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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Sunday, October 24

StreamTeam Virtual Make A Difference Day

Friday, October 22 7:00 am - Sunday, October 24 11:59 pm

Join us for Make A Difference Day 2021 as we make a difference from the comfort of our homes! This year, we will be doing a raffle challenge where you can complete any number of activities that we have outlined on our website:

Then post a picture on Instagram or Facebook and tag Clark Public Utilities in the post, using the hashtag #MADD2021, or email the picture to us at [email protected] and get submitted into a raffle for each submission to win wonderful prizes such as gift baskets, gift cards, or even an hour long massage!

We will be accepting submissions from Friday, Oct. 22-Sunday, Oct. 24 and will contact raffle winners the following week.

Monday, October 25

Backyard Fruit Trees Presentation

Monday, October 25 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Discover “the good, the bad, and the ugly” of growing your own tree fruit. WSU Extension Clark County Master Gardener, Karen Palmer, will present on backyard fruit trees on Monday, Oct. 25 from 7 to 8:30pm.  Whether you inherited a few fruit trees with a new home or are thinking of planting some, get the knowledge to make important decisions as you move forward. Participants will learn which kind of fruit trees are easier to maintain West of the Cascades, what major diseases and pests will be a factor and how to control them naturally, and how much time and effort will be required to grow a healthy crop and more.

Pre-registration required.

This workshop is brought to you in collaboration with Clark County Public Health Green Neighbors Program.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the talk. You must have a (free) Zoom account in order to attend.

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

Tuesday, October 26

Rainwater Harvesting

Tuesday, October 26 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Rainwater harvesting is the practice of collecting water as it falls on structures or other impervious surfaces and storing it for later use. Harvesting rainwater allows us to utilize the water falling on our homes and landscapes, even during the dry season. It also prevents rainwater from running off and picking up pollutants like trash, pet waste, pesticides, and manure, and bringing them to nearby rivers, lakes, and creeks.

Join Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District as they discuss residential rainwater harvesting options for spaces big and small! They will examine rain barrels, cisterns and much, much more.

Wednesday, October 27

Living on the Land (Class 4 of 10)

Wednesday, October 27 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Living on the Land class series brings in local experts to teach key stewardship principles to small acreage land caretakers. These experts give advice on pasture and livestock management, managing weeds, caring for your forest, improving wildlife habitat, soil health, stormwater management, well & septic maintenance, and more. 

When: Wednesdays, October 6 – Dec 8, 2021 6:00pm-8:30pm

Where: Online via Zoom

Cost: $35/person or $50/household or farm (Scholarships for Veterans are available upon request)

Registration: First, please take this pre-survey and then you will recieve an email within a few days inviting you to register. Class size is limited to 30 students and registration fills quickly, so fill out the survey soon! Upon completion of the survey, you will be contacted and given a registration link. Please allow several days for your survey to be reviewed and registration link sent.

Learn more here: 

Creating an Edible Landscape

Wednesday, October 27 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This workshop with East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District will give you insight and tools for thoughtfully incorporating edible plants into your landscape – from annual veggies and herbs to perennial berries and fruit trees. We’ll discuss design tips, ways to build fertile soil, and how to conserve water while producing a harvest. You will also learn about native plants that feature edible fruit and nuts, as well as how to invite beneficial insects to your garden. You’ll walk away ready to assess your site and make a plan for a beautiful – and delicious – landscape! Please note that this class will focus on the Willamette Valley in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. 

Please contact Katie at (503) 935-5377 or [email protected] for information on accessibility or accommodation.

Registration is required. 

Lasagna Garden Composting

Wednesday, October 27 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Learn how to build & plant a raised bed garden.

Classes are available through Zoom Video Communications. Visit or download app from Apple Store or Google Play.

Zoom into sustainable living and join Master Composter Recycler classes.

Register online:

Thursday, October 28

KOOBDOOGA Book Discussion: A River Lost

Thursday, October 28 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries every Thursday this October for a lively discussion focused on books about nature.

Pre-registration is required. 

Join us for a lively, moderated discussion exploring the writing, themes, and messages presented in Blaine Harden’s A River Lost: The Life and Death of the Columbia.

Pick up a copy at the White Salmon Valley Community Library or call (360) 906-4818 to make arrangements  to pickup at an alternate location.

Learn more about KOOGDOOGA on our website.

To join this online program, you will need a computer, tablet or mobile device with a microphone and speaker. The link and password to join the event will be emailed to registrants. A phone number will be included to allow you to use a phone as speaker/microphone, if necessary.

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.

Friday, October 29

Stream Friendly Homes

Friday, October 29 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

NatureScaping of SW Washington presents Stream Friendly Homes with Eric Lambert, Clean Water Outreach Specialist of Clark County Public Works. 

You can make a difference in the health of local streams at home with landscape design and practices. In this presentation, we will discuss ways residents can incorporate landscape features, manage rain runoff and protect water quality while enhancing home aesthetics. Rain gardens, native plants, and rain water harvesting will be discussed and helpful resources will be shared.  

We are partnering again with the Camas Library as hosts for this online class using Zoom. For registration, please use the link below. Registration confirmations will be emailed along with the link to the class. 

Registration link: 

For more information contact

Saturday, October 30

Wahkiakum County - Vancouver Audubon Field Trip

Saturday, October 30 7:00 am - 2:00 pm

Contact Randy at [email protected] or call or text for additional details and to register: 360-975-2573

Leaders: Cindy McCormack and Randy Hill

Target species include migrating/wintering waterfowl, loons, gulls, raptors, and a wide variety of marsh, riverine, riparian, cropland/pasture and wet forest species.

Meet at 7am to leave at 07:15 at the Salmon Creek Park and Ride to carpool within current COVID guidelines. We will head north to Longview and west on SR-4. Areas will include Altoona/Grays Bay, Julia Butler Hansen NWR, and Puget Island. Trip will likely go to at least mid-afternoon. 

Trip travel type expectations: Pace: 1-2; Terrain: A; <1 mile walking 

Rain Gardens 101

Saturday, October 30 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Learn how to build your own rain garden with East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District! We’ll explore the critical role rain gardens can play in urban stream restoration, and how they add beautiful landscaping to your yard at the same time.

You will learn how to assess your site to determine the best location and size, calculate impervious surfaces, determine soil suitability, choose appropriate plants, and how to maintain your new rain garden. You will also receive a comprehensive manual that guides you through all the steps in constructing your rain garden. Please note that this class will focus on the Willamette Valley in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States.

Please contact Katie at (503) 935-5377 or [email protected] for information on accessibility or accommodation.

Registration is required. 

Kindred Homestead Supply Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, October 30 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Bid on our silent auction, all proceeds benefitting Odyssey World International Education Services (OWIES).

Odyssey World International Education Services is a Black-led, family-operated, education-based, 501(c)(3) non-profit that was started by Karen Morrison in Spokane, WA back in 2006. It has been an invaluable community partner in its work with refugee and immigrant families. It is 100% volunteer-based organization that provides resources referrals, advocacy, and community engagement opportunities. In 2015, OWI Education Services relocated to Vancouver, WA where it has continued to promote and collaborate on projects that strengthen inclusivity within increasingly diverse communities in the US and abroad. ⁠ ⁠ Enter our DO IT YOURSELF costume contest! We want to see your creativity when it comes to making your own costume.

Enjoy mocktails & music @diaspo.radical

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