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.

  • Public Issues and Conflict Management

    Planning and Facilitating Collaborative Meetings (formerly Public Issues and Conflict Management)

    Class Cost:
      • Day 1: Wednesday, September 17, 2014
      •   9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
      •   WET Science Center (Olympia)
      • •From I-5, take exit 105 •Follow the signs toward the Port of Olympia, and go to Plum Street SE •Head north on Plum Street SE and drive 9 blocks •Turn left on Olympia Avenue NE •Stay left at the "Y" in the road, remaining on Olympia Avenue •LOTT is on the right-hand side of the road, just past Jefferson Street Passenger vehicles can be parked in the visitor lot to the west of the Regional Services Center, or at the on-street metered parking. Buses can be parked temporarily in the bus pullouts in front of the LOTT Regional Services Center for loading and unloading.
      • Day 2: Thursday, September 18, 2014
      •   9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
      •   Not specified
    Class Instructors: Gwen Shaughnessy, Ann Weaver Register
  • Coastal Training - WA - Using the Revised Washington State Wetland Rating System for Eastern WA (Yakima)

    Using the Revised Washington State Wetland Rating System (2014) in Western Washington

    Class Cost:
      • Day 1: Wednesday, September 24, 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"
      • Day 2: Thursday, September 25, 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 for Western Washington

    Class Cost:
      • Day 1: Tuesday, September 30, 2014
      •   9:00 AM - 4:00 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: Tom Hruby Wait List
  • Using the Revised Washington State Wetland Rating System in Eastern WA

    Using the Revised Washington State Wetland Rating System (2014) in Eastern WA

    Class Cost:
      • Day 1: Tuesday, October 14, 2014
      •   9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
      •   Spokane Falls Community College
      • FROM INTERSTATE 90 WEST (WEST PLAINS) Take Exit 277A—the Garden Springs exit. Go straight ahead about 3/4 of a mile and follow the curve over the freeway to the stop sign at Sunset Blvd. Turn right on Sunset Blvd. Go down the hill until you come to the stoplight. This is the intersection of Sunset Blvd. and Government Way. Turn left onto Government Way. Proceed on Government Way approximately 2 miles to the stoplight at Fort George Wright Drive; turn right. The SFCC campus is on the left about a half mile. FROM INTERSTATE 90 EAST (SPOKANE VALLEY)Take Exit 280A—the Maple Street exit. At the stoplight turn right onto Walnut Street. Get into the left hand lane. Turn left onto Second Avenue (the second stoplight after turning onto Walnut) and proceed past the Rosauer’s store on the right. Get in the right-hand lane. Proceed across the bridge to Sunset Blvd. At the next stoplight turn right onto Government Way. Proceed on Government Way approximately 2 miles north to the stoplight at Fort George Wright Drive. Turn right onto Fort George Wright Drive. The SFCC campus is on the left about a half mile. FROM HIGHWAY 395 OR HIGHWAY 2 NORTH At the "Y" turn right onto Country Homes Blvd. Proceed on Country Homes Blvd. until it comes to Francis Avenue where Country Homes Blvd becomes Ash Street. Continue south on Ash Street until you reach Northwest Blvd. Turn right (west) on Northwest Blvd and proceed about a mile. Turn left onto T.J. Meenach Drive. Proceed down the hill across the bridge and then up the next hill. At the top of the hill you can see Spokane Falls Community College to your right. FROM HIGHWAY 195 SOUTH Just past the flashing yellow light (Thorpe Road) there will be a green sign for 16th Avenue. Turn left onto 16th and stay on the main road, which heads west for a few blocks, then makes a sharp right curve heading north. After about four or five blocks you will come to a stop sign; proceed straight (north). As you cross over the freeway, the street
      • Day 2: Wednesday, October 15, 2014
      •   9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
      •   Spokane Falls Community College
      • FROM INTERSTATE 90 WEST (WEST PLAINS) Take Exit 277A—the Garden Springs exit. Go straight ahead about 3/4 of a mile and follow the curve over the freeway to the stop sign at Sunset Blvd. Turn right on Sunset Blvd. Go down the hill until you come to the stoplight. This is the intersection of Sunset Blvd. and Government Way. Turn left onto Government Way. Proceed on Government Way approximately 2 miles to the stoplight at Fort George Wright Drive; turn right. The SFCC campus is on the left about a half mile. FROM INTERSTATE 90 EAST (SPOKANE VALLEY)Take Exit 280A—the Maple Street exit. At the stoplight turn right onto Walnut Street. Get into the left hand lane. Turn left onto Second Avenue (the second stoplight after turning onto Walnut) and proceed past the Rosauer’s store on the right. Get in the right-hand lane. Proceed across the bridge to Sunset Blvd. At the next stoplight turn right onto Government Way. Proceed on Government Way approximately 2 miles north to the stoplight at Fort George Wright Drive. Turn right onto Fort George Wright Drive. The SFCC campus is on the left about a half mile. FROM HIGHWAY 395 OR HIGHWAY 2 NORTH At the "Y" turn right onto Country Homes Blvd. Proceed on Country Homes Blvd. until it comes to Francis Avenue where Country Homes Blvd becomes Ash Street. Continue south on Ash Street until you reach Northwest Blvd. Turn right (west) on Northwest Blvd and proceed about a mile. Turn left onto T.J. Meenach Drive. Proceed down the hill across the bridge and then up the next hill. At the top of the hill you can see Spokane Falls Community College to your right. FROM HIGHWAY 195 SOUTH Just past the flashing yellow light (Thorpe Road) there will be a green sign for 16th Avenue. Turn left onto 16th and stay on the main road, which heads west for a few blocks, then makes a sharp right curve heading north. After about four or five blocks you will come to a stop sign; proceed straight (north). As you cross over the freeway, the street
    Class Instructors: Tom Hruby Wait List
  • Using the Regional Supplements to the Corps Delineation Manual: Arid West and Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast Region

    Using the Regional Supplements to the Corps Delineation Manual: Arid West and Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast Region

    Class Cost:
    Class Instructors: David Moore, Bob Thomas Register
  • 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 for Western Washington

    Class Cost:
      • Day 1: Wednesday, November 05, 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