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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One of the Naturally Beautiful Backyard program goals is to educate Clark County residents about how they can reduce the use of chemicals in their landscapes and help keep pollutants out of our watershed. 

Alternatives to Pesticides

Alternatives to Pesticides pdf — NBB program.

Provides the basics for home gardening without pesticides.

Bugs & Pests: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

Bugs & Pests: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly pdf — Clark County, WA.

Identifies common insects you may find in your garden and helpful hints for encouraging good bugs and discouraging the bad ones without the use of harmful chemicals.

Grow Smart. Grow Safe.

Grow Smart. Grow Safe. — Thurston County operates the Grow Smart, Grow Safe website.

The Grow Smart, Grow Safe® consumer guide to lawn and garden products is a project of Thurston County Environmental Health in Olympia, Washington. All products in the guide are registered for outdoor home use in Washington State. The website lists control products with their hazard rating, and offers natural alternative ways to manage insects, weeds, slugs, diseases, rodents, and more.

In the Home & Garage: Safer Alternatives

In the Home & Garage: Safer Alternatives pdf — Clark County, WA.

A good companion to recycling and disposing of house and garage waste sustainably.

Natural Pest, Weed & Disease Control

Natural Pest, Weed & Disease Control pdf — Seattle Public Utilities, Saving Water Partnership, and Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County, Washington with updates from Snohomish County and WSU Extension.

A step-by-step guide to natural pest, weed and disease control. Begin with prevention to create a healthy garden. Learn about beneficial insects, pest problem indicators, natural and non-toxic or least toxic chemical controls for pests and weeds, and find additional resources and information.

Related resources: Weeds / Invasive Plants | Wildlife management

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