Other Events of Interest

Salal Chapter Plant Sale - Spring 2024

The Salal Chapter's 2024 Spring Native Plant Sale is page is open for browsing! Ordering opens April 18 at 9am. Order early for best selection. Pick up appointments will be on May 3 and 4. Plant orders will be pulled and waiting for you at our nursery at 16650 State Route 536, west of Mount Vernon. 

May 2024

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 Tuesday(s) on the following days: May 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th. 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://mayhabitatstewards.brownpapertickets.com/ or contact Guinevere Unterbrink at WAEducation@nwf.org or (206) 577-7816.

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