Green Neighbors Program

The Clark County Green Neighbors Program was developed and is maintained by Clark County Solid Waste and Environmental Outreach to assist citizens with developing more sustainable lifestyles and building a strong environmental community in Clark County. Solid waste regional planning and programs are a cooperative effort of Battle Ground, Camas, Clark County, La Center, Ridgefield, Vancouver, Washougal, and Yacolt. Funding for this project provided by a grant from the Washington State Department of Ecology.

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Moonlight Moth Gardening: Supporting Moths in the Home Garden

Monday, August 16, 2021 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Did you know that moth species outnumber butterflies by nine to one? Like butterflies, moths serve a critical role as pollinators and as a food source for many other species, including amphibians, small mammals, bats and many bird species. Also like butterflies, moth populations are in decline. Join the WSU Extension Clark County Master Gardener Program in a webinar to learn more about moths and get tips for supporting them in your garden.

Register in advance at
https://wsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIvce-srDgvGNX76YL_KnpBOH1cUhdhBJ7x.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Learn more at https://extension.wsu.edu/clark/workshops-events/.

Contact: Erika.d.johnson@wsu.edu or 564-397-5738.

Native Mason Bees

Saturday, December 21, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Join us for what has become our annual Mason Bee experience! Did you know Mason Bees are one of about 4000 native North American bees, without which most of our fruits and vegetables would not produce. You will see how easy it is to attract and maintain these important pollinators in your yard. Learn about the bees and then get hands-on experience as we will also be cleaning cocoons for our plant sale in the spring. In exchange go home with some of your very own bee cocoons!

Presented by Brigg Franklin, Master Composter/Recycler and Mason Beekeeper.

We will stay beyond our normal noon hour to get as many bee cocoons cleaned as possible—please accompany us!

Fees: Naturescaping members free or $15.00 for non-members. Membership per year is $20.00 ($15.00) for seniors.

Register for classes or for more information: info@naturescaping.org or marlene52ns@gmail.com

Contact info: info@naturescaping.org or marlene52ns@gmail.com, 360-737-1160

Sponsored by: NatureScaping of Southwest Washington

Monthly Bird Walk - Vancouver Audubon Society

Saturday, February 1, 2020 8:30 am
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These casual walks are intended for those wanting to enjoy the wildlife along the way and those wanting to learn or improve identification skills by sight and/or sound. You can join or leave anytime. These walks will be eBirded

Frenchman’s Bar Regional Park
Meet in the south lot* in Frenchmans Bar Regional Park at 8:30am. We will walk the paved trail and some unimproved trail. Great place to check the river and area fields.

For more information, contact Cindy at nwbirder@gmail.com or 509-939-4448
*Both Frenchman’s Bar and Klineline Pond parking areas require a Regional Park Pass or a parking fee. Some carpooling may be arranged—contact Cindy if interested.

Clark County Late Winter Search - Vancouver Audubon Society

Saturday, February 29, 2020 7:30 am
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Clark County Late Winter Search Saturday, February 29th(+)

Where: Salmon Creek Park & Ride When: 7:30am Contact: Randy Hill re_hill@q.com or 360-975-2573 (text preferred)

Join Randy Hill and co-leaders to explore the diversity of Clark County in late winter. This trip will concentrate on finding resident, wintering and maybe early-arriving Vancouver area specialties. Target species include Snowy Egret, Lesser Goldfinch, Red-shouldered Hawk, Black Phoebe, diving ducks and other waterfowl, loons, grebes, gulls and possibly owls.
Saturday we will explore areas that could include Ridgefield, but will concentrate on Vancouver Lake and lowlands and the Columbia River that may reach as far upstream as Steigerwald Lake NWR. Depending on conditions, a Sunday (morning only) higher elevation forest trip, Steigerwald Lake or Ridgefield NWR may be added. A Friday afternoon exploration of the Woodland Bottoms also will be scheduled for those interested.
This weekend schedule will be a joint outing with Washington Ornithological Society, so there might be limited space available and/or a wait list for any or all of the three days. For more information and to sign up, contact Randy Hill at re_hill@q.com or 360-975-2573 (text preferred).

Monthly Bird Walk - Vancouver Audubon Society

Sunday, March 1, 2020 8:00 am
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These casual walks are intended for those wanting to enjoy the wildlife along the way and those wanting to learn or improve identification skills by sight and/or sound. You can join or leave anytime. These walks will be eBirded.

Klineline Pond & Salmon Creek
Meet at the Klineline Pond parking lot* at 8am. We will walk around the pond portion of the park first, then head up the Salmon Creek Greenway Trail.

For more information, contact Cindy at nwbirder@gmail.com or 509-939-4448
*Both Frenchman’s Bar and Klineline Pond parking areas require a Regional Park Pass or a parking fee. Some carpooling may be arranged—contact Cindy if interested.

Vancouver Audubon Society Show and Tell

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 6:30 pm
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                                                                            Show & Tell Tuesday, March 10th Social 6:30pm, Program 7pm

Due to a conflict in scheduling our meeting room, our March meeting will be held on the 2nd Tuesday instead of the 1st Tuesday. Come enjoy some fabulous pictures and stories! Share your travels, special sightings, or other outdoor adventures! For those interested in sharing, pleas bring no more than 20 photos on a flash drive (PowerPoint or just some saved photos, they both work) and plan to spend 10 minutes or less sharing. If you would like to get on the program’s presentation schedule to share your adventures or special story, contact Arden to sign up: iambakerman@comcast.net.

Meeting & Program Location West Park Community Room at 610 Esther St.
**The west side lot has been closed for construction purposes. A south lot was opened and is accessible from the Esther Street entrance. Of course, street parking is free after 6pm.
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CANCELLED Beginning Bird Feeding Class

Saturday, March 21, 2020 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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This event is cancelled due to taking necessary health precautions and the CASEE Center being closed starting March 17.

Naturscaping Wild Botanical Gardens

March 21, 2020 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Beginning Bird Feeding-How to Attract Wild Birds


Presented by Brandon Burger, Backyard Bird Shop www.backyardbirdshop.com


Which seeds do specific birds like to eat? Does the type of feeder make a difference? Do they require more than just food? Attracting birds means creating a favorable habitat that appeals to their needs. We will discuss what you need to facilitate bringing our feathered friends to your yard and answer any questions you might have about them.

 

Class Location: CASEE Center, Building B, Room 205 11104 NE 149th Street, Brush Prairie, WA. 98606
Day/Time: Saturday March 21, 2020 10:00 am-noon
Fees: Naturescaping members free or $15.00 for non-members. Membership per year is $20.00 ($15.00) for seniors.
Register for classes or for more information: info@naturescaping.org or marlene52ns@gmail.com
Phone: 360-737-1160

CANCELLED Columbia Gorge Bird Watching

Saturday, March 28, 2020 7:30 am
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Vancouver Audubon Society Field Trip
Columbia Gorge Saturday, March 28th

Where: Port of Camas/Washougal

When: 7:30am

Contact: Cindy McCormack nwbirder@gmail.com


Let’s check out some of the bird hotspots along the Washington side of the Columbia Gorge. We will head east from the parking area at the Port of Camas/Washougal and look for late wintering, resident, and early migrant birds in Skamania and/or Klickitat Counties. Locations may vary based on wind and weather.
Target birds may include shrikes, American Dipper, Lewis’s Woodpecker, Acorn Woodpecker, Say’s Phoebe, bluebirds, and Canyon Wren. This might be a good time for migrating arid-land species, such as Sagebrush Sparrows.
This will be an all-day adventure unless the weather decides otherwise. Contact Cindy at nwbirder@gmail.com if you want to participate or if you have any questions.


We will carpool, so please remember to pay your driver. ($0.10/mile for each passenger is an easy calculation and a fair guideline).
Dress for the weather, be prepared for inclement weather! Bring lunch, water, snacks, and don’t forget your binoculars!

CANCELLED Vancouver Audubon Society Monthly Bird Walk

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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These casual walks are intended for those wanting to enjoy the wildlife along the way and those wanting to learn or improve identification skills by sight and/or sound. You can join or leave anytime. These walks will be eBirded.

April 1st 
Steigerwald NWR 

Let’s hope April Fool’s Day is good to us! We will walk the trail and look for some great birds! Meet at the Steigerwald parking lot at 8am. 

For more information, contact Cindy at nwbirder@gmail.com or 509-939-4448

VIRTUAL Watershed Stewardship - Fish and Wildlife

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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We all have wildlife neighbors we interact with. Learn more about the fish and wildlife we encounter here and the actions you can take to promote a healthy habitat.
 
This is one class of a five-part series through the Clark Conservation District.
 
 

VIRTUAL October Online Birding Class

Saturday, October 24, 2020 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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LITTLE BROWN BIRDS (FALL/WINTER VERSION)
 
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 9:00 AM- 10:30 AM VIA ZOOM (CLASSES NOT RECORDED)
 
INSTRUCTOR: LAURA WHITTEMORE
 
Little brown birds can be challenging to identify, but if you know what field marks, behavior and habitat preferences to pay attention to, suddenly they don't all look alike! Join us to learn about the resident brown birds like song sparrow and Bewick's wren, and also get to know the fall and winter visitors like fox sparrow and hermit thrush. Brown birds won't look the same to you after this class!
 
TUITION: $5 - $15 SLIDING SCALE
The link to the Zoom meeting will be sent out to attendees before the workshop time.

VIRTUAL The World of Wolves — Online Naturalist Class

Sunday, October 25, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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$20 SUGGESTED DONATION – all proceeds support wolf and nature education.
 
Instructors:
JOANIE BELDIN
SHEILA REDMAN
We welcome back the wolf educators from WolfWays to further our understanding and share current information. This is a unique opportunity to get a glimpse into the lives of these beautiful and environmentally important animals.The program will include:
-Wolf biology and behavior, covering info. about the physical characteristics of wolves
-Wolf pack (family) dynamics
-Stories that reveal the wolf’s intelligence and highly advanced social relationships. These are amazing stories taken from observations of wild wolves from wolf biologists in the field.
-The role of the wolf in the ecosystem
-Washington Wolves: the successes and challenges of wolf recovery
 
WolfWays is a science based wolf education program sponsored by Oregon Wild and Wolf Haven International. Programs are available for Pre-K through 8th grade, as well as adults. Since being launched in the spring of 2014, over 3,500 young people and adults have been amazed by the story of this country’s legendary, and often misunderstood, endangered species. Presentations are available for northern Oregon and southern Washington.
This class is designed for adults and older children.
Pre-registration is required as space is limited.
 
“In the end, we will conserve only what we love, we will love only what we understand, and we will understand only what we are taught.”
~ Baba Dioum ~ 

VIRTUAL Gardening to Attract Birds (Live Stream)

Thursday, November 5, 2020 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Landscaping with a focus on providing food and shelter for wild birds can greatly enhance our outdoor enjoyment while also providing critical habitat support for local and migrating species. Learn the basics of habitat creation, hear about local programs that can help you get started, and see some great bird-attracting plants to bring home to your garden today. 

Learn more and register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gardening-to-attract-birds-live-stream-tickets-124193868203?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR33jsZGAcF59qweOCmzdAQLCPSemGgXiQNeF2oABcZE_A3kKBbIY80nQP0 

VIRTUAL Introduction to Mushrooms

Sunday, November 8, 2020 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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For more information and registration, please visit: https://leachgarden.org/events/introduction-to-mushrooms/?fbclid=IwAR2RVNEoKVMNw0ucsVxu1Cs6wXSH_gKNgIx45_6c0uLQLn9TJAgiOvawIzQ 

In this online class, local mushroom enthusiast Leah Bendlin will teach the basics of mushroom identification for beginners, including physical features, ecology and anecdotes about mushroom oddities and beauty. Then we’ll take a walk in the Garden to see mushrooms fruiting in their natural habitats and to practice our new ID skills! If they have them, participants are encouraged to bring their own field guides for reference in the field.

When Leah moved to the Pacific Northwest, a friend took her out for a chanterelle hunt. She was so fascinated by them and the abundance of other mushrooms she set out to teach herself – and a chance encounter soon became a life passion. Leah became obsessed with mushroom taxonomy and all the facets that go into the hunt, learning to read the land for signs of treasure. In 2015, she was elected to the board of directors of the Oregon Mycological Society, where she currently also serves as a teacher, speaker and identifier. You can view her mushroom-centric Instagram account @Leah_myceli

Please contact jvrilakas@leachgarden.org if you have any questions.

VIRTUAL Mason Bee Basics

Saturday, November 14, 2020 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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MASON BEE BASICS
Pre-registration required. Registration closes at 8:00 am the morning of the class. Be sure and reserve your spot! Learn more and register here: https://treesongnatureawareness.wufoo.com/forms/mason-bee-class?fbclid=IwAR0aYNxdAIHVaXNM8lQ6GtnyiFpIyROMhvZwVrqctLNd_-9kRliCiGR01J0 
 
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time
VIA ZOOM (CLASS NOT RECORDED)
INSTRUCTOR: Mark Fitzsimons
 
Learn about one of our amazing native spring pollinators by joining Mark Fitzsimons for his “Mason Bee Basics” class. Whether you want to increase your orchard/garden production through better pollination or simply help our native pollinators, Mark offers a primer good for getting started with Mason Bees. The class will include tips on optimizing colony growth and health for those already managing a colony. Find out how the bees nest in your garden, why they are gentle, what makes them amazing pollinators, and take home exact steps for your success.
Learn how to attract this gentle pollinator to your gardens and reap the benefits of its thorough early spring activity. The Blue Orchard Mason Bee, Osmia lignaria, is truly a gardener’s best friend. This Pacific Northwest native does not form a hive, is not aggressive, stays active in cool weather, is estimated to pollinate 95 percent of the flowers it visits, and it visits more than twice as many flowers every day as a honey bee! Learn how you can keep a population of these early spring pollinators close at hand when fruit trees and berries are blooming. We’ll discuss how to meet their needs, maintain healthy nests, and increase their numbers from year to year.
 
 
TUITION: $5 - $15 SLIDING SCALE
The link to the Zoom meeting will be sent out to attendees before the workshop time.

Beavers and Stormwater Webinar

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Curious about beavers? Want to learn how they impact our local stormwater and watersheds? Beaver expert and author of the Beaver Restoration Guidebook Greg Lewallen will discuss beavers and the valuable role they play in managing stormwater. This webinar will include a short presentation with lots of time to ask questions and have discussions with Greg!

Register here or visit https://clarkcd.org/webinars/beavers to learn more!

VIRTUAL A Course in Corvids

Sunday, November 22, 2020 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Registration closes at 4:00 pm the evening of the class. Be sure and reserve your spot! https://www.treesongnatureawareness.org/online-birding-classes?fbclid=IwAR2KGRoMeRoGB-pjtkUf50FFEx1ZF5McrteX0zWyldtmFJ6w2sZZmcuSwm4
 
INSTRUCTOR: LAURA WHITTEMORE
 
Corvids, the family of birds that includes crows, ravens, and jays, tend to evoke a strong response in people: seems we either respect them for their cleverness and tool use or we resent them for their loud voices and nest-robbing habit. Attend this class to learn more about who the corvids are and why they deserve respect. And if you don’t yet know how to tell a crow and a raven apart, this class will set you straight!
 
TUITION: $5 - $15 SLIDING SCALE
The link to the Zoom meeting will be sent out to attendees before the workshop time.

VIRTUAL Birds of Prey Online Birding Class

Saturday, December 5, 2020 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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Registration closes at 8:00 am the morning of the class. Be sure and reserve your spot! https://www.treesongnatureawareness.org/birds-of-prey-december-2020?fbclid=IwAR1zeibEvgEJeGSKvhmtdkdM6sBzpL4b2ZI0rKtRf0peRLhdNuft5Yevh50 
 
INSTRUCTOR:
LAURA WHITTEMORE
 
Meet the many diurnal (active by day) birds of prey found west of the Cascades at this time of year. From the ubiquitous Red-tailed Hawk to the frustratingly similar Cooper's and Sharp-shinned Hawks, you'll get ID tips, natural history facts, and resources for further study of these amazing birds.
The presentation will include:
-The major differences between eagles, hawks, and falcons
-How to spot raptors and ID them by shape and size
-Habitat and prey preferences
-Information about not only year-round residents like the Red-tailed Hawk but winter visitors like the Rough-legged Hawk and Merlin
-Tips on where to go raptor watching in winter in the Pacific Northwest
This is a great opportunity to learn about and draw closer to the birds of prey that soar the skies of Washington and Oregon.
 
TUITION: $5 - $20 SLIDING SCALE
The link to the Zoom meeting will be sent out to attendees the day before the workshop.

VIRTUAL Winter Bird Feeding Basics: Who's Who at the Backyard Bird Feeder

Saturday, December 12, 2020 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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Registration required! Learn more here: https://www.treesongnatureawareness.org/online-birding-classes

SATURDAY DECEMBER 12, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM PACIFIC TIME
VIA ZOOM (CLASSES NOT RECORDED)

Registration closes at 8:00 am the morning of the class. Be sure and reserve your spot!

INSTRUCTOR:
LAURA WHITTEMORE

Bird feeding is a hugely popular hobby across the United States, and millions of dollars are spent each year to attract birds using specialized feeders and food. But which ones are best for the Pacific Northwest and all its wet weather? Instructor Laura Whittemore worked for Portland’s Backyard Bird Shop for two decades and has heard it all and seen it all. Join this class to learn which birds you can attract at this time of year and how to set yourself up for success with feeders, food, and more!


TUITION: $5 - $15 SLIDING SCALE

The link to the Zoom meeting will be sent out to attendees before the workshop time.

VIRTUAL Winter Birds of the Pacific Northwest Coast

Saturday, January 23, 2021 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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Pre-registration required! www.treesongnatureawareness.org/online-birding-classes
 
Winter Birds of the Pacific Northwest Coast
 
SATURDAY, JANUARY 23, 9:00 AM — 10:30AM PACIFIC TIME
 
Via Zoom (classes not recorded)
 
Registration closes at 8:00 am the morning of the class. Be sure and reserve your spot!
 
INSTRUCTOR:
LAURA WHITTEMORE
 
Winter birds of the Pacific Northwest coast are a whole new ballgame if you’re used to inland species. Murres, loons, scoters, guillemots, turnstones, oystercatchers and more frequent our rocky shores, offshore waters, and quiet bays. Learn who they are and where to find them so you’ll be prepared for your next drive west!
 
TUITION: $5 - $20 SLIDING SCALE
The link to the Zoom meeting will be sent out to attendees before the workshop time.

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