Tualatin SWCD Biochar 101 – 2 Day Workshop – FREE

Join Tualatin SWCD and presenter, Kelpie Wilson, for a FREE 2-day biochar workshop.

Thursday and Friday, February 27-28.

Workshop attendees will:

– Be introduced to the chemistry and biology of biochar at scales ranging from atoms to the atmosphere.
– Learn how biochar sequesters carbon while improving soil health and plant productivity.
– Understand available technology options for biochar production at different scales.
– Lean how to use biochar to manage farm wastes and create valuable organic fertilizers.
– Become familiar with the production of biochar through a hands-on demonstration.

For more information and to register visit: https://www.swcd.net/event/biochar-101-2-day-workshop/

Luckiamute Watershed Council hosts Free Winter Education Series

Join the Luckiamute Watershed Council for a series of educational events throughout the winter. All events are free to attend with a small suggested donation to help support this ongoing program.

January 22: Worm Bin Composting

January 25: Where does Your Drinking Water come from?

February 12: Protecting Salmon Strongholds around the Pacific Rim

Visit https://www.luckiamutelwc.org/loveyourwatershed.html for information on each series and to register.

Think you know Miller Woods? Then this competition is for you!

Each week during the month of January, Miller Woods will be posting a photograph taken somewhere on the property.

Take a selfie at that location and you could win a weekly prize of Miller Woods swag! You will also be entered to win our Grand Prize of a wooden bench made from a fallen tree at Miller Woods!

You must be a Friend of Miller Woods to participate.* Not a friend yet?

Click here to join!

Contest begins Wednesday, January 1st and continues for 4 weeks. The weekly winner will be randomly selected from all the correct submissions received. All correct submissions will be entered to win our Grand Prize.

If no correct entries are received, that week’s location will continue until a correct entry is received.

Weekly competition runs Wednesday to Tuesday at midnight.
Weekly completions will be:
January 1- January 7
January 8-January 14
January 15- January 21
January 22-January 29

*Only one entry per member per week or one entry per family membership per week. Weekly photograph will be posted on Facebook and emailed to current members on Tuesday evening.

Submissions and questions may be sent to: yswcd.millerwoods@gmail.com

Grand Prize made from a fallen Douglas Fir Tree at Miller Woods by Mr. Rick Thomas: