Palouse Conservation District to host October events

Plant the Palouse aims to improve water quality, build natural habitats with native plant species



Palouse Conservation District volunteers will plant native plants to improve the quality of local ecosystem.

VICTORIA GIOMI, Evergreen reporter

The Palouse Conservation District is holding several events this month to get Palouse residents involved and learn about nature. 

The first event, Critters in the River: A Macroinvertebrate Exploration, will take place from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m Oct. 2, according to a press release.

This event welcomes all to explore microvertebrates in the Palouse River. Participants should wear rubber boots and bring water, according to the release.

The next set of events is Plant the Palouse, according to the release. This series is 1-4 p.m. every Wednesday from Oct. 13 through Nov. 17 and 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Saturday from Oct. 23 through Nov. 20.

This volunteer opportunity aims to improve water quality and build natural habitats by planting native plant species in the area, according to the release. 

Volunteers should meet at the district office at given times, according to the release. Tools will be provided. 

The final event, Orca Recovery Day on the Palouse, will be from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Oct. 16 at Paradise Creek, behind Toyota of Pullman, according to the release. 

This planting event will be held to represent Orca Recovery Day, a statewide initiative to rehabilitate orca whale’s food sources and quality of life, according to the release.

All events are family-friendly and are open to all ages, according to the release. Social distancing will be required and masks will be strongly encouraged.