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 28

There are no events on this day.

Monday, March 1

VIRTUAL Repair Clark County Show & Tell

Monday, March 1 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Join us virtually on Monday, March 1, 6 – 7:15 pm! Guest speaker Terra will share about the Repair Clark County program and how they help others repair, upcycle and more! After the presentation, we will have a show & tell opportunity. Bring an item that you have upcycled or repaired if you would like to share!  We are excited to hear about new ideas! 

Watch the Zoom Recording

Passcode: J!zGs7Us
 

Contact: Shannon Hunter, [email protected]

VIRTUAL Mason Bees Workshop

Monday, March 1 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The mason bee- our gentle friend and incredible pollinator. Most likely you have these busy native bees in your own yard; you just haven't met them yet.  Join Master Gardener Vione Graham for an introductory workshop on mason bees. The presentation will cover their role in pollination, their life cycle and habits and how we can help protect these valuable creatures. This webinar is put on by the WSU Clark County Extension Master Gardener Program in collaboration with Clark County Public Health -Solid Waste Outreach.

Pre-registration required. 

https://wsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYofuyurDkjGtMwfP4guVTeHPpql-ybBgRk

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 


Contact: Erika Johnson, [email protected] or 564-397-5738

Tuesday, March 2

VIRTUAL Ask the Experts: Native Plants Q&A with CD Staff

Tuesday, March 2 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Clark Conservation District is offering two Zoom meetings to give our plant sale customers the chance to speak directly with staff about native plants. 

This is an opportunity for customers to ask questions about the plants ordered, the plant sale pickup process, and any other plant-related questions. Clark CD staff members Ashley Smithers, Jeff Paulson, and Zorah Oppenheimer will be available to answer questions at both webinars. Register for one or both sessions.

Session 2 

Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at 6 p.m.

Join staff for a Q&A after picking up your plants. This is an excellent chance to ask questions about planting techniques, plant placement, and plant care, or to learn more about how to get involved with the Conservation District.  

Pre-registration Required.

 

Past Session 1

Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at 12 p.m.

This is an opportunity to ask staff questions about the pickup process, how to handle bareroot plants, or any other questions you have about native plants before the plant pickup date.

 

Please note these will be Zoom meetings where you can share your video and talk with Clark CD staff or submit typed questions in the chat. You may also submit questions ahead of time when you register or by emailing them to [email protected]. Neither session will be recorded.

 

Learn more at Clark Conservation District's website.

VIRTUAL Steigerwald NWR/Project Updates

Tuesday, March 2 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

A representative from Steigerwald Refuge will give an update on accomplishments over the past year and what to expect this coming year in the massive wetland restoration project happening there.

Contact Don Rose for more information or to get a Zoom invitation: [email protected]

Starting at 6:30pm, the first 30 minutes of this meeting will be a social time when members will be able to interact through live audio and video. During the presentation starting at 7:00, no audio or video will be allowed for attendees. Written questions submitted through Chat or Q & A can be answered at the end of the program.

 

Steigerwald Habitat Restoration Project

Tuesday, March 2 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Curtis Helm will summarize the work performed this past construction season as well as what is planned for 2021. In 2020, major project elements that were completed included realigning Gibbons Creek and constructing the floodwall and berm north of SR 14. Curtis Helm is Principal Restoration Ecologist for Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership. He was hired about 1.5 years ago, principally to work on the Steigerwald Floodplain Restoration Project. Previously, he worked for 8 years in the Urban Forestry and Ecosystem Management Division for the City of Philadelphia. He has also worked for 15 years at an environmental consulting firm in New Jersey, Amy S. Greene Env. Consultants, Inc. His focus was primarily on wetlands related issues, design/construction/planting as well as regulatory permitting and compliance.

Starting at 6:30pm, the first 30 minutes of this meeting will be a social time when members will be able to interact through live audio and video. During the presentation starting at 7:00, no audio or video will be allowed for attendees. Written questions submitted through Chat or Q & A can be answered at the end of the program.

Contact Don Rose for more information or to get a Zoom invitation: [email protected]

Wednesday, March 3

There are no events on this day.

Thursday, March 4

There are no events on this day.

Friday, March 5

VIRTUAL Nature Lovers Book Group

Friday, March 5 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Join Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries on the first Friday of each month for a lively discussion focused on books about nature.

Pre-registration Required.

This month we will be discussing Nature's Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation that Starts in Your Yard  by Douglas W. Tallamy.

Future Events

  • April 2Coyote America: A Natural and Supernatural History by Dan Flores
  • May7Octopus! The Most Mysterious Creature in the Sea by Katherine Harmon Courage

To join this online program, you will need a computer, tablet or phone with a camera and microphone. The link to join the event will be emailed to registrants. A phone number will be included to allow you to use a phone as speaker and microphone, if necessary. 

Note

Library events and programs are open to the public and provided at no cost. Special accommodations may be requested using our Accommodation Request Form no later than 15 days prior to the event.

 

Saturday, March 6

There are no events on this day.

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