South Central Washington RC&DThe mission of the South Central Washington RC&D is to help the communities of Kittitas, Yakima, and Benton counties enjoy a rural and prosperous lifestyle through wise use of our natural resourcses.
We are currently working on issues of salmon passage and habitat, forest health, environmental education, and support for underrepresented groups working in agriculture.View Resources
Yakima Area ArboretumThe Yakima Area Arboretum, situated on 46 acres located along the Yakima River and Yakima Greenway, at the conjunction of Hwy 84 and I-82 (Nob Hill Freeway Exit). In addition to pictoral diagrams of the Yakima Valley history, as well as the history of the Yakima Area Riparian Area and Shrub Steppe Area in the beautiful Jewett Center, the Arboretum holds many classes each Spring, Fall and Winter.
Classes include birding, wildlife studies, sustainable gardening, composting, tree prunning and care, crafting, and many more. Many classes are free to the public or cost a minimal fee to cover expenses.
Special events are held for the public at no cost every year. These events include Arbor Fest held each Spring, and the Luminiara walk held the second weekend in December of each year. In addition, the Arboretum also holds a plant sale in May and Garden Tour each June.
The Jewett Center and it's rooms may also be rented for weddings, business meetings and seminars.
To receive a free e-mail newsletter on activities and events taking place at the Arboretum please e-mail us at email@example.com.
The Yakima Area Arboretum is a living museum of botanical specimens. The Arboretum's purpose is to educate, demonstrate and inspire an appreciation of native and adapted non-native plants in an atmosphere of beauty, and relaxation. The Arboretum encourages sound arb oricultrual practices, sustainable gardening and community participation.View Resources
Department of EcologyThe Mission of the Department of Ecology is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington’s environment, and promote the wise management of our air, land and water for the benefit of current and future generations. In order to fulfill our mission and move Washington forward in a global economy, the Dept. of Ecology has three goals:
Clean up pollution
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NPS Lake Roosevelt National Recreation AreaLake Roosevelt NRA is the last section of the Columbia River in the United States. Our Education Program offers a variety of programs and materials. Our most notable program is "The River Mile" a systems approach to water quality monitoring for K-12th grade students. It is currently available for groups in NE Washington, but we hope to expand the network soon.no resources
Washington Green SchoolsWashington Green Schools is a free web-based voluntary five-level certification program for all K-12 Washington schools. Categories include: Energy Efficiency, Recycling & Waste Reduction, Toxics reduction & Indoor Air Quality, Transportation & Outdoor Air Quality, Water Quality & Conservation. Goals include: 1) school campuses as green "labs" for the school community to reduce their environmental footprint; 2) empowering students as environmental stewards & leaders.no resources
Adventure Learning CampsAdventure learning Camps is a non-profit organization that fosters the growth and enhances the well-being of children and families through enjoyable, nature-based, active learning experiences. Adventure Learning believes that the foundation of a sustainable society requires children to learn resilience, cooperation, self-confidence, and connection between our everyday lives and the natural world.no resources
Trillium Environmental Group, LLCTrillium Environmental Group is a sustainability consulting company providing a suite of cost effective services to governments, businesses, non-profits, schools and individuals.
Trillium Environmental Group offers a wide array of services in the areas of assessments, planning, reporting, communications, trainings, research, and analysis.no resources
REEF (Reef Environmental Education Foundation)The Reef Environmental Education Foundation is a grass-roots organization that seeks to conserve marine ecosystems by educating, enlisting and enabling divers and other marine enthusiasts to become active ocean stewards and citizen scientists.
Over 7000 subtidal marine life surveys have been done in Washington State at over 360 sites, by more than 460 scuba divers.
Our data is public and accessible online for use by researchers, policy-makers, students, etc.no resources
Lake Lewis Chapter of the Ice Age Floods InstituteThe Ice Age Floods Institute (IAFI) and its chapters are 501(c)3 non-profit educational institutions dedicated to educating the public about the greatest series of outburst flood events in the history of our planet. During the last Ice Age, the Pacific Northwest was forever shaped by cataclysmic floods containing hundreds of cubic miles of water, ice, and debris that repeatedly roared out from ice-dammed lakes. Evidence of those floods is particularly abundant throughout the Mid-Columbia of Eastern Washington. The National Park Service has recommended that Congress create an “Ice Age Floods National Geologic Trail” connecting significant flood features.
The Lake Lewis Chapter holds educational symposia on different geology and earth science related topics at each of our bi-monthly meetings. We sponsor educational bus and hiking field trips. Our speakers’ bureau gives presentations to local and regional community groups and educational institutions, and we provide educational booths at community events. no resources
Connect UpAct Locally, Share Globally—Through networking and technology, create a system of inclusive leadership and diverse partnerships to achieve education for sustainable communities.View Resources