Stewardship

Project Info

Project Description

Stewardship [stoo-erd-ship, styoo-]: the responsible overseeing and protection of something considered worth caring for and preserving.

The Watershed Alliance is dedicated to protecting and improving our green spaces. Tree plantings, invasive plant removals and litter clean-ups are a few ways we give back to the environment.

There are multiple ways you too can be a steward of the land! Join us for one of our annual Stewardship events!

Videos:

Park ivy removal with volunteers 2017
MLK Day 2017 volunteers planting along Burnt Bridge Creek

Group Events

We arrange private stewardship events for community groups and businesses of any size who want to volunteer their time through a tree planting or invasive plant removal along our local creeks or parks. Organizations or companies who have employee service days are invited to give back with the Watershed Alliance!

More Info About Group and Community Volunteer Opportunities

More info about Corporate Volunteer Opportunities

Please contact celina@thewatershedalliance.org

Upcoming stewardship events

Mar
23
Sat
Planting on Burnt Bridge Creek – March 2019
Mar 23 @ 8:45 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for a planting along Burnt Bridge Creek to enhance the habitat and help improve water quality! Park on NE 41st Cir. and follow the signs to the work site, next to 1806 NE 41st Cir, Vancouver. Snacks, water, gloves, and tools are all provided. Please bring a reusable water bottle, wear closed-toed shoes and dress for the weather.

Register Here
Apr
20
Sat
Earth Day Ivy Pull at Columbia Grove @ Columbia Grove
Apr 20 @ 8:45 am – 12:00 pm

Earth Day Ivy Pull at Columbia Grove

This beautiful property is located alongside the Columbia River but it needs our help! Ivy, an invasive plant species, has taken over the property.

Come join us this Earth Day weekend as we kick off a new partnership with Columbia Springs to help remove this invasive plant.

When: Saturday, April 20th, 8:45am – 12:00pm

  • Dress for weather, study shoes
  • Bring a reusable water bottle
  • Tools, gloves, refreshments and snacks provided
  • Project is located at the corner of SE Evergreen Hwy and SE Silver Springs Drive. More details after you register.

If you have a minor joining you, please fill out this Minor Volunteer Consent Form and bring it with you to the event.

Register Here
May
25
Sat
Beach Clean Up at Frenchman’s Bar – May 2019 @ Frenchman's Bar Park
May 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for a Beach Clean Up at Frenchman’s Bar!

This summer, we’re partnering with Clark County to help remove litter from the beach at Frenchman’s Bar Park. This will prevent pollution from entering the Columbia River and will improve water quality for all to enjoy!

When: Saturday, May 25th, 9am – 12pm

Where: 9612 NW Lower River Rd, Vancouver, WA 98660

 

  • Dress for weather, study shoes
  • Bring a reusable water bottle
  • Tools, gloves, and morning refreshments provided
  • All ages welcome!

Register here

Jun
22
Sat
Beach Clean Up at Frenchman’s Bar – June 2019 @ Frenchman's Bar Park
Jun 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for a Beach Clean Up at Frenchman’s Bar!

This summer, we’re partnering with Clark County to help remove litter from the beach at Frenchman’s Bar Park. This will prevent pollution from entering the Columbia River and will improve water quality for all to enjoy!

When: Saturday June 22, 9:00am – 12:00pm

Where: 9612 NW Lower River Rd, Vancouver, WA 98660

  • Dress for weather, study shoes
  • Bring a reusable water bottle
  • Tools, gloves, and morning refreshments provided
  • All ages welcome!

Register here

Jul
27
Sat
Beach Clean Up at Frenchman’s Bar – July 2019 @ Frenchman's Bar Park
Jul 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for a Beach Clean Up at Frenchman’s Bar!

This summer, we’re partnering with Clark County to help remove litter from the beach at Frenchman’s Bar Park. This will prevent pollution from entering the Columbia River and will improve water quality for all to enjoy!

When: Saturday, May 25th, 9am – 12pm

Where: 9612 NW Lower River Rd, Vancouver, WA 98660

  • Dress for weather, study shoes
  • Bring a reusable water bottle
  • Tools, gloves, and morning refreshments provided
  • All ages welcome!

Register here

Aug
24
Sat
Beach Clean Up at Frenchman’s Bar – August 2019 @ Frenchman's Bar Park
Aug 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Thank you for your interest in volunteering!

In partnership with Clark County, we will be co-hosting a series of litter cleanups at Frenchman’s Bar park this summer. With your help, we can prevent litter from making it’s way into our local waterways!

You do not need previous experience. Groups, families and individuals of all ages are welcome!

 

When: Saturday, August 24th, 9am – 12pm

Where: Frenchman’s Bar Regional Park

Bring: Dress for the weather, sturdy shoes, reusable water bottle

Tools, gloves, and morning snacks will be provided

 

Please register here

Sep
28
Sat
Planting on Burnt Bridge Creek – September 2019
Sep 28 @ 8:45 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for a planting along Burnt Bridge Creek to enhance the habitat and help improve water quality! Park on NE 41st Cir. and follow the signs to the work site, next to 1806 NE 41st Cir, Vancouver. Snacks, water, gloves, and tools are all provided. Please bring a reusable water bottle, wear closed-toed shoes and dress for the weather.

Register Here
Oct
26
Sat
Make A Difference Day 2019 @ Leverich Park
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for another great Tree Planting event for Make A Difference Day! Every year we install thousands of trees and shrubs along Burnt Bridge Creek to improve the water quality and habitat of this great resource in our community. All ages are welcome to participate.

We will meet at the shelter at Leverich Park for registration and snacks. Orientation begins at 9am. From there we will walk together to the planting site (a shuttle will also be available). Gloves, tools, and morning snacks provided.

If you have any minors joining you without their parent/guardian present, please be sure they bring a completed Minor Liability Release available to print here: Minor Volunteer Consent Form

 

Register here

 

Nov
23
Sat
Planting on Burnt Bridge Creek – November 2019
Nov 23 @ 8:45 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for a planting along Burnt Bridge Creek to enhance the habitat and help improve water quality! Park on NE 41st Cir. and follow the signs to the work site, next to 1806 NE 41st Cir, Vancouver. Snacks, water, gloves, and tools are all provided. Please bring a reusable water bottle, wear closed-toed shoes and dress for the weather.

Register Here
Dec
14
Sat
Planting on Burnt Bridge Creek – December 2019
Dec 14 @ 8:45 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for a planting along Burnt Bridge Creek to enhance the habitat and help improve water quality! Park on NE 41st Cir. and follow the signs to the work site, next to 1806 NE 41st Cir, Vancouver. Snacks, water, gloves, and tools are all provided. Please bring a reusable water bottle, wear closed-toed shoes and dress for the weather.

Register Here

If you have any minors joining you without their parent/guardian present, please be sure they bring a complete Minor Liability Release available to print here: Minor Volunteer consent form 

Click here to download a file and see the Burnt Bridge Creek Watershed from Google Earth