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. 136.

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Upcoming Events

 

Tips for Buying Farmland 

April 29th, 5:30 – 7:30pm
Online workshop on GoToMeeting – register for the link.

Are you thinking of buying farmland? Knowing how to assess soils, understanding regulations, and being aware of conservation programs can make this process easier. Join Thurston Conservation District and Natural Resource Conservation Service agency for a virtual workshop discussing how to assess soil drainage, health, and fertility in the field and using Web Soil Survey. We will also discuss regulations regarding wetlands and riparian zones and cost-share programs for landowners. This workshop will be beneficial for potential buyers, realtors, or local planners. This workshop will be hosted on GoToMeeting and closed captioning will be available.
 
To RSVP and receive the GoToMeeting link, please sign up here.
 

Backyard Stewardship

May 11th, 5:30 – 6:45pm 
Hosted by the Timberland Regional Library and held on Zoom – register to receive the link.

Workshop description and registration link coming soon!

Managing Noxious Weeds for Livestock

May 20th, 5:30 – 7pm
Online workshop on GoToMeeting – register for the link.

Join Thurston Conservation District and Thurston County Noxious Weed Control to learn about local noxious weeds, their impacts on livestock, and safe and effective ways to control, remove, and dispose of these species. We will focus on common noxious weeds and plants that are found in pastures and that are toxic to grazing livestock. This is an online workshop. Closed captioning will be available.
 
To RSVP and receive the GoToMeeting link, please sign up here
 

Online Workshop Recordings

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

  • How to Begin Managing your Livestock Manure – Originally presented online 7.28.2020
    Find a recording of the presentation here
    Find all additional handout resources, including presentation slides, here.

  • Advanced Pasture Management – Originally presented online 8.6.2020
    Find a recording of the presentation here.
    Find all additional handout resources, including presentation slides, here.
  • Virtual Farm Showcase – Originally presented online 8.20.2020
    Find a recording of the presentation here. Please note, there are five times where participants watched YouTube videos on their own computers. All corresponding farm showcase videos can be found on our YouTube channel here
    Find all additional handout resources, including presentation slides, here
  • Addressing Mud & Designing a Heavy Use Area – Originally presented online 8.25.2020
    Find a recording of the presentation here.
    Find all additional handout resources, including presentation slides, here.
  • Planning a PNW Winter Garden – Originally presented online 8.27.2020
    Find a recording of the presentation here.
    Find all additional handout resources, including a worksheet and presentation slides 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.

Have a workshop suggestion or question about our upcoming programming?

 

Nora White
Education & Outreach Specialist
nwhite@thurstoncd.com
360-754-3588 ext. 136

You can also use our contact form.