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Check our calendar regularly to find events we’re hosting or participating in, community partner events, and our regular public board meetings. To learn more about posted events, RSVP to a TCD hosted event, or have your event added to our calendar, contact: Nora Carman-White, or 360-999-3727.

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Upcoming Events

Local Working Group Meeting

Farmers and producers in Thurston, Kitsap, Mason, Pierce, and King Counties are invited for a 2-hour hybrid Local Working Group meeting on Zoom and at the Thurston Conservation District office (582 Tilley Court SE, Suite 152, Tumwater, WA 98501). Join us to share your needs and any barriers you’re experiencing in your work. Your feedback is essential for informing future programs and creating innovative solutions.

Wednesday, February 21st, 2024
5:30 – 7:30 PM

Virtual or in person


Local Working Groups are composed of agricultural producers, owners/operators of nonindustrial private forest land, professionals representing agricultural and natural resource interests, and individuals representing a variety of disciplines in the soil, water, wetland, plant, forestry, and wildlife sciences who are familiar with agricultural and natural resource issues in the local community.

Questions? Contact: Sarah Moorehead, Puget Sound LWG Chair

2024 Native Plant Festival & Sale

Saturday, March 2nd
10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Thurston County Fairgrounds
3054 Carpenter Rd SE, Lacey, WA 98503

Join TCD for this free and exciting community event! Come purchase affordable native plants at the walk-up sale, shop local vendors, check out community organizations, eat delicious food, and listen to live music!

*If you pre-ordered plants, they will be available for pick up the week of our annual Native Plant Festival & Sale (February 28th – March 2nd) at the Thurston County Fairgrounds. You will receive an email in the coming weeks with information about how to pick up your order.

Questions about our upcoming plant sale? Contact Kiana Sinner, or 360-972-0407

We’re still looking for volunteers to support this year’s Native Plant Sale!

Interested in volunteering at the 2024 Native Plant Festival & Sale? Contact Jae Townsend, or 564-669-4826 or fill out this form.

Interested in being a vendor? Food vendors can fill out this form. Goods vendors, please fill out this form

Discover Hedgerows Part II: Planning & Implementing Your Hedgerow


Tuesday, March 12th
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Online webinar

In-person demonstration workshop:

Saturday, March 16th
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Oyster Bay Farm

Learn about the benefits of adding a hedgerow to your landscape!

Thank you for those who joined us for “Discover Hedgerows” last fall. This spring, we are bringing back this popular learning opportunity with more information and a brand-new hedgerow installation project! Join Thurston Conservation District, WSU Extension, and Oyster Bay Farm for another hedgerow-related learning opportunity.

The material in “Discover Hedgerows Part 2: Planning & Implementing Your Hedgerow,” will build on lessons shared in “Discover Hedgerows Part 1 – Hedgerows: What & Why?” (Nov 1, 2023 recording available). 

Highlights will include:

  • Design for your goals
  • Size & placement
  • Site assessment basics
  • Site preparation
  • Planting plan examples

We encourage you to join us for one or both events! Let us know you’re coming! RSVP here

Questions? Contact Kiana Sinner,

Online Workshop Recordings

All past online workshop recordings can now be found on our website in our Resource Library here.


Interested in learning more about our Education & Outreach Department and how you can get involved with TCD? Check out the podcast episode below.


Have a workshop suggestion or question about our upcoming programming?


Nora Carman-White
Communications & Education Manager

You can also use our contact form.