Heron Habitat Helpers Hangout
Celebrate our 16th Anniversary on Sunday April 30!
In 2001, what began as an effort by Heidi Carpine and Donna Kostka to protect a few nests in Kiwanis Ravine from building construction has developed into a love and protection of the Great Blue Heron for 16-years and counting.
Heron Habitat Helpers (HHH)’s first restoration site was Kiwanis Ravine, which was designated Seattle’s first Wildlife Sanctuary by Seattle Parks in 2010. We now restore habitat on four sites, develop legislation with the City to protect the colony, monitor colony activities and growth, and share our love and knowledge of herons with the public.
This event is as much a celebration as it is a Volunteer Appreciation for the thousands of volunteers who have weeded and planted, written grants and letters, attended City meetings, served on our 100% all-volunteer board, educated groups, monitored colonies, and shared their time, energy, and enthusiasm to protect precious wildlife in our urban environment. We could not have done it without you!
So, please join us on Sunday April 30 to meet and mingle with HHHers past, present, and future!
12:00 – 1:30 pm at Commodore Park 3330 W Commodore Way
Our telescopes will be set up at Commodore Park where you can observe the colony and yes, noisy chicks will have hatched!
2:00 – 5:00 pm at Urban Family Brewing 4441 26th Ave W.
Urban Family Brewing has graciously donated their space for our Hangout! Come join us to reconnect, reminisce, and celebrate this milestone. Funds raised from a small art sale, native plant sale, and silent auction — including $1 for every beer sold, will be donated to our Web Cam installation effort!
At 3:00 pm we are honored to present speaker John Marzluff, Professor of Wildlife Science at UW and author of “In the Company of Crows and Ravens” and “Welcome to Subirdia.” He will also be signing books.
Everyone is welcome at this all ages event!
Free light refreshments, cake, and lemonade will be served.
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Volunteer with Heron Habitat Helpers on Green Seattle Day • Saturday November 12
Green Seattle Day is the biggest party of the year – join hundreds of volunteers planting thousands of plants in parks throughout The Emerald City. All community members are welcome!
Volunteer with Heron Habitat Helpers. We’ll be weeding, trail clearing, and planting at Commodore Park and our other restoration sites in Magnolia – and of course, having fun at the same time. Coffee, tea, and light snacks provided.
Sign up today: http://seattle.cedar.greencitypartnerships.org/event/8628/
Saturday, October 22, 2016
Native Plant Sale
10am – 4pm • Kiwanis Ravine Overlook
36th Avenue West & West Ohman Place
(Near Discovery Park, Magnolia)
Help herons and our environment by planting natives in your own garden!
Do you want to attract more birds and butterflies to your yard? Planting a rain garden or looking for drought tolerant plants? Not sure what to plant in a shaded or sloped yard?
Check out the wide variety of plants from Go Natives! Nursery.
Native plant expert Don Norman will be on hand to offer advice and suggestions.
Your purchases also support Heron Habitat Helpers’ restoration and public education efforts.
We can deliver larger plants and trees!
See you there, rain or shine!
Saturday, June 25, 2016
See the herons before they leave the nest
1:00 – 3:00 pm
The heron chicks are growing – almost the same size as their parents. The nests are crowded and noisy, as the “teens” strut their stuff and test their feathers, getting ready to fledge. They’ll fly from the colony at the end of June – July, leaving a stillness in the trees. Herons live independently after that, and can often be seen flying around Seattle, and fishing by shorelines, and ponds.
Join us Saturday, June 25 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm at Commodore Park. We’ll have our telescopes set up and will be ready to answer your questions. The event is free and open to all. Invite your family and friends ad learn about Seattle’s Official City Bird!
Heron Chick Birthday Party!
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Join us at Commodore Park near the Ballard Locks Fish Ladder on the Magnolia side. We’re celebrating the birth of over 30 heron chicks! We’re serving birthday cake, and will have telescopes set up to observe the chicks and their quirky tufted hairdos. Come hear the cacophony as they chatter for food!
Friday, April 22, 2016
Earth Day Restoration Party
9:00 am – Noon
Show the earth you care! Think big and act local by participating with HHH and other like-minded people who will weed, plant, and mulch at our three restoration sites. No experience is necessary and it is open to all ages. So grab your office mates, school group, friends, or just yourself – and sign up today! We will provide tools and light refreshments. Join us at Commodore Park near the Ballard Locks Fish Ladder on the Magnolia side.
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Tuesday, April 19, 2016
HHH Annual Board Meeting
2:00 – 4:00 pm
This year we will be holding our Annual Board meeting at the home of one of our Board Members. We will elect the new Board, discuss the colony, and upcoming events and work parties. The public is invited to attend.
If you have ever wondered what we do, and what opportunities there are to get involved, please join us. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and the meeting location.