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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Neighbors

  • Pet Waste

    Clark County has almost 110,000 dogs, of all shapes and sizes, and their poop adds up to about 15,000 tons per year. Pet waste left on the ground can be washed into storm drains that lead directly to our streams and wetlands. This waste carries harmful bacteria, which can affect the health of aquatic wildlife, ourselves and our children.

     

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  • Community Gardens

    There are two community gardens managed by Clark County. The Heritage Farm Community Garden (Hazel Dell) has 80 plots and the Florence Wager Community Garden at Pacific Park (E Vancouver) has 16 plots. All of these plots are rented out annually.

    Both of these gardens are full for the 2016 season. Please check back to this site in late 2016 for information about the 2017 gardening season. For more information or with questions, you can email communitygarden@clark.wa.gov.

     

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  • Talking to neighbors

    Neighbors for Clean Water (NCW)

    NCW is a program administered by the Clark County Clean Water program, designed to make it as easy as possible for residents around Clark County to confront the problem of pet waste in their neighborhoods. The program is an extension of Clark County Canines for Clean Water, which helps people learn about the benefits of scooping the poop.

    Tips for talking to neighbors about pet waste

    • Put up a sign in a problem spot
    • Institute a weekly "Pick-up Day"
    • Set up a public bag dispenser

    Resources

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    To request signs and brochures, please contact sally.fisher@clark.wa.gov.

    Resources and materials only available for residents of unincorporated Clark County. Supplies are limited.