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Growing Green Program

The Growing Green Program enhances county-owned properties by planting native trees and shrubs. The benefits of this environmental enhancement program include:

  • Reducing the amount of stormwater runoff into streams
  • Improving water quality
  • Providing shade to keep water temperatures low
  • Providing bird and wildlife habitat
  • Protecting fish habitat
  • Controlling noxious weeds
  • Improving air quality

Planting sites

Planting is done on county-owned lands by both county staff and community volunteers. They have planted 79,000 native plants on more than 31 sites, including nine parks, (122 total acres) throughout the county.

Many sites are open space properties along streams in the Salmon Creek, Whipple Creek, Lacamas, Vancouver Lake and Lewis River watersheds. The program also supports improvements to older Salmon Creek watershed stormwater facilities which are being rehabilitated to work better and re-landscaped with native trees and shrubs.

Project sites

  • Salmon Creek Greenway - 18.8 acres
  • East Fork Lewis River - 15 acres
  • Zimmerly property - 10 acres
  • Columbia Springs - 1.1 acres
  • Volunteer plantings (10) - 10 acres

You can help

You can help by planting trees on your property. For assistance on how to pick the right tree and proper planting techniques, visit the WSU Extension web page. Trees provide shade, create oxygen, add beauty and capture a lot of rainwater. Even planting just one tree can make a big difference in our urban community.

More information

For more information about the Growing Green Program, please call (360) 397-2121.


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