning to encroach on the popular walking trail. Stream Team and WSU Native Plant Salvage Project are seeking volunteers to help with trail maintenance activities at the McLane Creek Nature Trail on Saturday, May 12 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Volunteers are needed to help trim plants that are encroaching on the trail and sweep the boardwalk. This event will occur rain or shine. Volunteers should wear sturdy shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. Stream Team and Native Plant Salvage Project will provide gloves, tools, and refreshments. Volunteers will be issued a free one-day parking pass in lieu of the Discover Pass that is now required at many DNR sites. Youth under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult, but students can earn community service hours.
For directions or to register, please contact Native Plant Salvage Project at 360-867-2166 or e-mail: email@example.com
Stream Team and WSU Extension are looking for new volunteers to help protect our local waterways and Puget Sound from polluted stormwater runoff.
Starting in May, the “Stormwater Stewards” program will begin training volunteers in many aspects of on-site stormwater management, and other low-impact practices including rain gardens, water-wise plants, sloped bio-detention hedgerows, pervious pavements, vegetated roofs, and more. Volunteers will receive extensive training and will then use their new expertise to work in teams while consulting with homeowners who want to do their part to protect local waterways and Puget Sound.
Comprehensive classes and hands-on field trainings will be held in the evenings and on weekends to accommodate work schedules. Experienced Stormwater Stewards from last year’s class series will assist.
To learn more and receive an application packet, contact WSU Extension’s Native Plant Salvage Program at Erica@nativeplantsalvage.orgor 360-867-2164.
Have you ever thought about being on a “Sand in the City” sculpting team? Now is your chance! Stream Team has been offered the opportunity to be a community sponsored team for the 2012 Sand in the City. We can’t say yes, unless we have 30 or more people to commit to being on the team. Are you interested?
In a nutshell, there are a few training dates that you need to participate in and, of course, help do the sculpting on August 24th. If you are free on these dates, and interested in participating please let Patricia know by April 27, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sand in the City 2012- Team Training Dates
Sand 101: June 26 from 4 to 6 PM at the Phoenix Inn
Hands in the Sand: July 11 3-5, 4-6, or 5-7 pm: at Miles Sand and Gravel
Practice Sessions: Wednesday August 1st-Saturday August 4th (one 4-hour session): at Miles Sand and Gravel
Sand in the City competition day: Friday, August 24th