Learning Opportunities


WHEN: January 18, 2018; 2:30 to 4:00     
WHERE: Clallam County PUD - Lake Crescent Boardroom, 104 Hooker Road, Sequim, WA 98382

 Join Executive Director, Joe Holtrop to learn how to plan a native plant-based landscape. He will focus on species selection, planting and maintenance.  Workshops are free, but please pre-register by emailing info@clallamcd.org or call (360) 775-3747 ext. 5.

planting native species for pollinators workshop

WHEN: Monday, January 22nd from 2:30 to 4:30PM                            WHERE: Port Angeles Library Carver Room,  2210 S. Peabody St., P.A. REGISTRATION:  Free workshop, but pre-registration is required due to space limitations. Email or call us at 360-775-3747 ext. 5 to register.

Learn how to plan, install and maintain  wildflower meadows and native hedgerows, control noxious weeds, and improve pollinator habitat for honeybees, butterflies and hummingbirds. 

Eric Lee-Mader of Northwest Meadowscapes will present information on planting native pollinator species to provide habitat for bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and beneficial insects, many of which are experiencing significant population declines. Northwest Meadowscapes is a native seed farm, located on Whidbey Island that specializes in pollinator-friendly native flowers and grasses. Eric is also the Pollinator Program Co-Director for the Xerces Society, which focuses on protecting invertebrates and their habitats.  Visit Northwest Meadowscapes and the Xerces Society for more information and resources.     

Cathy Lucero of Clallam County Noxious Weeds will discuss the importance of controlling noxious weeds like Scotch broom and Himalayan blackberry, and replacing them with native species. While these plants do provide habitat for pollinators, their negative impacts on native plant communities do not make them ideal plants for pollinators. Cathy will share tips for successfully controlling these noxious weeds while promoting healthy native plant communities.