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Conservation district offers course, workshops

Sequim Gazette staff

Registration is open for Clallam Conservation District’s annual natural landscaping course and fall landscaping with native plants field workshops. Conservation district manager Joe Holtrop is the instructor for both the course and the field workshops.

 

The natural landscape course follows Permaculture design principles to help participants develop their own sustainable landscape plans for their property.

 

Through a combination of lectures and field trips, course participants are instructed on how to develop landscape designs suited to the unique ecological conditions of their properties.

 

The focus is a naturalistic landscape style, with special emphasis on water conservation, stormwater management, wildlife habitat enhancement and minimal maintenance.

 

The course includes three Monday evening classes and three Friday field trips. The evening classes will be from 6-8:30 p.m. Oct. 7, 14 and 21 at the Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 West Hendrickson Road. The field trips will be on the afternoons of Oct. 11, 18 and 25.

 

A $25 registration fee covers the cost of materials and facilities rental. To register, contact Clallam Conservation District at 452-1912 extension 5.

 

Three free field workshops on landscaping with native plants are being offered separately from the natural landscaping course. One workshop will be held in conjunction with the Dungeness River Festival at 3 p.m. Sept. 27. A second workshop will be at Robin Hill Farm Park from 2-3 p.m. on Sept. 28.

 

The third field workshop will be at the Dungeness Recreation Area from 1-4 p.m. Oct. 7.

 

No fee is charged for these field workshops, but due to space limitations, pre-registration is required.

 

Call the Conservation District at 452-1912 ext. 5 to register.
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