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Modified hours Sept. 21 and 24 for EPH Support and Vital Records offices
The Environmental Public Health Support and Vital Records offices will have modified hours Sept. 21 and 24 to implement system upgrades. Both offices will close at 3 pm Friday, Sept. 21 and reopen at 10 am Monday, Sept. 24.
Board of Health seeks applicants for Public Health Advisory Council vacancy
The Clark County Board of Health is seeking applicants for a position on the volunteer Public Health Advisory Council. The board is accepting applications from Clark County residents representing the educational community. The three-year term begins as soon as the position is filled and ends Sept. 30, 2021. Read more.
Sept. 22 shred event lets residents safely dispose of sensitive documents
Clark County residents can safely dispose of sensitive materials at a free document shredding event this month. The event is 10 am to 1 pm Saturday, Sept. 22, at Salmon Creek Park & Ride, 1112 NE 136th St. Each person is limited to two banker boxes, or file storage boxes, of documents to shred. Read more.
Public Health lifts algae advisories at Vancouver Lake
Clark County Public Health is lifting all advisories for Vancouver Lake. Cyanobacteria blooms are no longer present at any areas of the lake that are easily accessible to the public.
Public Health has concluded its routine monitoring of local swim beaches for the season. While Public Health will no longer routinely sample the water, staff will respond to reported health concerns. Read more.
County council seeks applicants to represent businesses on Solid Waste Advisory Commission
The Clark County Council is seeking applicants for a volunteer position on the Solid Waste Advisory Commission. The position represents the local business community. The three-year term will begin once the position is filled. The commission advises the county council on solid waste issues, such as recycling, garbage collection, landfills, transfer stations and waste-reduction programs. Read more.
Get children back-to-school ready by ensuring vaccines are up to date
The new school year is quickly approaching. Ensuring children are up to date on immunizations should be on every parent’s back-to-school checklist. Immunizations not only protect children from many serious diseases, but they are required for school. Read more.
Request for public records
To request public records involving Public Health, please access the Public Records Request Portal, create an account and complete the submittal process.
Routine septic maintenance protects your investment, ground and surface water, and public health.
Properly maintaining a system is less costly than repairing or replacing a failing system. Well-maintained systems also protect ground water (98 percent of the county’s drinking water comes from groundwater) and help prevent human exposure to sewage.
Certified operations and maintenance specialists can help septic owners ensure their systems are operating properly and meeting maintenance and inspection requirements.
Learn more about internship opportunities or submit an application.