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Cedar Hills Regional Landfill 50 year celebration

For the past 50 years, the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill in Maple Valley has served as King County’s primary disposal location. To celebrate the life of the landfill and the services it has provided, the King County Solid Waste Division will host an open house on April 23 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill. The open house will include a tour of the landfill, remarks by Deputy County Executive Fred Jarrett and other county leaders about the importance of the landfill to our region, our residents, and our efforts to combat climate change, and light refreshments. Reservations are required. To RSVP for the event email Anna Kegel or call 206-477-1693 by April 18.

1 Million Trees Volunteer Event

Thursday, April 14, 11 a.m. – noon
King County Parks’ White Center Heights Park
Join us in planting one million trees throughout King County by 2020. Part of King County’s Earth Month activities, the event will take place during a Parks’ volunteer habitat restoration work party with school children.

Wastewater Treatment Division Events

April 20, 5:30 - 9 p.m.
Wild & Scenic Film Festival
SIFF Cinema Uptown in Queen Anne
King County Wastewater Treatment Division's Recycled Water and Loop Biosolids programs are sponsoring the Wild & Scenic Film Festival. From the organizers: Enjoy an evening of film and fun with the adventure and conservation community as Washington Water Trust hosts the third annual Seattle viewing of the Wild & Scenic Film Festival!

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival sits apart from the hundreds of festivals around the world by leaving you feeling inspired and motivated to go out and make a difference in your community and the world.

April 22, 2016, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
UW Earth Day
WTD will have a table at the UW Earth Day event on Red Square. This year’s theme is Water. We will feature Recycled Water, Loop Biosolids, and other WTD programs.

The central UW Earth Day celebration, organized by UW Earth Club in collaboration with UW Sustainability, will take place on Red Square on April 22. The theme for this year's Earth Day is Water and how it connects us and our environment. UW Earth Club is also working on Project Tap That! to educate University of Washington (UW) students about the harmful effects of single-use plastic water bottles.

The UW Earth Day celebrations bring students, faculty, staff, community members - and Sqwatch! - together to celebrate the environmental stewardship and sustainability efforts across our UW campuses. Groups can share information about their mission, educate others about their area of environmental focus, and encourage others to get involved.

The Kent Repair Time Fix-It Event

Thursday, April 7, 3 - 7 p.m.
Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith St. in Kent

The South King Repair Café

Tuesday, May 24, from 3 - 6:30 p.m.
Federal Way City Hall, 33325 8th Ave. S. in Federal Way

Rainwise events

Sunday, April 3, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
RainWise Contractor Fair at West Seattle Nursery
West Seattle Nursery, 5275 California Avenue SW, Seattle, Washington 98136
Learn about rain gardens and cisterns, find out all about the RainWise Program and how to get a rebate, meet RainWise contractors and find out what you can do on your property.
(Mandarin spoken)

Thursday, April 7 from 7 - 8:30 p.m.
RainWise 101 Workshop
Phinney Neighborhood Association , 6532 Phinney Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98103 At this free workshop you will learn about applying for a rebate from Seattle Public Utilities & King County for up to 100 percent of the cost of your rain garden or cistern. You will hear from homeowners in your area that have completed the rebate process, meet trained RainWise installers and get set to take the next step for your rebate!

Saturday, April 16 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Barton Neighborhood RainWise Info Event
Brace Point Pottery, 4208 SW 100th Street, Seattle, WA 98146
RainWise outreach staff will have information and answers to your questions about the rebate program and how to participate during the final months the Barton basin is eligible. Attend this neighborhood event and get started with RainWise before it is too late

Saturday, April 16 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
RainWise at the University Farmer’s Market (application pending, we anticipate being there)
University Way NE (the “Ave”) between 50th and 52nd, 98105
Learn about rain gardens and cisterns, find out all about the RainWise Program and how to get a rebate and find out what you can do on your property.

Monday, April 18, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
RainWise 101 Workshop
Seattle Public Library, Northeast Branch, 6801 35th Avenue Northeast, Seattle, WA 98115
Register online.

Saturday, April 23, noon – 3 p.m.
FREE RainWise Contractor Fair at Rainier Community Center
Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118
Learn about rain gardens and cisterns, find out all about the RainWise Program and how to get a rebate, meet RainWise contractors, and find out what you can do on your property. Event website:

Saturday, May 14, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Barton Neighborhood RainWise Info Event
Brace Point Pottery, 4208 SW 100th Street, Seattle, WA 98146
RainWise outreach staff will have information and answers to your questions about the rebate program and how to participate during the final months the Barton basin is eligible. Attend this neighborhood event and get started with RainWise before it is too late

Outdoor volunteer events

Learn more about the events or sign-up for volunteer announcements.

April 2, 9:00 a.m. – noon
KC Parks Greenhouse & Nursery (Maple Valley)
Come pot up native trees and shrubs for future restoration projects
Contact Teresa Sollitto

April 2, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
North Shorewood Park (White Center)
Ivy and blackberry removal from around newly planted native trees
Contact Lina Rose

April 2, 9:00 a.m. – noon
Marymoor Park – BirdLoop Trail & Meadow (Redmond) Monthly work party to improve bird habitat
Contact Laurie Clinton

April 9, 9:00 a.m. - noon
Cougar Mountain – Sky Country Trail (Issaquah)
Trail maintenance with Seattle Running Club
Contact Laurie Clinton

April 9, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Tolt McDonald Park (Carnation) with the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe, Stewardship Partners and Snoqualmie Stewardship.
Contact Laurie Clinton

April 9, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Cedar Downs Site - next to Cedar Creek Park (Maple Valley)
Come help keep trails clear in this beautiful little forest.
Contact Laurie Clinton

April 14
Million Tree Launch

April 16, 10 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Lake Geneva Park (Auburn)
Help this beautiful lakeside park become a healthier forest. Invasive English Ivy removal from the trees.
Contact Lina Rose

April 16, 9:00a.m. – 1:00p.m.
Three Forks Natural Area (North Bend)
Help maintain health of native trees and shrubs on this beautiful site along the river.
Contact Tina Miller

April 23, 10 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Renton Park (Renton)
Invasive English Ivy removal to help forest health in this lovely little urban forest.
Contact Lina Rose

April 30, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Sierra Heights Park (Newcastle)
Blackberry and holly removal from native trees.

April 30, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Cavanaugh Pond Natural Area
Come help the young native trees and shrubs get established by mulching and weeding.
Contact Tina Miller