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.




Full Details of the classes can be found in this pdf

Where the Water Begins

Land Management Practices for Marine Shoreline and Bluff Properties

Saturday, June 10, 2017 - Dumas Bay Center, Federal Way, WA
Saturday, June 24, 2017 - Vashon Maury Island Land Trust, Vashon, WA
Saturday, July 22, 2017 - Discovery Park Visitor Center, Seattle, WA

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

The King Conservation District invites you to attend a FREE workshop 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. Elliott Menashe, of Greenbelt Consulting, will be presenting a lecture on the role, benefits, management, and restoration of effective vegetation to reduce erosion and landslides.

For more information contact:

Stacie Powers – Education Program Coordinator

(425) 282-1930 | Fax: (425) 282-1898 | educationIP@kingcd.org | www.kingcd.org

Landscapes on the Edge

Design and Implementation of Landscape and Restoration Projects on Puget Sound Shorelines and Urban Ravines

November 15 & 16, 2016 9:00am to 4:00pm

University of Washington Botanic Gardens
Center for Urban Horticulture
3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, WA 98105

$230 Full registration, $150 one-day only Discounts available for full-time students and conservation corps members

Contact: urbhort@uw.edu / 206-685-8033

This program is designed to educate landscape professionals about the vulnerable nature of marine shorelines and provide guidance and instruction on how to better initiate, design, and implement successful landscape and restoration projects on upland buffers, shorelines, steep slopes, and beaches. Expanding your skill set in this area will allow you to meet the growing demand for this type of service, implement successful projects, create happy customers and positive word-of-mouth, increase your company’s market share, avoid regulatory problems, fines, and lawsuits, and improve public trust in the landscape industry to meet these environmental needs.

The public is being educated about the need for better management of shorelines and steep slopes, resulting in rising public demand for professional services. This is an optimal time to train landscape professionals in the specifics of designing, planning, and installing projects on marine shorelines and other sensitive areas.

Speakers include:

  • Elliott Menashe, Greenbelt Consulting
  • John Bethel, Geomorphologist, King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks
  • Kollin Higgins, Senior Ecologist, King County Water and Land Resources Division
  • Erica Guttman, Washington State University Extension and Native Plant Salvage Foundation
  • Sasha Shaw, King County Noxious Weed Control Program
  • Marianne Edain and Steve Erickson, Frosty Hollow Ecological Restoration
  • Stephanie Williams, L.G., Geologist, Shannon & Wilson, Inc.
  • Karin Strelioff, MLA, Environmental Specialist | GSI Designer, Mason Conservation District
  • ...and more to come!

Download the 2016 Landscapes on the Edge Flyer

Where the Water Begins

Land Management Practices for Marine Shoreline and Bluff Properties

Saturday, June 4, 2016
Vashon Maury Island Land Trust, Vashon, WA

Saturday, June 18, 2016
Discovery Park Visitor Center, Seattle, WA

Saturday, June 25, 2016
Dumas Bay Center, Federal Way, WA

Download the class flyer

Mason County Shoreline Tree and Vegetation Management Workshop

June 7, 2016

Download the Shoreline Tree Management Workshop Agenda