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 14

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Tuesday, November 16

Columbia Land Trust: Wild Splendor 2021 Sandhill Crane Tours

All day

Join Columbia Land Trust staff at Frenchman’s Bar Regional Park to take in the majestic migration of sandhill cranes. 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 16: 8am10am1pm3pm

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

Beneficial Insects: What They Are and How to Attract Them to Your Garden?

Tuesday, November 16 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Insects provide many important services in our gardens. Here in Oregon, we have hundreds native bees, flies, beetles, and moths that pollinate our flowers and crops. We also have an army of beneficial insects, including beetles, flies, and bugs that provide free pest control by preying on the pests living in our gardens.

In this webinar with Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District you will learn about the different kinds of beneficial insects that might live in your garden. You’ll also discover how to provide food, water, and shelter to attract and sustain these helpful creatures year-round.

Join us for Beneficial Insects!

Registration is required

Native Mason Bees

Tuesday, November 16 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us at Naturescaping Wildlife Botanical Gardens in-person to resume our annual Mason Bee experience! Did you know Mason Bees are one of about 4000 native North American bees, without which most of our fruits and vegetables would not produce. You will see how easy it is to attract and maintain these important pollinators in your yard. Learn about the bees and then get hands-on experience as we will also be cleaning cocoons for our plant sale in the spring. In exchange go home with some of your very own bee cocoons!

We will meet at Prairie H.S.—come into the main entrance and you will see us. Masks are required indoor at all times and at least 3 feet of physical distancing should be maintained.

Register for the class or for more information: [email protected] or [email protected] Phone: 360-737-1160

Wednesday, November 17

Prevent Food Waste

Wednesday, November 17 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Zoom into sustainable living and join Master Composter Recyclers on how to Prevent Food Waste in the First Place!

Understand the problem of food waste and learn tools to store food, minimize food spoilage, and tips to use the most of the food you have.

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

 

Register online: clarkcountycomposts.org/current-offerings

Living on the Land (Class 7 of 10)

Wednesday, November 17 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, November 18

Creating an Edible Landscape

Thursday, November 18 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Creating an Edible Landscape

Date: Thu, Nov. 18
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Virtual, Free

Workshop Description:
This online webinar will give you insight and tools for thoughtfully incorporating edible plants into your landscape – from annual veggies and herbs to perennial berries and fruit trees. We’ll discuss design tips, ways to build fertile soil, and how to conserve water while producing a harvest. You will also learn about native plants that feature edible fruit and nuts, as well as how to invite beneficial insects to your garden. You’ll walk away ready to assess your site and make a plan for a beautiful – and delicious – landscape! Please note that this class will focus on the Willamette Valley in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. 

Sign up here

 

Please contact Tiffany at [email protected] for information on accessibility or accommodation.

Friday, November 19

Vancouver Audubon: Vancouver Lowlands and Post Office Lake

Friday, November 19 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Target species are a wide variety of fall migrant/wintering waterfowl, waders including Snowy Egret and Sandhill Crane, raptors and a variety of wetland, open pasture, cropland and bottomland forest species. This trip enters private land with specific limited access for our group, and is adjacent to waterfowl hunting areas. This is an excellent opportunity to view the usually inaccessible Post Office Lake.

We will start at the Vancouver Lake flushing channel, then move toward the end of Lower River Road and walk on the old paved access road to Post Office Lake, an important wintering area on Ridgefield NWR for waterfowl (especially Canvasbacks). Other areas could include Frenchman’s Bar Park and the Shillapoo Wildlife Area from different access points. Trip will end around noon. Bring your Discover Pass, County Park Pass and spotting scope if you have them.

Contact Randy at [email protected] or call/text for additional details and to register by 11/13: 360-975-2573. 

 

Saturday, November 20

Urban Weeds

Saturday, November 20 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Urban Weeds

Date: Sat, Nov. 20
Time: 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Workshop Description:
Weeds! We all have them. Learn how to identify the most common garden and landscape weeds along with some of the other more notorious plant invaders of the region. We will walk you through how these aggressive plants can take over in your yard and provide some simple yet effective tips that will help you get the upper hand without turning to synthetic herbicides. Please note that this class will focus on the Willamette Valley in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States.

Sign up

 

Please contact [email protected] for information on accessibility or accommodation.

Columbia Land Trust: Wild Splendor 2021 Sandhill Crane Tours

All day

Join Columbia Land Trust staff at Frenchman’s Bar Regional Park to take in the majestic migration of sandhill cranes. 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, November 20: 8am10am1pm3pm

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

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