Clark County Public Works wants to recognize the wonderful volunteers who work hard to make our community better.
The following provides a brief summary of some of the volunteer activities in the county during 2017.
On Saturday, Jan. 21, 26 volunteers arrived at Whipple Creek Regional Park to clear the 4-mile trail system of storm damage that occurred the earlier in the month. This project was in honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. The work originally scheduled for Jan. 16 but was postponed for five days because of previous week’s snowstorm.
Aside from a few large trees Parks Maintenance staff cut up with a chain saw, the volunteers cleared the main trails. This is a great example of the difference volunteers can make in just a few hours. The volunteers were from local schools, including Skyview High School, and from the mountain biking and equestrian communities. Great job everyone!
Thirteen youth participated in the Vancouver VolunTEEN event at the 78th Street Heritage Farm on Thursday, Feb. 16. Despite persistent pouring rain, the teens got to work removing English ivy and clematis, both non-native plants, from natural areas at the farm. Many of the youth were from Skyview High School Gear Up, a group that regularly attends VolunTEEN events. A big thank you to all the youth who braved the rain and cold that day!
All VolunTEEN events are from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. the second, third and fourth Thursdays of the month at different locations throughout Clark County and the city of Vancouver. Click here for more information.
On Saturday, March 11, 15 volunteers with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints tackled several projects at Lacamas Lake Regional Park.
Earlier that morning, county maintenance crews trimmed back invasive blackberries that volunteers raked up. Picnic tables, park signs, play structures and garbage cans were scrubbed clean of dirt and moss. Volunteers also pulled invasive English ivy from trees and raked bark chips, creating an even surface under play equipment.
A big thank you goes out to this group of missionaries who completed each task with a smile.
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