Habitat Training for volunteers

PIERCE COUNTY — There are three volunteer/training opportunities coming up soon that we’d like to share with you:

1)      One is put on by Pierce Conservation District for their volunteer programs (starting 1/19):

http://piercecd.org/Calendar.aspx?EID=811&month=1&year=2017&day=19&calType=0&utm_source=Pierce+Conservation+District+Quarterly+Newsletter&utm_campaign=f0ad54de0d-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2016_12_27&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_7266fefebd-f0ad54de0d-108636329&mc_cid=f0ad54de0d&mc_eid=3f48d75b56

2)      The other two are organized by the National Wildlife Federation, with local partners –one in King County and one in Pierce County (with Tahoma Audubon):

http://nwfking.brownpapertickets.com/  Both start in February.

Are you interested in creating areas for wildlife? Do you want to do your part to keep Pierce County wild? Now is your chance to become a Habitat Steward™! National Wildlife Federation and Tahoma Audubon Society are offering a specialized 24-hour training program to teach you how to help others create and restore wildlife habitat in backyards, schoolyards, and other community areas. The training will take place every Wednesday in February from 6:00-9:00pm at the Adriana Hess Audubon Center (2917 Morrison Rd. W, University Place, WA, 98466). 

The workshop includes two Saturday field trips on February 4th and 18th. The first trip is in partnership with Nature Trek Wildlife Park and will include hands-on NatureMapping of the Ohop Creek; the second is in partnership with Tahoma Audubon Society and will be at Morse Preserve to learn all about bird identification and conservation. Plan on full days.

This training is engaging, fun and highly informative and you get to meet and interact with local conservation professionals and other similarly interested folks! Expert speakers will present on topics such as: rain gardens, gardening for wildlife, native plants, noxious weeds, habitat restoration, bird identification and conservation, pollinators, current science in the Puget Sound, and much more!

Cost of the training is $30 to cover classroom materials. Note: scholarships are available! No one will be turned down due to lack of funds. We will provide coffee, tea, and snacks at each training session – you are welcome to bring a brown bag dinner.

To register for the training, please visit http://nwfpierce.brownpapertickets.com/ or contact Sarah Bruemmer at WAHabitatCoordinator@nwf.org or (206) 577-7809. 

Krystal Kyer
Watershed Coordinator, Surface Water Management, Pierce County Public Works
253-798-2485| kkyer@co.pierce.wa.us

 

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