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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Green Blog

News about our community as it relates to the environment
Aug
25

“Catios” are the perfect compromise for outdoor cats and wildlife

Catio This carefully designed cat enclosure, built by homeowners Robin Kreger and Sam Perkins, offers ample playing and lounging room while not blocking the home’s window views.
A "catio" or "cat patio" is an enclosure that allows pet cats to enjoy outdoor enrichment in a contained space. Catios come in all shapes and sizes, ranging from simple window boxes to freestanding structures with toys and boxes for felines to experience alfresco without risking harm to them or the local wildlife.  According to the American Bi...
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Aug
04

The Interactive 2020 Clark County Natural Garden Tour is online NOW!

2020 Natural Garden Tour
The 2020 Virtual Natural Garden Tour is now open! For 15 years, the public has been invited to visit inspiring private gardens that skip the use of chemicals and encourage natural techniques. This year, visitors can peer into all of the 15 gardens without leaving their own home. Incorporating curated video shots and  photos...
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May
04

Connect with Nature!

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Oblivious to our current situation, the spring season marches on. The days are longer, the birds are returning and flowers are in bloom. Staying active and appreciating nature can be healing for your mind and body, but you don't even have to venture as far as the local park to welcome spring. One way to stay connected to nature and witness the...
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Jul
31

Volunteer Spotlight: An Oasis of Dedication with Laura Heldreth

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Laura Heldreth, 2018 Master Gardener of the Year Every year, the Master Gardeners of Clark County select one of their volunteers to highlight for their efforts in the community. This year the honor was bestowed upon Laura Heldreth. Laura teaches many classes on gardening at Clark College through the Master Gardener program, she maintains a gardenin...
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Jul
31

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 e...
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