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January 2018

Uplands Trail Closure

January 22 - January 26

From Monday, January 22nd - Friday, January 26th, SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve's Uplands Forest will be closed to the public. This includes the Native Plant Garden and all Upland Trails. Signs will be posted on closed entrances.  The Boardwalk Trail through the famous Shadow Lake Bog remains open from dawn until dusk daily.    

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February 2018

Neighborhood Open House

February 3 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us for a chance to get to know SHADOW’s neighbors, volunteers, staff, and board. We will have information on our upcoming projects, community classes, and other news from around the Preserve. We will be offering bog tours, a question and answer session, and information on using Firewise practices around your property. Refreshments will be provided. We look forward to having you!    Flyer for Event   Register Here To register with suggested donation .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height:…

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Seasonal Event: Bee My Valentine

February 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This Valentine's week, come to SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve for a fun day celebrating the importance of pollinators in our region and beyond. We will have fun games, crafts, and other activities for the young and young at heart. The event will also include a walking tour of our famous, beautiful bog and information about how to protect pollinators in your own backyard.    Register Here To register with suggested donation .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; height: auto; }…

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March 2018

Make A Splash: World Water Day

March 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Make a SPLASH with us in celebration of World Water Day! This family friendly event will feature games and activities on water, tours of our impressive wetland bog, and water crafts appropriate for the young and young at heart! 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: 100%; height: 100%; } To…

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April 2018

SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve Bio Blitz

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

SHADOW's 1st BioBlitz Explore the Nature Preserve, spot wildlife, and record your sightings at SHADOW's first Bioblitz. A bioblitz is a count of all the plants and animals seen in one day. We will be recording observations via Smartphone or Tablet in a program called iNaturalist. Check out the iNaturalist app here. Bring a device with the app downloaded with you or use one of ours. This family-friendly event will include opportunities for walking while recording sightings- hiking shoes and weather-proof…

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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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June 2018

Summer Solstice BBQ & Potluck

June 16 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Summer Solstice BBQ & Potluck Come celebrate the return of summer with a BBQ and Potluck. This event is family friendly and people are encouraged to bring a picnic blanket, something to grill, and side dishes to share for this community-centered event. We will have a hot grill as well as bog tours, entertainment, and even a little dessert.   Ven a SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve para celebrar la vuelta de verano. Este evento es ideal para familias y todos son…

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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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