Freshwater Mussel Survey – Portland, OR

Sunday, September 14, 2014 & Monday, September 15, 2014
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM; Monday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Sunday: Westmoreland Park; Monday: Union Manor
Portland, OR

Join the Xerces Society and Crystal Springs Partnership for an all-day event that includes a training session and stream survey. Learn about the life history and biology of freshwater mussels and help researchers survey for freshwater mussels in Portland Oregon’s Crystal Springs Creek. Volunteers will spend the day in and near the stream to survey for mussels, record habitat data, and use their identification skills to help identify native mussels and non-native clams.

Please register for one or both survey days. Click here for more information and to register for this event.

Planning Ahead to Promote and Enhance Native Pollinators – Rector, PA

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Powdermill Nature Reserve
Rector, PA

Join some of the nation’s top pollinator experts, including Kelly Gill of The Xerces Society, at the Powdermill Nature Reserve for a day dedicated to everything pollinator – concentrating particularly on pollinators in farming/ agricultural applications. Learn how to integrate changes on your lands that will help promote the presence, and enhance the survival, of native pollinators and other beneficial insects.

Click here for more information or to register online.

On-Farm Habitat Restoration Field Tour: Riparian Restoration – Tres Pinos, CA

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Hain Ranch
Tres Pinos, CA

Tour streamside habitat restoration sites planted to stabilize the stream bank, increase plant biodiversity and provide habitat for wildlife on a walnut orchard/pastured poultry operation. Learn about pollinators, as well as native plant installation, irrigation and maintenance issues.

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On-Farm Habitat Restoration Field Tour: Habitat Restoration – Watsonville, CA

Thursday, October 16, 2014
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Monkeyflower Ranch
Watsonville, CA

Tour native oak tree hedgerows planted to provide shade for livestock, as well as reduce soil erosion, increase water infiltration and provide wildlife habitat on a 40-acre sheep dairy. Learn about pollinators, invasive plant removal, as well as hedgerow installation, irrigation and maintenance issues.

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How Small Farms Can Support Pollinators

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT
Carolina Farm Stewardship Association’s 29th Annual Sustainable Agriculture Conference
Greenville, SC

Join Nancy Adamson to learn how supporting pollinators and their habitat needs also sustains other agriculturally beneficial arthropods and diverse wildlife. Along with giving one of the “Big Idea Presentations” on Tuesday at 4 p.m., she will be providing pollinator resources and sharing a native bee display throughout the conference in the exhibit area. Our abundant harvests depend on many intimate connections, including visits to flowers by bees and other pollinators. Enhancing wildflower diversity; reducing pesticide use, deep tillage, and mowing; adjusting grazing practices; and protecting or enhancing natural habitat on and around farms supports pollinators, predators, and parasitoids, and the health of our communities.

Click here for more information or to register online.

Pollinator Conservation Short Course – Melfa, VA

Thursday, November 20, 2014
9:00 am – 4:00 pm EDT
Eastern Shore Community College
Melfa, VA

Learn how to attract native pollinators to your orchard, farm, or garden! This full day training will provide you with the latest science-based approaches to reversing the trend of pollinator declines, and will equip you with the recipes necessary to protect and manage habitat for these vital insects.

More information coming soon!


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