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July 2017

WSU Forestry Twilight Tour: SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve

July 20, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Shadow Lake Nature Preserve, 21656 184th Ave SE
Renton, WA 98058 United States
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This walking tour will highlight stand re-generation, invasive species management, succession forestry, and managing stands for wildlife value. After the tour, join Nature Preserve staff in a walk through our 5,000-year-old peat bog.

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February 2018

CANCELED: Connecting with Nature through Drawing and Journaling

February 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Due to Inclement Weather, this event is been canceled and will be postponed until a later date!   Have you ever wanted to learn a plant’s name but had a hard time remembering what exactly it looks like when you returned home? Join our new Education and Restoration Manager, Ali Yeates, for a workshop on sketching and naturalist note-taking to help you identify the flora and fauna surrounding you. You are encouraged to bring a small journal and pencil but materials will be…

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March 2018

Puget Soundkeepers Alliance Partner Class

March 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Although no salmon live at SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve, our bog helps protect wild Pacific North West salmon! Come learn more about the importance of wetlands in protecting wildlife with Connie Sullivan, Science and Education Coordinator at Puget Soundkeepers Alliance. For Web Events ONLY: Register Here To register with suggested donation .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; height: auto; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width:…

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April 2018

The Art of Nature Journaling

April 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Are you... curious about plants? Always want to make art and never find the time? Find yourself forgetting what that pretty flower in the park is called?  Join us for a fun evening all about connecting with nature through art and journaling. We will learn the science of why art integration helps us become better scientists, practice our identification and drawing skills, and create some art.  We recommend bringing a journal and pencil but NO drawing skills are needed.  Materials will be…

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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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