Backyard Conservation Stewardship Program
The Backyard Conservation Stewardship Program is offered every March. It covers a wide range of topics such as tree care, soils, composting, landscaping for wildlife, weed identification and control and more. Pre-registration is required because space is limited. This class sells out every year! Subscribe to our eNewsletter to stay up-to-date.
BCSP is held Mondays in March
2018 Dates: March 5, 12, 19, and 26
Cost: $25 Registration Fee Required (includes all 4 classes)
Participants will receive educational materials, access to local experts, refreshments and prize drawings every evening.
Made possible with support from WA Department of Fish & Wildlife, WSU Extension Master Gardener Program, City of Spokane Solid Waste Disposal Master Composter/Recycler Program, WA Native Plant Society, Spokane County Noxious Weed Control Board, Zinnia Designs, and Spokane Conservation District.
2018 BCSP Topics and Speakers
In four evenings, participants will see the following presentations from local experts:
Basic tree care, Planting & Selection
Garth Davis, Forestry Program Manager, Spokane Conservation District
Robin O’Quinn, EWU Associate Professor Dept. of Biology, Member of Washington Native Plant Society
Kris Major, Education & Outreach Specialist, City of Spokane Solid Waste Disposal
Tim Kohlhauff, Urban Horticulture Coordinator, WSU Extension
Eric Choker, Soil Scientist and Conservation Planner, Spokane Conservation District
Creating a Functional & Sustainable Landscape
Beth Mort, Certified Permaculture Designer, Owner, Zinnia Designs
Noxious Weeds - Identifying and Controlling
Dave Mundt, Coordinator for Spokane County, Noxious Weed Board
Backyard Wildlife Habitat Planning
Carrie Lowe, Assistant District Wildlife Biologist, Wash. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife