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Students protect urban tree canopy in Cornelius, OR.

In 2022, news emerged of the long dreaded arrival of emerald ash borer in Oregon. The insect borer was discovered damaging ash trees in a […]

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Rainwater Harvesting: Catching Raindrops to Conserve Water

Rainwater harvesting is the collection of rainwater from a structure, or other impervious surface, to store it for later use.

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Local Research Shows Benefits of Native Groundcovers in Agricultural Settings

Many agricultural properties include areas of land that aren’t used for crop production, such as field edges, roadways, hedgerows, and rows between crop beds. These […]

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Tualatin SWCD Awards Over $500,000 in Conservation Grants in 2021

Protecting natural resources is a team effort. Tualatin SWCD strives to support the conservation efforts of other organizations and community groups in Washington County by […]

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Tualatin SWCD Grants Help Farmers Markets Stay Open & Safe

In 2020, our local farmers markets were faced with unprecedented circumstances that caused people to avoid markets and limited opportunities for farmers to sell their […]

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West Union Elementary Awarded Tualatin SWCD Grant to Install Permaculture-Based Garden

West Union Elementary School in Hillsboro has been installing a permaculture-based garden through a grant from the Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District. To ensure […]

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