Two, two-hour virtual webinars will take place on July 19th and 21st from 9am-11am followed by an in-person field session on July 26th from 9am-12pm at Juanita Bay Park in Kirkland, WA. The optional field session is an additional $20.
This class is part III of a four-part series, Foundational Concepts and Implementation Essentials for Resilient, Inclusive Landscapes – covering the fundamental principles of ecological restoration and best practices for applying those principles in our increasingly dynamic world. The series is grounded in case studies of ongoing wetland, forest, and prairie restoration projects at Juanita Bay Park in Kirkland and each class in the series will include site visits and hands-on activities that allow participants to practice what they have learned. Kirkland is committed to creating a safe, inclusive, and welcoming community for all people as well as honoring the First People who continue to live here since time immemorial. This course will be taught through a lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion and will include resources and best practices for integrating this lens into our shared work.
The course in monitoring and maintenance further builds upon the topics covered in the first two courses. The instructor will offer suggestions for establishing simple, low-cost monitoring and reporting protocols that will allow practitioners to gauge their progress in meeting project goals and keep stakeholders engaged throughout the restoration process. Participants will also be provided with specific strategies and resources for managing non-native plants, insects, and animals commonly found at restoration sites in the greater Puget Sound region and for responding to extreme weather conditions and increasing requirements for seasonal watering.
Cost: $45 (covers two webinar classes)
Register online or call 206.685.8033