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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Month Flat Week Day

Sunday, May 15

There are no events on this day.

Monday, May 16

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Tuesday, May 17

Vancouver Audubon: Vancouver Lowlands

Tuesday, May 17 7:00 am - 12:00 pm

Target species are a wide variety of migrant and nesting waterfowl, waders, shorebirds, raptors and both wetland and bottomland forest songbirds.

Itinerary: Meet at 7am at the Vancouver Lake flushing channel to scan the lake. By 07:15 we will move to Frenchman’s Bar Park and Shillapoo Wildlife Area at the end of Lower River Road. Trip travel type expectations: Pace: 1-2 Terrain: A-B plus an optional 250 yard stretch that crosses a cattle pasture. 2-3 miles walking.

Register: Contact Randy Hill via email [email protected] or call/text 360-975-2573

Japanese beetles - emerging invasive pest of home gardens and local agriculture

Tuesday, May 17 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica) is a non-native pest that feeds on over 300 plants. If established in Washington state the destructive pest would pose a serious threat to farms, gardens and the environment. Join Cassie Cichorz of the Washington State Department of Agriculture for a talk on the Japanese beetle as an emerging pest. This presentation will detail threats of the pest itself, share trapping efforts, and teach you how to safeguard for Japanese beetle.

Registration can be found here.

Wednesday, May 18

Recycling Done Right

Wednesday, May 18 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Learn how to be an expert recycler with Master Composter Recyclers. Understand why only certain items can go into your Big Blue recycle cart and Binny the glass bin. When in doubt throw it out.

Registration can be found here.

Views and Brews - Mount St. Helens

Wednesday, May 18 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Dr. Van Eaton is a physical volcanologist at the U.S. Geological Survey focusing on field-based geology to shed light on the behavior of volcanic eruptions. 

What have we learned in 42 years since the iconic eruption of Mount St. Helens? In this talk, we will cover the geology of the explosive sequence on May 18th that left an indelible impression on the Pacific Northwest and revolutionized the field of volcanology. 

Registration can be found here.

Thursday, May 19

There are no events on this day.

Friday, May 20

Northwest Roadside Flowers

Friday, May 20 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Northwest roadsides can spring to life with showy wildflowers during the spring and summer. While we have a number of invasive weeds, many of our native species also put on quite a show, including a few that are rare or endemic like the uniquely-colored Lomatium columbianum (Columbia desert parsley) found along Hwy 14 in the Columbia Gorge. Some flowers are prominent enough to recognize at 65 mph on the freeway. Others will be found only when meandering slowly along a Forest Service byway. In this program hosted by Naturescaping of Southwest Washington, you'll be introduced to about 60 plants that are easily recognized from behind your windshield.

Registration can be found here.

Saturday, May 21

Pacific Park Natural Garden - Volunteer Opportunity

Saturday, May 21 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join the WSU Extension Clark County Master Gardeners for some maintenance at the Pacific Park Natural Garden demonstration site. These inspiring gardens have been getting a makeover and there are some projects you can help with. The gardens are located at the SW corner of NE 18th St & NE 172nd Ave, Vancouver, WA 98684. Bring water and dress for the weather.

Learn more about the Natural Gardens at

Contact: Brittany Smith, [email protected] 

Frenchman's Bar Beach Clean-Up

Saturday, May 21 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Hosted by the Watershed Alliance of Southwest Washington

What: Picking up litter on the beach

When: Saturday, March 21st. 9:30am – 11:30pm

Where: Frenchman’s Bar on the Columbia River. (9612 NW Lower River Rd, Vancouver, WA 98660)

What to bring: Please dress for the weather.  Please bring your own snacks and water.

Register here