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.


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 White, or (360)754-3588 ext. 105.

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Upcoming Event Details 

Second Annual Orca Recovery Day – Volunteer Event
Saturday, October 19th, 10am – 2pm
West Bay Park
700 W Bay Dr NW, Olympia, WA 98502


Join us for the Second Annual Orca Recovery Day- October 19th. This year we are partnering with the City of Olympia to put on an event on Budd Inlet at the West Bay Park. In its second year, this is one of over 40 events happening state-wide on the same day. Our community’s concern about the health of our Southern Resident Killer Whales and the vital salmon that feed them is evident, and we hope you can join us in raising awareness, working in our community, and learning about actionable steps we can all take to BE A PART OF THE SOLUTION!

Volunteers will remove weeds and invasive species, re-plant with native shore-friendly plants, and mulch our plantings. Informational booths will be set up during the second half of the day as well. 

Lunch and refreshments provided!

This year, we encourage participants to show up by bike, on foot, in a carpool, or using our public transit system! The Intercity Transit 45 bus line runs on Rogers & Bowman, right by the West Side Food Co-Op, and you can walk down the Garfield Nature Trail or the Bowman hill to join our event. If you use an alternative form of transit to attend our event, you’ll be entered in a raffle! 

RSVP to volunteer using this form (

Question? Contact Nora White, or 360-754-3588 ext.136


Drought & Irrigation Listening Sessions
Thurston CD is hosting a series of listening sessions with landowners and residents who live in Thurston County watersheds that have been effected by drought in 2019. These include the Deschutes, Chehalis, Black Lake, and Kennedy/Goldsborough watersheds. 

These listening sessions are designed to hear from landowners about their experiences with drought, practices they’d be interested in implementing, and to share resources and information. If you live in one of these watersheds, have irrigation or are interested in having irrigation, and are curious to learn more- join us!

Let us know which event you plan to attend and which watershed you live in!
Email or call 360-754-3588 ext.136

Irrigation Efficiencies & Systems Set Up Workshop
Saturday, November 2nd, 2 – 4pm
Helsing Junction Farm
Come learn about irrigation efficiencies programs and irrigation system set up. Representatives from the WA State Conservation Commission & Helsing Junction Farm will share their experiences & recommendations.

Please RSVP here or contact Nora White, or 360-754-3588 ext.136

Drought Tolerant Cropping Workshop
Tuesday, November 13th, 6 – 8 pm
WSU Thurston County Offices, Th. Co. Fairgrounds
3054 Carpenter Rd SE, Lacey, WA 98503
Join Thurston CD & WSU Extension staff to talk about drought tolerant crops and crop systems in the PNW.
Current research and practices will be shared!

Please RSVP here or contact Nora White, or 360-754-3588 ext.136
Climate Change Impacts on Local Agriculture: Producer Panel 
Tuesday, December 10th, 6 – 8:30 pm
Brighton Park Grange Hall
815 73rd Ave SW, Tumwater, WA 98501
Come hear from local farmers about how the current drought conditions and local climate change conditions have impacted their production and practices.

Please RSVP here or contact Nora White, or 360-754-3588 ext.136

Have a workshop suggestion or question about our upcoming programming? Please let us know!

Nora White
Education & Outreach Specialist
(360) 754-3588, ext. 136