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Volunteers needed for annual Recycled Arts Festival
The Clark County Recycled Arts Festival is looking for volunteers to serve during next month’s popular family event in Esther Short Park. The eco-conscious event draws about 40,000 people to downtown Vancouver to see art and wares created by more than 130 different artists using at least 75 percent recycled materials. Clark County Public Health and the Clark County Green Neighbors program count on volunteers to help make the festival a success. Read more.
Healthy swimming is safe swimming
With warm weather on the horizon, Clark County residents may soon be heading to local waterways for the first swim of the season. But area lakes and rivers are still cold, and water may be moving quickly. Public Health encourages everyone to follow a few simple strategies to stay safe and healthy while enjoying the water now and throughout the summer. Read more.
Free composting, green cleaning classes promote sustainable living
Clark County’s Master Composter Recycler program is offering a series of free composting and green cleaning workshops this spring.
The three composting workshops will teach people how to set up successful composting operations at home, highlighting different composting methods. The green cleaning workshop will teach participants how to make environmentally friendly alternatives to cleaning solvents that contain hazardous chemicals. Read more.
Public Health declares Clark County measles outbreak over
Clark County Public Health has declared the local measles outbreak over, after six weeks with no new cases. Public Health confirmed 71 cases of measles during the months-long outbreak. Two confirmed cases previously included in the Clark County totals have been removed. Those two individuals moved to Georgia during the outbreak and are being counted in that state’s measles case numbers.
For more information, visit the measles investigation webpage.
Green Business program celebrates Earth Day with five new certifications
This Earth Day, Clark County Green Business is celebrating five new businesses joining the sustainability program this year. The Green Business program offers resources and onsite assistance to help businesses operate efficiently, reduce environmental impact and offer employees healthy workplaces. Read more.
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