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Help Wildlife as a Habitat Steward!
Sat, April 29, 2017, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM PDT
NOW IS YOUR CHANCE TO BECOME A HABITAT STEWARD™!
National Wildlife Federation and Veteran Conservation Corps are offering a specialized 24-hour training program to teach you how to help others create and restore wildlife habitat in backyards, schoolyards, and other community areas. The training will take place every Tuesday in April from 6:00-9:00pm at the Lacey Veterans Services Hub (4232 6th Ave. SE, Ste. 202, Lacey, WA). The workshop includes two Saturday field trips on April 8th and 29th. Plan on full days.
This training is engaging, fun and highly informative and you get to meet and interact with local conservation professionals and other similarly interested folks! Expert speakers from Center for Natural Lands Management, Washington Native Plant Society, WSU Thurston County Extension, Stream Team, and other local organizations will speak about a variety of topics including, but not limited to: rain gardens, gardening for wildlife, native plants, noxious weeds, habitat restoration, bird identification and conservation, pollinators, current science in the Puget Sound, site mapping and much more!
Benefits include: an NWF volunteer t-shirt, 24 hours of hands-on training, engaging field trips, a comprehensive training manual with local resources, instruction from local professionals, and continued support from NWF staff.
Four 3-hour classroom sessions every Tuesday in April from 6:00-9:00pm.
Two Saturday field trips (8th and 29th), plan on a full day!
Lacey Veterans Services Hub
4232 6th Ave. SE, Ste. 202, Lacey, WA2 98503
$30, includes classroom materials; scholarships are available!
Coffee, tea, and snacks will be provided. You are welcome to bring a brown bag dinner.
*Prospective Habitat Stewards must commit to providing 30-hours of volunteer service on local conservation projects within a year after the training.
About Habitat Steward™ Training:
Habitat Steward™ Training is a National Wildlife Federation program which educates individuals on multiple aspects of the environment, with an intense focus on creating wildlife habitats in different locations. This 24-hour training program provides access to reference materials Habitat Stewards can use to continue their education, as well as local contacts who are experts in their fields.