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June 2018

SHADOW’s Summer Fundraiser

June 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Shadow Lake Nature Preserve, 21656 184th Ave SE
Renton, WA 98058 United States
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Saturday, June 23rd from 4 – 6 pm at SHADOW Just two days after the Summer Solstice, join us for twilight at the bog, as we celebrate all things local! Enjoy multi-cultural hors d'oeuvres, jazz, and bog-cocktails. View SHADOW's Summer Art Exhibition and meet the artists. Hear stories from a teacher, a land manager, and our keynote speaker, Roger Fernandes.   We hope to see you there!   Please contact Isabelle Feraudo with questions.  RSVP Add a donation Suggested minimum…

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July 2018

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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August 2018

Family Campfire Night

August 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Celebrate summer in style at SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve; join us for an evening of stories, games, and campfire fun! Roast marshmallows, tell spooky stories, and take an evening tour of one of our hiking trails.  Register Here

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Picnic in the Uplands

August 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us after our shortened summer Restoration Work Party for a picnic in the Uplands Meadow. Parking will be at our Uplands Entrance. Bring your own lunch, snacks and drinks will be provided. An optional hike (1.5 miles) will start around 2pm.   Ven a SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve para celebrar la vuelta de verano. Este evento es ideal para familias y todos son animados a traer manta de picnic, algo para hacer a la parrilla, y algo para compartir.…

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September 2018

Labor Day BBQ

September 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us after our shortened summer Restoration Work Party for a BBQ at the Bog to celebrate Labor Day! Bring a side and an item to grill- snacks and drinks will be provided. An optional bog tour and hike (1.5 miles) will start around 2pm.      Ven a SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve para celebrar la vuelta de verano. Este evento es ideal para familias y todos son animados a traer manta de picnic, algo para hacer a la parrilla, y algo para compartir. Tendremos la parrilla encendida, entretenimiento, y…

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The 22nd Annual Frog Frolic

September 15 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Shadow Lake Nature Preserve, 21656 184th Ave SE
Renton, WA 98058 United States
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The Frog Frolic is SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve’s largest event of the year and longest running tradition! It is an opportunity for us to express our gratitude to our community for their support while raising critical funds to support and sustain our programs. The event will feature an exhibition of art inspired by the wild spaces at the Nature Preserve, a silent auction, activities for children and adults, a performance by a local band and guided tours of SHADOW’s 10,000-year-old, peat moss bog. We hope to see you…

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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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November 2018

Halloween in the Haunted Peat Bog

November 3 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Bogs are spooky places full of mystery in magic! Come celebrate the Halloween week with a Haunted Bog Tour and more! Join us for Halloween crafts, games, treats, and a spooky celebration at SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve. This family-friendly event is fun for all ages! Register Here

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December 2018

Volunteer Appreciation Pizza Party

December 1 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Have you volunteered at SHADOW in 2018? If so, please join us for a Volunteer Appreciation Pizza Party at the Education Center on December 1st. The Closing Work Party starts at 10 and Pizza will be here at noon. Join us for a time of friendship, gratitude, and celebration! We appreciate you!   Work Party- 10-12 Lunch 12-2 Register Here

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