Kirkland Green E-Update - February 2010

Get Involved! Native Plant Stewardship Training

Fridays, April 16 through June 25 (plus 3 Saturday field trips)

8:30am to 4:30pm

Lewis Creek Park, Bellevue

Learn native plant identification, ecology, and restoration skills from expert instructors, and then volunteer with a small team from the class to restore a local natural area. Program information is at www.wnps.org under What’s New.

To apply, download an application from www.wnps.org under What’s New.

EarthHour

Saturday, March 27

8:30pm to 9:30 pm

In a bold statement of collective concern, millions of people around the world will turn off their lights for one hour—Earth Hour—on March 27 at 8:30 p.m. Please join Sustainable Kirkland and the City of Kirkland in supporting this effort.

Sponsored by World Wildlife Fund, Earth Hour is the largest event of its kind in the world. In 2009, nearly one billion people from 4,100 cities in 87 countries turned out their lights, as well as international landmarks including the Golden Gate Bridge, Empire State Building, Eiffel Tower and Great Pyramids, and the city skylines of Las Vegas, Hong Kong and Tel Aviv.

On March 27 from 8:30 – 9:30 p.m., let’s all turn out and take action.

Additional details are available at www.EarthHour.org.

Upcoming Plant Sales

King Conservation District Bareroot Native Plant Sale

The King Conservation District offers a variety of native trees and shrubs for conservation purposes such as wildlife habitat, windbreaks, and stream enhancement. The plants are bareroot stock which means they do not come in pots or burlap bags, but are harvested from the field in winter when the plants are dormant and ready to be replanted. Bareroot plants are hardy, have well-developed roots, are easy to handle, transport, and plant.

Download an order form: Native Bareroot Plant Order Form

Order deadline extended to February 16. Quantities are limited so order early!

Snohomish Conservation District Plant Sale

Friday, March 5 (10am to 4:30pm)

Saturday, March 6 (9am to 3pm)

Evergreen State Fairgrounds Cavy/Rabbit Barn (14405 179th Ave SE, Monroe)

Go to http://www.snohomishcd.org/plant-sale for sale information.

March Mania Plant Sale

Sunday, March 7

11am to 3 pm

Bellevue Botanical Garden Visitor Center (12001 Main St, Bellevue)

Unique plants from the NPA Borders & local vendors, including spring ephemerals & hellebores. Sale formerly known as the Hellebore Open House. Go to http://www.northwestperennialalliance.org/ for sale information.

Did you know?

Your paper coffee cup is recyclable and it’s as easy as 1-2-3…

1. Toss the lid in the trash.

2. Empty the cup.

3. Toss the cup in the recycling container..

For more information contact: Betsy Adams - Education/Outreach Specialist

City of Kirkland | Phone: (425) 587-3858 | email: BAdams@ci.kirkland.wa.us