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, July 5

There are no events on this day.

Monday, July 6

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Tuesday, July 7

VIRTUAL Oregon Zoo Live: Butterflies

Tuesday, July 7 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Go behind the scenes in our butterfly conservation lab and connect with animal care staff in this live video!

Afterward, you can find at-home activities to learn more about pollinators and how to help them at https://www.oregonzoo.org/discover/activities.

The zoo relies on public support to operate, even when we're closed. The biggest way to make a difference right now is to become a member, renew your membership or make a donation. Thank you!
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Event at: https://www.facebook.com/events/828481481016020/

Wednesday, July 8

VIRTUAL Green Burial Talk

Wednesday, July 8 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join Elizabeth Fournier, AKA The Green Reaper, for a discussion about natural burial. What does this mean? It means the burial of human remains in the earth in a manner that does not inhibit decomposition but allows the human remains to recycle naturally.

A link to join the FREE virtual event will be emailed out to registrants closer to July 8.

Topics that will be covered:

  • Understanding the history of the American burial
  • Learning regulations and current practices of green burial
  • Adding shades of green to funeral and burial choices
  • Discussing personal after death care preferences
  • Caring for a body at home after death

Elizabeth is a funeral director and author of The Green Burial Guidebook, you can find more about her work on her website, thegreenreaper.org

Contact: 564.397.7326 or [email protected] 

VIRTUAL Watershed Alliance Food & Film Series: Tapped

All day

Our Food & Film Series was just beginning when our world began to change. While we miss connecting, eating pizza, and watching environmental films with you , we are happy to announce that Tapped, a film from our archive, will be virtually shown on July 8th for a 24 hour period!

An unflinching examination of the big business of bottled water.

Follow the Watershed Alliance Facebook and Instagram for updates on the link and password! 

CANCELLED: Business Planning for Small Acreage Farmers

Wednesday, July 8 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

WSU Extension is working to keep our communities safe. All Extension programming is being provided virtually, postponed, or canceled. 

 

 Ag Entrepreneurship Course Teaches Business Planning to Small Acreage Farmers

Wednesdays, January 22 through March 25, 2020

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Hazel Dell, WA

Clark County, WA - Are you thinking of starting a small farm or agricultural business? Do you want to expand your current farm business? Would you like assistance in writing a business plan for your farm? You can get started by signing up for WSU Extension’s “Cultivating Success: Agricultural Entrepreneurship and Business Planning” course. The 10 week class series is designed to help entrepreneurs develop a workable business plan to guide the success and sustainability of their agricultural enterprise. 

“A business plan is like a roadmap that can guide farmers to be successful and sustainable” says Doug Stienbarger, WSU Clark County Extension Director.

The course will teach beginning and existing farmers and value-added producers new skills in business planning and important aspects of operating a sustainable business.  Special emphasis is placed on direct marketing, record keeping, and financial and legal issues unique to agricultural businesses.  Instructors include farm marketing specialists, accountants, attorneys, agricultural professionals, and local farmers sharing their farming and marketing experience. 

“This course is an excellent opportunity for small acreage farmers to improve an existing business or learn the ropes of entrepreneurship if they are just starting out”, says Teresa Koper, Small Acreage Program Coordinator.

Registration is $100 per farm or family and class size is limited to the first 30 participants (partial scholarships are available on a limited basis).  This class series fills up quickly so contact Teresa Koper at [email protected] or visit the WSU Clark County Extension events calendar (https://extension.wsu.edu/clark/calendar/) for registration details on this terrific learning opportunity.  

WSU Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Persons requiring special accommodations should call WSU Extension Clark County at (564) 397-5733 two weeks prior to the event.

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VIRTUAL Watershed Stewardship - Plants

Wednesday, July 8 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Our region hosts a variety of habitats and landscapes. Forests, wetlands, open space, and agriculture all have their own characteristics. We will introduce important native plants and invasive species to know.

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Registration required: https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fzoom.us%2Fwebinar%2Fregister%2F2115922395298%2FWN_oCSvny5OSVGZa0M5o5KBuQ%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR0T23fCG6gGi2DUvXT3aRhT6375H2kigDLniNJAcRBWHX2xO6scEJXu_84&h=AT3a2lV-Hz-koD7Gm7Jo95stbkTVTyANhdxtDuqjc-qdjRx3N_GEh28t7Bu-HFr3te2hn4esUCXswzzE7BNkNrEpSQ6Zmw2Zry7tKCWVxF0RlDYVSLkfmCTLOKzki1k136ku4Fo" style="color: rgb(56, 88, 152); cursor: pointer; text-decoration: none; font-family: system-ui, -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, '.SFNSText-Regular', sans-serif; font-size: 14px; white-space: pre-wrap;">https://zoom.us/webinar/register/2115922395298/WN_oCSvny5OSVGZa0M5o5KBuQ

Thursday, July 9

VIRTUAL Chat with an Expert: Stormwater & Amphibians

Thursday, July 9 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Do you have a stormwater facility in your neighborhood? Or maybe you have heard about these things, but don’t really know what they are and what you should be doing with them. Join Clark Conservation District to learn about stormwater facilities from expert Jordan Washington. We will then learn about how our local amphibian populations use these facilities for habitat. Expert Peter has several years of experience surveying different types of facilities throughout Clark County. We will discuss what habitat features you should look for and include to help our amphibian friends.

Learn more and check out past webinars at:

https://clarkcd.org/amphibian

Registration required in advance.

Friday, July 10

VIRTUAL Youth Bird Workshop

Friday, July 10 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This is program catered to youth 5+, all ages welcome.

Created and led by Juno Chimera (he/they), Equity Nature Educator at Hoyt Arboretum Friends, serving through AmeriCorps and Confluence Environmental.

In this workshop series, we will engage in a number of hands-on activities, attuning our senses to the ways in which birds communicate and exist amongst us. We will also explore some of the critical roles birds play in our ecosystems.

In session, we will tune in with our ears, practicing some bird identification through sound, as well as gaining insight into the contextual meanings behind different kinds of calls.

This workshop is offered on Zoom. Attendees who sign up will receive a link and login information before workshop.

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Saturday, July 11

There are no events on this day.

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