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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Sunday, November 28

There are no events on this day.

Monday, November 29

Columbia Land Trust: Wild Splendor 2021 Chum Salmon Tours

All day

Join Columbia Land Trust staff at along the bank of the Columbia River to watch iconic chum salmon spawn. You’ll learn about these important species, their seasonal journeys, and our work to conserve their habitat. This tour series would not be possible without the support of our generous sponsors!

Available times for Monday, November 29: 10am,12pm2pm3:30pm

Find registration links and more information on Columbia Land Trust's website.

Native Plant Q&A with Clark Conservation District

Monday, November 29 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Clark Conservation District will be holding a Q&A session with Clark CD staff Ashley Smithers, Mackenna Milosevich, and Zorah Oppenheimer. Take this opportunity to ask questions about the plants we are selling this year, which plants would work best in your yard, how to properly take care of your future native plants, or any questions you may have.

Registration is required.

Tuesday, November 30

Columbia Land Trust: Wild Splendor 2021 Chum Salmon Tours

All day

Join Columbia Land Trust staff along the bank of the Columbia River to watch iconic chum salmon spawn. You’ll learn about these important species, their seasonal journeys, and our work to conserve their habitat. This tour series would not be possible without the support of our generous sponsors!

Available times for Tuesday, November 30: 10am12pm2pm3:30pm

Find registration links and more information on Columbia Land Trust's website.

Wednesday, December 1

Native Plant Sale

Wednesday, December 1 4:00 pm

Join Clark Conservation District for the 2022 Native Plant sale! Ordering for the plant sale will open on Wednesday, December 1st, at 4 pm. You will be able to place orders at that time on our website: https://clarkcd.org/plant-sale. There will be no restocks this year, so be sure to place your order early!

Make sure to check your confirmation email after placing your order. Your confirmation email will contain your plant order as well as a link to sign up for your plant pickup time on February 19th, 2022. 

Plants must be picked up at 11104 NE 149th St., Brush Prairie, WA on Saturday, February 19th, 2022 at your selected pickup time.

Living on the Land (Class 9 of 10)

Wednesday, December 1 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Living on the Land class series brings in local experts to teach key stewardship principles to small acreage land caretakers. These experts give advice on pasture and livestock management, managing weeds, caring for your forest, improving wildlife habitat, soil health, stormwater management, well & septic maintenance, and more. 

When: Wednesdays, October 6 – Dec 8, 2021 6:00pm-8:30pm

Where: Online via Zoom

Cost: $35/person or $50/household or farm (Scholarships for Veterans are available upon request)

Registration: First, please take this pre-survey and then you will recieve an email within a few days inviting you to register. Class size is limited to 30 students and registration fills quickly, so fill out the survey soon! Upon completion of the survey, you will be contacted and given a registration link. Please allow several days for your survey to be reviewed and registration link sent.

Learn more here: https://extension.wsu.edu/clark/naturalresources/smallacreageprogram/small-acreage-living-on-the-land/ 

Thursday, December 2

Columbia Land Trust: Wild Splendor 2021 Chum Salmon Tours

All day

Join Columbia Land Trust staff along the bank of the Columbia River to watch iconic chum salmon spawn. You’ll learn about these important species, their seasonal journeys, and our work to conserve their habitat. This tour series would not be possible without the support of our generous sponsors!

Available times for Thursday, December 2: 10am12pm2pm3:30pm

Find registration links and more information on Columbia Land Trust's website.

Attracting Pollinators to the Urban Garden

Thursday, December 2 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Gardens are pollinated by a variety of insects that help flowers set seed and help fruit and vegetable plants produce an edible harvest. Mostly familiar with European honey bees, few of us are aware of the many flies, beetles, moths and butterflies at our doorsteps that also provide critical pollination services. In this workshop you will learn about the different kinds of pollinators that might be living in your garden, discover a plant palette to help attract and support pollinators, and go beyond the bloom to consider ways to provide shelter, water, nesting, and overwintering sites. Please note that this class will focus on the Willamette Valley in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States.

Please contact Katie at (503) 935-5377 or katie@emswcd.org for information on accessibility or accommodation.

Registration is required.

Well & Septic System Maintenance and Septic Self -Inspection Certification

Thursday, December 2 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Do you have a gravity-fed septic system? Did you know Clark County requires you to have your gravity-fed septic system inspected every 3 years? Join an online webinar that will allow you to inspect the system yourself instead of hiring a professional to do it for you. The workshop is taught by Clark County Public Health and will teach participants how to inspect their septic systems and safely maintain their well water. Completing the workshop and a short exam will certify participants in a one-time inspection of their septic system.

Having your septic system inspected by a professional, costs around $100. Getting certified in our class is only $15, saving homeowners money.

The Small Acreage Program, co-sponsored by Washington State University Clark County Extension and Clark County Public Works Clean Water, will provide information, handouts, and answer landowners’ questions at the workshop.j

Friday, December 3

There are no events on this day.

Saturday, December 4

Columbia Land Trust: Wild Splendor 2021 Chum Salmon Tours

All day

Join Columbia Land Trust staff along the bank of the Columbia River to watch iconic chum salmon spawn. You’ll learn about these important species, their seasonal journeys, and our work to conserve their habitat. This tour series would not be possible without the support of our generous sponsors!

Available times for Saturday, December 4: 10am12pm2pm3:30pm

Find registration links and more information on Columbia Land Trust's website

Circle of Life Chum Salmon Celebration

Saturday, December 4 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

It’s chum salmon season! On December 4th, hear from the people who make the miracle of the returning salmon possible in this family-friendly event hosted by the Wood Family and Columbia Springs.

Beginning at 12:00 pm we will feature interviews from partners, educational activities, and some up close footage of our chum salmon. A salmon trivia competition will follow at 3:00 pm – with prizes for winners! Register at this link to join the fun.

This webinar will be recorded and saved on the Columbia Springs website after the event. Want to share a story about or photos of a special salmon experience? Send us a message at kylie@columbiasprings.org!

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