Dedicated Stewardship Program Volunteers

April 07, 2014 - April 07, 2014 [Past Event]

The City of Kenmore is looking for dedicated volunteers who are interested in preserving and restoring habitat for birds, insect pollinators, other wildlife and the natural beauty of parks and public green spaces in Kenmore. The city has partnered with other King County cities and the Washington Native Plant Society (WNPS) to offer Native Plant Steward training and to help launch two new stewa... read more

Model Toxics Control Act: Establishing Soil, Groundwater and Surface Water Cleanup

March 27, 2014 - March 28, 2014 [Past Event]

This course provides attendees with an in-depth understanding of the procedures for establishing cleanup levels and points of compliance under the Model Toxics Control Act (WAC 173-340). The course covers procedures for establishing cleanup levels using Methods A, B, and C for groundwater, surface water and soil, as well as an overview of recent rule revisions related to dioxins/furans, PCBs, a... read more

Model Toxics Control Act: An Introduction

March 26, 2014 - March 26, 2014 [Past Event]

The objective of this one day workshop is to introduce environmental consultants, federal, state and local government staff, and members of the general public to Washington's Model Toxics Control Act (WAC 173-340). This workshop will provide an overview of the MTCA administrative requirements and associated cleanup standards. Participants will also learn the MTCA remedy selection process and pu... read more

Wetlands Permitting

March 20, 2014 - March 20, 2014 [Past Event]

This 1-day course provides participants with a general overview of the development of Federal and State environmental laws and agency guidance, as well as recent changes to laws and policies. Attendees will review key terms that will help determine jurisdictional limits or exemptions to permitting, and will be introduced to the various aquatic resource permits that may be used for various site ... read more

Achieving Water Quality Standards Through Contaminant Trackdown Studies

March 19, 2014 - March 20, 2014 [Past Event]

Meeting water quality standards in surface and ground water bodies, as well as discharge flows, can be complicated by the lack of adequate information on the sources of contamination. And making an incomplete or inaccurate assessment of sources contributing to the impairment of water bodies can be costly and time consuming, resulting in a failure to meet or maintain compliance with critical wat... read more

Goundwater Contamination and Remediation: Principles and Practices

March 18, 2014 - March 19, 2014 [Past Event]

In this 2-day course, attendees will learn the basic principles of contaminant geohydrology, fate and transport, and groundwater remediation. This course will cover the scope of the groundwater contamination problem in the United States, the drivers that mandate addressing these problems, and the technical constraints and practical solutions to remediate these problems. Participants will be exp... read more

Habitat Restoration at Bear Canyon

March 17, 2014 - March 17, 2014 [Past Event]

We’ll be working with Pima County to remove some non-native plants like giant reed and fountain grass here on the edge of Tucson. Help out for just one day, or the entire week! Our work area is a Pima County conservation parcel in a beautiful riparian zone adjacent to the Pusch Ridge Wilderness Area in the Santa Catalina Mountains. As a special bonus for participants on Wednesday, March... read more

Land Management Planning Workshop

March 08, 2014 - March 22, 2014 [Past Event]

In this detailed two-part workshop series, participants will: • Develop a land management plan specific to their property. • Identify goals and objectives for their site and discover the steps required to achieve those objectives. • Examine stewardship practices for several plant communities (forests, prairie, wetlands, and agricultural land). • Discuss techniques to attract... read more

Help Restore McKay Bay

March 06, 2014 - February 26, 2014 [Past Event]

Tampa Bay Watch is recruiting volunteers to build an oyster shell bar to restore McKay Bay on Thursday, March 6 & Saturday, March 8 from 9am - noon. McKay Bay is an ecologically important estuary located in the heart of a heavily industrialized area in Tampa that has provided habitat to over 200 bird species and historically supported healthy fisheries. read more

Soil Ecosystems

March 06, 2014 - March 09, 2014 [Past Event]

This conference will address soil and its biodiversity as providers of ecosystem services that benefit humankind. Strengths and weaknesses in the state of our knowledge will be evaluated, cross-disciplinary synergies will be encouraged, and research needs will be prioritized to gain understanding of soils’ roles in: • climate change adaptation and mitigation • food and energy se... read more