If you’re looking to deepen your knowledge on an assortment of backyard habitat-related topics, check out these upcoming events and learning opportunities offered by partners and local community groups:
Columbia Land Trust
Check out recordings of past events on the Columbia Land Trust Youtube page.
- Places of Pika: March 13, 9am
Watch the event recording here.
Confluence has a series of upcoming community events, including:
East Multnomah SWCD
EMSWCD has virtual spring workshops on a range of topics, including:
- Attracting Pollinators to the Urban Garden
- Beneficial Insects
- Creating an Edible Landscape
- Native Plants
- Naturescaping Basics
- Rain Gardens 101
- Urban Weeds
You can also engage via their Naturescaped Yard Tour, offered virtually in 2021.
Friends of Tryon Creek
Friends of Tryon Creek’s 41st annual Trillium Festival celebrates both the renewal of spring in the forest and the renewal of community support for Friends of Tryon Creek’s mission in partnership with Oregon State Parks, to inspire and nurture relationships with nature in our unique urban forest.
- Trillium Festival: Entire month of April, 2021
International Urban Wildlife Conference
Offered virtually in 2021, this conference highlights research, case studies, policy initiatives, thought exercises, and discussions related to wildlife and natural resources in urban environments.
- International Urban Wildlife Conference: May 25- 27, 2021
Metro has a monthly Healthy Home & Garden Tips newsletter:
Portland Audubon has loads of upcoming events.
- Birding days
- Camps for kids
- Night Nature talks
- On-line classes
All Soil School sessions are at 6pm
- It’s all about SOIL!: April 6
- 4 Principles of Soil Health: April 8
- How To Meadowscape for Carbon Sequestration: April 13
- Indigenous Traditional Ecological & Cultural Knowledge Practices: April 15
- Economics of Soil Health: April 20
- Soil Microbes: The Unseen World Beneath Our Feet: April 22
- Biochar: An Ancient Amendment & Its Modern Day Applications: April 27
- Dirt Simple: Carbon Farming at Home: April 29
Watershed Wise Workshops
- Paisajismo Favorable Para la Cuenca: Webinario Gratuito: 14 de Abril, 6pm
Weed Watchers Workshops
Watershed Alliance of SW Washington
The Watershed Alliance hosting a monthly film screening.
- Run Wild Run: April 25-27
- Mossville – When Great Trees Fall: May 23-25
- Common Ground: The Story of Bears Ears: June 20-