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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Date: Saturday, November 14, 2020 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Categories: Virtual Events Wildlife
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: 
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time
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.
The link to the Zoom meeting will be sent out to attendees before the workshop time.

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