Hello Visitor, Welcome to July! Here we are on the other side of the solstice already. This is the time of year we all wait for in the Pacific Northwest so we hope you have a chance to get out and enjoy the sun, take a hike, work in your garden, or sit and listen to the birds. There are, as always, many opportunities to participate in the community. For the full list, visit the Green Neighbors calendar.
The Green Neighbors Program is moving! The Solid Waste and Outreach Division of Environmental Services is transitioning to the Public Health Department. We are very excited about the opportunities this will allow our programs to grow and serve the citizens of Clark County. Our offerings and services will stay intact so y...
We have a fabulous Green Business Program right here in Clark County! Many businesses are working really hard to reduce their waste, institute green purchasing practices, reduce power consumption, and keep Clark County a beautiful, clean place to live. They can't do it without you! Visit the Green Business Directory ...
Clark County, the cities of Battle Ground, Camas, La Center, Ridgefield, Vancouver and Washougal and the town of Yacolt are hosting Recycling Day Events in 2016. The events will give Clark County, Washington, residents an opportunity to manage a variety of special wastes through reuse and/or recycling.
All across Clark County, people just like you are donating their time and energy to help preserve Clark County’s environment and enhance the quality of life of its residents. There are multiple opportunities to become involved!
Gain hands-on training in pruning young trees for clearance and structure.This outdoor workshop will be led by Urban Forestry arborists, who will provide proper pruning techniques and instruct attendees in methods and tips for pruning young trees. Proper pruning can make all the difference in keeping trees healthy and preventing hazards. Trees that receive appropriate pruning measures while they are young require less corrective pruning as they mature.
Participants should dress for the weather. Gloves and tools will be provided.
RSVP requested for workshop location. Workshop location will be in downtown Vancouver.
(360) 487-8308 or by emailing Jessica.George@cityofvancouver.us.
Who: This event is open to the public and welcomes individuals of all ages and families who are interested in learning more or sharing their knowledge about our solar system.
What: Join the Mount St. Helens Institute, the U.S. Forest Service, Friends of Galileo Astronomy Club, and Rose City Astronomers for the Mount St. Helens Sky and Star Party. Amateur astronomers from Friends of Galileo of Longview, Washington and Rose City Astronomers of Portland, Oregon will share their solar and sky telescopes with the public. Crafts and activities will be available. Three lectures will provide more background information. Limited, overnight camping will be available with reservations and include dinner and breakfast.
Where: Mount St. Helens Science and Learning Center: 19000 Spirit Lake Highway, Milepost 43.3 State Route 504, Toutle, WA 98649
Have you been wanting to learn more about composting but just haven't wanted to sit through a class? Have problems with your compost pile and need to ask a few questions? The Master Composter/Recyclers will be on hand July 10 at their demo site to show you around and answer any burning composting questions you may have! This coincides with the Art in the Garden event in the Naturescaping gardens so it is a great day to stop by and meet the experts.
We all interact with crows at some point in every week. They are a highly intelligent bird and the more you learn about them, the more you'll be fascinated by their ways. The young stay with their parents for one - two years so they can learn the many complex skills they need to survive. For more information on co-existing with these fascinating creatures, click on the link below to the Portland Audubon site.
With the Fourth of July coming up next week, we want to remind you that it is really important to clean up those spent fireworks and dispose of them safely. Please don't leave them in the street where they can wash into the stormdrain. Follow these steps for safe disposal:
1. Soak. Completely submerge fireworks in a bucket of water. Allow to soak overnight.
2. Wrap. Double wrap soaked fireworks in plastic wrap or plastic bags so they do not dry out.
3. Dispose. Place wrapped bags in regular household garbage or take to your local transfer station.