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Wed, Mar 08


Mount Vernon

Backyard Conservation Series

Are you interested in learning more about what you can do for the environment in your own backyard? The Skagit Conservation District's Backyard Conservation Series brings in local experts to teach you hands-on techniques to improve your land!

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Backyard Conservation Series
Backyard Conservation Series

Time & Location

Mar 08, 2023, 5:30 PM

Mount Vernon, 2405 E College Way, Mount Vernon, WA 98273, USA

About the event


March 8th, 5:30-8:00pm Orientation, LID basics, and intro to Effective Landscaping.

March 15th, 5:30-8:00pm  “Soil and Mulch for Backyard Conservation” by Ian Horton, Pacific Landscape Architecture and “Native Plants for Climate Resilience” by Brenda Cunningham.

March 22th, 5:30-8:00pm “Common garden problems and how to deal with them” by Virgene Link, Master Gardener and Entomologist and “Invasive plants of the Pacific NW” by Madelyn Loy -Skagit Noxious Weeds Coordinator.

Saturday March  25th, 10:00-2:00pm "Amphibians 101" classroom presentation and field trip to Tope Ryan for egg mass survey with Stacy Dahl, Skagit Land Trust. 

March 29th, 5:30-8:00pm "Backyard Composting" by Shelley Johnston, Master Composter.

Saturday April 1st,  10:00-2:00pm "Rainwater Harvesting" presentation and field trip to WSU Extension Master Gardener’s Discovery Gardens.

Saturday April 8th, 10:00-2:00pm "Sustainable Pruning and Raingarden Care" by Carla Glassman.

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