City Of Tukwila Offering Free Wetlands Training In February


The City of Tukwila is offering free training for people who want to learn how to care for wetlands, streams, and buffers in two sessions: Thursday, Feb. 23rd and Saturday, Feb. 26th.

The program is part of the City’s newly formed “Environmental Stewards of Tukwila Program” which aims to educate and assist property owners and residents with issues regarding environmental quality within the City. The training will consist of classroom training and hand on practical application. At the training, participants will learn about: the benefits of wetland and streams; how wetlands and streams are defined and regulated; and how to care for them to promote healthy ecosystems.

Did you know that Tukwila contains over 120 acres of wetlands and 50,000 linear feet of streams? Streams and wetlands are integral parts of the urban environment and they are abundant with wildlife, including salmon, songbirds, and small mammals. They also assist with water quality, flood control and sediment control. Property owners and/or residents like you have wetlands and streams in your own backyard and protection of these natural resources is partly in your hands. Without the stewardship of concerned citizens, the City and future generations risk losing these natural ecosystems.

Here are the event details:

WHAT: Environmental Stewardship Training.

WHEN: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Thursday, February 23, 2011.

WHERE: City Hall Chambers, 6200 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila, WA 98188.

INFO: At this training you will learn how to take care of the streams, wetland and/or buffers that are located on or near your property. You will leave the class with an understanding of natural care techniques for maintaining healthy, vibrant streams and wetlands.

Here’s info on the second one:

WHAT: Hands On Environmental Stewardship Work Parties:

WHEN: 1st Work Party: 9:00 AM to Noon, Saturday, February 26, 2011

WHERE:  City Hall, 6200 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila, WA 98188, Meet at the Flag Pole

INFO: Take what you learned in class to help the City and other community volunteers complete a small stream buffer restoration project at Cottage Creek, located on the grounds of City Hall.

The program is part of the City’s newly formed “Environmental Stewards of Tukwila Program” which aims to educate and assist property owners and residents with issues regarding environmental quality within the City. The training will consist of classroom training and hand on practical application. At the training, participants will learn about: the benefits of wetland and streams; how wetlands and streams are defined and regulated; and how to care for them to promote healthy ecosystems.

For more information, contact Brandon Miles, Senior Planner at HYPERLINK “mailto:[email protected][email protected] or by phone at (206) 431-3684.


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