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9/20/2012

Forum to review Camp Bonneville’s cleanup, forest stewardship

Clean Water Commission to host public presentation on Wednesday, Oct. 3

Contact

Earl Rowell, Environmental Services
Phone: (360) 397-2121 ext. 4580
Earl.Rowell@clark.wa.gov

Vancouver, WA – A panel of specialists involved in Camp Bonneville’s cleanup and related work will discuss the project during a public meeting next month.

The Clark County Clean Water Commission will host the discussion during its next regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, in the sixth-floor training room of the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St.

Camp Bonneville is a former U.S. Army installation used for military training from 1909 to 1995. Clark County accepted ownership of the 3,840-acre site last year and has hired a private contractor, Weston Solutions Inc., to remove munitions and other contamination left over from decades of military use.

The Army is paying all cleanup costs. The county has long-range plans to use portions of the site as a regional park after the cleanup is complete.

Presenters at the Oct. 3, 2012, forum will include:

• Jerry Barnett, Camp Bonneville project manager for Clark County Public Works, will discuss the site’s history, ongoing work and issues.

• Greg Johnson, munitions safety specialist for Clark County Public Works, will discuss locating and removing munitions of explosive concern.

• Ben Forson, Camp Bonneville site manager for the Washington State Department of Ecology, will discuss water quality.

• Jim Vandling, county forester with Clark County Environmental Services, will discuss forest stewardship.

To ensure adequate seating, anyone interested in attending is encouraged to contact Earl Rowell at (360) 397-2121 ext. 4580 or by email at: Earl.Rowell@clark.wa.gov.

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