PubliCalendar: Get Schooled on Marijuana, a New Light Rail Station, and the Cedar River Basin

Today's picks for civic nerds.

By Kristen Farnam September 25, 2014

For Today

An Expert's Guide to Medical Marijuana

Michael Backes will be speaking about his book, Cannabis Pharmacy: The Practical Guide to Medical Marijuana and discussing his vision of the future of cannabis in this country. Backes is head of research and development for the medical marijuana clinic Abatin Wellness Center and also founded the Cornerstone Collective, California's first research-based medical pot collective.

Washington state legalized recreational marijuana earlier this summer, throwing the future of the state's largely unregulated medical marijuana stores into legal limbo. Except for Colorado, all other states that have legalized pot have only made it legal for medical uses.

An Expert’s Guide to Medical Marijuana, Thu, Sept 25, 7:30–8:45pm, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5

For Friday

Learn About the U District Light Rail Station

Sound Transit, Metro, and Seattle Department of Transportation will be presenting plans for the University District light rail station and answering questions from the community about what the new station will look like, how nearby street use could change when light rail opens, and what impact the new rail stop will have on light rail and Metro service.

Construction has already begun at the U District station, which is set to open in 2021.

UDP Urban Design Committee Meeting, Fri, Sept 26, 8–10am, University Heights Center, Room 209, 5031 University Way NE, free

For Saturday

Cedar River Watershed Tour

The five-hour tour will show guests how 10 years of the Habitat Conservation Plan, a 50-year plan to renew fish and wildlife in the Cedar River Basin, has revitalized forests, rivers, and salmon activity. Some of the actions that have been taken include eliminating commercial logging, adding special screens on water intakes to route fish to the river, and constructing a fish ladder at the Landsburg Dam.

The Cedar River Watershed covers more than 90,000 acres and supplies drinking water to 1.4 million people in the greater Seattle area.

Cedar River Watershed Tour, Sat, Sept 27, 9am–2pm, Cedar River Watershed Education Center, 19901 Cedar Falls Rd SE, $15

Advance Notice for October 10

Free Trees for Seattle Residents Deadline

Trees for Neighborhoods is accepting applications through October for residents to receive up to four free trees for their yards. The two species still available are Shore Pine and Douglas Fir, which require a large amount of space to grow and develop. With each tree, residents will also receive instruction on how to care for the type of tree that they will be planting.

The purpose of this program is to help the city reach 30 percent canopy cover by 2037. Much of Seattle is residential so it provides trees to residents to plant in either their yards or in an adjacent planting strip.

Free Trees for Seattle Residents Deadline, Fri, Oct 10, free

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