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, December 5

There are no events on this day.

Monday, December 6

There are no events on this day.

Tuesday, December 7

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, December 7: 8am10am1pm3pm

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

Wednesday, December 8

Living on the Land (Class 10 of 10)

Wednesday, December 8 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/ 

Creating an Edible Landscape

Wednesday, December 8 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This workshop with East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District 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. 

Please contact Katie at (503) 935-5377 or [email protected] for information on accessibility or accommodation.

Registration is required.

Where Do Bees Go in the Winter?

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

Ever wondered where bees go in the winter? With over 20,000 bee species in the world, there are nearly as many strategies for surviving the bloom-less, cold months.

In this webinar with Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District, Bee & Bloom experts will provide an overview of all the bees that live in the Pacific Northwest, and how their life cycles take the winter into account. Learn all about the winter survival strategies of European honeybees, native bumblebees, and native solitary bees. They may be out of sight, but we hope they aren’t out of mind! We’ll also cover some simple practices for making their “dormant” phases more successful.

Registration is required.

Thursday, December 9

December Green Business Morning Blend

Thursday, December 9 8:30 am - 9:30 am

Green Business Morning Blend is an opportunity to network and discuss business environmental initiatives. Join us for our final event of 2021! This will be an engaging session to reflect on the past year and plan for the year ahead. This event is open to anyone with an interest in greening their own business or workplace.

Registration is required.

Friday, December 10

There are no events on this day.

Saturday, December 11

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, December 11: 8am10am1pm3pm

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

Rain Gardens 101

Saturday, December 11 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Learn how to build your own rain garden with East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District! We’ll explore the critical role rain gardens can play in urban stream restoration, and how they add beautiful landscaping to your yard at the same time.

You will learn how to assess your site to determine the best location and size, calculate impervious surfaces, determine soil suitability, choose appropriate plants, and how to maintain your new rain garden. You will also receive a comprehensive manual that guides you through all the steps in constructing your rain garden. 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.

How can I protect myself from the Coronavirus?

Wash your hands

Everyday practices to prevent colds, influenza and other respiratory illnesses can also protect people against coronaviruses, including COVID-19. Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. When soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol.

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