Whidbey Island Conservation District invites you to save the date for
"Better Ground for Islands & Sound" Conservation Day Three collaborative events as part of Puget Sound Orca Recovery Day
Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018
Are you interested in learning more about how to improve conservation practices on your property and simultaneously benefit our marine environment of Puget Sound - home to the iconic orca whale?
Do you know in what ways your local Conservation District is working with landowners each day to protect Whidbey's natural resources?
We invite you to find out!
Participate in one or all three of our collaborative event offerings on "Conservation Day" a part of the regional Puget Sound Orca Recovery Day, on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. See the schedule of events below. RSVPs are not required, but are encouraged.
Sat., Nov. 10, 2018 - Schedule of Events
12 - 1:30 PM - "Native Plants to Enhance Land & Sea" Workshop
What: Learn from WICD's staff Matt Zupich and Kelsi Mottet about the ways you can connect your land conservation goals with orca habitat at sea through the use of native plants in this informative and interactive workshop. You'll bring home resources, tips, and ideas to inspire your voluntary conservation - benefiting your landscape and your marine neighbors. Information about WICD's Annual Native Bareroot Plant Sale will also be shared. Note: RSVPs are required for this event only. Limit to the first 35 sign-ups. Please RSVP using the form at the bottom of this page. Where: WSU Extension Island County Classroom,406 N. Main St., Coupeville(click address to access Google Maps pin for directions)
1:30 - 2:30 PM- Rain Garden Planting Project
What: After the "Native Plants to Enhance Land & Sea" Workshop, we'll travel across the street to the WICD Rain Gardens to learn from WSU Extension Island County Master Gardeners about some rain garden basics and participate in the replanting and rehabilitation of two highly visible educational rain gardens. Bring your own pair of gloves, a shovel if you have one, and dress in warm layers, as the weather in November can change throughout the day. Warm beverages (coffee, tea, water, cocoa) will be available for those who participate. Where: WICD Office, Rain Garden Demo Site,1 NE 4th St., Coupeville(click address to access Google Maps pin for directions)
3 - 5 PM - "Collaboration for Conservation" Open House/Awards
What: Meet staff and supervisors of the Whidbey Island Conservation District while enjoying some light refreshments. Enjoy a program highlighting the connection between conservation practices on the ground and the health of the sound through keynote speaker Linda Rhodes, PhD of the Island County Marine Resources Committee and research microbiologist at the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration's Northwest Fisheries Science Center in Seattle. Congratulate our 2018 award winners and learn about the many ways they are collaborating to improve and conserve natural resources for the future... and how you can, too! Where:Pacific Rim Institute for Environmental Stewardship Granary Building, 180 Parker Rd., Coupeville(click address to access Google Maps pin for directions)
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Did You Know? Puget Sound Orca Recovery Day 11/10/18
These events offered by Whidbey Island Conservation District are part of a collaborative effort on behalf of the Puget Sound Conservation Districts to empower and inspire voluntary conservation for landowners and communities throughout the Puget Sound on Sat., Nov. 10th via the Puget Sound Orca Recovery Day.
To learn more about what other Conservation Districts in the region are doing, visit www.BetterGround.org.
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Questions? Contact Kelsi Mottet at (888) 678-4922 or kelsi[at]whidbeycd.org.
Note: RSVPs are required for "Native Plants to Enhance Land & Sea Workshop." Limit to 35. See the RSVP form below to sign-up. Note: RSVPs are not required for the Rain Garden Planting Project or Open House events, although we encourage you to RSVP to help us plan for the event.