Green Neighbors Program

The Clark County Green Neighbors Program is coordinated by Clark County Public Health’s 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.

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Sunday, March 19

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Monday, March 20

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Tuesday, March 21

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Wednesday, March 22

World Water Day: Marine Park Beach Cleanup

Wednesday, March 22 9:30 am - 11:30 am

The United Nations has observed the annual World Water Day every year since 1993. Honor this day by learning about the vital role water plays in sustaining life and our community! Join us this World Water Day at Marine Park to pick up litter and minimize pollution from entering our vital wetland ecosystem.

Litter pickers and buckets will be provided. Event will occur, rain or shine. Expect to walk 1.5 miles on paved and uneven, muddy trails.

Advance registration is required. Space is limited. You will receive a confirmation letter with full volunteer event details and meeting location after registration. 

Register here: World Water Day: Marine Park Beach Cleanup | City of Vancouver, Washington, USA

Wednesday, March 22
9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Marine Park

Columbia River Gorge Field Trip

All day

Leader: Cindy McCormack

Register: [email protected]

Meet: Port of Camas-Washougal Parking Lot

Departure time: 6:45am

The Columbia Gorge Scenic Area is amazing in the spring! This trip will target some of the early spring migrants, singing residents, and lingering wintering birds as well as some spring wildflowers. Possible migrants include both bluebirds, Loggerhead Shrike, Say's Phoebe and hopefully a surprise or two! We will plan on visiting several hotspots in the gorge, the location dependent on the gorge winds and weather. If the weather allows, we may hike trail loops in some areas, so be prepared with a light pack. This will be a full-day trip, usually returning by late afternoon/early evening. Dress for the weather, be prepared for inclement conditions. Bring lunch, snacks and water. Bring your Discover Pass and Interagency Pass if you have them. Limit 10 participants/3 vehicles.

Thursday, March 23

There are no events on this day.

Friday, March 24

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Saturday, March 25

Tool Talk Workshop Learn and Serve Workshop (in person)

Saturday, March 25 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Confused about the vast array of garden tools out there? Using the right tool for the job will reduce your workload, get the job done right and minimize the possibility of injury. This workshop promises to help you save time, effort and money on your gardening adventure. Master Gardeners, Jack Bernhardsen and John Moore will solve the mystery of important questions like, “what’s the difference between a spade and a shovel” and “why should I care?”.

Whether you’re just beginning your gardening journey or if you need to expand an already robust tool collection, join us. 10 am to noon.

Pacific Park Natural Demonstration Garden: 1515 NE 164th Ave, Vancouver. (Enter from NE 172nd.) Bring a lawn chair and your work clothes. Participants are asked to provide 45 minutes of service in the East Vancouver demonstration garden following the workshop. No registration required. Bring gloves and water and dress for the weather.

This event is put on in conjunction with Clark County Public Health – Solid Waste Outreach, Green Neighbors Program.

Contact: [email protected] or 564-397-5738.

Conscious Consumption Series: Worm Bin Composting

Saturday, March 25 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn how to compost using red worms to turn food scraps into all natural fertilizer for your garden. This is a great alternative to backyard composting, especially if you are tight on space. Participants will receive supplies for their own worm bin.

Library events and programs are open to the public and provided at no cost. Special accommodations may be requested using our accommodation request form no later than 15 days prior to the event.

Los eventos y programas de la biblioteca están abiertos al público y se brindan sin costo. Se pueden solicitar adaptaciones especiales utilizando nuestro formulario de solicitud de adaptaciones (en inglés) hasta 15 días antes del evento.

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The Hidden Journey of Wastewater

Saturday, March 25 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Saturday, March 25, 2023 - 9:30am to 11:30am

Have you ever wondered what happens to the water that goes down your drain? How far does it travel? Where does it go after it is cleaned? Join us for a tour of the City of Vancouver’s Marine Park Wastewater Treatment Plant to learn about the unseen journey of wastewater. 

After the treatment plant tour, embark on a nature walk to the Columbia River to learn about the riparian ecosystem. The treatment plant tour and nature walk will last approximately one hour each. 

Tour participants must be 10 years of age or older and wear closed toe shoes. The tour will occur both inside and outside, rain or shine. Please dress for all weather conditions. For the stroll to the Columbia River, expect to walk 1.5 miles on paved pathways and uneven and sandy beaches.

Advance registration is required. Please note that space is limited. You will receive a confirmation letter with full event details and meeting location after registration.

Register here: The Hidden Journey of Wastewater | City of Vancouver, Washington, USA

Water Resources Education Center

4600 SE Columbia Way

Vancouver, WA 98661 

Mason Bee House Workshop

Saturday, March 25 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

As temperatures warm and flowers start to bloom, mason bees emerge from hibernation. These solitary bees are vigorous pollinators. By keeping a mason bee house in your garden, you can provide shelter for these important helpers and promote pollination of your plants.

Join bee expert Kyle Roslund, from the Vancouver Bee Project, to learn about the importance of bees. Each household will receive one free mason bee house kit to assemble and take home after the workshop.  

Saturday, March 25, 2023 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Advance registration is required. Please note that space is limited. The workshop will occur both indoors and outdoors. You will receive a confirmation letter with full event details and meeting location after registration. 

Register here: Mason Bee House Workshop | City of Vancouver, Washington, USA