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, November 27

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Monday, November 28

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Tuesday, November 29

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Wednesday, November 30

Wintler Park Beach Cleanup

Wednesday, November 30 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Join us during our final beach cleanup of the year at Wintler Community Park. Rivers are on the rise, and we hope to remove as much litter from the beach before the water takes it downstream.

Advance registration is required. Event is limited to 12 participants. Gloves, litter bags and hand sanitizer will be provided. You will receive a confirmation letter with full volunteer event details and meeting location after registration.

Register for the event here: Volunteer: Wintler Park Beach Cleanup | City of Vancouver, Washington, USA

 

Stream Health Monitoring - Site Visit

Wednesday, November 30 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Come learn about how to monitor stream health to help protect our watersheds in SW Washington.

Water quality and natural resource specialist, Benjamin Joner, of Clark County Public Health will demonstrate and discuss water quality monitoring techniques on-site at Mill Creek, near WSU-Vancouver in Vancouver, WA. We will discuss what to look for when determining if a waterway health and ways to improve water quality. There will be a short (less than 1/2 mile) hike from the parking lot down to the creek.

Follow this link to learn more and reserve a spot: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stream-health-monitoring-site-visit-tickets-471531883557

Native Plant Sale

All day

BIG news! The Clark Conservation District plant sale is officially opening November 30th at 4pm!!! We are just putting the finishing touches on our website interface and finalizing our plant inventories so that the sale can proceed as smoothly as possible. Once a plant is sold out we will not be restocking this year, so make sure to mark your calendars and get ready!

The best way to stay on top of plant sale news is to sign up for the Native Plant Sale newsletter.

For more information, visit https://www.clarkcd.org/native-plant-sale

Thursday, December 1

Chum Salmon Spawning Observation

Thursday, December 1 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Gather along the shores of the Columbia River just east of the I-205 bridge to witness the return of dozens of chum salmon, spawning before your eyes. This tour requires a minimal amount of walking down a dirt path to the viewing platform.
Duration: About 60 minutes

Visit Columbia Land Trust to learn more about the events.

Thursday, Dec. 1 @ 9am
Thursday, Dec. 1 @ 11:30am
Tuesday, Dec. 6 @ 9am
Tuesday, Dec. 6 @ 11:00am
Thursday, Dec. 8 @ 3pm

Chum Salmon Spawning Observation

Thursday, December 1 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Gather along the shores of the Columbia River just east of the I-205 bridge to witness the return of dozens of chum salmon, spawning before your eyes. This tour requires a minimal amount of walking down a dirt path to the viewing platform.
Duration: About 60 minutes

Visit Columbia Land Trust to learn more about the events.

Thursday, Dec. 1 @ 9am
Thursday, Dec. 1 @ 11:30am
Tuesday, Dec. 6 @ 9am
Tuesday, Dec. 6 @ 11:00am
Thursday, Dec. 8 @ 3pm

Friday, December 2

Puzzle Swap

Friday, December 2 10:00 pm - Saturday, December 3 8:00 am

Do you have any lightly used puzzles, books and/or board games that you're no longer interested in? Bring them to Kindred Homestead Supply between 10am and 8pm on Friday, December 2nd to their free puzzle swap event! While there, you can drop off your used items and go home with a new item! Even if you don't donate, you can still take an item for yourself.

Saturday, December 3

Puzzle Swap

Friday, December 2 10:00 pm - Saturday, December 3 8:00 am

Do you have any lightly used puzzles, books and/or board games that you're no longer interested in? Bring them to Kindred Homestead Supply between 10am and 8pm on Friday, December 2nd to their free puzzle swap event! While there, you can drop off your used items and go home with a new item! Even if you don't donate, you can still take an item for yourself.

VAS Young Birders' Club Bird Walk

Saturday, December 3 8:00 am

Leader: Cindy McCormack

Meeting time: 8:00am

Meeting location: Frenchman’s Bar County Park, center
south lot

Register: none required

Chickadees, Eagles, and Ducks, Oh My! The Vancouver Audubon Society’s Young Birder’s Club is hosting a bird walk led by expert birder Cindy McCormack. Join us on Saturday, December 3rd at 8 a.m. and Frenchman’s Bar to meet some incredible birds! We’ll walk around, learn about and see the local avifauna, and meet with fellow birders. Open to anyone 10-18 years old plus parent/guardian. Feel free to reach out to [email protected] with any questions. We will have binoculars and spotting scopes to share.

For field trip details and requirements, follow this link: https://vancouveraudubon.org/vancouver-audubon-field-trip-guidelines/

Don't Drip and Drive Workshop

Saturday, December 3 9:00 am - 1:30 pm

Registration is now open for our Don't Drip and Drive Workshop on December 3rd! We will host 3 sessions, including our third session which will also be available in Spanish at Cascadia Technical Academy. During each session, students from Cascadia Tech will lift cars and inspect them for leaks. Participants will learn how to locate leaks and learn about maintenance.If there is an issue found during the inspection, students will provide participants with a quote on the repair costs and eligible participants can be reimbursed for the repair costs up to $500!

To register, follow this link: https://thewatershedalliance.org/event/dont-drip-and-drive-save-the-date-dec-3rd/?instance_id=257

3 sessions: 9am, 10:30am, 12:15pm

Volunteer- Mulch & Nature Walk

Saturday, December 3 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mulching Work Party and Nature Walk

Join the City of Vancouver's Volunteer Programs department, the Water Resources Education Center, and our partners at the Lower Columbia Fish Enhancement Group for a morning of mulching and removing invasive plants and finish the day with an educational nature walk! Saturday, December 3rd from 9am to 12pm, we will meet at the NE 98th Ave entrance.

Training, gloves, tools, water, and snacks will be provided! This opportunity is family-friendly and great for teens - people of all ages are welcome! Volunteers should dress for the weather and wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. We will be walking along uneven paths and bending, stooping, and lifting, but we will have options for varying levels of ability.

Youth under 18 must bring a signed minor consent form.

If you have questions that are not answered in the FAQ's below, please contact [email protected] or 360-487-8344.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please RSVP with this link. Advanced registration is required and space is limited.

VOLUNTEER - Beaver Marsh Natural Area Restoration

Saturday, December 3 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mulching Work Party and Nature Walk

Join the City of Vancouver's Volunteer Programs department, the Water Resources Education Center, and our partners at the Lower Columbia Fish Enhancement Group for a morning of mulching and removing invasive plants and finish the day with an educational nature walk! Saturday, December 3rd from 9am to 12pm, we will meet at the NE 98th Ave entrance.

Training, gloves, tools, water, and snacks will be provided! This opportunity is family-friendly and great for teens - people of all ages are welcome! Volunteers should dress for the weather and wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. We will be walking along uneven paths and bending, stooping, and lifting, but we will have options for varying levels of ability.

Youth under 18 must bring a signed minor consent form.

If you have questions that are not answered in the FAQ's below, please contact [email protected] or 360-487-8344.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please RSVP with this link. Advanced registration is required and space is limited.