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, February 21

VIRTUAL WasteBusters Challenge Kick-Off Event

Sunday, February 21 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Join us virtually for details about the WasteBusters Challenge! Guest speaker Alex Luna (Owner of Kindred Homestead Supply) will share about how to sustain a low-waste lifestyle and make ethical consumer decisions. Busting waste can be easy, accessible, and fun! Listen in on Alex's story to spark inspiration for your sustainability journey! 

Zoom Recording Link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/play/C0UNIVmex-Q83Qhov0xti380vuXFyoUgAVNEMB7dzX1fpAtusa4kmbp8YW5xg9Pk83295ntQURDa1Llm.k-RmZlgtx1u-xgpg

Password: 9$+PSy9Q

Learn more about the 2021 WasteBusters Challenge.

 

Contact: Shannon Hunter, Green Neighbors [email protected] 

Monday, February 22

VIRTUAL Film Night Series: Ay Mariposa

Monday, February 22 6:00 am - Wednesday, February 24 8:45 pm

The Film series has gone virtual for 2021! Another great selection has been curated for your enjoyment, but this year it will be available to stream at home. The online events will be held on the fourth Tuesday of each month now through June.

Ay Mariposa is a true story about two women on the frontlines of the US-Mexico border, standing to protect an endangered butterfly species and human communities. For more details, view trailer.

View the film within a 62-hour window Monday, 6 am, Feb. 22 to Wednesday, 8:45 pm, Feb. 24:

VIRTUAL SCREENING ROOM

Password: TWA21

Registration instructions:
1. Register at the "Virtual Screening Room" link above
2. Click on the button that says "Pre-order now for free"
3. Enter password: TWA21
4. A reminder email will be sent to you 24 hours before viewing begins


Follow the Watershed Alliance on Facebook for event reminders. 

The Film Night series is hosted by the Watershed Alliance and sponsored in part by Clark County Green Neighbors.

Building Career Connections: a Conversation with a DFW Officer

Monday, February 22 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Attention teachers, parents, and educators!
 

What’s a career as a fish and wildlife officer like? From off-roading to boating, WDFW officers patrol wilderness and urban areas to protect our state’s fish, wildlife, and natural resources.

WA Department of Fish and Wildlife will have their second Wild Washington Live! event featuring a WDFW officer who will share what it’s like to be a wildlife officer, and what steps students can take to follow this rewarding career path. After presenting, the officer will be available to answer student questions.
 

Join via Zoom on Monday, Feb. 22 from 10-10:45 a.m. Pre-registration is not required. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86766554878...

If you can’t join live, email your questions to [email protected] or post your question in the comments by 8 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 22.
 

This presentation pairs with our career connection: WDFW enforcement officer preview for 9-12th grade students. The presentation and question/answer session is appropriate for all ages.

A recording of the live event will be available on our Wild Washington lesson webpage on Feb. 26.

https://www.facebook.com/events/241056710979899

Building Career Connections: a Conversation with a DFW Officer

Monday, February 22 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Attention teachers, parents, and educators!
 

What’s a career as a fish and wildlife officer like? From off-roading to boating, WDFW officers patrol wilderness and urban areas to protect our state’s fish, wildlife, and natural resources.

WA Department of Fish and Wildlife will have their second Wild Washington Live! event featuring a WDFW officer who will share what it’s like to be a wildlife officer, and what steps students can take to follow this rewarding career path. After presenting, the officer will be available to answer student questions.
 

Join via Zoom on Monday, Feb. 22 from 10-10:45 a.m. Pre-registration is not required. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86766554878...

If you can’t join live, email your questions to [email protected] or post your question in the comments by 8 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 22.
 

This presentation pairs with our career connection: WDFW enforcement officer preview for 9-12th grade students. The presentation and question/answer session is appropriate for all ages.

A recording of the live event will be available on our Wild Washington lesson webpage on Feb. 26.

https://www.facebook.com/events/241056710979899

Tuesday, February 23

VIRTUAL Film Night Series: Ay Mariposa

Monday, February 22 6:00 am - Wednesday, February 24 8:45 pm

The Film series has gone virtual for 2021! Another great selection has been curated for your enjoyment, but this year it will be available to stream at home. The online events will be held on the fourth Tuesday of each month now through June.

Ay Mariposa is a true story about two women on the frontlines of the US-Mexico border, standing to protect an endangered butterfly species and human communities. For more details, view trailer.

View the film within a 62-hour window Monday, 6 am, Feb. 22 to Wednesday, 8:45 pm, Feb. 24:

VIRTUAL SCREENING ROOM

Password: TWA21

Registration instructions:
1. Register at the "Virtual Screening Room" link above
2. Click on the button that says "Pre-order now for free"
3. Enter password: TWA21
4. A reminder email will be sent to you 24 hours before viewing begins


Follow the Watershed Alliance on Facebook for event reminders. 

The Film Night series is hosted by the Watershed Alliance and sponsored in part by Clark County Green Neighbors.

Wednesday, February 24

VIRTUAL Film Night Series: Ay Mariposa

Monday, February 22 6:00 am - Wednesday, February 24 8:45 pm

The Film series has gone virtual for 2021! Another great selection has been curated for your enjoyment, but this year it will be available to stream at home. The online events will be held on the fourth Tuesday of each month now through June.

Ay Mariposa is a true story about two women on the frontlines of the US-Mexico border, standing to protect an endangered butterfly species and human communities. For more details, view trailer.

View the film within a 62-hour window Monday, 6 am, Feb. 22 to Wednesday, 8:45 pm, Feb. 24:

VIRTUAL SCREENING ROOM

Password: TWA21

Registration instructions:
1. Register at the "Virtual Screening Room" link above
2. Click on the button that says "Pre-order now for free"
3. Enter password: TWA21
4. A reminder email will be sent to you 24 hours before viewing begins


Follow the Watershed Alliance on Facebook for event reminders. 

The Film Night series is hosted by the Watershed Alliance and sponsored in part by Clark County Green Neighbors.

Aquatic Invasive Species: Statewide Prevention, Monitoring, and Management Overview

Wednesday, February 24 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Washington Invasive Species Council invites you to join us February 24th from 11:30am-12:30pm PST during National Invasive Species Awareness Week for a webinar that explores identification and management of several prominent aquatic invasive species in Washington. Register today for this FREE event as space is limited. Hope to see you there!

Note: this webinar has been approved for 1 pesticide recertification credit, pending attendance confirmation, from the Washington State Department of Agriculture.

Registration link for the Zoom Webinar:

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gK5orEckRDmfB-uzEn5Tgg

Expert Tips – Tree Care for the Property Manager

Wednesday, February 24 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Property managers are invited to join Clark County's Green Apartment Living for its 2021 online webinar series. These workshops provide tips on preventing various sources of pollution and enhancing multifamily properties. 

  • See examples of how to prevent pollution
  • Get helpful, practical tips for your site
  • Ask local experts questions and get advice

This FREE six-part series is created especially for property managers. Register and attend a webinar to be entered into a drawing for a $50 Visa gift card!

Healthy trees provide shade, reduce energy costs, prevent soil erosion, beautify landscapes, and filter air and water. Learn about hiring a professional tree care provider, tree permits, and more!

Register at this link

Thursday, February 25

Green Team Event Series (1/3): Forming and Managing a Green Team

Thursday, February 25 8:30 am - 9:30 am

Clark County Green Business is launching a virtual Green Team Workshop Series. Over the course of three workshops, topics will range from green team engagement, waste prevention, tracking progress and change making within your organization. You will learn ways to strengthen virtual teams, receive resources and tools and practice virtual networking skills in breakout rooms.

Join us on February 25 for the first event of the 3-event series to learn about forming and managing a green team from a panel of green businesses. Presenters will share best practices for coordinating green teams for enhanced engagement. We will also discuss challenges and solutions for managing green team projects and practice our succinct communication skills with a few rounds of speed networking!

This is the perfect opportunity to learn more about involving non-green-team employees with sustainability projects, meet other businesses with similar values, and get inspired to form your own green team! Don’t miss out on this excellent learning experience.

You are welcome to share this invitation with colleagues. Advanced registration is required. For more details on the Green Team Series check out our blog post.

Event Date: 02-25-2021 8:30 am

Register at this link.

Public Meeting for Fish Passage and Screening Rules

Thursday, February 25 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
WDFW is working to create new rules surrounding fish passage and screening improvement work. Learn more about the topic and provide your input at this online public meeting. No registration is required to attend.

More details, including the Zoom link, are available at:

https://wdfw.wa.gov/get-involved/calendar/event/fish-passage-and-screening-rule-public-meeting?fbclid=IwAR1GP73TRzErfziA36j0hcyxPW-jaIGJdJ2Fq2nn0ToZRP7xhV7qfzZLAIU

North of Falcon Public Meeting: Willapa Bay and Grays Harbor Forecasts

Thursday, February 25 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join WDFW fishery managers for a virtual discussion about salmon abundance forecasts for Willapa Bay and Grays Harbor. Fishery management objectives and preliminary fishing opportunities for 2021 are discussed.

More details, including the Zoom link, are available at: https://wdfw.wa.gov/get-involved/calendar/event/north-falcon-willapa-bay-and-grays-harbor-forecasts?fbclid=IwAR1qa39i12I9s6Ghn5tZAYx3qxCTMoZqNjfBdXRpgbIGn5b2RxahWSVt6oI 

For a full North of Falcon public meeting schedule, visit: https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/management/north-falcon/public-meetings?fbclid=IwAR1nBBqdTDk0Dda9vjZT4leA1QsGDgjI6MLM3Zm7chRYvk8zrn46dnizotM 

Friday, February 26

North of Falcon Public Meeting: 2021 Salmon Forecasts and Fishing Opportunities

Friday, February 26 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Join WDFW fishery managers to learn more about Puget Sound, coastal Washington and Columbia River salmon abundance forecasts as part of this year's North of Falcon salmon season setting process. Fishery management objectives and preliminary fishing opportunities for 2021 will also be discussed.

More details, including the Zoom link, are available at: https://wdfw.wa.gov/get-involved/calendar/event/north-falcon-2021-forecasts?fbclid=IwAR1HNfzu5F0g0eCc6vB2U3rewJQeVMKVgyzKo3fTsBPCDMHS9tu1GARiEWY 

Saturday, February 27

VIRTUAL 2021 Online WA Forest Owners’ Winter School

Saturday, February 27 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

WSU Forestry Extension has moved the Forest Owners Winter School online this year! There will be five 50-minute sessions throughout the day, and recordings of all sessions will be available to those that register. Sessions offered cover a wide variety of forest management topics and, best of all, its free!

Pre-registration Required.

Learn more about the program and session topics.

 

VIRTUAL Landscaping with Pacific Northwest Native Plants

Saturday, February 27 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
 
LANDSCAPING WITH PACIFIC NORTHWEST NATIVE PLANTS
 
Registration closes at 9:00am the morning of the class. Be sure and reserve your spot!
 
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 10:00AM - 12:00PM PACIFIC TIME
VIA ZOOM (CLASSES NOT RECORDED)
 
INSTRUCTOR:
Hannah Schrager
 
Landscaping with Pacific Northwest Native Plants in an introductory course for those who seek to marry aesthetics and ecology. In this class we will discuss how to choose the right plant for the right place in your outdoor space. We will learn how to examine ecological clues to determine what will grow best in your yard. The class will also cover how to create structure with native plants to produce a look and vibe you like.
 
Using native plants in your landscape creates improved habitat opportunities for wildlife and can lead to lower maintenance needs over time. This class will leave you with a better understanding of how to select native species for your space, how to source them, and the ecology of “backyard habitat” maintenance. Whether you are already at work propagating native plants in your space or new to the idea, this class will offer you valuable information about your yard and its role in our regional landscape.
 
What to bring:
A malleable brain, questions about PNW ecology, ideas/desires you have for your yard.
 
TUITION: $20 - $30 SLIDING SCALE
The link to the Zoom meeting will be sent out to attendees before the workshop time.

https://www.facebook.com/events/285403916000486/ 

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