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Jul
26
Wed
2017
Olympia Trout Unlimited meeting @ Lee Chambers' residence
Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm

Join the Olympia Trout Unlimited chapter and Jerilyn Walley from the South Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement Group. Jerilyn will be presenting on the progress of the SPSSEG’s McLane Creek project. They are enhancing the stream to make it more habitable for anadramous fish, by placing large woody debris and planting trees. Olympia Trout Unlimited is proud to count themselves among the various contributors to this effort.

The evening will kick off at 7 p.m. on the property of Lee Chambers at 1625 Delphi Rd SW, Olympia. Parking is limited so carepool if you can, and bring a lawn chair. Olympia Trout Unlimited will be providing snacks and refreshments.

For further information, see their Facebook posting here or contact John Hicks at 360/870-0520.

The Hidden Lives of Owls @ Norm Dicks Visitor Center
Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge sponsors a summer lecture series in July and August on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in the Norm Dicks Visitor Center’s auditorium. On July 26 Leigh Calvez will offer a presentation on owls. Calvez is the author of the book, The Hidden Lives of Owls: The Science and Spirit of Nature’s Most Elusive Birds.

Calves will discuss 11 different owl species — including the Barred, Flammulated, Northern Saw-Whet, Northern Pygmy, Northern Spotted, Burrowing, Snowy and Great Gray. Calvez makes the science entertaining and accessible through the stories of the people who are obsessed with these birds and her own avian adventures in the field.

Aug
2
Wed
2017
For Heaven’s Sake: Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation @ Norm Dicks Visitor Center
Aug 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge sponsors a summer lecture series in July and August on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in the Norm Dicks Visitor Center’s auditorium. On August 2 Claudia and David Supensky will present, “For Heaven’s Sake Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation.”

Claudia is the director and founder of Wildlife Rehabilitation, an all-volunteer nonprofit organization. David Supensky is a project manager.

This presentation is intended to educate attendees about wildlife rescue and rehabilitation. This includes what you should do when finding animals that need help. The presentation will also discuss the work of Wildlife Rehabilitation, whose focus is “the preservation of orphaned and injured animals (wildlife) by providing quality care and treatment in a safe, secure and nurturing environment while preparing them for release into their natural habitat.” These activities are conducted through a license with the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Aug
4
Fri
2017
Native Plant Gardening Workshop @ Shotwell's Landing
Aug 4 @ 4:00 pm – Aug 5 @ 3:00 pm

The Center for Natural Lands Management is hosting free summer classes at its Demonstration Native Prairie Garden. Classes begin Friday, August 4 from 4 to 6 p.m. and then continue on Saturday, August 5 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come to one class our all. The demonstration garden is located at Shotwell’s Landing, 14447 Littleneck Rd., Rochester.

Friday classes will focus on seed collection methods. Saturday classes will teach techniques in hand seed cleaning. It is not necessary to attend both days, but those who do will receive a sachet of native seeds to take home for their own garden.

To RSVP or volunteer, send an email to ssvolunteers@cnlm.org. You can check out their announcement here.

The Center for Natural Lands Management is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection and restoration of imperiled species and their habitats in the states of Washington and California.

Aug
5
Sat
2017
Capitol Land Trust Summer Gala & Auction @ Triple Creek Farm
Aug 5 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join the Capitol Land Trust Saturday, August 5 for their 17th Annual Summer Gala & Auction. You’ll enjoy quiet jazz by Quatro, beverages and sampling hors d’oeuvres as you peruse—and perhaps bid on—the silent auction items. Dinner will follow with a live auction and special Fund-a-Need, all to support land conservation and education programs.

Early ticket rate ends July 24. They also need volunteers for this event. Visit the ticket website for more information.

Aug
9
Wed
2017
Global Ocean – Human Culture: Past, Present and Future @ Norm Dicks Visitor Center
Aug 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge sponsors a summer lecture series in July and August on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in the Norm Dicks Visitor Center’s auditorium. On August 9, John R. Delaney, Ph.D. will present “Global Ocean — Human Culture: Past, Present and Future.” Delaney is a professor of Oceanography at the University of Washington.

The well being of all life on earth depends on our planetary ocean. The ocean also plays a key role the health of our global economic framework. Yet, most citizens of the world do not appreciate the ocean’s interactive complexity, the diversity of its utility, and its underlying influence on past and present cultural changes. The powerful roles the ocean plays in terms of human history, trade, commerce, resources, hazards, science, education, warfare, defense, the arts, entertainment and the modulation of our climate are largely unrecognized by most members of our global society.   This presentation explores and expands on these and related themes with the goal of developing an integrated awareness of the central, interconnected functions that our global ocean basin plays in our planetary society of nations and individuals.

Aug
16
Wed
2017
Wet and Wild! Marine Wildlife Medicine in the Pacific Northwest @ Norm Dicks Visitor Center
Aug 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge sponsors a summer lecture series in July and August on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in the Norm Dicks Visitor Center’s auditorium. On August 16 Lesanna L Lahner will present, “Wet and Wild! Marine Wildlife Medicine in the Pacific Northwest.”

Lahner, DVM, MPH, is the Executive Director and Veterinarian of Sealife Response + Rehab + Research (SR3). Her practice is to promote conservation and improve ecosystem and community health through veterinary medical care and scientific research. She is a wildlife veterinarian that specializes in sea life. In addition to her role with SR3, Lahner serves as the veterinarian for Sarvey Wildlife Rehabilitation Center and works closely with agencies that oversee stranded or injured marine mammals and sea turtles in Washington and Oregon including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Aug
26
Sat
2017
Visit Springer Lake Preserve @ Springer Lake Preserve
Aug 26 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Pack a picnic, along with a chair or blanket and inflatable flotation device, and walk a ¼ mile to Springer Lake. Sit along the shores of the lake to enjoy your lunch, and if opportunity arises, sit on your floating device and paddle around the lake to have the opportunity to see a rare bog.

Visit https://capitollandtrust.org/picnic-at-springer-lake-preserve/ for registration details.