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May 2018

Art in the Open Air

May 19 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Shadow Lake Nature Preserve, 21656 184th Ave SE
Renton, WA 98058 United States
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Artist (left) pictured with her work (right): Brenda Chrystie This Spring, SHADOW will once again host an event aimed at showcasing the talents of local artists and inspiring creativity through the wild spaces of SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve. This artist-in-action event invites artists and art enthusiasts alike to tour the grounds and create art in the open air. Selected works will be displayed, for sale, in SHADOW’s Richter Education Center from June 23rd– September 18th. There are a limited number of…

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Backyard Birds

May 26 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Shadow Lake Nature Preserve, 21656 184th Ave SE
Renton, WA 98058 United States
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Join the Audubon Society, Audubon Washington for a Backyard Bird Identification class the last Saturday in May. We will be listening and looking for birds around the Preserve with the help of an expert birder. Come with weather appropriate clothes and shoes for moderate levels of walking – inclines or uneven ground may be encountered on this walk. Bringing binoculars and coffee is encouraged!

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Shadow Lake Aquatic Weed Control Public Information Meeting

May 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Maple Valley Library, 21844 SE 248th St
Maple Valley, wa 98038
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Learn about the planned yellow-flag iris, water lily, and milfoil control work at Shadow Lake this summer   (Carpool if you can as parking is limited) Contact: Ben Peterson -Aquatic Noxious Weed Specialist King County Noxious Weed Control Program Ben.peterson@kingcounty.gov 206-477-4724

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June 2018

Lake weed watcher training

June 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Lodge at Beaver Lake, 25201 SE 24th St
Sammamish, WA 98075
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Why Volunteers are needed to survey small lakes for new populations of aquatic noxious weeds . Detecting these weeds early allows us to stop them before they get entrenched. What Free training to learn: How to identify aquatic weeds and native plants How to do a lake survey and submit data How fun it is to be a Lake Weed Watcher! The Lake Weed Watcher Program trains volunteers to survey for aquatic weeds in small lakes in King County, Washington.…

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July 2018

Benefits of Backyard Bees with Olivia Shangrow

July 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

  See what the buzz is about with biologist Olivia Shangrow at Rent Mason Bees as we explore the benefits of backyard bees. Olivia will share her knowledge of these vital pollinators and safely share the joy of beekeeping. You can check out her Mason Bee boxes and learn more about how bees can help your own garden. Register Here

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Bookmarks and Landmarks: The Hidden life of Trees

July 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Come discuss the book, The Hidden Life of Trees (Peter Wohllenben), with ecologist and restoration specialist Daniel Sorenson, who will share personal reflections on the emotional connections we have with places and plants. Program includes an optional walk in the Nature Preserve’s beautiful 5,000-year-old peat bog. Participants encouraged to bring a picnic lunch.   Registration begins June 23 online at kcls.org or call the Covington Library at 253-630-8761.

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September 2018

Guided Forest Bathing

September 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join Cascadia Forest Therapy for a 90  minute Introduction to Forest Bathing walk in the Uplands area of SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve. Forest bathing (or shinrin-yoku) has been popular in Japan for decades and is gaining momentum in the US. The practice encourages you to walk in the forest at a slower pace and take in the atmosphere around you. Multiple scientific studies have shown that it lowers stress and blood pressure levels, while increasing immune system functioning, making you…

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October 2018

Guided Forest Bathing

October 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join Cascadia Forest Therapy for a 90  minute Introduction to Forest Bathing walk in the Uplands area of SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve. Forest bathing (or shinrin-yoku) has been popular in Japan for decades and is gaining momentum in the US. The practice encourages you to walk in the forest at a slower pace and take in the atmosphere around you. Multiple scientific studies have shown that it lowers stress and blood pressure levels, while increasing immune system functioning, making you…

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Introduction to Bonsai with Bosaiko’s Tony Fajarillo

October 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

This introduction to Bonsai, hosted by Tony Fajarillo, will spark your appreciation for the art. Nature and humans combine to create amazing expressions of beauty in Bonsai. Whether you are a veteran in Bonsai or simply enjoy the serenity of nature, please join us. Check out Tony’s website for more information on his journey and some inspiration, bonsaiko.com. Come back for a full workshop with Tony on November 10th! Register Here

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November 2018

Bonsai workshop with Tony Fajarillo from Bonsaiko

November 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This Bonsai Workshop gives you hands on experience with Tony Fajarillo. If you missed our Introduction to Bonsai in October, here is a great opportunity to get into the art of Bonsai. Bring the relaxation and beauty of nature into your home or garden in the form of Bonsai. The cost for this workshop is $100 and you will create a potted Bonsai of your own to take home.   Please bring cash or a check (made out to Tony)…

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