Washougal Waterfront Park and Trail

Washougal Waterfront 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.

Goats on the River

The Port of Camas-Washougal has gone over to the Goat Side (and invites you to join them). Yoder Goat Rentals will be assisting the Port with removal of invasive species beginning on Monday, Oct. 17. The goats are supported by Salmon Safe Certification because they reduce the amount of pesticides and fertilizers used by naturally taking care of the invasive species while fertilizing with, um…goat poop (watch where you step!). Goats also do well on heavily sloped lands and stay out of water.

The goats will be on site for seven to ten days and will be fully managed by the Yoder Goat Rental company. There will be around 65 goats at the site and community members are welcome to come visit the goats and see their progress any time from Oct. 17 through Oct. 25. Bring the kids to see our furry friends at work, but let the little ones know that no feeding or touching is allowed because the goats will be behind a solar-powered electric fence.

The goats will be stationed at various places around and along the Washougal Waterfront Park and Trail, located at 56 S. 1st St. in Washougal with plenty of free parking.