(360) 488-3232
www.ChehalisLeadEntity.org

Events

Events

4
Mar
2024

Habitat Work Group

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Chehalis Tribe Community Center
461 Secena Road
Oakville, WA

Regular meeting of the Habitat Work Group. Held at the Chehalis Tribe Community Center. Everyone is welcome!

23
Mar
2024

Combatting the Invasive Herb Robert Plant at Schafer State Park

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Lewis Conservation District Office
1554 Bishop Rd
Chehalis, WA 98532

Title: Combatting the Invasive Herb Robert Plant at Schafer State Park

When: Saturday, March 23, 2024, from 10:00am to 12:00pm

Where: Schafer State Park, Elma. Meet at Picnic Shelter #1

Who: All ages! Dress for the weather and bring garden work gloves.

What: Kiley Smith, Grays Harbor Noxious Weed Control Board Coordinator will lead a walk at Schafer State Park. During the short walk, Kiley will share the importance of native plants and the problems of the highly invasive Herb Robert plant to local flora and fauna. Participants will also be invited to join in the removal of Herb Robert from along park trails, and at other park locations.

Light refreshments will be provided following the weed pull!

For more information on this program, please contact Ranger Angela Galli at Angela.Galli@parks.wa.gov

30
Mar
2024

“How the Removal of Invasive Scotch Broom and Gorse is Benefitting Dune and Other Coastal Ecosystems at Ocean City State Park”

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Lewis Conservation District Office
1554 Bishop Rd
Chehalis, WA 98532

“How the Removal of Invasive Scotch Broom and Gorse is Benefitting Dune and Other Coastal Ecosystems at Ocean City State Park”

When: Saturday, March 30, 2024, from 10:00am to 12:00pm

Where: Ocean City State Park, 148 SR 115, Hoquiam. Meet at Picnic Shelter in the Day Use Area.

Who: Best for ages 12 and up. Dress for the weather.

What: Sarah Watkins, Senior Restoration Crew Lead and Jill Silver, Executive Director with the 10,000 Years’ Institute will share the work (with high impact visuals!) that their organization teaming up with Washington State Conservation Crews has accomplished to rid Ocean City and other local coastal state parks of the highly invasive Scotch Broom and Gorse plants.

Following the talk, Sarah will lead participants on a short walk to see first-hand the work to protect the dune and wetland ecology of the park.

About Sarah Watkins: Sarah has a background in professional gardening and landscaping, and has been studying plants, especially native and wild non-native plants, for 30 years. She received a Bachelor’s in Forest Management from Grays Harbor College, with a focus on biology, stream ecology, and a little musical theater.

Light refreshments will be provided following the talk and walk!

For more information on this program, please contact Ranger Angela Galli at Angela.Galli@parks.wa.gov or Ranger Shelby McKay at Shelby.McKay@parks.wa.gov.

1
Apr
2024

Habitat Work Group

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Chehalis Tribe Community Center
461 Secena Road
Oakville, WA

Regular meeting of the Habitat Work Group. Held at the Chehalis Tribe Community Center. Everyone is welcome!

9
Apr
2024

SRFB: Project Site Visits

04/09/2024 - 04/11/2024 ALL DAY

Review Team Members and Sponsors visit potential project locations

17
Apr
2024

Aquatic Species Restoration Plan Symposium!

04/17/2024 - 04/18/2024 ALL DAY

This in person two day event will be held at Centralia College.

20
Apr
2024

Earth Day Student Challenge and Community Event at Tenino City Park

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Lewis Conservation District Office
1554 Bishop Rd
Chehalis, WA 98532

Earth Day Student Challenge and Community Event

Tenino City Park: 399 W Park Ave.

Saturday April 20, 2024 10am-1pm

This event is an opportunity for Tenino School District students, staff and local/area community members to congregate to make a difference at the Tenino City Park! This will be a time to work together on clean-up projects, learn and discuss ways to support our natural communities, and join in on various Earth Day centered activities and information tables with local and area organizations all with the purpose of supporting and celebrating our home planet!

Event timing: School challenge participants will be working from 10-12 on clean-up projects. A free

lunch will be provided by Tenino Lions Club, for clean-up participants and Tablers at noon.

Any questions don’t hesitate to call or text our coordinator: Aimee at 360-870-5672

4
May
2024

Celebrating the Spring Migration of Shorebirds in Grays Harbor County

05/04/2024 - 05/05/2024 ALL DAY
Lewis Conservation District Office
1554 Bishop Rd
Chehalis, WA 98532

What: Celebrating the Spring Migration of Shorebirds in Grays Harbor County.

Each spring, hundreds of thousands of shorebirds stop to rest and feed in Grays Harbor estuary on their migration northward. This wildlife spectacle is of hemispheric importance and happens, like clockwork, each year in our ommunity. The Shorebird Festival works to bring people together with this incredible natural phenomenon. Come be a part of the celebration!

When: Saturday May 4, 9:00am to 4:00pm and Sunday May 5, 2024, 9:00am to 3:00pm

Where: Hoquiam Middle School, Hoquiam

For more information email Janet Strong at janet.strong4@gmail.com.

6
May
2024

Habitat Work Group

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Chehalis Tribe Community Center
461 Secena Road
Oakville, WA

Regular meeting of the Habitat Work Group. Held at the Chehalis Tribe Community Center. Everyone is welcome!

3
Jun
2024

Habitat Work Group

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Chehalis Tribe Community Center
461 Secena Road
Oakville, WA

Regular meeting of the Habitat Work Group. Held at the Chehalis Tribe Community Center. Everyone is welcome!

8
Jul
2024

Habitat Work Group

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Chehalis Tribe Community Center
461 Secena Road
Oakville, WA

Regular meeting of the Habitat Work Group. Held at the Chehalis Tribe Community Center. Everyone is welcome!

5
Aug
2024

Habitat Work Group

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Regular meeting of the Habitat Work Group. Held at the Chehalis Tribe Community Center. Everyone is welcome!

24
Aug
2024

Coexistence with Beaver, an Amazing Keystone Species!

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Lewis Conservation District Office
1554 Bishop Rd
Chehalis, WA 98532

Title: Coexistence with Beaver, an Amazing Keystone Species!

When: Saturday, August 24, 2024 from 10:00am to 12:00pm

Where: Ocean City State Park, 148 SR 115, Hoquiam. Meet at Picnic Shelter in the Day Use Area.

Who: Best for ages 8 and up. Dress for the weather.

What: Luc Lamarche, owner of Beaver Craftworks, will talk about our beavers, a keystone species native to North America. Luc will discuss the work and presence of beavers and how beneficial this work is to wetlands and all N.A. species that enjoy water. Following the talk, Luc will lead participants on a short walk to see first-hand the work of these swimming engineers — the beaver.

About Luc Lamarche: Luc has a background in civil engineering and in 2021 founded Beaver Craftworks to facilitate healthy coexistence between the needs of beavers and people. He collaborates with several national beaver groups and is involved locally with various watershed restoration efforts.

Light refreshments will be provided following the talk and walk!

For more information on this program, please contact Ranger Angela Galli at Angela.Galli@parks.wa.gov or Ranger Shelby McKay at Shelby.McKay@parks.wa.gov.

9
Sep
2024

Habitat Work Group

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Chehalis Tribe Community Center
461 Secena Road
Oakville, WA

Regular meeting of the Habitat Work Group. Held at the Chehalis Tribe Community Center. Everyone is welcome!