Public Input: Amon Creek encroaching development (until October 30, 2020)

Online

Tapteal Greenway is involved with efforts to preserve Amon Creek from encroaching development. Public comments can be sent to Mike Stevens, Planning Manager, 625 Swift Blvd., MS-35, Richland, WA 99352. Comments may also be faxed to (509) 942-7764 or emailed to mstevens@ci.richland.wa.us. Written comments should be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 30, 2020. A hearing will be in December.

Cancer Crushing Cuisine – Cooking Classes

Red Mountain Kitchen 212 West Kennewick Ave., Kennewick

Red Mountain Kitchen, 212 West Kennewick Ave., Kennewick, WA 99336 Tri-Cities Cancer Center partnering with Red Mountain Kitchen, is offering fun and educational cooking classes with a focus on preventing and reducing cancer risk. When appropriate, classes will utilize ingredients found at our local farmer’s markets. Participants will be educated about the cancer fighting properties of produce and other ingredients by a Lourdes Health Dietician and the Tri-Cities Cancer Center’s…

Tierra Vida Popup Bike Repair Clinic

Tiera Vida Rec Center 3425 East A Street, Pasco

Bike repair clinic for the Tierra Vida community. The focus will be on tubes/tires and minor repairs. Volunteers will do repairs or assist with tools and materials to enable people to inspect and repair their own bikes. Masks and social distancing required! Facebook Event Page

Clover Island Concepts – Kennewick

The public can help shape the future of the historic waterfront district in Kennewick by providing feedback on two potential community-guided development approaches. The concepts were created based on previous public input and have two angles: Destination (attractions for visitors, tourists) Residential (unique living)   Please provide feedback before October 18: https://www.portofkennewick.org/historicwaterfrontdistrict/

Heritage Garden Fall Webinar: Floods, Bugs and Design

Virtual

Hosted by The Heritage Garden Program, Columbia Basin Native Plant Society and Franklin Conservation District Webinar speakers include: author, photographer, and artist, Rick Thompson who will give an overview of the entire Lake Missoula Floods path and highlight some of the effects still seen today in central and southeastern Washington. Emily Norris, an ecologist working for Mission Support Alliance, will share her expertise on native plants and pollinators. Traci Degerman,…

Can we achieve a zero-carbon energy mix by mid-century?

Virtual

Hosted by Steven Ghan and Tri-Cities Citizens' Climate Lobby. Achieving zero carbon emissions from power and transport by mid-century will require all non-fossil fuel energy sources, including nuclear. Learn why from Forbes writer Jim Conca. Online Event - Preregistration a day in advance is required. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/can-we-achieve-a-new-zero-carbon-energy-mix-by-mid-century-tickets-120928314845 www.facebook.com/events/2722843464702810

TV Discussion Program: Salmon or Dams?

KAPP/KVEW-TV

Our Rivers, Our Way of Life. This televised program is offered as a socially-distant alternative to RiverFest, featuring local rivers and experts from many viewpoints. See official trailer to Our Rivers, Our Way of Life here.

Rattle Snake Mountain Half Marathon

Rattlesnake Mountain Preserve Trailhead

Besides trying to get everyone out and active this is a fundraiser for Pasco High Cross Country and for the Rattlesnake Slope Preserve. This event is also the culmination of our BE CREATIVE WITH NATIVES WEEK which is a week of events to encourage all to focus more on Native Landscaping.  We appreciate all of your support in registration and in buying merchandise which all goes to keeping the cost…

#OptOutside

Various

This is the sixth year that REI will close its stores on Black Friday and encourage its customers to #OptOutside. For the past five years we have participated in the campaign by offering guided hikes along the Tapteal Trail. As part of this year’s campaign REI is encouraging people to #RecreateResponsibly. The recommendations include to explore locally, keep your group size small and practice leave no trace. We won’t be…

Waste Summit (Zero Waste Hackathon)

Virtual

The Pacific NW is full of entrepreneurs, researchers, and agencies who are helping lead the nation with innovative ideas to help realize a zero-waste paradigm shift. Topics address solutions for the recycling crisis, reducing plastic pollution and waste reduction. Our annual waste summit will inspire you, and, this year in the comfort of your home as it will be virtual. Stay tuned for speaker announcements. The November 30 event is…