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Off-leash area to close weekend of Oct. 22-23
The Dakota Memorial Off-Leash Dog Park in Pacific Community Park will be closed Oct. 22-23 so a contractor can upgrade an overhead optical fiber cable.
Wilson Construction Co., a Canby, Ore.-based contractor working for the Bonneville Power Administration, will use a helicopter to string a larger cable over the dog park just outside east Vancouver.
The work will require closing the off-leash area, the park’s demonstration gardens and the trail along the north side of Pacific Community Park, 1515 N.E. 164th Ave. The park’s extreme sports area, restrooms, parking lots and other amenities will remain open.
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County building parks in Felida, East Minnehaha
Two more neighborhood parks will be built this year 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.
Coupons available for free leaf disposal at four sites
Clark County and the City of Vancouver provide coupons so residents can drop off up to 5 cubic yards of leaves at four sites through December 31, 2016.
Free disposal is for leaves only. Regular disposal fees apply to other yard debris and for mixed loads.
Residents should not blow, rake or sweep leaves and other debris onto county roads, where they can block storm drains, cause street flooding and create driving hazards.
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 started 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 wrapping up on NE 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 their four-legged friends 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.