Green Neighbors Program

The Clark County Green Neighbors Program was developed and is maintained by Clark County Solid Waste and Environmental Outreach to assist citizens with developing more sustainable lifestyles and building a strong environmental community in Clark County. Solid waste regional planning and programs are a cooperative effort of Battle Ground, Camas, Clark County, La Center, Ridgefield, Vancouver, Washougal, and Yacolt. Funding for this project provided by a grant from the Washington State Department of Ecology.

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CANCELLED Spring Break Stewardship - Ivy Pull

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 9:00 am - 11:00 am
This event does not repeat

*Please visit cityofvancouver.us/volunteer to register for this event*

 

Join us at Leverich Park on Tuesday, March 31 from 9am to 11 am as we tackle the invasive ivy. We'll be pulling as much ivy as we can, and make room for native plants and trees to grow in its place. Then, join us later in the week as we mulch the area to help prevent the ivy from returning! 

CANCELLED Spring Break Stewardship - Wildflower Planting

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This event does not repeat

*Please visit cityofvancouver.us/volunteer to register for this event*

 

Join the City of Vancouver on Wednesday, April 1 from 1pm to 3pm to help save the pollinators by planting wildflowers along the Burnt Bridge Creek Greenway. These wildflowers will provide much needed food for a variety of pollinators, many species of which are seeing declines in population as they lose more and more of their natural habitat and food supply.

CANCELLED Spring Break Stewardship - Beach Clean-Up

Thursday, April 2, 2020 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This event does not repeat

*Please visit cityofvancouver.us/volunteer to register for this event*

 

Join the City of Vancouver on Thursday, April 2 from 1pm to 3pm for a beach clean-up near Marine Park. We will be focusing on litter removal to help keep trash out of our waterways.

CANCELLED Spring Break Stewardship - Mulching

Friday, April 3, 2020 9:00 am - 11:00 am
This event does not repeat

*Please visit cityofvancouver.us/volunteer to register for this event*

 

Join us at Leverich Park on Friday, April 3 from 9 to 11 am as we continue to tackle the invasive ivy and lay mulch as replacement. We'll continue to work in the same location from the event earlier in the week, and in the open spaces where we've pulled ivy we will lay down mulch to prevent the ivy from returning.

CANCELLED Natural Garden Demonstration Site Volunteer Work Party

Saturday, April 25, 2020 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Detached from recurrence

This event has been canceled.

 

WSU Clark County Extension Master Gardeners and Clark County Public Health present: Natural Garden Demonstration Site Volunteer Work Parties

Come join the Master Gardeners on select Saturdays from January through September for a fun, educational service experience beautifying the natural garden demonstration sites at Pacific Park.

For individuals younger than 18 years of age must have their parent or guardian's signature on the sign-in sheet. The Clark County Minor Consent Form can also be printed and signed prior to the event. Volunteers 13 years of age or younger must have a parent or guardian present during the duration of the volunteer event and be under the direct oversight of the parent or guardian.

Location: Pacific Park east entrance at NE 18th St & NE 172nd Ave, Vancouver.

Questions: Email [email protected] or call 564-397-7352

Natural Garden Demonstration Site Volunteer Work Party

Saturday, April 25, 2020 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Every Month until October 24, 2020

WSU Clark County Extension Master Gardeners and Clark County Public Health present: Natural Garden Demonstration Site Volunteer Work Parties

Come join the Master Gardeners on select Saturdays from January through September for a fun, educational service experience beautifying the natural garden demonstration sites at Pacific Park.

For individuals younger than 18 years of age must have their parent or guardian's signature on the sign-in sheet. The Clark County Minor Consent Form can also be printed and signed prior to the event. Volunteers 13 years of age or younger must have a parent or guardian present during the duration of the volunteer event and be under the direct oversight of the parent or guardian.

Location: Pacific Park east entrance at NE 18th St & NE 172nd Ave, Vancouver.

Questions: Email [email protected] or call 564-397-7352

CANCELLED Winter Nature Days at Columbia Springs

Saturday, April 25, 2020 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Detached from recurrence

ALL COLUMBIA SPRINGS PROGRAMS AND SERVICES ARE ON HIATUS. CHECK THEIR WEBSITE FOR MORE UPDATES. https://www.columbiasprings.org/

Learning has never been more fun! Join us on the last Saturday of the month as our Visitor Center transforms into a series of interactive activities for you to experience. In February, you can explore the seeds and flowers of the Pacific Northwest. In March, we will delve into bird identification and habitat, giving you the chance to leave with your own pinecone birdfeeder! In April, we will learn about the salmon lifecycle and you will get to visit with our baby salmon in the tank.

The fun doesn’t end – you can explore Columbia Springs further during Family Nature Days from May to August (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) as we expand our activities across our 100-acre natural area!

These free events are fun for kids of all ages!

Columbia Springs is a 100-acre natural area providing educational programming. We rely on community support. Consider making a donation or volunteering with us to help bring nature and science learning to everyone.

Contact: [email protected] or call (360) 882-0936 ext. 230

CANCELLED Invasive Ivy Pull

Saturday, May 16, 2020 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
This event does not repeat

This event has been canceled.

Invasive plants, such as English Ivy, impact native plants, wildlife habitat, biodiversity and in some cases recreational opportunities.

We welcome you to join us on Saturday 5/16 from 9:00am – 12:00pm for a morning of invasive English Ivy removal to help restore and protect our local environment.

Reminders:

  • Dress for weather — Long pants and study shoes are recommended
  • Bringing a reusable water bottle is encouraged
  • Tools and gloves provided
  • Refreshments and light snacks provided

This is a family friendly event! If you have a minor joining you, please fill out our Volunteer Minor Consent Form.

To register, please click here

CANCELLED Natural Garden Demonstration Site Volunteer Work Party

Saturday, May 23, 2020 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Detached from recurrence

This event has been canceled.

WSU Clark County Extension Master Gardeners and Clark County Public Health present: Natural Garden Demonstration Site Volunteer Work Parties

Come join the Master Gardeners on select Saturdays from January through September for a fun, educational service experience beautifying the natural garden demonstration sites at Pacific Park.

For individuals younger than 18 years of age must have their parent or guardian's signature on the sign-in sheet. The Clark County Minor Consent Form can also be printed and signed prior to the event. Volunteers 13 years of age or younger must have a parent or guardian present during the duration of the volunteer event and be under the direct oversight of the parent or guardian.

Location: Pacific Park east entrance at NE 18th St & NE 172nd Ave, Vancouver.

Questions: Email [email protected] or call 564-397-7352

CANCELLED Beach Litter Clean Up

Saturday, June 6, 2020 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
This event does not repeat

Watershed Alliance has canceled its volunteer events until further notice.

 

It’s almost summer! Join us for a morning by the Columbia River as we pick up litter. With your help, we can prevent litter from making it’s way into our local waterways!

Previous experience is not required. Groups, families and individuals of all ages and abilities are welcome. If you have a minor joining you or you are a minor and will not have a parent/guardian present, please fill out and bring our Minor Release Consent Form to the event.

When: Saturday, June 6th from 9:00am – 12:00pm

  • Sign in starts at 8:45am
  • Volunteer orientation begins at 9:00am

Where: Wintler Park (6400 Beach Dr. Vancouver, WA)

Reminders: Dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes, bringing a reusable water bottle is encouraged. Instructions, tools, gloves, water and morning snacks will be provided.

To register, please click here

National Trails Day

Saturday, June 6, 2020
This event does not repeat

Save the date, June 6, 2020 is Natinal Trails Day! The Clark County Parks Foundation is planning some exciting events. 

Volunteer:

  • We’re organizing two events and would love for you to join us!
  • Want to organize your own volunteer event in your local community? Stay tuned to learn more!

Explore:

  • The health benefits of spending time in nature are numerous – get outside and enjoy!
  • Like exploring trails with others? Stay tuned to learn how you can organize your own walk or ride for the big day!

Share your adventure!

  • We are hoping your will register to join and organized event – or create one of your own.
  • If you choose to join in – please invite others to participate.
  • Make sure you share your adventure with others via social media! Stay tuned for more info!

Can you tell that we are excited?  We are!  More information to come…stay tuned folks! Look for updates at Clark County Parks and the parks foundation.

CANCELLED Natural Garden Demonstration Site Volunteer Work Party

Saturday, June 27, 2020 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Detached from recurrence

This even has been canceled.

 

WSU Clark County Extension Master Gardeners and Clark County Public Health present: Natural Garden Demonstration Site Volunteer Work Parties

Come join the Master Gardeners on select Saturdays from January through September for a fun, educational service experience beautifying the natural garden demonstration sites at Pacific Park.

For individuals younger than 18 years of age must have their parent or guardian's signature on the sign-in sheet. The Clark County Minor Consent Form can also be printed and signed prior to the event. Volunteers 13 years of age or younger must have a parent or guardian present during the duration of the volunteer event and be under the direct oversight of the parent or guardian.

Location: Pacific Park east entrance at NE 18th St & NE 172nd Ave, Vancouver.

Questions: Email [email protected] or call 564-397-7352

CANCELLED Natural Garden Demonstration Site Volunteer Work Party

Saturday, July 25, 2020 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Detached from recurrence

This event has been canceled.

WSU Clark County Extension Master Gardeners and Clark County Public Health present: Natural Garden Demonstration Site Volunteer Work Parties

Come join the Master Gardeners on select Saturdays from January through September for a fun, educational service experience beautifying the natural garden demonstration sites at Pacific Park.

For individuals younger than 18 years of age must have their parent or guardian's signature on the sign-in sheet. The Clark County Minor Consent Form can also be printed and signed prior to the event. Volunteers 13 years of age or younger must have a parent or guardian present during the duration of the volunteer event and be under the direct oversight of the parent or guardian.

Location: Pacific Park east entrance at NE 18th St & NE 172nd Ave, Vancouver.

Questions: Email [email protected] or call 564-397-7352

CANCELLED Natural Garden Demonstration Site Volunteer Work Party

Saturday, August 22, 2020 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Detached from recurrence

This event has been canceled.

WSU Clark County Extension Master Gardeners and Clark County Public Health present: Natural Garden Demonstration Site Volunteer Work Parties

Come join the Master Gardeners on select Saturdays from January through September for a fun, educational service experience beautifying the natural garden demonstration sites at Pacific Park.

For individuals younger than 18 years of age must have their parent or guardian's signature on the sign-in sheet. The Clark County Minor Consent Form can also be printed and signed prior to the event. Volunteers 13 years of age or younger must have a parent or guardian present during the duration of the volunteer event and be under the direct oversight of the parent or guardian.

Location: Pacific Park east entrance at NE 18th St & NE 172nd Ave, Vancouver.

Questions: Email [email protected] or call 564-397-7352

Natural Garden Demonstration Site Volunteer Work Party

Saturday, September 26, 2020 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Every Month until October 24, 2020

WSU Clark County Extension Master Gardeners and Clark County Public Health present: Natural Garden Demonstration Site Volunteer Work Parties

Come join the Master Gardeners on select Saturdays from January through September for a fun, educational service experience beautifying the natural garden demonstration sites at Pacific Park.

For individuals younger than 18 years of age must have their parent or guardian's signature on the sign-in sheet. The Clark County Minor Consent Form can also be printed and signed prior to the event. Volunteers 13 years of age or younger must have a parent or guardian present during the duration of the volunteer event and be under the direct oversight of the parent or guardian.

Location: Pacific Park east entrance at NE 18th St & NE 172nd Ave, Vancouver.

Questions: Email [email protected] or call 564-397-7352

Online Crew Leader Training for Neighborhood Trees Program

Saturday, October 17, 2020 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Every Day until October 24, 2020

To combat climate change and create a more equitable community by planting trees in neighborhoods that don’t have as many, become a Friends of Trees crew leader. Make a lasting, positive change in a fun and physical(ly-distanced) way, while occasionally getting muddy and wet. What’s not to love?

As a planting crew leader for the Neighborhood Trees Program, you’ll plant large-stock (6-10 ft. tall) trees at homes in and around the Portland-Vancouver metro region. Trees may be planted in a home’s yard and/or in the property’s right-of-way (the space between the home and the street). You’ll be planting in the neighborhood with one other trained crew leader or staff member. Read more about Friends of Trees’ COVID-19 safety measures at friendsoftrees.org/volunteer-faq/.

Register for the next virtual training, Oct. 17-24, at friendsoftrees.org/volunteer/how-to-volunteer/crew-leader/. Following the training, volunteers will be asked to commit to four planting events on Saturday or Wednesday mornings, October through April.

Online Crew Leader Training for Neighborhood Trees Program

Sunday, October 18, 2020 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Every Day until October 24, 2020

To combat climate change and create a more equitable community by planting trees in neighborhoods that don’t have as many, become a Friends of Trees crew leader. Make a lasting, positive change in a fun and physical(ly-distanced) way, while occasionally getting muddy and wet. What’s not to love?

As a planting crew leader for the Neighborhood Trees Program, you’ll plant large-stock (6-10 ft. tall) trees at homes in and around the Portland-Vancouver metro region. Trees may be planted in a home’s yard and/or in the property’s right-of-way (the space between the home and the street). You’ll be planting in the neighborhood with one other trained crew leader or staff member. Read more about Friends of Trees’ COVID-19 safety measures at friendsoftrees.org/volunteer-faq/.

Register for the next virtual training, Oct. 17-24, at friendsoftrees.org/volunteer/how-to-volunteer/crew-leader/. Following the training, volunteers will be asked to commit to four planting events on Saturday or Wednesday mornings, October through April.

Online Crew Leader Training for Neighborhood Trees Program

Monday, October 19, 2020 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Every Day until October 24, 2020

To combat climate change and create a more equitable community by planting trees in neighborhoods that don’t have as many, become a Friends of Trees crew leader. Make a lasting, positive change in a fun and physical(ly-distanced) way, while occasionally getting muddy and wet. What’s not to love?

As a planting crew leader for the Neighborhood Trees Program, you’ll plant large-stock (6-10 ft. tall) trees at homes in and around the Portland-Vancouver metro region. Trees may be planted in a home’s yard and/or in the property’s right-of-way (the space between the home and the street). You’ll be planting in the neighborhood with one other trained crew leader or staff member. Read more about Friends of Trees’ COVID-19 safety measures at friendsoftrees.org/volunteer-faq/.

Register for the next virtual training, Oct. 17-24, at friendsoftrees.org/volunteer/how-to-volunteer/crew-leader/. Following the training, volunteers will be asked to commit to four planting events on Saturday or Wednesday mornings, October through April.

Online Crew Leader Training for Neighborhood Trees Program

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Every Day until October 24, 2020

To combat climate change and create a more equitable community by planting trees in neighborhoods that don’t have as many, become a Friends of Trees crew leader. Make a lasting, positive change in a fun and physical(ly-distanced) way, while occasionally getting muddy and wet. What’s not to love?

As a planting crew leader for the Neighborhood Trees Program, you’ll plant large-stock (6-10 ft. tall) trees at homes in and around the Portland-Vancouver metro region. Trees may be planted in a home’s yard and/or in the property’s right-of-way (the space between the home and the street). You’ll be planting in the neighborhood with one other trained crew leader or staff member. Read more about Friends of Trees’ COVID-19 safety measures at friendsoftrees.org/volunteer-faq/.

Register for the next virtual training, Oct. 17-24, at friendsoftrees.org/volunteer/how-to-volunteer/crew-leader/. Following the training, volunteers will be asked to commit to four planting events on Saturday or Wednesday mornings, October through April.

Online Crew Leader Training for Neighborhood Trees Program

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Every Day until October 24, 2020

To combat climate change and create a more equitable community by planting trees in neighborhoods that don’t have as many, become a Friends of Trees crew leader. Make a lasting, positive change in a fun and physical(ly-distanced) way, while occasionally getting muddy and wet. What’s not to love?

As a planting crew leader for the Neighborhood Trees Program, you’ll plant large-stock (6-10 ft. tall) trees at homes in and around the Portland-Vancouver metro region. Trees may be planted in a home’s yard and/or in the property’s right-of-way (the space between the home and the street). You’ll be planting in the neighborhood with one other trained crew leader or staff member. Read more about Friends of Trees’ COVID-19 safety measures at friendsoftrees.org/volunteer-faq/.

Register for the next virtual training, Oct. 17-24, at friendsoftrees.org/volunteer/how-to-volunteer/crew-leader/. Following the training, volunteers will be asked to commit to four planting events on Saturday or Wednesday mornings, October through April.

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