Hello Visitor, How are your gardens growing? Celebrate National Zucchini Day on August 8th by sneaking a zucchini (or two or three) on to your neighbors porch...or make some zucchini bread to spread! No backyard bounties this year? Check out all the local produce you can find at Farmers Markets around Clark County! Enjoy the rest of summer and stay cool!
Clark County is lucky enough to be surrounded by an abundance of fresh crops. Don't miss out on the taste of summer straight from local farms. Farmers' Markets are occurring weekly around the county!
There's nothing like visiting weekly and watching the spring asparagus transition into the summer crops of cherries, berries, flowers, and more before transitioning into the squashes and gourds of early fall. You don't have to live on the farm to taste the seasons change!
Bring your broken items to be fixed for free by community volunteers! The goal is to keep stuff out of the landfill, conserve resources, save money, and share skills throughout the community. We'll repair, mend, tune up, and sharpen your household items! Bring your bicycles, clothing, small home appliances, small electrical appliances, tools and knives in need of sharpening! For each item you bring, you must wait in line and be present during the repair. Maybe even learn to repair it yourself from our volunteers!
Clark County Green Business has strong representation in downtown Vancouver, with nearly 20 downtown businesses certified to date. Among the most recent to get on board is the Vancouver branch of BergerABAM, a consulting firm with locations in Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada and Texas.
BergerABAM offers sustainable planning and design services throughout diverse sectors of development, and they integrate sustainability throughout all their projects.
Every year, the Master Gardeners of Clark County select one of their volunteers to highlight for their efforts in the community. This year the honor was bestowed upon Laura Heldreth. Laura teaches many classes on gardening at Clark College through the Master Gardener program, she maintains a gardening blog—Gravy Lessons, and her household garden was on the Clark County Natural Garden Tour for the first time this year.
See Laura talk about volunteering, natural gardening and being Master Gardener of the Year here.
Tour a local transfer station and discover where your recyclables end up. Learn handy recycling tips and get the latest facts about our regional garbage and recycling system. These informative daytime walking tours are FREE, fun and open to the public. Space is limited, RSVPs required, so save your spot!
All across Clark County, people just like you are donating their time and energy to help preserve Clark County’s environment and enhance the quality of life of its residents. There are multiple opportunities to become involved!
Fred Meyer is hosting a free pancake breakfast with all the fixin's at the Clark County Fair grandstands. Find coupons for free fair admission at your local Fred Meyer before they're gone!
We'll be there helping you sort your waste! Ask our staff and volunteers anything about recycling, composting, or other household disposal and how to reduce waste and protect the environment! Look for our sort tables by the food vendors throughout the duration of the Fair!
Location : Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds
Do you like the idea of picking an apple or pear from a tree right in your yard? Does the idea of biting into a freshly-picked ripe peach while you stand under the tree in your yard sound good?
Before you rush out to buy a fruit tree, attend this seminar to learn some basic facts about how to select a tree, plant it, and take care of it. The importance of pruning, tree maintenance, fruit thinning, and disease and pest management will be covered. Emphasis will be on organic practices.
The decision to immunize yourself and your child(ren) is an important one.
The best way to protect yourself and your family is by keeping your immunizations
up-to-date. Clark County Public Health recommends getting your kids immunized
before the start of school. Watch Dr. Alan Melnick, Director of Public Health,
discuss vaccinations and their benefits, misconceptions and risks, in this video.