Free Events & Workshops

Pierce Conservation District offers numerous workshops throughout the year on wide ranging topics that can help improve your property and impact conservation efforts throughout Pierce County. You can browse some of our workshops by category below or visit our general calendar to see a full list of upcoming events, workshops, and volunteer opportunities.

Group Workshops
If you or your group or business would like to request a workshop, your Pierce Conservation District technicians are here to help with several great topics up our sleeves. From buffers to electric fencing to fertilizer applications to manure, mud, pasture management and more. Workshops are a great way to generate interest and conversation and get people to come through your business’ door

  1. Farm Workshops
  2. Water Quality Workshops
  3. Harvest Pierce County Workshops
  4. Habitat Improvement Workshops
  1. January 31

    1st Annual Cover Crop Roundtable Come join local growers and WSU Extension Specialists to discuss cover crop successes and challenges and making cover crops work for our region’s farms. We’ll start with an introduction to the new Western Cover Crop Council and its initiatives to support on-farm cover crop research and collaborations, and an update from WSU on their current cover crop research activities. The afternoon will feature a panel of cover cropping farmers to jumpstart an interactive discussion with attendees. Please jo...
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  2. February 5

    Prepare for a Successful Grazing Season Spring is in the air! While that might seem a little premature less than a month into winter, consider this: a successful grazing season begins with solid off-season planning. Join us for an evening focused on five things you can do right now to prepare for spring and beyond. Learn how to improve your eye for your pasture’s condition and use that information to develop or refine your grazing system. Gain the skills to feed your forages with the right nutrients at the right time as well as other ...
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  3. February 20

    Geo Ground Grid Horse Paddock Installation Demonstration Come learn from Frank Servine how to install polyethylene grids, as he demonstrates the process in a horse paddock at his facility. This flexible, yet durable product is designed to hold gravel, sand, or soil in place and is made to withstand a heavy load. In the process, it prevents mud, enables the easy clean-up of manure, and makes your and your livestock’s living conditions better in our wet winters. Frank will prepare the ground beforehand, and workshop participants can either kick back an...
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