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

Voluntary Stewardship Program 101

February 28th, 6-8pm
Brighton Park Grange Hall (815 73rd Ave SW, Tumwater)

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

Please RSVP: Nora White, nwhite@thurstoncd.com or 360.754.3588 x105


Soil Health in Orchard Systems

March 16, 10 am – 1 pm
Private Landowner’s Property- RSVP for Location Details

Have an orchard (or dreams of one)? Interested in soil health? Join us for a workshop focused on how to build and improve soil in different perennial systems to have better yields, use less water, and grow multiple types of crops. We’ll talk about the function of healthy soils, orchard floor management techniques, and other key management practices. Held in a developing orchard, this class will be an opportunity to see examples, ask questions and take away ideas for your own space.

In this workshop we utilize the soil health research and trials that has been done at WSU, OSU, University of Idaho, NRCS, and Cornell University. These are innovative techniques that have well documented benefits. These practices are a piece of how we can combat with increasing drought, increasing flooding, increasing pest pressure, and increasing pollution. Our goal is that you walk away with more knowledge about these systems and resources for apply these practices to your own garden, landscaped area, orchard, forest, or vegetable field.  Come see examples and ask us questions about what it takes to set one of these up. If you’d like more site specific assistance, we offer site visits and soil testing services that you can follow up with.

Please RSVP: Nora White, nwhite@thurstoncd.com or 360.754.3588 x105


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