The District’s annual events include the Native Plant Festival, Student GREEN Congress, and the South Puget Sound Regional Envirothon. Below is a calendar of the events we’re hosting or participating in, community partner events, and our regular public board meetings. Below that you will find details about our upcoming workshops, tours and work parties.

Interested in volunteering for an event? Visit our volunteering page to learn more.

Calendar

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, nwhite@thurstoncd.com or 360-754-3588 ext. 136.

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Upcoming Events

Scatter Creek Restoration Volunteer Event

Tenino, WA – RSVP for Directions

Saturday, August 20th, 10 am – 12 pm

Join us for a restoration work party at a certified wildlife habitat property along Scatter Creek, a salmon-bearing stream and Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) site. Volunteers are invited to help maintain an existing native planting by removing invasive weeds like teasel and tansy. Tools, gloves, and refreshments will be provided. Please bring a reusable water bottle, sturdy shoes, and sunscreen! 

Register Here!

You will receive a follow-up email with additional information and directions to the project site.


Healthy Pollinator Workshop

Saturday, September 10th, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Delphi Schoolhouse (7601 Delphi Rd SW, Olympia, WA 98512)

Come learn how to ‘bee’ pollinator friendly in your backyard!

Join Thurston Conservation District and Thurston County Environmental Health for a FREE, interactive, and educational event! Come learn about the importance of pollinators, such as bees, butterflies, birds, and even bats! This family-friendly event will be a great opportunity to discover how you can protect pollinators by creating healthy habitat in your own backyard.

11:00 – 12:00 pm – Learn about the benefits of native plants, safer gardening, and make native seed balls for your backyard

12:00 – 1:00 pm – Time to ask your gardening and pollinator questions one-on-one with staff

Register Here!

The first 50 households to RSVP and attend will receive a $10 gift certificate to TCD’s Native Plant Sale.


Cover Crops in Home Gardens

Yelm Community Garden ( 301 2nd St SE, Yelm, WA 98597)

Saturday, September 17th, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come join us in the Yelm Community Garden to learn about fall planting of cover crops, their role in soil health, and how it can be applied to your home garden. We’ll also talk about good fall activities in the garden!
This workshop will build on past soil health-related events and be geared towards home gardeners, community gardens, and school gardens. Come ready to do a little applied learning the accessible raised garden beds of the Yelm Community Garden.

RSVP to nwhite@thurstoncd.com


Harvest Festival

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, October 8th 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

South Union Grange Hall (10030 Tilley Rd SW #860, Olympia, WA 98512)

Come join Thurston Conservation District and friends as we celebrate the harvest and kick off 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
  • Face painting!
  • Food trucks!
  • Live music!

Orca Recovery Day

Saturday, October 15th 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Squaxin Park (Formally Priest Point Park: 2600 East Bay Drive Northeast, Olympia, WA 98506)

Join Thurston Conservation District and City of Olympia at Squaxin Park (Formally Priest Point Park) for our annual Orca Recovery Day!

Volunteers are invited to be a part of the solution for our endangered Southern Resident orca whales. During this restoration event, we will work together to restore forested habitats to their intended state by removing non-indigenous vegetation and planting Pacific Northwest trees and shrubs. The day will also include a guided shore walk, refreshments, and a chance to learn about other organizations helping to better our orcas!

Being a part of Orca Recovery Day is an opportunity for you to make a difference for our endangered Southern Resident orca whales! To learn more visit our Orca Recovery Day webpage here.

Register Here!


Online Workshop Recordings

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

 


Have a workshop suggestion or question about our upcoming programming?

 

Nora Carman-White
Communications & Education Manager
nwhite@thurstoncd.com
360-754-3588 ext. 136

You can also use our contact form.