April 7 – Seattle

The Care for Creation Committee of St. James Cathedral’s annual Ecology Fair.

Date:                     Sunday, April 7, 2019
Time:                     11 – 1pm 
Location:              St James Cathedral Hall on Columbia Street

Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’ calls for every person on the planet to protect our environment. Our annual fair is an opportunity to inform and act in ways to protect and/or nurture our environment, promoting a healthier ecological system for all.  This year’s objective is to educate attendees on how:

  • Ecological changes adversely impact those already living on the margins of society (e.g., health, displaces housing due to flooding and natural disasters, ability to make a living)
  • They can take action(s) to protect the environment via information presented at the Fair

Proceeds from this event support efforts to combat global warming.  The Ecology Fair is open to all people.

May 8 – Tacoma 7 pm

South Sound Chapter, WA Native Plant Society
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 (Tacoma) (7pm)
Dr. Regina M. Rochefort
The Cascades Butterfly Project: Tracking Butterfly Abundances and Plant Phenology to Better Understand the Impact of Climate Change on Subalpine Ecosystems

Regina Rochefort retired from the National Park Service in April 2018, after 41 years. She was the most recently science advisor and plant ecologist at North Cascades National Park Service Complex; and prior to that, she was the Botanist at Mount Rainier and Everglades National Parks and a fire ecologist at Big Cypress National Preserve. She received her PhD from University of Washington while studying the effects of climate change on subalpine and alpine plant communities.

Tacoma Nature Center
1919 South Tyler Street
Tacoma, WA 98405

Directions to the Tacoma Nature Center: From Interstate 5, take State Highway 16 towards Gig Harbor. Look for the 19th Street EAST, exit and take it, which puts you onto South 19th Street. Travel to the first light, turn right on South Tyler, and then left into the first driveway at the Tacoma Nature Center.

Thursday May 23 Butterfly Class

Butterfly Class led by John Baumann. Held at Spokane Falls Community College.