Watershed Wise: Nature Learning Near Glencoe Swale


Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District | Upcoming Events

September 2018

Introduction to Rainwater Harvesting Workshop-September 22nd

September 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Calvin Presbyterian Church10445 SW Canterbury Lane
Tigard, ORUnited States 
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Free

PLEASE JOIN US FOR ONE OF OUR FREE WORKSHOPS AND TOURS TO LEARN THE BASICS OF RAINWATER HARVESTING! Topics to be covered: ● Rainwater collection for both urban and rural settings ● Potable and non-potable uses ● Parts needed to install a system ● Water availability calculation ● Water uses and irrigation efficiency ● Pump systems, gutters and downspouts ● Concept of large tanks (>550 gallons) ● Case studies

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Celebrate Great Grains

September 22 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Spiesschaert Farms3150 NW Thatcher Rd.
Forest Grove, OR 97116 United States 
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Heritage Grains grown locally and sustainable for baking,brewing and distilling. Explore the advantages of reintroducing wholesome grains raised in our area and then processed for local enjoyment while enhancing our economy. -FREE! -Food Stalls -Music -Hayrides -Tastings -Undercover seating available-Rain or Shine Stop by and learn about local grains!

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Rain Barrel Workshop at Tualatin SWCD

September 22 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District7175 NE Evergreen Parkway, Suite #400
Hillsboro, OR 97124 United States 
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$35

Learn how storing rain water is beneficial to the environment and your wallet! Tualatin Riverkeepers and Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District are teaming up to offer 2 rain barrel workshops this fall! The $35.00 registration fee covers a rain barrel, paint, installation kit, instructions, and refreshments. Please bring: sunblock, gloves and eye protection, design ideas for your rain barrel, water bottle, clothes to get dirty/paint on, sunglasses, hat. Register here for the September 22nd workshop at Tualatin Soil and…

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Naturescaping Workshop

September 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Tualatin Hills Nature Center15655 SW Millikan Way
Beaverton,OR 97003 
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Join us to learn about naturescaping your yard!   This workshop will introduce naturescaping concepts and basic site planning principles, including: Using native plants to provide layering and year-round features; Attracting native birds, butterflies, and other pollinators; Creating low maintenance landscapes to conserve water and energy; Preventing pollution through reduction or elimination of chemical use.

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October 2018

Naturescaping Workshop

October 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District7175 NE Evergreen Parkway, Suite #400
Hillsboro, OR 97124 United States 
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Join us to learn how to naturescape your yard!  This workshop will introduce naturescaping concepts and basic site planning principles, including: Using native plants to provide layering and year-round features; Attracting native birds, butterflies, and other pollinators; Creating low maintenance landscapes to conserve water and energy; Preventing pollution through reduction or elimination of chemical use.

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Preparing for Winter on Horse Properties

October 20 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District7175 NE Evergreen Parkway, Suite #400
Hillsboro, OR 97124 United States 
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Join Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District and Alayne Blickle of Horses for Clean Water for a FREE workshop about managing mud, manure, and pastures – along with horse health! Lunch provided!   Workshop topics include: Mud, manure, and drainage management – find out about useful ways to deal with mud and runoff on your property, including paddock footing options, geotextile fabrics, on-farm set-ups for roof runoff, creative ways to keep rain out of stalls and barns, and more! Winter horse…

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Introduction to Rainwater Harvesting Tour

October 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Free

Please join us for a tour on October 20th. The tours are applicable to both urban and rural residents. Site tours are at 10am and 1pm. More information about the tours will be given after you RSVP a week before the event. For more information about the tour call Clair Klock at 503-998-7026 or 503-210-6007

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Introduction to Rainwater Harvesting Tour

October 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Free

Please join us for a tour on October 20th. The tours are applicable to both urban and rural residents. Site tours are at 10am and 1pm. More information about the tours will be given after you RSVP a week before the event. For more information about the tour call Clair Klock at 503-998-7026 or 503-210-6007

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Soil Health Workshop for School Gardens

October 23 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District7175 NE Evergreen Parkway, Suite #400
Hillsboro, OR 97124 United States 
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 Join Tualatin SWCD and Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom for a free workshop to learn the basics of soil health, how to protect it in the school garden, and how to teach it in the classroom! Soil is more than just sand, silt, and clay – it is a living ecosystem. Proper soil health care is natural insurance for school gardens against drought, pests, and weeds. Teaching soil health gets kids outside and prepares them to be conservationists! The…

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Jackson Bottom Wetlands | Fall Classes

Want to register for a class?

Questions about classes?

Contact Steve Engel, Nature Program Supervisor, 503-681-6283 or steve.engel@hillsboro-oregon.gov.

Nature Classes at Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve

Located one mile south of downtown Hillsboro, the Preserve is composed of 635 acres of wetlands and upland forest accessible by four miles of hiking trails. A pollinator garden and water-wise demonstration garden are located next to the Nature Center, which is open from 10 am – 4 pm daily. It features an indoor classroom, nature store, interpretive displays including an actual bald eagle nest, restrooms and drinking fountains. Nature classes are designed for adults and teens who attend with an adult, unless otherwise noted. Most class sizes are limited, so register early!

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Jackson Bottom Classes

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