Watershed Walks training offered Apr. 27 by Seattle Parks, Feet First and the Russell Family Foundation

Seattle Parks, Feet First and the Russell Family Foundation are presenting a free training session, Watershed Walks, on how to engage walking groups and how to teach how environmental threats affect our watersheds and what individuals can do to reduce their impact on local ecologies.

The session will take place from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Southwest Branch Library meeting room, 9010 35th Ave. SW. Saturday April 27.

The watershed walks provide an enjoyable way for people to learn about the relationship between their actions and a clean environment, and provide participants an opportunity to experience their community in a different, more personal way.

Parks’ Camp Long Naturalist Jeanie Murphy-Ouellette and Feet First Coordinator Darcy Edmunds will lead the training.

The Watershed Walks Program is designed to train Neighborhood Walking Ambassadors how to educate residents about the importance of watersheds, using the natural ecology of Roxhill Bog and the Longfellow Creek/Duwamish River Watershed in West Seattle as a training case study.

At this training you will learn:

  • how to design and plan a watershed walk
  • how to effectively engage walking groups
  • what human-caused threats affect our watersheds
  • how individuals can reduce their impact on local watershed ecology

For more information or to register for the training, please call Darcy Edmunds at 206-652-2310, Ext. 5, or email her at darcy@feetfirst.org.

For more information on Feet First, please go to www.feetfirst.org/. For more information on the Russell Family Foundation, please go to

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