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, October 31

There are no events on this day.

Monday, November 1

Vancouver Audubon: First of the Month Bird Walk

Monday, November 1 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Bird Walks are meant to be a casual, local morning of birding. They are a great time to enjoy birds with others, find new areas to visit, and/or work on bird identification by sight and sound or to practice your eBird app with help when needed. These walks are usually easy to join or depart at any time during the morning, no commitment to participate in the entire walk if you have limited time. Please, only fully vaccinated participants at this time.

Contact Cindy at [email protected] to register. 

Tree-of-Heaven and Spotted Lanternfly: Significant Risks to Washington State

Monday, November 1 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join the Washington Invasive Species Council for a webinar to learn about tree-of-heaven and spotted lanternfly, including the risk spotted lanternfly poses to Washington and how you can help. Attendees with Washington pesticide and structural pest inspector licenses will earn one recertification credit.

State agencies are asking the public to report an invasive tree called tree-of-heaven throughout October to help prevent the introduction of a harmful insect, the spotted lanternfly.

Registration is required.

 

Tuesday, November 2

Young Birder of the Year

Tuesday, November 2 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Katie Warner is a recent new member of the Vancouver Audubon Society. She will talk about her experience participating in and winning the American Birding Association’s 2021 Young Birder of the Year award. The ABA Young Birder of the Year mentoring program exists to encourage and develop the talents of birders between the ages of 10-18. We are pleased that Katie is willing to share her experience and talents with our group. She is actively working with Vancouver Audubon Society to start a Young Birders Group here in Vancouver.

Programs are currently scheduled as virtual events through Zoom, all start at 7:00 pm (social time at 6:30pm). All are welcome, we hope you will join!

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

Wednesday, November 3

Living on the Land (Class 4 of 10)

Wednesday, November 3 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/ 

Living on the Land (Class 5 of 10)

Wednesday, November 3 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/ 

Green Cleaning

Wednesday, November 3 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Make three household green cleaners. Kit & ingredients provided.

Classes are available through Zoom Video Communications. Visit zoom.us or download app from Apple Store or Google Play.

Zoom into sustainable living and join Master Composter Recycler classes.

Register online: clarkcountycomposts.org/current-offerings

Thursday, November 4

Use Food Well - Sharing Food Across Clark County

Thursday, November 4 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

More than one million tons of food waste is generated annually in Washington, with about 35% being edible food going into landfills. Food waste is one of the greatest challenges of our time significantly impacting our environment, community and economy.

Join Clark County Green Neighbors to hear speakers from Clark County Food Bank, Urban Abundance and Clark County Food System Council. We’ll learn about how they get food into the hands that need it and subsequently prevent good food from being wasted.

Pre-registration required.

 

Contact: Brittany Smith, [email protected]

 

Building Health Soils with Cover Crops

Thursday, November 4 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join the Small Acreage Program for an online Zoom workshop where participants will learn about cover crops from Justin O’Dea – Regional Agricultural Specialist and Faculty at WSU Extension. Terry Koper, Program Coordinator says, “This workshop will be a great chance for folks to learn the benefits and methods for utilizing cover crops to build organic matter and biodiversity in their soils.”

This workshop is hosted by Small Acreage Program of WSU Clark County Extension, co-sponsored by Clark County Public Works Clean Water.

This event is $10. Registration is required. 

Call 564-397-5729 or email [email protected] for more information.

Friday, November 5

There are no events on this day.

Saturday, November 6

Attracting Pollinators to the Urban Garden

Saturday, November 6 9:00 am - 11:30 am

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 [email protected] for information on accessibility or accommodation.

Registration is required.

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