Date: April 13, 2019
Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Place: The Grove Coffee House
116 S. Main St., Independence
From agritourism to kayaking, our annual Watershed Recreation Fair is the perfect place to discover some of the many outdoor activities offered in our area. Representatives from our local parks, natural areas, excursion companies, outdoor clubs and more will be on hand to provide you with information and answer all questions. Bring your whole family in for a cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate, and start planning your next adventure! Click here for more details.
Date / Fecha: March 23 / 23 de marzo
Time / Tiempo: 10am - 2pm
Place / Lugar: Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge / Refugio Nacional de Baskett Slough
Cost / Cuesta: FREE! / ¡GRATIS!
Make nature arts and crafts projects and learn about your watershed, habitats found at the Refuge, and local wildlife! Click here for more information
¡Haz proyectos de arte y artesanía mientras aprendes sobre la vida selvestre, las cuencas hidrográficas y los tipos de hábitat del refugio! Haga clic aquí para mas información
Date: April 20, 2019
Time: 1:00 - 4:00pm
Place: Polk County Fire District #1
1800 Monmouth St., Independence
Join us to help protect and nurture young native trees and shrubs along Ash Creek, as part of the LWC's Ash Creek Restoration Project. We will be spreading mulch around our plantings, and installing deer fencing around some of our more vulnerable trees. Come celebrate Earth Day by showing your watershed some LOVE! Space is limited, so please RSVP at www.solveoregon.org/opportunity/a0C1I00000Gt1zzUAB
Date: April 28, 2019
Time: 12 - 3:00pm
Place: Peavy Arboretum
NW Peavy Arboretum Rd, Corvallis
Save the date for a hike with Greg Archuleta, who will introduce you to the plants of the prairie and forest ecosystems, and the many ways they are used by the Tribes of Western Oregon. More information coming soon!
Greg Archuleta is Clackamas Chinook, Santiam Kalapuya, and Shasta, and a member of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde. As an artist and educator, he teaches about the culture and history of the Tribes of Western Oregon, including ethnobotany, carving, cedar hat making, Native art design, and basketry.
Spring Bird Walk at J2E Tree Farm
Date: May 12, 2019
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Place: J2E Tree Farm, Kings Valley
Cost: $12 ($8 for Friends of the LWC)
Calling all early birds! Join the LWC and local bird expert, Joel Geier, as we explore the wooded areas, streams and pond habitat found on Boardmember Dave Ehlers' tree farm. The ticket price includes a fabulous made-to-order sandwich lunch from local Independence bakery, Ovenbird. An RSVP is required, so stay tuned for registration information, coming soon!
Planting for Pollinators Tour
Date: June 9, 2019
Time: 1:00 - 3:00pm**
Place: Illahe Vineyards
3275 Ballard Rd., Dallas
Join the LWC and Aaron Anderson for a look at how Illahe is using strips of native wildflowers between rows of grape vines to contribute to pollinator health in its vineyards. As we tour the vineyard, Aaron will be using a net to get a snapshot of the pollinators that are visiting the wildflowers, and you'll also get some pollinator-friendly landscaping tips for your own property. More information coming soon!
**Following the presentation and tour, there will be an optional wine tasting available for $15 per person (for those 21 and over only, of course!)**
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