Washington State Department of Ecology

Coastal Training Program Washington

Working to Protect Puget Sound and Washington's Shorelines

Scheduled Classes

We are committed to offering classes that are practical, pertinent, and scientifically based. Most classes are designed to combine classroom time with field time so that you can have a hands-on learning experience.

Thanks to federal funding from NOAA's National Estuarine Reserves Division, we are able to offer you high-value classes at extremely affordable prices.

These classes fill quickly, so you'll want to register right away. After you register, please print out the invoice and submit with your check (we are unable to process credit cards). If the classes are full, please add your name to the waiting list, as space often becomes available.

PLEASE NOTE:  Payment is due no later than two weeks before the class to hold your spot.

  • Using the Credit-Debit Method for Estimating Mitigation Needs in Eastern WA

    Using the Credit-Debit Method for Estimating Mitigation Needs in Eastern WA

    Class Cost:
      • Day 1: Friday, May 09, 2014
      •   9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
      •   Ecology Eastern Regional Office - Spokane
      • From I-90, take exit 280 (Maple Bridge/City Center)

        After exiting, follow signs to Maple Street (a left -north- turn back under the interstate)

        Go straight on Maple Street for about 3.5 miles

        Turn right (east) on Wellesley Ave - go about 1/2 mile

        ERO is on the southwest corner of Monroe St. and Wellesley Ave intersection; next to the Union 76 station

    Class Instructors: Tom Hruby Wait List
  • Sea Level Rise Adaptation: Opportunities for Planning in Washington State

    Sea Level Rise Adaptation: Opportunities for Planning in Washington State

    Class Cost:
      • Day 1: Thursday, May 22, 2014
      •   9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
      •   Lacey Community Center
      • From I-5 South: Take exit 109 (Martin Way) Continue one mile to Carpenter Rd SE – turn right Continue one mile to Pacific Ave SE – turn left The community center is .3 miles on the right (6729 Pacific Ave SE, phone 360-412-3191) The sign by the road says "Woodland Creek Community Park".

        From I-5 North: Take exit 111 (Marvin Rd SE) Turn left onto Marvin Rd. SE and continue for .5 miles Turn right on Martin Way Continue 1.6 miles to Carpenter Road SE – turn left Continue one mile to Pacific Ave SE – turn left The community center is .3 miles on the right (6729 Pacific Ave SE, phone 360-412-3191) The sign by the road says "Woodland Creek Community Park"
    Class Instructors: Jamie Mooney, Nicole Faghin, Bobbak Talebi, Lara Whitely Binder Register
  • Coastal Training - WA - Puget Sound Coastal Processes and Shoreline Stabilization Measures (Coupeville and Samish Island)

    Puget Sound Coastal Processes, Shoreline Modifications, and Beach Restoration

    Class Cost:
      • Day 1: Wednesday, June 04, 2014
      •   9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
      •   Padilla Bay Nat'l Estuarine Research Reserve- Mt V
      • (Please note: Padilla Bay Reserve is approximately a 15 minute drive from the Interstate.)

        From I-5

        Take Interstate 5 north from Seattle or south from Bellingham to exit 230, just north of Mount Vernon

        Take Highway 20 west toward Anacortes about 6 miles

        (Pass the first brown sign you see that points to Padilla Bay Reserve)

        Turn RIGHT at the stop light onto Bayview-Edison Road (the sign above the highway points to La Conner to the left and Bayview State Park to the right.) A Shell Station and the Farm House Inn are located at this intersection on the opposite side of the road.

        Drive north about five miles, past Bayview State Park. The Breazeale Interpretive Center will be on your right, 1/4 mile past the State Park.

        From the parking lot, walk toward the main entrance of the Breazeale center. Look for signs to the training room.

        From Hwy 20 East (from Anacortes)

        Turn LEFT onto Bayview-Edison Road (the sign above the highway points to La Conner to the right and Bayview State Park to the left). A Shell Station and the Farm House Inn are located at this intersection on the opposite side of the road.

        Drive north about five miles, past Bay View State Park. The Breazeale Interpretive Center will be on your right, 1/4 mile past the State Park.

    Class Instructors: Hugh Shipman Wait List
  • What is New in the Updated Version (2014) of the Washington State Wetland Rating System in Western Washington

    What's New in the Updated Version (2014) of the Washington State Wetland Rating System in Western Washington

    Class Cost:
      • Day 1: Wednesday, June 11, 2014
      •   9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
      •   Lacey Community Center
      • From I-5 South: Take exit 109 (Martin Way) Continue one mile to Carpenter Rd SE – turn right Continue one mile to Pacific Ave SE – turn left The community center is .3 miles on the right (6729 Pacific Ave SE, phone 360-412-3191) The sign by the road says "Woodland Creek Community Park".

        From I-5 North: Take exit 111 (Marvin Rd SE) Turn left onto Marvin Rd. SE and continue for .5 miles Turn right on Martin Way Continue 1.6 miles to Carpenter Road SE – turn left Continue one mile to Pacific Ave SE – turn left The community center is .3 miles on the right (6729 Pacific Ave SE, phone 360-412-3191) The sign by the road says "Woodland Creek Community Park"
    Class Instructors: Tom Hruby Wait List
  • What is New in the Updated Version (2014) of the Washington State Wetland Rating System in Western Washington

    What's New in the Updated Version (2014) of the Washington State Wetland Rating System in Western Washington

    Class Cost:
      • Day 1: Thursday, June 12, 2014
      •   9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
      •   Lacey Community Center
      • From I-5 South: Take exit 109 (Martin Way) Continue one mile to Carpenter Rd SE – turn right Continue one mile to Pacific Ave SE – turn left The community center is .3 miles on the right (6729 Pacific Ave SE, phone 360-412-3191) The sign by the road says "Woodland Creek Community Park".

        From I-5 North: Take exit 111 (Marvin Rd SE) Turn left onto Marvin Rd. SE and continue for .5 miles Turn right on Martin Way Continue 1.6 miles to Carpenter Road SE – turn left Continue one mile to Pacific Ave SE – turn left The community center is .3 miles on the right (6729 Pacific Ave SE, phone 360-412-3191) The sign by the road says "Woodland Creek Community Park"
    Class Instructors: Tom Hruby Wait List