Water & Soil

Free Naturescaping Basics Workshop. Learn to garden with natives: Nov 14, 2009 9AM

11/14/2009 - 9:00am
11/14/2009 - 1:00pm
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East Multnomah SWCD Naturescaping Basics Workshop. Learn to garden with natives: Nov 14, 2009 9AM. Info here!

Naturescaping...

"Learn to garden with natives"

Sat Nov 14th 9AM


East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District: We help people care for their land

When: Sat, Nov 14, 2009 9AM-1PM
Where: Leach Botanical Garden
6704 SE 122nd Avenue
Portland 97236
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Beauty and function

Naturescaping is the practice of designing (or redesigning) a landscape so that it reduces water use, stormwater runoff, and pollution without sacrificing splendor. Plus, it saves you time, money, and energy – all while providing a beautiful habitat for birds, wildlife, and you.

Native plants are best because they're adapted to our soil and climate so they need relatively little or no watering, fertilizing, or care once established. They are also less susceptible to common garden pests and diseases, and they attract a variety of native birds and butterflies by providing food and shelter.

Workshop Description

Plan to attend this free workshop, Saturday Nov 14th!

Naturescaping Basics introduces attendees to their connection with the watershed, native plants of the PNW, pollution prevention, and other core concepts of naturescaping.

Workshop participants get to view before and after naturescaping examples, take a field trip to a nearby project, get advice on landscape design and native gardening, network with neighbors, and identify native plants.

And, every participant receives a comprehensive workbook and a native plant to help them get started.

FREE! Rain Gardens 101 Workshop: Apr 11, 2009

04/11/2009 - 9:00am
04/11/2009 - 1:00pm
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East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District: We help people care for their land

Learn about Rain Gardens!
A great way to add beautiy to your yard & protect our streams

When: Saturday, April 11, 2009 9:00AM - 1:00PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Council Chambers
1333 NW Eastman Pkwy

Greetings from East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District!

Our spring workshop season is in full swing & we want to invite you to attend the FREE Rain Gardens 101 Workshop taking place on Saturday, April 11th at the City of Gresham. Click here to register!.

Event Description

Rain gardens are a great way to add beautiful landscaping to your yard and protect our overloaded urban streams at the same time. Join us to learn how to build a rain garden on your property to keep our streams clean and healthy!

Participants will learn how to do a site assessment to determine where to safely install a rain garden, about impervious surface calculation, rain garden sizing, plant selection and rain garden construction and maintenance.

Click here to register!

Add Backyard Beauty! Free Landscaping Design Class: Feb 28, 2009

02/28/2009 - 9:00am
02/28/2009 - 1:00pm
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East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District: We help people care for their land

Learn to Naturescape!

Free Landscaping Design Class
Saturday, Feb 28th 9AM-1PM

When: Saturday February 28, 2009 9AM - 1PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Parkway
Gresham, Oregon

Here's a wonderful and FREE opportunity to learn about how to apply naturescaping techniques in your own backyard. Brought to you by East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District, and the City of Gresham.

What is Naturescaping?

Naturescaping is beauty and function. Naturescaping saves time, money, and energy while providing a beautiful, healthy habitat for birds, wildlife, and you. So, what are you waiting for? Sign-up Here!

Volunteer! SOLV Annual Beach & Riverside Cleanup at Nadaka Nature Park: Sat Sep 29, 2018 9AM-12PM

09/29/2018 - 8:00am
09/29/2018 - 12:00pm
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Join Friends of Nadaka for the SOLV Annual Beach & Riverside Cleanup at Nadaka Nature Park on Saturday, September 29th 9AM to 12PM! Tools, gloves, and light refreshments provided. Bring a water bottle and a friend! Register Here!
Nadaka Nature Park, Gresham Oregon

When: Saturday Sep 29, 2018 9AM-12PM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
17615 NE Glisan St
Gresham, OR
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Sign-Up
Here!

Bring A Friend!
Join Friends of Nadaka for the SOLV Annual Beach & Riverside Cleanup to restore a healthy habitat at Nadaka Nature Park on Saturday, September 29th- 9 AM to 12 PM!

We will be removing litter and invasive species such as English Ivy from the 10 acre forested portion of the park. There will also be an opportunity to work in the community garden and front 2-acres of the park.

Tools, gloves, and light refreshments will be provided. Dress to work in natural areas: long pants and closed-toe sturdy shoes. Please bring a water bottle and a friend!

Meet at the picnic structure on the south side/Glisan Street side of the park. Parking available in St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church parking lot and along NE Pacific Street.

Naturescaping Basics Workshop, Troutdale: Sat, Mar 24, 2018 9AM-1PM

03/24/2018 - 9:00am
03/24/2018 - 1:00pm
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Naturescaping Basics Workshop, Troutdale: Sat, Mar 24, 2018 9AM-1PM. Saving Our Streams. Info here!

Saving Our Streams

When: Sat, Mar 24, 2018 9AM-1PM
Where: Troutdale Police Station
234 SW Kendall Ct.
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Learn how to enhance your garden. Reduce maintenance while supporting local birds, bees and butterflies!

Naturescaping reduces water use, stormwater runoff and utilizes native plants. The workshop introduces the core concepts of naturescaping and explores:

  • Pollution prevention through the reduction/elimination of chemical use.
  • How native plants naturally resist pests & tolerate drought conditions while attracting native birds, butterflies and other beneficial pollinators to your garden.
  • Basic site planning principals, and many other great natural gardening & design tips.

Youll receive a comprehensive workbook to help you get started.

Register today

Contact

Katie Meckes, 503-935-5368

East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District

Workshop! Naturescaping Basics: Sat, Feb 10, 2018 9AM-1PM

01/29/2018 - 9:00am
01/29/2018 - 1:00pm
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Naturescaping Basics: Sat, Feb 10, 2018 9AM-1PM. Saving Our Streams. Info here!

Saving Our Streams

When: Sat, Feb 10, 2018 9AM-1PM
Where: Mt. Hood Community College
Rm GE201
26000 SE Stark St.
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Learn how to enhance your garden. Reduce maintenance while supporting local birds, bees and butterflies!

Naturescaping reduces water use, stormwater runoff and utilizes native plants. The workshop introduces the core concepts of naturescaping and explores:

  • Pollution prevention through the reduction/elimination of chemical use.
  • How native plants naturally resist pests & tolerate drought conditions while attracting native birds, butterflies and other beneficial pollinators to your garden.
  • Basic site planning principals, and many other great natural gardening & design tips.

Youll receive a comprehensive workbook to help you get started.

Register today

Contact

Katie Meckes, 503-935-5368

East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District

Attracting Pollinators to the Urban Garden: Wed, Feb 21, 2018 6PM-8:30PM

02/21/2018 - 6:00pm
02/21/2018 - 8:30pm
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Attracting Pollinators to the Urban Garden: Wed, Feb 21, 2018 6PM-8:30PM. Free Hands-On Event. Info here!

Free Hands-On Event

When: Wed, Feb 21, 2018 6PM-8:30PM
Where: Mt. Hood Community College
Rm GE201
26000 SE Stark St.
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Come learn how to provide habitat for a variety of local pollinators that are vital to our human food supply.

  • Learn about the different kinds of pollinators. There are many important native pollinators besides the well known and non-native European honey bee.
  • Discover plants that will help attract pollinators.
  • Consider ways to provide shelter, water and overwintering sites.

Register today

Contact

Katie Meckes, 503-935-5368

East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District

City of Gresham Native Plant Workshop: Sun, Feb 25, 2018 1PM-3:30PM

02/25/2018 - 1:00pm
02/25/2018 - 3:30pm
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City of Gresham Native Plant Workshop: Sun, Feb 25, 2018 1PM-3:30PM. . Info here!

When: Sun, Feb 25, 2018 1PM-3:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Council Chambers
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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Explore the benefits of gardening with native plants! Natives come in all shapes and sizes with beautiful, wild and delicate flowers. They are also well adapted to our region making them relatively fuss-free!

A native plant slideshow will highlight characteristics and desired growing conditions of many local favorite native groundcovers, shrubs and trees.

Register today

Contact

Katie Meckes, 503-935-5368

East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District

Free! EMSWCD Beneficial Insects Workshop, St Aidan's Church: Sat, Nov 04, 2017 9AM-11:30AM

11/04/2017 - 9:00am
11/04/2017 - 11:30am
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Free! EMSWCD Beneficial Insects Workshop, St Aidan's Church: Sat, Nov 04, 2017 9AM-11:30AM. Info here!

Are you battling pests in your urban garden?

When: Sat, Nov 04, 2017 9AM-11:30AM
Where: St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church
17405 NE Glisan St
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Free Workshop!

Meet the beetles, bugs, flies, lacewings and other invertebrates such as spiders and centipedes that work around the clock to provide free pest control. You will discover plant types and management practices that provide habitat to attract and sustain beneficial insects that help your garden thrive. You’ll also learn how to keep an eye out for some of the invasive insect pests that currently threaten our state.

Register here! Seating is limited.

Provided by East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District

About EMSWCD
The East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District (EMSWCD) is a unit of local government serving Northwest Oregon's Multnomah County east of the Willamette River. We work entirely on a voluntary, non-regulatory basis. All of our work is geared toward keeping water clean, conserving water and keeping soil healthy!

Free Workshop! Naturescaping Basics: Sat, Apr 01, 2017 9AM-1PM

04/01/2017 - 9:00am
04/01/2017 - 1:00pm
Etc/GMT-8
Naturescaping Basics: Sat, Apr 01, 2017 9AM-1PM. Saving Our Streams. Info here!

Saving Our Streams

When: Sat, Apr 01, 2017 9AM-1PM
Where: Troutdale Police Station
234 SW Kendall Ct
Get Map!

Learn to Naturescape

Naturescaping is the practice of designing (or redesigning) your landscape so that it reduces water use and decreases stormwater runoff while saving you time, money and energy. This introductory workshop introduces the core concepts of naturescaping, and also explores:

  • Pollution prevention through the reduction/elimination of chemical use.
  • How native plants naturally resist pests & tolerate drought conditions while attracting native birds, butterflies and other beneficial pollinators to your garden
  • Basic site planning principals, and many other great natural gardening & design tips.

Even if you decide to enlist the help of a contractor, youll have the framework to make decisions and effectively communicate the vision you have for your yard. Class will visit a nearby naturescaped project to see design principles in action. Youll receive a comprehensive workbook to help you get started.

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