Learn about rain gardens, native plants, habitat restoration and other methods to create space for wildlife during an upcoming training offered in Olympia by the National Wildlife Federation.
The Habitat Steward training program is designed to teach people how to create and restore wildlife habitat in backyards, schoolyards, and other private and public spaces.
Classes will be 6-9 p.m. every Thursday in January at the Thurston County Courthouse, Building One, Room 280, 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Olympia.
The group will take field trips 9 a.m. -3 p.m. on Jan. 14 and Jan. 28.
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One of the trips will be to the Glacial Heritage Preserve near Littlerock.
The cost of the training is $30, and scholarships are available. Participants will be required to provide 30 hours of volunteer service within a year of the training.
To register, go to nwfthurston.brownpapertickets.com/ or email Sarah Bruemmer at WAHabitatCoordinator@nwf.org.