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Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Become a Local Habitat Hero

From the People for Puget Sound . . .

Want to get involved in the restoration community? This FREE three-class series will teach you how to be a local habitat hero. Class topics will include an introduction to ecology, native vs. invasive plant identification, weed control, and planting techniques. In return for 12 hours of training, we ask Sound Stewards to commit to 40 volunteer hours over the next year on a People For Puget Sound restoration site of their choice.

CLASS SCHEDULE (topics subject to change):
Participants must attend all three classes.

Thursday, February 22: 6pm to 9pm
Port of Seattle Headquarters, Pier 69: Room 2D East
2711 Alaskan Way - Directions
Class Topics: Sound Stewardship Program overview, Puget Sound Ecology 101, history of the Duwamish River, how to use plant guides, native vs invasive plant identification
*Food and refreshments will be provided

Saturday, February 24: 9am to 3pm
Duwamish River: Directions will be provided
Class Topics: Tour of our Duwamish River restoration sites and hands-on practicums for plant identification, planting, weeding, and monitoring techniques
*Dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes and bring water and a sack lunch

Thursday, March 1: 6pm to 9pm
Port of Seattle Headquarters, Pier 69: Room 2D East
2711 Alaskan Way - Directions
Class Topics: Protocols for monitoring, leading volunteers, team-building exercises, additional plant identification skills
*Food and refreshments will be provided

To learn more about the Sound Stewardship Program, click here or call, (206) 382-7007, ext 220.

SIGN UP NOW! SPACE IS LIMITED!

Contact

Eliza Ghitis
stewardship@pugetsound.org
(206) 382-7007, ext. 220
http://pugetsound.org

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