July 2023 * No 18
Dear Sustainable Silverton supporters,
Sustainable Silverton, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization,
Thanks to our July 2023 Farmers Market volunteers
Test drive electric cars,
Saturday, July 29th in Salem
Join us for the Electric Car Drive!
A Heat Pump for Every House
A Heat Pump for Every Home
by Alyson Buddle
INFLATION REDUCTION ACTION (IRA) TAX CREDITS EXPLAINED
Nancy Evenson, retired architect from Corvallis, explains new tax credits for home upgrades. She offers home retrofit clinics over Zoom and peer learning groups where participants meet once a week for 5 weeks to learn and share information.
The program is now called Master Resourcers and expands what is possible with the resources Marion County has for reuse, reduce, repair, and recycle. Both Kelley and Diana attended an excellent 6-week free class meeting once a week in the new YMCA building in downtown Salem.
The Fall 2023 Master Resourcers volunteer training starts September 7th, 2023! It will be held at the Woodburn Chemeketa location. There are multiple spots open but the class will cap out at 25 attendees.
Class 1: Thursday September 7th
“Symbiop Landscaping” - article and photos by Jim Esch
I was out at Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge a few days ago doing some bird watching. I was also enjoying the late blooming wildflowers that blanket parts of the Refuge, especially in areas that the Fish and Wildlife Service has done considerable work to restore native Willamette Valley Prairie habitats. These prairies are home to dozens of species of birds, mammals, and insects, some of which are now endangered species.