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:

Where the Water Begins Workshops, 2021


 Protect And Enhance Your Beach Or Bluff Property

Is your marine bluff or beach property eroding or jeopardizing your house? Do you want to manage trees and shrubs to stabilize your property while maintaining a beautiful view of Puget Sound?

King Conservation District invites you to attend FREE workshops developed for property owners along the marine shorelines of King County.

The workshop will provide participants with an opportunity to learn about the ecological, geological and vegetation management issues associated with owning property Where the Water Begins. Hear presentations from local experts and get your questions answered. Sign up to attend the webinar and receive FREE RESOURCES and SITE VISIT from KCD marine shoreline experts.

Where the Water Begins May 8th, 2021

Where the Water Begins May 22nd, 2021

Where the Water Begins June 4th

All Workshops

Due to COVID-19, KCD will be offering the Where the Water Begins workshops as online webinars this year.


  • Understanding Puget Sound’s unique ecology
  • Recognizing landslide hazards
  • Using native plants to reduce erosion
  • Using native plants to improve fish and wildlife habitat

Who Should Attend?

  • Beach property owners interested in a stable natural shoreline
  • Bluff property owners interested in reducing potential for erosion and landslides
  • Beach or bluff property owners interested in improving fish and wildlife habitat


For more information about the workshops, contact nikki.wolf@kingcd.org.

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, 2020 - 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