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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

Harvest Festival

Saturday, October 7th, 10am – 3pm

South Union Grange #860

10030 Tilley Rd S, Olympia, WA 98512

Come join Thurston Conservation District and friends as we celebrate the harvest and our 75th anniversary. This family-friendly event will feature:

  • PIE BAKING CONTEST! Enter by 11am, Judging at 12pm
  • CIDER PRESSING – Bring your apples and bottles to make juice!
  • Soil test drop-off & information booth
  • Kids’ arts & craft activities
  • Food vendors
  • Face painting!
  • Live music!
  • And more!

Come celebrate with us!

Orca Recovery Day

Saturday, October 14th, 10 am – 2 pm

Squaxin Park, Olympia

Orca Recovery Day is an intentional day of action to build awareness about the challenges facing Puget Sound’s local orca pod, the Southern Resident Killer Whales.

Our local orca population relies on the endangered Chinook salmon as their main food source to survive. Due to habitat loss, climate change, and increased pollution, it has become even more difficult for migrating salmon to make the journey home to grow their population. In order to save our orcas, we must start with our salmon.

Every year more native plants are planted, more invasive species are removed, and more acres of habitat are restored because of our community’s response on this day of collective impact.

Join us as we remove non-indigenous plants and replace them with native species!

No experience necessary. Sign up to volunteer here:

Paddock Design Workshop

Monday, October 23rd, 9 am – 1 pm

Violet Prairie Grange
17028 Violet Prairie Rd. Tenino, WA 98589

Learn and apply the fundamentals of rotational grazing paddock design. Walk the new “Camas Demonstration Ranch” and then design its paddock layout including fencing, water, and animal handling infrastructure. Lunch & refreshments provided. Please bring rain gear.

This event is part of the SW WA Grazing Association. All are welcome!

RSVP to Sierra Smith,

2023 Grazing Association Events Calendar 


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.