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Former HS Invited to Attend Training Sessions

posted Feb 7, 2015, 9:36 PM by Roxie Rochat
The next Habitat Stewards Training begins Thursday. If you're already a Habitat Steward, you’re welcome to come to any session or all of the sessions if you’d like a refresher on any topic. If you know of anyone who might be interested in the training, give them a nudge! It’s at the Blue Building the next 5 Thursdays, Feb. 12 - March 12, with field trips Feb. 21 and March 7.  If you're not a Habitat Steward and can only attend just one or two classes (field trips excluded), we ask for a $5.00 donation to go toward future speakers for our educational programs.


February — March 2015

Thursday, February 12, 2015 — 6:30 to 8:45 p.m.


Introduction to National Wildlife Federation and Backyard Wildlife Habitats

Habitat Needs for Wildlife, Corridors and Connectivity

            Ruth Milner, District Wildlife Biologist         

            Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife


Thursday, February 19, 2015— 6:30 to 8:45 p.m.

Native Plants and Gardening for Life

            Monica Van der Vieren — Washington Native Plant Society


Saturday, February 21, 2014 — 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. — Camano Multipurpose Center

Landscaping for Wildlife, Conducting a Site Inventory

            LaLee Burrill,          Camano Wildlife Habitat Project Habitat Steward


Thursday, February 26, 2015— 6:30 to 8:45 p.m.

Noxious Weeds

Janet Stein, Island County Noxious Weed Program Coordinator;


Dave Pehling, WSU Extension zoologist         


Thursday, March 5, 2015— 6:30 to 8:45 p.m.

            Composting, worm bins, and reducing toxics within and coming from the household

                        Janet Hall, WSU Island County Waste Wise Program Coordinator

            Scott Chase, WSU Island County Shore Stewards Coordinator


Saturday, March 7, 2015— 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. — Camano Multipurpose Center

Exploring a watershed from the ridge to the estuary

Camano Wildlife Habitat Project Habitat Stewards

Mona Campbell, Kristoferson Farm;

Barbara Brock, Naturalist

Kathleen Parvin, Island County Public Health


Thursday, March 12, 2015 — 6:30 to 8:45 p.m.

Rain Gardens and Other Low Impact Development 

Kate Riley, Snohomish Conservation District Community Conservation Program Manager

Slopes - Protecting them with native plants 

Ryan Williams, Snohomish Conservation District Habitat Restoration Specialist