tree planting

Earth Day Tree Planting

The Port of Camas-Washougal invites you to celebrate Earth Day 2017 by planting native trees and shrubs in the new Washougal Waterfront Park and along the Washougal Waterfront Trail. The Earth Day Tree Planting will be held on Thursday, April 20, from 3 to 5 p.m. Participants should meet at the Washougal Waterfront Park Picnic Shelter. Light refreshments will be provided for volunteers. Some areas that volunteers will be working in might be wet and muddy (this being the end of rainy season in the Northwest and all), so tree-planters should wear waterproof rubber boots and clothing that can get nice and dirty. Tools will be provided for the plantings and clean-up. Bring a pair of work or gardening gloves for yourself if you have them; there’s a small supply of extra gloves, but not quite enough to go around.

Washougal Waterfront Park is located at 56 S. 1st St. in Washougal. To learn more about this park and the vision for future development along this beautiful stretch of the Columbia River, visit www.washougalwaterfront.com. To learn more about the Port of Camas-Washougal and its many projects aimed at improving life in those two riverfront communities, visit www.portcw.com.

Plant a Tree

Little acorns become mighty oaks…and you can make sure there are many mighty oaks (and maples, alders, pines, birches, willows…) in Vancouver for generations to come. Join Friends of Trees for a Neighborhood Tree Planting from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16, at Evergreen Bible Church, 9600 E. Mill Plain Blvd. We know that’s pretty early to be out on a Saturday, but volunteers will get free yummy pastries and coffee, as well as a potluck lunch after the planting.

Tree-planters should wear warm clothes and sturdy shoes; gloves, tools, and training will be provided. Volunteers will be divided into teams and head out to different planting sites under the guidance of experienced Friends of Trees crew leaders. For more information, contact Emma at 360-487-8327 or emmas@friendsoftrees.org. No RSVP is needed unless you are coming with a group of five or more people.

Neighborhood Tree Planting

Little acorns become mighty oaks…and you can make sure there are many mighty oaks (and maples, alders, pines, birches, willows…) in Vancouver for generations to come. Join Friends of Trees for a Neighborhood Tree Planting from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16, at Evergreen Bible Church, 9600 E. Mill Plain Blvd. We know that’s pretty early to be out on a Saturday, but volunteers will get free yummy pastries and coffee, as well as a potluck lunch after the planting.

Tree-planters should wear warm clothes and sturdy shoes; gloves, tools, and training will be provided. Volunteers will be divided into teams and head out to different planting sites under the guidance of experienced Friends of Trees crew leaders. For more information, contact Emma at 360-487-8327 or emmas@friendsoftrees.org. No RSVP is needed unless you are coming with a group of five or more people.

Tree Planting with the StreamTeam

There’s no better way to celebrate Arbor Day than by planting a tree! Join volunteers from Clark Public Utilities’ StreamTeam to plant trees at Washington State University in Vancouver. Tree planting will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 11, on the campus, located at 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave. in the Salmon Creek area of Vancouver. Equipment, training and lunch will be provided. RSVP by sending an e-mail to StreamTeam@clarkpud.com or call Ashley at 360-992-8585.

The StreamTeam is a volunteer-driven program of Clark Public Utilities that proactively addresses the problems facing the Salmon Creek watershed. Since the program’s inception in 1992, more than 700,000 trees have been planted to restore approximately 120 acres of land along 15 miles of stream length. The StreamTeam has more than 1,000 team members who donate more than 3,500 hours of their time each year on projects ranging from tree planting and potting to monitoring water quality and wildlife to educational outreach. To learn more, visit www.StreamTeam.net.

StreamTeam Tree Planting

Clark Public Utilities is keeping the lights on…and our local utility company is also making sure that the North Bank’s beautiful and vital natural habitats are restored and maintained with the StreamTeam, a volunteer-driven program that proactively addresses the problems facing the Salmon Creek watershed.

Since the program started in 1992, more than 700,000 native trees have been planted, tons of litter has been removed, and 120 acres of land have been restored by dedicated people like you. StreamTeam members come from a myriad of backgrounds including utility employees, Stream Stewards, AmeriCorps members, scout groups, college students, youth groups, and many, many individuals.

StreamTeam will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with an annual service event to be held from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 19—rain or shine or anything in between! The StreamTeam and AmeriCorp need volunteers of all ages to help plant native trees as part of the National Day of Service honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with volunteer activities across the country. To sign up, call 360-992-8585 or e-mail streamteam@clarkpud.com.

Plant Trees with StreamTeam

Clark Public Utilities is keeping the lights on…and our local utility company is also making sure that the North Bank’s beautiful and vital natural habitats are restored and maintained with the StreamTeam, a volunteer-driven program that proactively addresses the problems facing the Salmon Creek watershed.

Since the program started in 1992, more than 700,000 native trees have been planted, tons of litter has been removed, and 120 acres of land have been restored by dedicated people like you. StreamTeam members come from a myriad of backgrounds including utility employees, Stream Stewards, AmeriCorps members, scout groups, college students, youth groups, and many, many individuals.

StreamTeam will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with an annual service event to be held from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 19—rain or shine or anything in between! The StreamTeam and AmeriCorp need volunteers of all ages to help plant native trees as part of the National Day of Service honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with volunteer activities across the country. To sign up, call 360-992-8585 or e-mail streamteam@clarkpud.com.

Tree Planting & Guide Training

The Friends of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge invite you to join other local volunteers for native tree planting on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The trees are part of an effort to restore habitat for the endangered Columbian white-tailed deer. The Friends and volunteers are planting 7,600 native trees and shrubs to provide cover and forage for the deer and other wildlife. Registration is encouraged but not required. Wear waterproof footwear (boots are best), bring gloves, and dress for the weather. Hot drinks and snacks will be provided. For more information, view this flyer, call 360-887-3883 or e-mail Emily_Long@fws.gov.

If you’d like to do more than plant trees (as fun and important as that might be), you might consider becoming a Certified Interpretive Guide. The Certified Interpretive Guide program is designed for anyone who delivers interpretive programs to the public. It combines both the theoretical foundations of the profession with practical skills in delivering quality interpretive programming to visitors. The Friends are able to give out a limited amount of partial or full scholarships to those who apply and are willing to give a small contribution of volunteer time back to the refuge education or interpretive programs. Training will be held on Fridays, Jan. 9, 16, 30, and Feb. 6. For more details or to sign up, e-mail Josiy_Finley@fws.gov.

 

Friends of Trees Tree Planting

Friends of Trees is a local nonprofit organization with a mission to put more trees in urban areas. They're hosting plantings all over northeast Vancouver on Saturday, March 15. Planters should arrive at 8:45 a.m. to enjoy coffee and breakfast treats, and planting will get underway by 9 a.m. and end about 12:45 p.m. Friends of Trees will provide gloves and tools, so all you need to do is show up dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy shoes. All that digging will probably make you hungry, so Friends of Trees volunteers will provide a free potluck lunch for participants after the planting is complete. This is an ideal activity for families, and kids are welcome. To register, click here—or just show up at LeRoy Haagen Memorial Community Park. For more details, call Jenny or Ian at 503-595-0213. Neighbhorhoods scheduled for planting include Airport Green, Burnt Bridge Creek, Countryside Woods, Fircrest, Hearthwood, Image, Landover Sharmel, North Image, Parkside, Parkway East, and First Place. This planting is sponsored by Whole Foods.

Dig Deep: Plant a Tree

You may think that Vancouver has quite enough trees—at least in the fall, when you're raking and bagging leaves—but the fact is, we can always use more. Trees benefit urban areas in myriad ways: they're beautiful and they provide shade in the summer, reducing energy costs by up to 30%. They provide homes for animals, birds, and insects, and they serve as the city's lungs, inhaling carbon dioxide and exhaling oxygen. Plus they're great for climbing and swings and tree houses!

Friends of Trees is a local nonprofit organization with a mission to put more trees in urban areas. They're hosting plantings all over northeast Vancouver on Saturday, March 15. Planters should arrive at 8:45 a.m. to enjoy coffee and breakfast treats, and planting will get underway by 9 a.m. and end about 12:45 p.m. Friends of Trees will provide gloves and tools, so all you need to do is show up dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy shoes. All that digging will probably make you hungry, so Friends of Trees volunteers will provide a free potluck lunch for participants after the planting is complete. This is an ideal activity for families, and kids are welcome.
 
To register, click here—or just show up at LeRoy Haagen Memorial Community Park (northeast of Ninth St. and west of N.E. 136th Ave.). For more details, call Jenny or Ian at 503-595-0213. Neighbhorhoods scheduled for planting include Airport Green, Burnt Bridge Creek, Countryside Woods, Fircrest, Hearthwood, Image, Landover Sharmel, North Image, Parkside, Parkway East, and First Place. This planting is sponsored by Whole Foods.