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EcoBlitz set for Sept. 24 at Vancouver Lake Regional Park
Join local experts, naturalists and volunteers to look for all of the species that call this great park and lake home. This is a free family-friendly event and no experience is required. Teams will look for birds, mammals, insects, macroinvertebrates (aquatic bugs), plankton, herptiles (reptiles and amphibians) and plants. We will use smart devices to upload data to iNaturalist. Help us collect data and improve our understanding of the local ecosystem More information and registration can be found at our partner webpage for the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership.
Carty Road reopens to through traffic
Carty Road, from Northwest Hillhurst Road east to Northeast 10th Avenue, is open following replacement of the culvert near Northwest Ecklund Road.
Final paving and other work still needs to be completed, but that will require only single-lane closures.
Clark County Public Works and its contractor, Thompson Bros. Excavating, thanks you for your patience and understanding.
Construction underway on parks in Felida, East Minnehaha
Two more neighborhood parks will be built this summer as Clark County Public Works provides additional recreation within easy walking distance of nearby residents.
In June, County Manager Mark McCauley awarded a $934,700 contract to Robertson & Olson Construction Inc. of Camas to build Sorenson Neighborhood Park in the Felida area and Tower Crest Neighborhood Park in the East Minnehaha area.
Construction started in July and will wrap up before the end of the year.
Once construction is complete, Clark County will have built 30 parks since voters created the Greater Clark Parks District in 2005.
Short section of Etna Road closes for bridge replacement
A short stretch of Northeast Etna Road was closed in June so a contactor can replace Cedar Creek Bridge. The bridge is about 125 feet upstream from Cedar Creek's confluence with the East Fork of the Lewis River in north Clark County.
Signs will guide drivers around the detour. A detour map and other information can be found on the Cedar Creek Bridge replacement project page.
Preliminary flood maps available for Washougal area
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has issued preliminary maps showing revisions to the 100-year floodplain, which has a 1 percent chance of flooding in any year.
The preliminary flood insurance rate maps cover properties along the Washougal River, along the Little Washougal River and behind the Port of Camas-Washougal’s levee on the Columbia River.
A 90-day appeal period will begin on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016, and end on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016.
Please remember that these are preliminary maps for only a fraction of Clark County. Revised flood insurance rate maps for the rest of the county took effect on September 5, 2012, and are available by clicking on Flood Insurance Rate Maps.
Construction starting to wrap up on Northeast 119th Street
Construction will continue on sidewalks, walls and traffic signals near Northeast 119th Street and Northeast 72nd Avenue as the project nears completion. Drivers are encouraged to use alternate routes to avoid the construction area.
A reduced speed limit of 25 mph will remain in effect. Please remember that fines are double for speeding and other infractions in a construction zone.
More information is available on the Northeast 119th Street project page.
New dog park coming to property off NE 192nd Avenue
Dog lovers have an opportunity to help create a new off-leash area where dogs can run and play in east Vancouver.
On March 29, 2016, the Board of County Councilors unanimously approved an agreement with Dog Owners Group for Park Access in Washington (DOGPAW) to develop a dog park on a county-owned parcel at Northeast 192nd Avenue and Northeast Ninth Street. The 10.8-acre property is west of the Humane Society for Southwest Washington and south of the Harmony Sports Complex.
DOGPAW will be responsible for developing the site with fencing, a double-gated entry and other amenities, as well as providing ongoing maintenance of the site.
DOGPAW does not have a firm timeline for making the necessary improvements and opening the area for public use. The group is accepting contributions to defray costs. Donations can be made by contacting Mark Watson at (360) 896-4341 or email@example.com.
- March 29, 2016, news release
- Board of County Councilors staff report (PDF)
- Off-leash areas in Clark County
For more information on plans for the new dog park, watch this May 2016 CVTV video:
Dogs and Clean Water
Clark County is home to more than 100,000 dogs. Read about Canines for Clean Water and how you can help keep dog waste out of creeks, rivers and groundwater.
County Road Fund
The County Road Fund is a critical revenue source for building, maintaining and preserving transportation infrastructure. Review revenues, expenses and fund balances (PDF).
Park Impact Fees
Track fund balances (PDF) for park impact fees, the county's primary revenue source for building parks, and review a map showing park impact fee districts (PDF).
Updated Stormwater Rules
Revisions to Clark County's Stormwater Manual and county code took effect on January 8, 2016.
Learn about the ongoing cleanup at the former U.S. Army base north of Camas.