Water & Soil

FREE! Naturescaping Workshop: May 30, 2009 9AM

05/30/2009 - 9:00am
05/30/2009 - 1:00pm
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FREE! Naturescaping Workshop: May 30, 2009. Sponsored by East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District (EMSWCD), Portland OR

Create backyard habitat, attract wildlife. Naturescaping is beauty and function!


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

When: Saturday, May 30, 2009 9:00AM - 1:00PM
Where: Lake House at Blue Lake Park
21154 NE Blue Lake Rd
Fairview, OR
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Definition (Wikipedia): Naturescaping (or nature scaping) is a term that refers to a method of landscaping that allows people and nature to coexist. By incorporating certain plants, especially native ones, into ones yard, one can attract beneficial insects, birds, and other creatures, and help keep our rivers and streams healthy. Extensive urban growth and urban sprawl over the last few decades has had a significant impact on habitat that birds and other wildlife once called home. Homeowners with yards have a unique opportunity to curtail this loss of habitat by creating their own backyard wildlife sanctuary. Read more.

Workshop Description

Naturescaping is the practice of designing 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. Naturescaping Basics introduces attendees to their connection with the watershed, native plants of the PNW, pollution prevention, and other core concepts of naturescaping. Advanced registration is required. Space is limited, so don't delay. Click here to register!

In this introductory workshop we introduce the concept of naturescaping. We also discuss time and maintenance savings, reduction/elimination of water and chemical use, increasing and improving wildlife habitat, watershed stewardship, and basic site or project planning, as well as many other great gardening tips.

Healthy Septic Systems Workshop in Gresham: Feb 25, 2009

02/25/2009 - 7:00pm
02/25/2009 - 9:00pm
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East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District: We help people care for their land

Free Workshop!
Healthy Septic Systems Workshop
Mt Hood Community College
Wednesday, Feb 25th 7PM-9PM

When: Wednesday, February 25, 2009 7PM - 9PM
Where: Mt Hood Community College
26000 S.E. Stark St
Gresham, Oregon 97030

East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District is offering a FREE and very informative Healthy Septic Systems Workshop in Gresham, February 25th! Join us and learn how a little preventative maintenance can go a long way.

Healthy Septic Systems

Is your septic system a mystery to you? Attend this free workshop and learn how to care for your septic system, prevent messy sewage backups, and avoid expensive repairs with basic septic tank maintenance. Local septic system professional Alex Amauck and septic inspectors Mike Ebeling and Erin Mick from the Bureau of Development Services will present and answer your questions. This workshop is presented by East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District.

Register online at www.emswcd.org/workshops-events or contact Katie Meckes, Outreach Coordinator, EMSWCD at 503-935-5368, or email katie@emswcd.org. You can also come early and register on the day of the workshop. Space is limited. Registration is on a first come first served basis.

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