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

Local Working Group Producer Meeting

Wednesday, May 18th, 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Farmers and producers in Thurston, Kitsap, Mason, Pierce, and King Counties are invited for a 1-hour virtual Local Working Group meeting. Join us to share your needs and any barriers you’re experiencing in your work. Your feedback is important for informing future programs and creating innovative solutions.

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.

Register here.

South Sound Conservation Districts’
Forestry Education Series

  • Pierce County Forest Stewardship Field Day
    May 21, 2022, 9am – 12pm 
    Coburg Tree Farm, Eatonville

    Join Conservation District Forestry experts to learn about forest stewardship elements as we tour a family tree farm. We’ll cover:
    – General forest health and risk trees
    – Managing wildfire risk 
    – Multi-benefit forestry 
    – Riparian habitat considerations
    – Invasive species control

    Space is limited, please RSVP here.

 


Online Workshop Recordings

Access recordings of past online presentations and their materials.
 
  • Affordable Home Gardening – Originally presented online 5.7.2020
    Find a recording of the presentation here.
    Find all additional handout resources, including presentation slides, here.

  • Dealing with Mud, Manure, & Compost in Your Home Garden – Originally presented online 6.24.2020
    Find a recording of the presentation here.
    Find all additional handout resources, including presentation slides, here.

  • Getting Started with Pasture Management – Originally presented online 6.30.2020
    Find all handout resources, including presentation slides with written narration, here.

  • How to Begin Managing your Livestock Manure – Originally presented online 7.28.2020
    Find all handout resources, including presentation slides with written narration, here.

  • Advanced Pasture Management – Originally presented online 8.6.2020
    Find all handout resources, including presentation slides with written narration, here.

  • Virtual Farm Showcase – Originally presented online 8.20.2020
    You can watch each farm’s showcase video on our YouTube channel here
    Find all additional handout resources, including presentation slides with written narration, here

  • Addressing Mud & Designing a Heavy Use Area – Originally presented online 8.25.2020
    Find all handout resources, including presentation slides with written narration, here.

  • Planning a PNW Winter Garden – Originally presented online 8.27.2020
    Find all handout resources, including presentation slides with written narration here.

  • Put Your Garden to Bed – Originally presented online 10.20.2020
    Find a recording of the presentation here.
    Find all additional handout resources, including presentation slides here.

  • Garden HELP: Expert Panel – Originally presented online 11.10.2020
    Find a recording of the presentation here.
    Find all additional handout resources, including presentation slides here

  • Conservation Easements – Originally presented online 12.3.2020
    Hosted by WSU Extension. Watch a video of the online workshop here.

  • Natural Weed Control – Originally presented online 1.21.2021
    Find a recording of the presentation here
    Find all additional handout resources, including presentation slides, here.

  • Tips for Buying Farmland – Originally presented online 4.29.21
    Find a recording of the presentation here.
    Find all additional handout resources, including presentation slides, here

  • Backyard Stewardship – Originally presented online 5.11.21
    Find a recording of the presentation here.

  • Managing Noxious Weeds for Livestock – Originally presented online 5.20.21
    Find a recording of the presentation here.
    Find all additional handout resources, including presentation slides, here.

  • The Ins and Outs of the Voluntary Stewardship Program – Originally presented online 8.25.21
    Find a recording of the presentation here. *Please note, you do need to ‘register’ to watch the recording.
    Find all additional handout resources, including presentation slides, here

  • Planning for the Future of Your Farm – Originally presented online 2.23.22 & 3.9.22
    Find a recording of Part 1 here
    Find a recording of Part 2 here
    Find all additional handout resources, including presentation slides, here.

  • Western Washington General Forest Health and Risk Trees Webinar – Originally presented on 1.20.22
    Find the recording here.
    Find presentation slides here.

 

  • Managing Wildfire Risk for Our Western Washington Homes – Originally presented on 2.217.22
    Find the recording here.
    Find presentation slides here.
  • Conversation with Martin Townsend of Ranchers’ Stewardship Alliance – Originally presented online 3.2.22
    Find a recording of the presentation and discussion 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.