Learn how composted livestock manure helps in the garden at a free workshop from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at Clise Mansion in Marymoor Park, 6046 West Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E.

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Learn how composted livestock manure helps in the garden at a free workshop from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at Clise Mansion in Marymoor Park, 6046 West Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E.

King County’s horse population produces about 290,000 tons of manure and bedding material each year. Washington State University’s King County Extension and the county’s Department of Natural Resources and Parks are educating people about the benefits of composted livestock manure so more of it will be recycled.

Reserve a space by contacting Greta Cook at 206-205-3105 or greta.cook@metrokc.gov.

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Watershed photos

sought for contest

The Snoqualmie Watershed Forum is looking for photographs that capture the essence of the watershed to use in a 2006 poster promoting conservation.

Judging will be based on how well the photos portray community motivation to protect watershed health. Subjects can range from people to farming to plants and animals. Photographs should celebrate the multicultural and diverse nature of the watershed’s communities and contribute to a sense of ownership and pride, according to organizers.

The contest is open to all residents of the Snoqualmie Watershed, including Carnation, Duvall, Fall City, North Bend, Preston, Snoqualmie, Skykomish and part of unincorporated King County.

Entries must be received by 4:30 p.m. Nov. 15. Contest details and entry forms are available online at http://dnr.metrokc.gov/wrias/7./ To request materials by mail, call Saffa Bardaro at 206-296-1959 or e-mail saffa.bardaro@metrokc.gov.

Mercer Island

Park plan to be

topic of meetings

Meetings will be held next month to give the public an opportunity to work with design teams as they assemble draft concepts for Luther Burbank Park’s master plan.

Topics and dates are: off-leash dog area on Tuesday; dock area/small-boat facility, Nov. 10; shoreline restoration, Nov. 14; and connections to Upper Luther Burbank Park, Nov. 17. All meetings will be held at the Mercer Island City Council Chambers, 9611 S.E. 36th St., from 6:30-8 p.m.

A town-hall meeting about the master plan is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Nov. 29 at the Islander Middle School library, 8225 S.E. 72nd St.

For more information, e-mail luther.burbank@ci.mercer-island.wa.us; contact Pete Mayer, parks and recreation director, at 206-236-3548; or visit the city’s Web site, www.ci.mercer-island.wa.us/makeityourpark.

Bellevue

Author to speak

at health luncheon

Evergreen and Overlake Hospital Medical Centers’ foundations are co-hosting the 10th annual Together for Women’s Health Luncheon at noon Nov. 10 at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue. Bob Arnot, author and former chief medical editor for NBC, will speak on family health and wellness.

Tickets are $50 per person. Proceeds benefit patient-care services at both hospitals.

For reservations, call 425-899-1900 or go to www.evergreenhealthcare.org/foundation.

Seattle Times Eastside bureau