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September 2018

Restoration Work Party

September 8 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Restoration Work Parties   Work hard, have fun, and practice skills like building trail, removing invasive species, planting native plants, and caring for the Nature Preserve by joining our weekly Volunteer Work Parties! Work Party tasks change weekly and always include a walk through our 5,000-year-old bog. These events are held rain or shine so make sure to come dressed for the weather. You may encounter muddy areas and plants with thorns so boots, long sleeves, and long pants are…

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Frog Frolic Volunteer Training

September 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Want to spend an afternoon surrounded by beautiful nature and new friends? Join the FROG FROLIC Volunteer Team and become a Bog Ambassador! SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve is calling for all hands on deck for the 22nd Annual FROG FROLIC on Saturday, September 15th! We need people to lead tours, sell raffle tickets, facilitate children’s activities, assist with event preparations and much more. Please join us on the Thursday prior, where we will be accepting last minute volunteer sign ups and…

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Restoration Work Party

September 15 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Restoration Work Parties   Work hard, have fun, and practice skills like building trail, removing invasive species, planting native plants, and caring for the Nature Preserve by joining our weekly Volunteer Work Parties! Work Party tasks change weekly and always include a walk through our 5,000-year-old bog. These events are held rain or shine so make sure to come dressed for the weather. You may encounter muddy areas and plants with thorns so boots, long sleeves, and long pants are…

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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 Nature Walk- Woods Trail

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Stroll along one of the nature preserve's trails with a naturalist guiding your one-hour walk. We will explore the flora and fauna of the preserve and learn about native wildflowers, fungi, birds, human history, and more. Guided Nature Walks are outdoor explorations that take place rain or shine. Come with weather appropriate clothes and shoes for moderate levels of walking – inclines or uneven ground may be encountered on this walk.  This week we will walk the Woods Trail and explore the three types of ecosystems found in this area…

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Restoration Work Party

September 22 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Restoration Work Parties   Work hard, have fun, and practice skills like building trail, removing invasive species, planting native plants, and caring for the Nature Preserve by joining our weekly Volunteer Work Parties! Work Party tasks change weekly and always include a walk through our 5,000-year-old bog. These events are held rain or shine so make sure to come dressed for the weather. You may encounter muddy areas and plants with thorns so boots, long sleeves, and long pants are…

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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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Restoration Work Party

September 29 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Restoration Work Parties   Work hard, have fun, and practice skills like building trail, removing invasive species, planting native plants, and caring for the Nature Preserve by joining our weekly Volunteer Work Parties! Work Party tasks change weekly and always include a walk through our 5,000-year-old bog. These events are held rain or shine so make sure to come dressed for the weather. You may encounter muddy areas and plants with thorns so boots, long sleeves, and long pants are…

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October 2018

Mushrooms and Maples, A Guided Nature Walk

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

There are fungus among us! Stroll along one of the nature preserve's trails with a naturalist guiding your one-hour walk. We will explore the flora and fauna of the preserve and learn about native wildflowers, fungi, birds, human history, and more. Guided Nature Walks are outdoor explorations that take place rain or shine. Come with weather appropriate clothes and shoes for moderate levels of walking – inclines or uneven ground may be encountered on this walk. This week we will…

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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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