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Westside Vancouver Neighborhood Planting

Saturday, February 24 8:45 am - 1:00 pm

Let's plant trees together in Westside Vancouver! Interested in receiving a tree? Click HERE to purchase a tree for your household. Dozens of large (6-10' tall) trees will be ready for planting in their new homes, and your help is what makes this community planting possible!

Please arrive by 8:45am to sign-in and be assigned a planting crew. The planting starts at 9:00am. We provide gloves, tools, and guidance, as well as light breakfast snacks and coffee/tea/hot chocolate. We ask that all volunteers dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes/boots you don't mind getting dirty, and be ready to have fun!

How do I register? Register by filling out this quick form.  Groups and individuals welcome! If your group is more than 5 people, please know you will be assigned to different planting crews.

Have a pickup truck? We need your help getting these young trees to their planting sites a few blocks away from the central staging site. Please sign up if you're able to help out in this key role. 

Want to plant by bike? This event will have a bike-powered crew. Bring your bike, helmet, and a bike trailer (if you have one), sign-up here.

Under age 18? We request that youth 15 and under volunteer with a parent/guardian.  Youth 16 and older can volunteer on their own and will need to hand us a youth waiver form signed by their parent/guardian.

Private transportation: You will travel from the meeting location to a few planting sites in the nearby neighborhood (up to several miles). We recommend private transportation (bike or vehicle), but there may be an option to carpool if others in your small planting crew are also comfortable with this. 

Where will these trees be planted? In the following neighborhoods: Arnada, Carter Park, Esther Short, Fruit Valley, Hough, Lincoln, Northwest, Rose Village, and Shumway.

Questions?  Please check out our Volunteer FAQ webpage.  Our team is also happy to assist!  Reach us at We look forward to planting together soon!

This event is in partnership with the City of Vancouver.

Animal Tracking Basics: Life Along the Water's Edge

Saturday, February 24 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Registration is required. Sign up here:

Vancouver’s Water Center wetlands are home to many Columbia River animals. Learn how to interpret the clues left behind by learning foot morphology and gaits of our common wildlife residents. Class will be held outside, rain or shine. This class is great for beginners who want to grow their pattern recognition and animal tracking skills.

This class is suitable for adults and youth ages 10 and older. Expect to go slowly, often standing in one place, as we decipher the tracks we find. Plan to be off-trail and in sandy areas with uneven terrain and mud. All minors need to be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: Water Center staff at or 360-487-7111

Nature Fun Day at Columbia Springs – For the Love of Salmon

Saturday, February 24 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

You're invited! Join us for our “For the Love of Salmon” Nature Fun day at Columbia Springs.

What: A day of hands-on science and nature experiences exploring our love of salmon!

This event is designed to be engaging for people of all ages – from preschool age kids to elementary, middle, and high school students, and adults. All ages and backgrounds are welcome! Just bring your curiosity and be prepared for some nature fun!

How: Drop by when it works for you. No RSVP required!

Questions? Email

Blueberry Pruning Workshop- Feb 24

Saturday, February 24 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Description:
Love juicy, sweet just-picked blueberries from your own bushes? Not sure how to keep them performing at their best? Join Master Gardeners for an in-person hands-on workshop on blueberry pruning.

Join us at our Vancouver area demonstration blueberry field to learn and practice your skills. This entails a 5 - to 10-minute walk up a steep hill. Those with mobility issues may drive. Dress for the weather and bring water, garden gloves, and a pair of sharpened loppers or hand bypass pruners if you have them.

Cost: $10. No admission without advance registration at For more information: (564) 397-5738 or Visit us online at