Upcoming and recent classes

Elliott is involved in education, training, and outreach throughout the Puget Sound region. Programs are usually sponsored by resource agencies and not-for-profit organization for landowners, resource professionals, land managers, and land development practitioners.

Topics include forestry management, low-impact pre-development practices, shoreline and steep-slope restoration, bio-structural stormwater and erosion control, view enhancement, use of native plants in the Puget Sound landscape, and related subjects.

Greenbelt Consulting also designs and facilitates community-based educational programs as well as conducting field trips for homeowners and condominium associations, neighborhood groups, and other private entities.

Customized, community-specific education and outreach can help a community understand the cumulative effects of development and improve area-wide management practices, reducing stormwater, erosion, and landslide impacts on fragile shoreline areas.

Below are upcoming and recent classes:

Postponed Until Further Notice:

Environmentally Critical Areas: Steep Slopes and Adjacent Waterways

Offered by The Association of Professional Landscape Designers, Washinton Chapter

Date: Thursday, March 26 - 1:00 - 5:00pm
Venue: The Mountaineers Seattle Program Center - Goodman A Room
             7700 Sand Point Way NE Seattle, WA 98115

Join us to further explore the common and heavily regulated Environmentally Critical Areas in the Pacific Northwest landscape. Part II focuses on steep slopes and their relationship to riparian areas, wetlands and shorelines.

Featured Speakers:

Elliott Menashe, Environmental Consultant
Greenbelt Consulting
Elliott will discuss the history and current forces impacting ‘Landscapes on the Edge’, landscape design considerations, and share a range of indicators for assessment and evaluation of these landscapes.

Doug Gresham, Wetland Specialist
Washington Department of Ecology
Doug will discuss wetlands, shorelines and riparian areas from a regulatory perspective.

APLD, WSNLA CEUs pending.
Members $90; Non-members $125
Snacks and beverages will be served
Event Contact: sarah@svslandscapedesign.com




  • Understanding the Ecology of Marine Nearshore and Riparian Habitats
  • Recognizing Coastal Geological Hazards
  • Using Native Vegetation to Reduce Erosion and Improve Fish and Wildlife Habitat

Who Should Attend?

Landowners interested in stable natural marine shorelines and in reducing the potential for erosion and landslides.


June 8, 2019 –Dumas Bay, 9 AM-3PM

Dumas Bay Center

3200 Southwest Dash Point Road

Federal Way, WA 98023


July 13, 2019 – Vashon Island, 9AM-3PM

Vashon-Maury Island Land Trust

10014 Southwest Bank Road

Vashon, WA 98070


Aug 3, 2019 – Discovery Park, 9AM-3-PM

Discovery Park Environmental Learning Center

3801 Discovery Park Blvd

Seattle, WA 98199


More Information - http://kingcd.org/programs/better-water/where-the-water-begins/