September 22, 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Join us for the annual Dungeness River Fest at the Dungeness River Nature Center! Geared especially toward kids ages 8-12, all ages are welcome. Booths and exhibits will provide community education to inspire learning, appreciation, and stewardship of the Dungeness Watershed and Olympic Peninsula's natural resources. Come and have fun, celebrate, and learn all about what goes into keeping a watershed safe, healthy, and accessible!
October 14th, 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Come and visit us at Forever StreamFest! Attendees of all ages are welcome, and are encouraged to come dressed in costumes of your favorite animals! Fun kids' activities will include face painting, paper mask decorating, and an interactive parade of species on campus at 1:00, which will include attendants sporting their animal outfits and art. Enjoy local music, food, and environmental exhibits and presentations, and learn all about the Olympic Peninsula's ecosystems and natural resources and how we can work together to better protect and preserve them.
“It all starts with the kelp.”
Chris Morgan, wildlife ecologist, conservationist, filmmaker and host of the podcast THE WILD takes us under the Salish Sea to discover the incredible interconnected ecosystems, called kelp highways, that make life in the Pacific Northwest possible. Chris listens to Native American biologists and the Coast Salish people who have lived alongside the kelp and protected it for thousands of years. Tribes have joined together to protect the kelp highway and are actively training their youth to be the next natural resource managers of this life-giving ecosystem that creates the food for our food and is critical for the survival of species like pinto abalone, salmon and more.
Vegetation Management for Shoreline Landowners
In case you missed it, you can watch the recording of the NW Straits Shore Friendly's vegetation management workshop! Sound Native Plants Co-owner Ben Alexander discusses the use of native vegetation for improving wildlife habitat, including information on bluff and beach processes, Puget Sound nearshore wildlife and habitat, soils and the importance of drainage management, root strength and the role of native vegetation on a marine slope/shoreline, and examples and recommendations for native vegetation on your property.
Kelp: Our Underwater Forests
Watch the recording of the first in a series of webinars hosted by Clallam MRC, Featuring Dr. Tom Mumford. Learn about the importance of kelp in our local ecosystems, and its significance as a marine resource! Click here to watch.