Green Neighbors celebrates seven years of sustainability programs with a birthday party
Vancouver, Wash. – Clark County Public Health’s Green Neighbors program is turning 7 this year, and the public is invited to help celebrate!
Green Neighbors is throwing a birthday party 2-4 pm Sunday, Oct. 13 at the Water Resources Education Center, 4600 SE Columbia Way. Register to attend the free party on the Green Neighbors website.
Party attendees can enjoy sweet treats while learning about native bees. Guest speaker Jennifer Snyder will explain how to be good neighbors to local bees, avoid conflict with the often-misunderstood pollinators, and promote the ecosystem services provided by native bees.
Snyder has a master’s degree in entomology from Oregon State University and more than 10 years of experience working with various groups to reduce pests and pesticide in the built environment.
Party attendees can also peruse the Insect Safari bug collection and enter to win a bee house. While viewing the Insect Safari specimens, attendees can learn about the countries of origin and diets of the arthropods in the collection.
The Green Neighbors program helps residents create sustainable lifestyles. The program promotes green living through a variety of community events, such as WasteBusters, the Natural Garden Tour and the Recycled Arts Festival.
To stay up to date on green tips and local events, sign up for the Green Neighbors newsletter at: http://clarkgreenneighbors.org/newsletter-signup/modify.