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 White, nwhite@thurstoncd.com or (360)754-3588 ext. 105.

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Upcoming Event Details

Coffee with Your Conservation District

10am, Every Third Wednesday of the Month
Thurston Conservation District wants to help you! Meet district staff, learn about free programs and services, ask questions, and find out about free workshops, farm planning assistance, restoration projects and more! Let us know how we can better serve you. Join us for a no-host cup of coffee and informal conversation once a month.

Upcoming dates and locations

  • October 17th
    Blue Heron Bakery
    4419 Harrison Avenue NW, Olympia
  • November 21st
    Tumwater Starbucks
    5300 Capitol Blvd, Tumwater
  • December 19th
    Mills Diner
    10109 US-12, Rochester

A Natural History of Pattison, Long, & Hicks Lakes (Parts 1 and 2)

 

In this two-part workshop series led by local water quality and native plant experts you will learn about water quality, plant life, soils and shoreline issues of Pattison, Hicks and Long Lakes. Part 2 will be a stewardship project at a Hicks Lake residence where you will learn hands-on restoration techniques suitable for lake shorelines. Discover how to make easy, positive impacts on your watershed!

Part 1: Tuesday, October 30th, 6 – 8 pm, Thurston Co Fairgrounds, Heritage Hall (3054 Carpenter Road SE Lacey)
Part 2: Saturday, Nov 3rd 9:30 – 1:00 pm, Hicks Lake residence
(RSVP for location details)

RSVP by October 29th to sbishop@thurstoncd.com or 360-754-3588, ext. 108


The Ins and Outs of the Voluntary Stewardship Program
Saturday, November 3rd, 10am – 12pm
Thurston Conservation District Offices
(2918 Ferguson St SW, Tumwater)

 

Have you heard of the Voluntary Stewardship Program? Are you curious how an Independent Stewardship Plan might serve your land and future plans? Join us for a brunch work session where we’ll walk you though the program, benefits, and process. Fill out the initial checklist with the assistance of Conservation District Staff and learn about next steps!

Questions or RSVP: Nora White, nwhite@thurstoncd.com or 360-754-3588 ext. 105


Caring for Your Marine Shoreline
Thursday, November 8th, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
South Bay Fire Station
(3506 Shincke Rd NE, Olympia)

 

This workshop is geared towards residents living on a marine shoreline. Led by local water quality and native plant experts, you will learn about water quality, plant life, soils and shoreline issues in our part of the Puget Sound. Planting and restoration techniques can be followed up on by attending our November 10th Orca Recovery Day work party. Discover how to make easy, positive impacts on your watershed!

RSVP by November 7th to sbishop@thurstoncd.com or 360-754-3588, ext. 108


Orca Recovery Day Volunteer Work Party
Saturday, November 10th, 10am – 2pm
Capitol Land Trust Harmony Farms Property

Shuttle Parking at South Bay Elementary School
(3845 Sleater Kinney Rd NE)

 

Join Thurston CD’s Clear Choices for Clean Water program and the Capitol Land Trust for a work party as a part of the Puget Sound Regional Orca Recovery Day events. This volunteer work party is one of many locations throughout the South Sound raising awareness and engagement around the current threat to our Southern Resident Killer Whales.

We’ll be working at the CLT’s Harmony Farm’s site removing invasive species and replanting an area. This work impacts local water quality and creates a healthy environment for the marine food web to flourish in, benefiting our precious Killer Whales. Tools, gloves, and warm lunch provided (clam chowder from Taylor Shellfish!). Please dress for the weather. Limited on-site parking means we’ll be running shuttles from South Bay Elementary to the work site.

Please RSVP to get your volunteer waiver and further instructions! Nora White, nwhite@thurstoncd.com or 360-754-3588 ext. 105


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

Nora White
Education & Outreach Specialist
nwhite@thurstoncd.com
(360) 754-3588, ext. 105