The District’s annual events include the Native Plant Festival, Student GREEN Congress, and the South Puget Sound Regional Envirothon. Below is a calendar of the events we’re hosting or participating in, community partner events, and our regular public board meetings. Below that you will find details about our upcoming workshops, tours and work parties.

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Calendar

Check our calendar regularly to find events we’re hosting or participating in, community partner events, and our regular public board meetings. To learn more about posted events, RSVP to a TCD hosted event, or have your event added to our calendar, contact: Nora White, nwhite@thurstoncd.com or (360)754-3588 ext. 105.

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Upcoming Event Details 

Workshop Series for Livestock Owners

How to Begin Managing Your Livestock Manure

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 5:30-7:00 pm

Are you interested in managing livestock manure on your property and want to know where to start? This presentation will help you get to know ways you can collect, safely store, effectively compost, and considerations when spreading manure or removing it offsite. Manure is a valuable resource to your land and to your pasture and hay fields. Focusing on what type of management system will work for you will help you reduce mud, reduce flies and parasite loads, improve chore efficiency, and reducing the volume of manure in the process. All of this can be done while protecting water resources and minimizing any runoff or leaching of nutrients in the process, which will have a hugely positive impact on water quality in your watershed. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in learning more about developing a manure management system that addresses your goals and concerns on your land.

This is the second in a four part series. Register to get access to the GoToMeeting link here.

Addressing Mud & Designing a Heavy Use Area

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 5:30-7:00 pm

Do you have mud and dust in your pasture or paddock areas? This presentation will show different ways that you can address mud issues and how to set up an intentional ‘heavy use area’ for your livestock – from footing choice to drainage systems. All of this can be done while protecting water quality and minimizing runoff. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in learning more about developing a heavy use area as part of your pasture and manure management systems – great for horse and livestock owners. Get ahead of your mud!

This is the third is a four part series. Register to get the GoToMeeting link here.

How to Get Started Implementing a Project with TCD

Monday, September 28, 2020 at 5:30-7:00 pm

Thurston Conservation District works with directly residents to put projects on the ground! This presentation will go through some of the steps involved in designing, permitting, and constructing your goal such as a manure management structure, heavy use area, or fencing to exclude livestock from waterways. The goals is to provide you with tips on what to expect while going through the implementation process and help you learn about different cost share opportunities that may be available for your project. These projects have a direct positive impact on our shared watersheds and the ecosystems that support fish and wildlife habitat. This workshop is specifically for folks living in the Deschutes Watershed – ask if you’re not sure!

This is the fourth in a four part series. Register to get the GoToMeeting link here.


Past Event Resources

Access recordings of online presentations and their materials here.
  • Affordable Home Gardening – Originally presented online 5.5.2020
    Find a recording of the presentation here.
    Find all additional handout resources, include presentation slides, here.

  • Dealing with Mud, Manure, & Compost in Your Home Garden – Originally presented online 6.24.2020
    Find a recording of the presentation here.
    Find all additional handout resources, including presentation slides, here.
  • Getting Started with Pasture Management – Originally presented online 6.30.2020
    Find a recording of the presentation here
    Find all additional handout resources, including presentation slides, here.

Have a workshop suggestion or question about our upcoming programming? Please let us know!

Nora White
Education & Outreach Specialist
nwhite@thurstoncd.com
(360) 754-3588, ext. 136