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Attend a Green-Duwamish Watershed Workshop

Register and attend the Fostering Collaboration: 2017 Green-Duwamish Watershed Workshop to build on the conversation started at the 2016 Green-Duwamish Watershed Symposium to inspire those working on the watershed's ecological challenges and social issues through fostering collaboration, building collaboration, building partnerships, and sharing knowledge. The workshop is February 27, 2017, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Tukwila Community Center.


Learn about Puget Sound beaches and educate others!

Beach naturalist trainingWhy do barnacles stand on their heads?  Find out when you volunteer as a Seattle Aquarium Beach Naturalist. After training, naturalists spend three low tide days educating visitors about inter-tidal life and beach etiquette at Puget Sound beaches. To attend this year’s orientation on March 21, register by March 15. Email beachnaturalist@seattleaquarium.org  or call 206-693-6214 with questions.


Invasive species appSee it? Report it! Help stop the spread of invasives - with your phone!

An updated app from the Washington Invasive Species Council lets you report - via your phone: unusual sightings of potential invasive species, whether it’s a new plant taking over your local park or a strange fish you reel in. Once experts verify your report, it becomes part of a nation-wide system tracking invasives. Learn more at http://www.invasivespecies.wa.gov/


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Buy native plants for spring projects - order by February 28

KCD native plant crewGet more than 60 different trees, shrubs, berries, and groundcovers for home landscapes and habitat restoration at the annual King Conservation District (KCD) Native Plant Sale. Place your order by February 28 and pick up your plants March 11 next to the KCD offices at 1107 SW Grady Way in Renton.

Funding available!

Apply for Puget Sound stewardship grants by March 1
Non-profits, tribes or governments may apply for Puget Sound Stewardship & Mitigation Fund grants from the Rose Foundation by March 1. The awards, for $25,000 or less, should be designed to improve Puget Sound water quality. Applications from environmental justice organizations are strongly encouraged. Learn more about the Rose Foundation's Puget Sound Stewardship & Mitigation Fund.

PlantingGrants available from Washington Native Plant Society (WNPS)
The WNPS is accepting grant applications through March 1 for projects that restore, improve, or support on-the-ground, functioning native plant ecosystems in Washington for public benefit. See Washington Native Plant Society's website or contact Becky Chaney at 425-880-4220 or becky@chaney.org.

Cities! Apply for Conservation Futures Tax Levy funds
Parks directors and administrators for King County cities are invited to apply for over $9 million of 2018 Conservation Futures tax levy (CFT) funds to buy public open space lands. Applications are due March 8. For more information, contact Lori King at 206-477-4776 or lori.king@kingcounty.gov - or visit King County's Conservation Futures website.

NOAA offers two grant opportunities this spring

NOAA Coastal Resilience Grant applications are due March 15. Projects must strengthen coastal communities and/or restore habitat. Eligible applicants include nonprofits, institutions of higher education, private entities, and local, state, and tribal governments. Typical awards range from $250,000 to $1 million for projects up to three years.

Applications to the Community-based Restoration Program are due March 23. The program will fund coastal habitat restoration projects that help recover listed species and more. Regional priorities include restoring ecosystem function in Puget Sound. Proposals may range from $100,000 to $4 million over a one- to three-year period. More information is available at: Federal Funding Opportunity or contact Megan Callahan Grant at 503-231-2213 or megan.callahan-grant@noaa.gov.

Funding opportunity for salmon habitat projects on agricultural land
Get your proposal in by April 21 to request funding for projects on private working lands that restore riparian areas, enhance instream habitat, correct man-made fish passage barriers, and more. $375,000 is available for projects in Western Washington. Get details at the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service website.

Work with Department of Ecology (DOE) to get a national wetlands grant.
Although only state agencies are eligible to apply for USFWS National Coastal Wetlands Conservation (NCWC) grants, DOE is looking to support projects with partner organizations as they have in past years. To find out more about DOE sponsoring an application for your organization, contact Heather Kapust at 360-407-0239 or heather.kapust@ecy.wa.gov. Site visits will be in March with final applications due in June, so act now!