Columbia Basin Badger Club Free Webinar: “Talking About Suicide: Our words matter” – June 4, 2020

Online Zoom Webinar – must register at
From 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Free to join

Featured presenter is Kimberly Starr –

My goals for the presentation are to define stigma; to briefly introduce the definition, causes, and treatments for mental health conditions; to help our community understand how easy it is to stigmatize mental illness; and to share some guidelines for the best way to speak about mental illness and suicide, speak with survivors of suicide loss, what to do when you catch yourself speaking in a stigmatizing way, and how to approach others who use stigmatizing language.

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Upcoming Webinars & Workshops – May 19 & 20, 2020

Webinar: Critical Habitat in the Salish Sea – Understanding Eelgrass for Restoration and Resilience – Tuesday, May 19, 2020

From 7 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Register for the online Zoom webinar at
Free to attend

You are invited to join us for PNNL’s Community Science and Technology Seminar Series – “Critical Habitat in the Salish Sea – Understanding Eelgrass for Restoration and Resilience,” a presentation by John Vavrinec.

Seagrasses are in decline globally causing concern for the impacts of losses on ecosystems and forcing managers to seek solutions to reverse the trend. Locally, eelgrass restoration has become a priority and many efforts are being taken throughout the Salish Sea to increase eelgrass abundance. We have been employing a multi-step approach to eelgrass restoration to help DNR reach their goal of 20% more eelgrass and while progress is being made, success is never guaranteed. The restoration process is continually evolving as we learn from each project – whether a success or a failure. However, seeking solutions for individual problems, forcing the restoration process to evolve, and adaptively managing restoration activities continues to improve chances for success and meeting restoration objectives in the Salish Sea.

The virtual webinar is taking place on Zoom. Please share this information with anyone else who might be interested.

Workshop: Create Your Own Climate Future – Wednesday, May 20, 2020

From 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Online Zoom workshop – register via email to and you will be sent a link to the Zoom event
Free to participate

In this engaging workshop, participants propose climate solutions such as energy efficiency, carbon pricing, vehicle electrification, reducing deforestation and methane emissions, and carbon dioxide removal. The facilitator Steve Ghan then tests these approaches individually and in combination using the En-ROADS Climate Solutions Simulation model so that participants can see the impact on global temperature and other factors. Through this interactive process, you will improve your understanding of climate/energy system dynamics.

Join us to experience what it’s like to create your own climate future using grounded conversations; the resulting experience is hopeful, scientifically-grounded, action-oriented, and eye-opening.

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Farmers’ Markets in the Tri-Cities and Other Nearby Communities

There are several Farmers’ Markets in the Tri-Cities Washington region that are open from May through October. The following is a list of Farmers’ Markets located in the Tri-Cities and other communities that are within an hour or so drive from the Tri-Cities.

Note: Farmers’ markets are implementing changes in response to Covid-19 to keep both vendors and customers safe. Organizers ask that only one person per family attend, the number of people shopping simultaneously will be limited and all customers must wear a mask. There will also be controlled entry and exit points to the markets. The markets are encouraging vendors to have produce prepackaged in set amounts because customers will not be allowed to pore over produce as they make their choices. Marks will be on the ground to keep space between people, and volunteers will be helping remind customers to adhere to the spacing requirement.

Hermiston: Maxwell Market – May 28, 2020 through October. Hours are from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the Maxwell Event Center.

Kennewick: Historic Kennewick Farmers Market – June 4, 2020 through October 22. Hours are from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday in downtown Kennewick.
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Moses Lake: Moses Lake Farmers Market & Craft Bazaar – May 9, 2020 through October. Hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday at the Dogwood Street side of McCosh Park at Fourth and Dogwood streets by the Moses Lake Aquatic Center.
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Pasco: Pasco Farmers’ Market – May 9, 2020 through October. Hours are from 8:00 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the corner of West Columbia Street and South Fourth Avenue.
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Pendleton: Pendleton Farmers’ Market – June 5, 2020 through October. Hours are from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday in the 300 block of Main Street between Emigrant Road and Dorion Avenue.
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Richland: 3 Eyed Fish Farmers’ Market – June 7, 2020 through September. Hours are from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Sunday at their location at Queensgate Village, 1970 Keene Rd. in Richland.

Richland: The Richland Farmer’s Market at The Parkway – June 5, 2020 through the last Friday in October. Hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Friday at The Parkway between Jadwin Avenue and George Washington Way.
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Walla Walla: Downtown Walla Walla Farmers’ Market – June 6, 2020 through October. Hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday at Crawford Park / Market Station at the corner of Main & Fourth Streets.
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Yakima: Yakima Farmers’ Market – May 10, 2020 through October. Hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Sunday at Valley Mall in the parking lot near Sears.
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For more information on Farmers’ Markets and Local Food & Farm Producers in the Tri-Cities region, visit:

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