Director, Clark County Environmental Services
Join us at this 81- acre natural area in southeast Battle Ground to work on a service project to repair the trailheads and nature trails.For more information
Dig in and make a difference for wildlife and pollinators! Help us with basic gardening chores such as: weeding, raking, pruning, planting, shoveling, etc., as you desire and your physical abilities allow.For more information
We will be pulling, digging, and cutting invasive wetland plants including Ricefield Bulrush, yellow flag iris, and indigobush. Volunteers may also help water new tree plantings if needed. Invasive plants threaten the health of Refuge wetlands by pushing out native plants that wildlife need for food and cover.For more information
Join fellow volunteer for the monthly Adopt-A-Park event at Hearthwood Park.For more information
Meet your neighbors and help get rid of English ivy, holly, Himalayan blackberries and other invasive species that are choking out native plants and trees.For more information
Join Clark Public Utilities and Eradication Nation as we treat knotweed in the Salmon Creek Watershed. Equipment, training, and light refreshments will be provided. Volunteers must be able to navigate over uneven terrain and through tall grass and vegetation, plus be comfortable using herbicide with proper training and supervision.For more information
Many parks throughout Vancouver have been adopted by active and engaged community members. Heritage park volunteers visit their park of choice, Heritage, at least once a month on the third Saturday of the month from 8am-10am. They welcome community volunteers who would like to help the park, meet new people and have fun getting a little dirty.For more information
Volunteers of all ages are encouraged to help at the monthly LeRoy Haagen cleanup event.For more information
Join us for this NEW outdoor reading adventure that connects fun stories with nature activities. Sit under a tree with us and listen to a story. Then roam around our garden and play with plants, rocks, water or critters in the dirt.For more information
Learn about the relationship between flowers, pollinators, and seeds as you explore the trail on this guided nature hike with Ranger Laurel. Search for seeds that use a variety of techniques to spread their species.For more information
Science in the Park is a special learning treat awaiting families who enjoy Vancouver's summertime Noon Concert Series, held on the six consecutive Wednesdays following July 4, at Esther Short Park, located at Eighth and Esther streets in downtown Vancouver.
From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., prior to and during every Noon Concert, children can try hands-on crafts and experiments, all designed for fun and learning about water, nature and the environment.For more information
A unique opportunity to discover the beauty of the Refuge after hours - use your ears, not your eyes as we use a bat detector to locate bats and listen for other nighttime residents!For more information
Join Ranger Laurel for a guided trail hike seeking out the tracks and traces that wildlife leave behind.For more information
Celebrate how nature connects us to our community! Enjoy dinner, live music by Paul Paresa and The People, a silent auction, raffle, photo booth, interactive displays, and more! $75 per person includes admission, dinner, dessert, wine with dinner, and gift bag. After July 23rd, price increases to $85 per person, and all registrants after that date cannot choose their entree.
For more information and to purchase your tickets!
Kids can get their hands dirty while learning about local rivers and streams with fun and creative activities.For more information
Experience traditional technologies found acrosee the world and throughout human history during this hands-on event.
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Explore a wide variety of predators and learn how this diverse population reflects on the habitat. The program introduction will include the use of pelts and skulls and will continue as a guided trail hike.For more information
Enjoy a leisurely paddle on Lacamas Lake, created 15,000 years ago by cataclysmic freshwater floods! This family-friendly paddle is a great way to see songbirds, raptors, and waterfowl while learning about the natural history of the region. Guides will be onboard our two 29' fourteen-passenger canoes to steer, offer paddling tips, and answer questions.For more information
Join John Nikkel and Dena Turner in a morning walk. Bring a scope if you have one. We will look for American Bitterns, Pileated Woodpeckers, and others.For more information
Learn about some of our area’s most common beneficial bugs and learn how to attract and support them in your garden.For more information
Part 1: Planning and Uses – Tuesday, August 18, 6:30-8:30
Part 2: System Components and Uses – Thursday, August 20, 6:30-8:30For more information
Join WSU Extension Clark County Master Gardeners to learn about and laugh at birds. First, at 3 Feathers Emu Ranch, we’ll marvel at emus, whimsical-looking relatives of ostriches.For more information
Join Ron Escano to scope the lake for water birds then explore the riparian woodland for early fall migrants.For more information
Every Stewardship Saturday includes a lesson about local ecology to start the day, and a fun activity to end like a craft or nature hike. Lessons include topics ranging from local birds to invasive species ecology.More information
The Tracking Club is an informal gathering where people can practice their tracking skills and learn from each other.
Friday, August 7 - Sunday August 16
The 2015 Clark County Fair is going to be the best ever! This year's Fair is sure to provide you and your family endless ENTERTAINMENT and excitement.
Supporting neighborhood farms, providing fresh, seasonal, local produce and wholesome prepared food.
A variety of local produce, plants, and food all from local vendors. We are true to our mission of offering an agriculturally based market that educates and provides access to healthy food options to all in the community.For more information
This is a full, rain-or-shine market, with 40 vendors, live music, activities for kids, a Chef's Demo booth and craft vendors - as well as a full line of farm and processed food vendors.For more informationLocation: NE 134th St. in Salmon Creek
Every first Friday of the month throughout the year, participating art galleries, merchants and restaurants in downtown Vancouver open their doors to celebrate opening night of various art exhibits. Live music and citywide receptions welcome all!
Visit the Vancouver Downtown Association's website for more information and a downtown art gallery list and walking map.
Fresh produce, plants and flowers, baked goods, delicious food, unique accessories for yourself, home, or garden, and a lot more.For more information
Come down to Overlook Park to enjoy a Saturday afternoon at the Farmer's Market!For more information
This popular lecture series about volcanic topics began in 2007 and continues every month. Fascinating topics, lively speakers as well as excellent food and libations make for an enjoyable and horizon-widening evening.
Doors open at 5, speaker starts at 6:30.
New quizzes: Test your knowledge about recycling! Is your car efficient? What's the deal with energy efficient lightbulbs? Earn Green Neighbor Points when you take a new quiz!
We've gathered a collection of links to eco-calculators that we hope you find helpful. Figure out your environmental footprint, determine your Home Water use and more!
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How can you be more eco-friendly at home? Check out the Interactive House to learn more ways to green up your house and yard, plus earn Green Neighbors Points!
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