Saturday 10/23 watershed events highlight Meds, Knotweed and Stormwater

Saturday is a busy one for those of us with an interest in watersheds and water! Come sample one or more of these three regional events that were you can gain knowledge and aid the health of NW Oregon watersheds.

1. All About Knotweed: Come learn more about woody knotweeds and how to manage an invasion. Participants will get hands-on identification of the plant types, learn plant and invasion biology, learn to create a management plan and learn the latest treatment options. This class is offered in cooperation with Oregon Open Campus. Participants may sign up for Continuing Education Credits for Pesticide Applicators via Tillamook Bay Community College.

When: Saturday, October 23rd, 8:45 -10:30 AM
Where: Tillamook Bay Community College, Room 104/105.
Cost: $20.00
Call 503-842-3433 for more information or to register and pay.

2. Tillamook County Medicine Collection Event: Tillamook County Solid Waste Department is sponsoring a pharmaceuticals collection event. Keep your unused and expired over-the-counter and prescription meds out of our environment and away from accidental or intentional misuse by adults, teens, and children.

When: Saturday, October 23, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Where: Tillamook County Fairgrounds, Sheriff’s Department Booth
For more information contact Jennifer Purcell at (503) 814-3975 or Kaylee Haertel at (503) 322-2222.

3. Welcome the Rain: Portland-area residents can find out about a variety of ways to manage their landscapes, rain and stormwater to benefit the environment during this annual event sponsored by East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District. Geared to address the community’s growing desire for more information on urban stormwater issues, Welcome the Rain! offers information and resources for participants to explore ways to help improve water quality for people, fish and wildlife. OSU will be there to talk about opportunities become a Master Watershed Steward. http://www.emswcd.org/welcome-the-rain

When: Saturday, October 23,  10am – 3pm
Where: Atkinson Elementary – 5800 SE Division, Portland OR 97206
Call EMSWCD for more information:  (503) 222-7645

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