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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August Green Business of the Month

Columbia Springs is a non-profit and environmental education center that offers youth and adult education programs, and it's a place where you can enjoy walking trails, wildlife viewing and connecting with the natural world.

A certified Clark County Green Business since 2015, staff members at Columbia Springs not only educate the public about the environment, they do as much as they can to conserve resources and minimize their own impacts. Their green practices include purchasing 100% post-consumer waste copy paper and saving single sided paper to use again. They also collect film plastic and rigid plastic to recycle it separately from their curbside mixed recycling, and food scraps from staff are composted onsite.

There are lots of ways to get involved at Columbia Springs, including joining them for twice monthly guided walks that cover a range of topics from birds, to native plants, to geology, to fish rearing. Walks happen first and third Wednesday's of the month from 5:30-6:30pm.

Hooked on Nature is an annual Columbia Springs fundraiser, supporting their efforts to increase the quality of life in our community through nature and science education, and access to the outdoors. This year, the event is a "throw-back" to summer camp, giving attendees a "grown-up" taste of Columbia Springs' programs! The event, which is on August 5th at the Water Resources Education Center, will feature: silent auction; live auction; raffle; local celebrity salmon cooking competition; dinner; local beer and wine; live music; and keepsake "wood cookie" nametag and gift bag for each guest.

For more information about attending a guided walk, the Hooked on Nature annual fundraiser, and getting involved, visit

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