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Mark your calendars! May 9-17, 2020 is Wildlife in the City Week

The National Wildlife Federation is partnering with many other local organizations to present the fourth annual Wildlife in the City Week! This multi-day, multi-venue event offers fun and educational ways to discover and appreciate the wildlife that call the Puget Sound area home.

Kick-off this week with the 20th Annual Tukwila Backyard Wildlife Festival. Fill the rest of your week with great experiential events, from urban wildlife walks to demonstration garden debuts. Whether you appreciate wildlife in your backyard, city parks, or beyond, please join us to learn ways you can support your wild neighbors and provide the habitat they need to thrive.

To discover upcoming events as they develop, please watch the Events page at: We look forward to celebrating Washington’s wildlife with you!


Become a Habitat Steward in King County!

Spring 2020 brings new opportunities to Garden for Wildlife in King County, Washington. The National Wildlife Federation — in partnership with the King County WaterWorks Grant Program — is offering two specialized, multi-week trainings to teach you how to help others create and restore wildlife habitat in backyards, schoolyards, and other private and public areas. You get to meet and interact with local conservation professionals and other similarly interested folks while participating in this engaging, fun and highly informative program!

Expert speakers will present on topics such as:

  • Gardening for wildlife
  • Landscaping with native plants
  • Identifying noxious weeds
  • Building healthy soil
  • And much more!

Please keep an eye-out for our upcoming Habitat Stewards Trainings in Renton (March 2020) and Bellevue (April-May 2020). We will have an update on how to purchase tickets for each event SOON!

Dammed to Extinction Documentary

The orca population on the Pacific Coast needs roughly one million salmon a year to survive, and salmon numbers are plummeting. Learn more about how four dams on the lower Snake River have impacted salmon and killer whale populations, and what can be done about it.

Upcoming screenings:

  • November 22, 2019 ~ Twin Falls ID, details soon.
  • November 23, 2019 ~ Eugene OR, 7:00pm Unitarian Universalist Church, 1685 W. 13th Avenue.
  • January 8, 2020 ~ Orcas Island WA. SeaDoc Society, Ocean Night Series. Details soon.
  • January 24, 2020 ~ Big Sky MT, details soon.

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Gardening for Wildlife and Childlife: Sustainable Landscaping Workshops

Are you interested in becoming a Habitat Steward? This educational training program empowers volunteers to help create, preserve, and restore wildlife habitats in their own community.

Join fellow community members in learning how to make your schools, businesses, places of worship, and your own backyard more wildlife friendly through this community training and service opportunity.

National Wildlife Federation staff and local environmental educators will train you on topics including native plant gardening, pollinators, habitat restoration, rain gardens, and more.

Contact Anna Lindstrom, our Washington Education AmeriCorps Member, at or 206-577-7809 to find out more about your Washington opportunities.

Great American Campout

Please join us for our annual public event designed to raise awareness of the health benefits of outdoor activity and support the National Wildlife Federation's work to connect kids and nature.

Take the Pledge to camp—in your backyard, your neighborhood, your local parks, state parks, and national parks, cabins, RVs, treehouses ... you name it! The Great American Campout is also part of Great Outdoors Month in June, a month designated to highlight the many kinds of outdoor activities that strengthen our bonds with nature. The National Wildlife Federation celebrates everyone who’s getting outdoors and camping on Great American Campout in June—and we encourage you to re-live the camping experience all summer long.

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