Two, two-hour virtual webinars will take place on October 18th and 20th from 9am-11am followed by an in-person field session on October 25th from 9am-12pm at Juanita Bay Park in Kirkland, WA. The optional field session is an additional $20.
This class is the final installment 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 fourth and final course in this series will be dedicated to installing the right plant in the right place using the right installation techniques for specific site conditions. The instructor will cover planting strategies for species diversity, habitat for pollinators and native wildlife species, trail management, aesthetics, ethnobotanical and cultural uses, local food systems, resilience, and crime prevention through environmental design. During the field portion of the course, participants will be invited to try out a variety of soil preparation and planting techniques in upland, wetland, and forested portions of Juanita Bay and/or Juanita Beach parks.
Cost: $45 (covers two webinar classes)
Register online or call 206.685.8033