Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District

Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District Conservation is for everyone. Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District provides technical assistance, financial assistance, and education in order to create a sustainable, productive, healthy environment for the Washington County community.

Providing local solutions to local problems. www.tualatinswcd.org

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😜this silly shot was captured by @ryanjosephkozar#WildlifeWednesday
09/22/2021

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this silly shot was captured by @ryanjosephkozar
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this silly shot was captured by @ryanjosephkozar
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Washington County lost a jarring 23% of its farmland between 2012 and 2017. That’s why its more important than ever that...
09/14/2021

Washington County lost a jarring 23% of its farmland between 2012 and 2017. That’s why its more important than ever that we all work to support our local food systems. Click below to learn why our farms are disappearing and how you can help.

tualatinswcd.org/priorities/food-farms/farmland-preservation/

Washington County lost a jarring 23% of its farmland between 2012 and 2017. That’s why its more important than ever that we all work to support our local food systems. Click below to learn why our farms are disappearing and how you can help.

tualatinswcd.org/priorities/food-farms/farmland-preservation/

Any teachers out there looking for classroom decorations? You can get a free poster of Oregon’s agricultural regions fro...
09/07/2021

Any teachers out there looking for classroom decorations? You can get a free poster of Oregon’s agricultural regions from our friends at Agriculture in the Classroom!

Back to school means it's time to decorate those classroom walls! This 24x36 inch poster shows Oregon's different growing regions as well as the top commodities in each county! Did we mention that it's FREE to Oregon teachers! https://oregonaitc.org/product/grown-in-oregon-map/

Who doesn’t love seeing a big steelhead trout?! Migratory fish species, like steelhead, rely on cool, clean water for ha...
09/01/2021

Who doesn’t love seeing a big steelhead trout?! Migratory fish species, like steelhead, rely on cool, clean water for habitat. But today, many streams are too warm making good fish habitat difficult to find. To help keep water temperatures low, trees and shrubs can be planted along the stream to provide shade. Not only does this improve fish habitat, but it also helps reduce erosion along our waterways.

Illustration: Nora Sherwood Artist and Illustrator

#WildlifeWednesday #SteelheadTrout #Trout #Wildlife #Conservation #TualatinSWCD #WashingtonCounty

Who doesn’t love seeing a big steelhead trout?! Migratory fish species, like steelhead, rely on cool, clean water for habitat. But today, many streams are too warm making good fish habitat difficult to find. To help keep water temperatures low, trees and shrubs can be planted along the stream to provide shade. Not only does this improve fish habitat, but it also helps reduce erosion along our waterways.

Illustration: Nora Sherwood Artist and Illustrator

#WildlifeWednesday #SteelheadTrout #Trout #Wildlife #Conservation #TualatinSWCD #WashingtonCounty

Invasive species are most noticeable when they've become a well established infestation. This infographic shows their sn...
08/31/2021

Invasive species are most noticeable when they've become a well established infestation. This infographic shows their sneaky intrusion to an area. As the w**d spreads, the variety of plants and animals decreases and infrastructure is more damaged.

Invasive species are most noticeable when they've become a well established infestation. This infographic shows their sneaky intrusion to an area. As the w**d spreads, the variety of plants and animals decreases and infrastructure is more damaged.

08/31/2021
Pío Pío Park | Parks & Trails | THPRD

Have you checked out Aloha’s newest neighborhood park? Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District recently completed construction of Pío Pío Park on SW 187th & Bonnie Meadow Lane. This new park space has a nature themed play area, large trees, lots of native plants, and a community garden that was partially funded by a grant from Tualatin SWCD. We are proud to be supporting efforts to connect communities with nature and and gardening opportunities. Check it out!
http://www.thprd.org/parks-and-trails/detail/pio-pio-park

Located in the Aloha neighborhood, Pío Pío (pee-oe pee-oe) Park features both hard and soft surface paths that meander through the park's large trees and a variety of native plants. The park offers visitors a nature themed play area, a picnic shelter, open lawn, a community garden, and a multi-use...

You can’t blame gardeners for having a keen eye for butterfly bush (Buddleia davidii). Unfortunately, butterfly bush doe...
08/30/2021

You can’t blame gardeners for having a keen eye for butterfly bush (Buddleia davidii). Unfortunately, butterfly bush does not always stay where we plant it. When it escapes into natural areas, it alters soil nutrients and crowds out native trees and shrubs. Butterfly bush is so harmful that the Oregon Department of Agriculture has made it illegal to sell in Oregon.

In place of butterfly bush, try planting red-flowering currant.

Red-flowering currant (Ribes sanguineum)is a spring icon in the Pacific Northwest. Its drooping clusters of light pink flowers are one of the first things to bloom and offer a welcome sight after a dreary winter. Not only is it gorgeous to grow but its flowers attract hummingbirds, bees, and some butterflies.
Discover more native alternatives to pesky ornamentals: https://tualatinswcd.org/plant-this-not-that-native-alternatives-to-pesky-ornamentals/

#NativePlants #PlantNative #PNWNativePlants #PlantThisNotThat #InvasivePlants #GardenTips #Gardening #BackyardHabitat #Habitat #UrbanGarden #OregonGarden #Conservation #TualatinSWCD

You can’t blame gardeners for having a keen eye for butterfly bush (Buddleia davidii). Unfortunately, butterfly bush does not always stay where we plant it. When it escapes into natural areas, it alters soil nutrients and crowds out native trees and shrubs. Butterfly bush is so harmful that the Oregon Department of Agriculture has made it illegal to sell in Oregon.

In place of butterfly bush, try planting red-flowering currant.

Red-flowering currant (Ribes sanguineum)is a spring icon in the Pacific Northwest. Its drooping clusters of light pink flowers are one of the first things to bloom and offer a welcome sight after a dreary winter. Not only is it gorgeous to grow but its flowers attract hummingbirds, bees, and some butterflies.
Discover more native alternatives to pesky ornamentals: https://tualatinswcd.org/plant-this-not-that-native-alternatives-to-pesky-ornamentals/

#NativePlants #PlantNative #PNWNativePlants #PlantThisNotThat #InvasivePlants #GardenTips #Gardening #BackyardHabitat #Habitat #UrbanGarden #OregonGarden #Conservation #TualatinSWCD

We need help managing data that will inform our conservation efforts. Check out the link below to learn more about our n...
08/25/2021

We need help managing data that will inform our conservation efforts. Check out the link below to learn more about our new position, the Information Systems Coordinator.

Applications due Wednesday, September 8th

https://bit.ly/3muYnMM

We need help managing data that will inform our conservation efforts. Check out the link below to learn more about our new position, the Information Systems Coordinator.

Applications due Wednesday, September 8th

https://bit.ly/3muYnMM

You’ve got to be quick to snap a photo of this little one! Say hello to Anna’s hummingbird, a common pollinator in our a...
08/25/2021

You’ve got to be quick to snap a photo of this little one! Say hello to Anna’s hummingbird, a common pollinator in our area. Unlike many other hummingbirds, this species doesn’t migrate to warmer regions for the winter. That means that we can enjoy their beauty all year long!

#WildlifeWednesday #Hummingbird #AnnasHummingbird #Pollinator #Wildlife #Bird #Conservation #TualatinSWCD #WashingtonCounty

You’ve got to be quick to snap a photo of this little one! Say hello to Anna’s hummingbird, a common pollinator in our area. Unlike many other hummingbirds, this species doesn’t migrate to warmer regions for the winter. That means that we can enjoy their beauty all year long!

#WildlifeWednesday #Hummingbird #AnnasHummingbird #Pollinator #Wildlife #Bird #Conservation #TualatinSWCD #WashingtonCounty

Our friends at East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District are hiring an Urban Lands Outreach and Education Coordi...
08/19/2021
Urban Lands Outreach and Education Coordinator | EMSWCD

Our friends at East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District are hiring an Urban Lands Outreach and Education Coordinator!

Follow the link for details.
https://emswcd.org/about/staff/employment/ul-coordinator/

EMSWCD » About EMSWCD » Staff » Employment » Urban Lands Outreach and Education CoordinatorUrban Lands Outreach and Education CoordinatorWe are currently seeking an Urban Lands Outreach & Education Coordinator to join the EMSWCD team. This position is regularly based in our North Williams neighb...

Eeek! Our habitat conservation team accidently intruded on these two red slugs during their intimate copulation ritual 🙈...
08/18/2021

Eeek! Our habitat conservation team accidently intruded on these two red slugs during their intimate copulation ritual 🙈

The mating process involves circling each other for several minutes with intermittent tail nibbles. Next, a series of ge***al organs appear and connect, eventually forming the large white mass you see. The pair will stay connected for 90 minutes or more while spermatophore is passed between them. The miracle of life takes many forms! ❤️

Eeek! Our habitat conservation team accidently intruded on these two red slugs during their intimate copulation ritual 🙈

The mating process involves circling each other for several minutes with intermittent tail nibbles. Next, a series of ge***al organs appear and connect, eventually forming the large white mass you see. The pair will stay connected for 90 minutes or more while spermatophore is passed between them. The miracle of life takes many forms! ❤️

Have you been introduced to a new yard plant? Make sure you research the species before you buy or plant it. Many popula...
08/16/2021

Have you been introduced to a new yard plant? Make sure you research the species before you buy or plant it. Many popular ornamentals are actually harmful invasive plants and are still available to purchase at retailers or online.

Help protect our native habitats by checking our w**d and pest directory for common invasive plants that could accidentally become your next garden addition.

https://tualatinswcd.org/priorities/invasive-species-management/w**d-pest-directory/

Have you been introduced to a new yard plant? Make sure you research the species before you buy or plant it. Many popular ornamentals are actually harmful invasive plants and are still available to purchase at retailers or online.

Help protect our native habitats by checking our w**d and pest directory for common invasive plants that could accidentally become your next garden addition.

https://tualatinswcd.org/priorities/invasive-species-management/w**d-pest-directory/

Join us and OSU Extension on September 1st to learn about cover cropping on small farms. The day will include hands-on d...
08/11/2021

Join us and OSU Extension on September 1st to learn about cover cropping on small farms. The day will include hands-on demonstrations and a panel of experienced farmers who will share their lessons learned and answer questions.

Learn more and register here: https://tualatinswcd.org/event/cover-crop-establishment-workshop-and-demonstration/

Join us and OSU Extension on September 1st to learn about cover cropping on small farms. The day will include hands-on demonstrations and a panel of experienced farmers who will share their lessons learned and answer questions.

Learn more and register here: https://tualatinswcd.org/event/cover-crop-establishment-workshop-and-demonstration/

It's about time to dig up your planted un**es if you're exploring soil health with the Soil Your Un**es activity! These ...
08/04/2021

It's about time to dig up your planted un**es if you're exploring soil health with the Soil Your Un**es activity! These tighty (not so) whities came from our rural conservation specialist's home garden. They may look gross that but that's good news for Nicole's soil which has lots of soil organisms that were busy munching on and breaking down the cotton underwear.

Want to join in on the fun? Click below to receive a home soil testing packet with everything you need for this silly activity.

https://tualatinswcd.org/event/soil-your-un**es-with-us/

It's about time to dig up your planted un**es if you're exploring soil health with the Soil Your Un**es activity! These tighty (not so) whities came from our rural conservation specialist's home garden. They may look gross that but that's good news for Nicole's soil which has lots of soil organisms that were busy munching on and breaking down the cotton underwear.

Want to join in on the fun? Click below to receive a home soil testing packet with everything you need for this silly activity.

https://tualatinswcd.org/event/soil-your-un**es-with-us/

Parrotfeather is a popular plant to include in water gardens. With leaves that resemble small fir trees, who wouldn’t wa...
08/04/2021

Parrotfeather is a popular plant to include in water gardens. With leaves that resemble small fir trees, who wouldn’t want a floating forest!

But when this introduced water plant escapes cultivation, it has serious impacts on freshwater ponds and lakes. Its dense growth makes open water look like solid ground. This blocks the sun for underwater native plants and can even create “dead zones” in the water.

Learn more about how to identify, report, and control this month’s W**d of the Month (hint: never empty aquariums or water gardens into ponds or creeks): https://tualatinswcd.org/species/parrotfeather/

#InvasiveSpecies #AquaticInvasiveSpecies #WaterW**ds #W**dOfTheMonth #Parrotfeather #Conservation #TualatinSWCD #WashingtonCounty

Parrotfeather is a popular plant to include in water gardens. With leaves that resemble small fir trees, who wouldn’t want a floating forest!

But when this introduced water plant escapes cultivation, it has serious impacts on freshwater ponds and lakes. Its dense growth makes open water look like solid ground. This blocks the sun for underwater native plants and can even create “dead zones” in the water.

Learn more about how to identify, report, and control this month’s W**d of the Month (hint: never empty aquariums or water gardens into ponds or creeks): https://tualatinswcd.org/species/parrotfeather/

#InvasiveSpecies #AquaticInvasiveSpecies #WaterW**ds #W**dOfTheMonth #Parrotfeather #Conservation #TualatinSWCD #WashingtonCounty

Are you planning to start a farm or ranch? The Farm Launch Program from Rogue Farm Corps will combine cohort learning wi...
08/03/2021
Farm Launch — Rogue Farm Corps

Are you planning to start a farm or ranch? The Farm Launch Program from Rogue Farm Corps will combine cohort learning with one-on-one technical assistance and coaching to help participants develop a business plan and advance their farming goals. Applications are now being accepted for the October cohort!

https://www.roguefarmcorps.org/changinghands/farmlaunch

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN for a cohort of 10 beginning farmers and ranchers who are ready to take the next steps toward accessing land and establishing their farm business. Continue to the bottom of this page to access the application.

It's National Farmers Market Week! This week - and every week - we encourage you to support your local farmers!Wanna fin...
08/02/2021
Regular Season Markets — Oregon Farmers Markets Association

It's National Farmers Market Week! This week - and every week - we encourage you to support your local farmers!

Wanna find your nearest market? Check out this great map from Oregon Farmers Markets Association! https://www.oregonfarmersmarkets.org/find-a-market

#OregonFarmersMarkets #FarmersMarketWeek #FarmersMarketsAreEssential #LoveMyMarket

Find info below on all of Oregon’s “regular” season farmers markets, operating between the months of April to October each year. Don’t forget to check out our Winter & Holiday Markets Directory too, for winter, holiday or year-round market hours and locations, November-March, for many of the...

Learn how you can steward the land and water by signing up for our quarterly newsletter. We'll pass along our latest blo...
07/28/2021

Learn how you can steward the land and water by signing up for our quarterly newsletter. We'll pass along our latest blog posts, upcoming workshops, and partner opportunities!

Sign up here: https://swcd.us2.list-manage.com/subscribe/post?u=654e4c8937995418901ae00d3&id=98b05ca44c

Learn how you can steward the land and water by signing up for our quarterly newsletter. We'll pass along our latest blog posts, upcoming workshops, and partner opportunities!

Sign up here: https://swcd.us2.list-manage.com/subscribe/post?u=654e4c8937995418901ae00d3&id=98b05ca44c

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7175 NE Evergreen Pkwy #400
Hillsboro, OR
97124

General information

Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District provides a number of services to Washington County, including landowner technical assistance, riparian restoration, invasive species education, hosting the Manure Link exchange, and much, much more! Our technical staff are hard at work in our Hillsboro office and encourage you to call or email for an appointment before stopping by. You can also learn about our programs, the watershed, and more at our website www.swcd.net Want to keep in touch? Why not sign up for our newsletter using the app on our page? Or follow us on Twitter @tswcd.

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Monday 8am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8am - 4:30pm
Friday 8am - 4:30pm

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•Gardenfest Plant Sale: Saturday April 27, 8 am - 2 pm. Join Washington County Master Gardeners for a fun-filled day shopping from a selection of 1000’s of plants expertly selected for the PNW, generating inspiring ideas from our new Education Garden, asking questions of our experts, or taking classes. Offering perennials, shrubs, vegetables, herbs and more for flower-filled gardens and bountiful harvests. Children’s activities, plant combination ideas, & gardener gifts too. Our Master Gardeners are delighted to welcome you, inspire you, and help you succeed in your garden by providing practical knowledge on plants, garden care, and diagnosing problems. At PCC Rock Creek Campus - 17705 NW Springville Road, Portland. washingtoncountymastergardeners.org The TSWCD will be providing information about invasive plants and a short class that is free to everyone.
There are 2 people on the ballot for the Director position Zone 4. Only one of them is listed in the voter's pamphlet. Where is the information about Loren Behrman? Why isn't it in the voter's pamphlet?
The final installment of the Tualatin River Watershed Series is this Wed., March 28 (class) and March 31 (field trip). This one focuses on agriculture in the watershed. I've met with local farmers John McDonald and Dave Vanasche. Dave has arranged for the field trip to visit a hazelnut orchard, grass seed farm, berry farm and flower farm. John provided great info and both may join us Wednesday evening. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the 35% of land base in the county that is devoted to agriculture - some 200 different crops.