Other Events of Interest

NWF Habitat Steward Training in March

Are you interested in creating habitat for wildlife? Do you want to do your part to keep Washington wild? Now is your chance to become a Habitat Steward™! The National Wildlife Federation is offering a specialized, multi-week virtual training to teach you how to create and restore wildlife habitat in backyards, schoolyards, and other places in your community. The training consists of 4 classes, so make sure you will be able to attend all 4! This virtual workshop will be from 6:30-9:00 PM on Wednesday(s) on the following days: March 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th. Optional field trips and volunteering opportunities pertaining to local habitats are available in March as well!

Benefits include: a comprehensive, digital training manual with local resources, instruction from local professionals, engaging field opportunities, certification as a habitat steward volunteer, and continued support from NWF staff. A variety of topics will be presented on habitat restoration, PNW ecology and wildlife, natural yard care, invasive plants, native plants, & much more!

The cost of the training is $20. Note: scholarships are available! No one will be turned down due to lack of funds. Once registered the Zoom link will be emailed to you. To register for the training, please visit https://habitatstewards.brownpapertickets.com/ or contact Guinevere Unterbrink at WAEducation@nwf.org

February 24 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Camano Island in Washington State became the 10th Community Wildlife Habitat in the nation and now boasts over 1,000 Certified Wildlife Habitats. The effort was led by Val Schroeder, who in 2006 was awarded the Federation’s Volunteer of the Year in response to the many nominations by her peers and NWF-affiliates. She continues to build momentum for wildlife-friendly gardens on her island home.  Read More