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4/16/2013

County seeks backyard weather spotters for WildWatch program

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Sally Fisher, Environmental Services
Phone: (360) 397-2121 ext 4939
Sally.Fisher@clark.wa.gov

Serena Calder, Environmental Services
Phone: (360) 397-2121 ext. 5290
Serena.Calder@clark.wa.gov

Vancouver, WA – Residents with a keen interest in the weather can become official spotters for the National Weather Service through Clark County’s WildWatch program.

Participants can report their observations on storms and other extreme weather or record daily precipitation. The time commitment ranges from a few minutes a day to about 30 minutes a year.

A training workshop is set for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, at the Water Resources Education Center, 4600 S.E. Columbia Way. The workshop is free, but county residents are asked to register online at wildwatchweather.brownpapertickets.com.

During the workshop, National Weather Service representatives will provide instruction on how to report observations and data. The training is critical to ensure all participants follow the same procedures and submit accurate data.

Environmental Services and the City of Vancouver are sponsoring WildWatch, with support from the Backyard Bird Shop. This free program allows people to make observations about weather conditions, plants, birds, bees and other pollinators.

WildWatch is a program of Clark Green Neighbors, developed by Environmental Services to provide county residents with information about sustainable living and encourage them to get outside and enjoy nature in their neighborhoods.

More information is available at www.ClarkGreenNeighbors.org or by calling (360) 397-2121 ext. 4352.

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