Hello Visitor, The days are getting shorter (and a little cooler). We hope you can squeeze out just a little more outdoor fun before the rains set in. October has lots to offer on our calendar so take a look and take a lantern tour through the fort or learn how to compost with worms. There is something for everyone! We hope to see you at our 4th anniversary party on October 16!
Do you have out-of-date or unused medications to dispose of? Take them to one of three locations between 10 am and 2 pm on October 22 for safe disposal. Collections sites will be located at PeaceHealth Memorial Health Center (33rd & Main), Kaiser Permanente Cascade Park (12607 SE Mill Plain Blvd), or Battle Ground Police Depart...
Dr. Robert Michael Pyle is rockin' it with Green Neighbors on October 16!
Sunday, 16 October 2016 01:00pm
The Green Neighbors Program is celebrating its fourth anniversary with our very special guest, Dr. Robert Michael Pyle, speaking on his life as an ecologist, writer, chaser of Monarchs, and he might even throw in a little bit about Bigfoot! Dr. Pyle's new book, Through a Green Lens: Fifty Years of Writing for Nature, was just released so be the first to hear him speak about his latest accomplishment.
We have hidden rocks (in plain sight) around Clark County. Find a Green Neighbors rock, bring it to the event, and take home a prize! Thanks to our friends at Vancouver Rocks for this great opportunity!
This event is offered in partnership with Vintage Books and the Water Resources Education Center. Dr. Pyle's books will be available for purchase and signing.
Please come and celebrate our birthday, enjoy a cupcake, and be inspired by Dr. Pyle.
Location : Water Resources Education Center, 4600 SE Columbia Way, Vancouver, WA 98661
Corwin is a family-owned, beverage distribution company with a long history in Southwest Washington. Since becoming a Clark County Green Business in 2011 as part of the pilot program, their green team of 6-8 employees has continued to make incremental changes and incorporate sustainable business practices into their daily operations. Celebrating th...
The average American throws away 4.5 pounds of stuff each day. Across our nation, over 165 million tons of potentially usable material is landfilled each year. This represents a large cost both economically and environmentally. Why throw good things away!? Diverting valuable materials back into the production and raw materials stream can save money...
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!
Second Saturdays at the Water Resources Education Center are not only fun, they're free! Each second Saturday of the month, from 1 to 3 p.m., kids and their families are invited to explore a different topic through hands-on activities, games and stories. Create bird feeders and other crafts to welcome wildlife to your backyard! Learn about the amazing world of bubbles! Make a piece of art from reused materials! There's always something new waiting at Second Saturdays!
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
October Second Saturday at the Water Center: Llamas, dogs and birds...oh, my! Animals Who Serve
Kids and families are invited to the Water Center to help celebrate animals who serve our community. Enjoy Rojo the Therapy Llama, Reading to the Dogs and Parrots for Patriots! Kid-friendly, hands-on activities from 1 - 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Water Resources Education Center, 4600 SE Columbia Way. Please note: Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Call 360-487-7111 or click here for more details.
Learn the care and feeding of red worms and discover how they can help you turn fruit and vegetable scraps from the kitchen into food for your garden or houseplants. Children should be at least five years of age to participate. Participants receive a worm bin and red worms to take home.
Step back in history while we press around 10,000 pounds of apples into the best drink on planet Earth. We’ll put your kiddos to work on hand cranked presses. Play an instrument? Come join the Bluegrass Jam on the back deck. Starts at 9:00am.
The Cedar Creek Grist Mill is a working museum, showing visitors the inside workings of a grist mill of that time period. Visitors will be greeted and given a ‘Working Tour’ of how this mill still runs today. Huge pulleys and belts spinning above and below are turning and churning to produce flour, corn meal and even apple cider. These samples are given to the visitors to take home for a first hand experience of the products. No gas or electricity are used, simply mother nature’s water power. All who work here are volunteers and are more than happy to explain how this process works.
The Mill rests on a steep and rocky slope at the bottom of the narrow gorge of Cedar Creek. It is the only grist mill in Washington that has maintained its original structural integrity, mills with stones, and is water powered. A covered bridge spanning Cedar Creek was completed in 1994 and continues to draw visitors from all over the United States.
Flu season is creeping up on us. Consider getting a flu shot to keep yourself, your family, and those around you healthy through the winter months. Vaccinations are available at local pharmacies and health clinics now.
The Northwest Earth Institute's annual Ecochallenge gets underway on October 14. Go to their website and take the pledge. Small actions can add up to real change!