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

Feb
27
Thu
Tree Planting on Burnt Bridge Creek @ Moore Property
Feb 27 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Tree Planting on Burnt Bridge Creek @ Moore Property

VolunTOUR is a volunteer program that focuses on education and exploration. The City of Vancouver and Clark County has partnered with Watershed Alliance to offer volunteers a tree planting opportunity along a portion of Burnt Bridge Creek. This is a great opportunity for families, teens, and volunteers of all ages!

Historically, Burnt Bridge Creek has been known for its polluted waters and invasive plant species that run alongside it. However, over the last few decades a lot of work has been done to restore and protect the creek. We need your help to continue the restoration work!

Click here to register for the Thursday, February 27th Tree Planting with Watershed Alliance. 

Park on NE 41st Cir. and follow the signs to the work site (near 1806 NE 41st Cir, Vancouver, WA). Snacks, water, gloves, and tools are all provided. Bringing a reusable water bottle is encouraged. Wear closed-toed shoes and dress for the weather.

 

Minor under 18?

Volunteers under the age of 18 must bring a minor consent form signed by their parent or guardian. Please print form the Minor Consent Form and bring it with you the day you plan to volunteer.

Minor under 14?

Volunteers under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult throughout the entire opportunity and fill out a Minor Consent Form.

Mar
3
Tue
Tree Planting at Burnt Bridge Creek @ Moore Property
Mar 3 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Tree Planting at Burnt Bridge Creek @ Moore Property

In partnership with Clark County Green Business and the City of Vancouver Urban Forestry Program, we invite you to join us for a native tree planting event! Planting native trees and shrubs are a great way to help improve the water quality and habitat of this great resource in our community. There will be instructions about how to plant before we begin.

Green Businesses are already setting the trend to enhance our community. This event will be an opportunity to build connections with those green businesses, learn about trees and watershed health, and support the community.

When: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 1:00pm – 4:30pm

Where: The nearest address is 1806 NE 41st Cir, Vancouver, WA. Please follow the signs for parking.

Reminders:

  • Dress for weather — Long pants and study shoes are recommended
  • Bringing a reusable water bottle is encouraged
  • Tools and gloves provided
  • Refreshments and light snacks provided

All ages and abilities welcome! 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

To register, please click here

May
16
Sat
Invasive Plant Removal @ David Douglas Park
May 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Invasive plants, such as English Ivy, impact native plants, wildlife habitat, biodiversity and in some cases recreational opportunities.

 

We welcome you to join us on Saturday 5/16 from 9:00am – 12:00pm for a morning of invasive English Ivy removal to help restore and protect our local environment.

 

Reminders:

  • Dress for weather — Long pants and study shoes are recommended
  • Bringing a reusable water bottle is encouraged
  • Tools and gloves provided
  • Refreshments and light snacks provided

This is a family friendly event! If you have a minor joining you, please fill out our Volunteer Minor Consent Form.

To register, please click here

May
23
Sat
Litter Clean Up @ Frenchman Bar Regional Park
May 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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! In addition to picking up litter, you will also have the opportunity to help collect and test the water quality of the Columbia River.

Previous experience is not required. Groups, families and individuals of all ages are welcome.

Registration link coming soon!

 

When: Saturday, May 23rd from 9:00am – 12:00pm

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

Reminders: Dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes, bringing a reusable water bottle is encouraged

Instructions, tools, gloves, water and morning snacks will be provided

Jun
6
Sat
Litter Clean Up @ Wintler Park
Jun 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

It’s almost summer! Join us for a morning by the Columbia River as we pick up litter. With your help, we can prevent litter from making it’s way into our local waterways!

Previous experience is not required. Groups, families and individuals of all ages are welcome. If you have a minor joining you or you are a minor and will not have a parent/guardian present, please fill out and bring our Minor Release Consent Form to the event.

When: Saturday, June 6th from 9:00am – 12:00pm

  • Sign in starts at 8:45am
  • Volunteer orientation begins at 9:00am

Where: Wintler Park (6400 Beach Dr. Vancouver, WA)

Reminders: Dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes, bringing a reusable water bottle is encouraged

Instructions, tools, gloves, water and morning snacks will be provided

To register, please click here

Jun
27
Sat
Litter Clean Up @ Frenchman's Bar Regional Park
Jun 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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! In addition to picking up litter, you will also have the opportunity to help collect and test the water quality of the Columbia River.

Previous experience is not required. Groups, families and individuals of all ages are welcome.

Registration link coming soon!

 

When: Saturday, June 27th from 9:00am – 12:00pm

  • Sign in starts at 8:45am
  • Volunteer orientation starts at 9:00am

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

Reminders: Dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes, bringing a reusable water bottle is encouraged

Instructions, tools, gloves, water and morning snacks will be provided

Jul
25
Sat
Litter Clean Up @ Frenchman Bar Regional Park
Jul 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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! In addition to picking up litter, you will also have the opportunity to help collect and test the water quality of the Columbia River.

Previous experience is not required. Groups, families and individuals of all ages are welcome.

Registration link coming soon!

 

When: Saturday, May 23rd from 9:00am – 12:00pm

  • Sign in begins at 8:45am
  • Volunteer orientation begins at 9:00am

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

Reminders: Dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes, bringing a reusable water bottle is encouraged

Instructions, tools, gloves, water and morning snacks will be provided

Aug
22
Sat
Litter Clean Up @ Frenchman's Bar Regional Park
Aug 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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! In addition to picking up litter, you will also have the opportunity to help collect and test the water quality of the Columbia River.

Previous experience is not required. Groups, families and individuals of all ages are welcome.

Registration link coming soon!

 

When: Saturday, May 23rd from 9:00am – 12:00pm

  • Sign in begins at 8:45am
  • Volunteer orientation begins at 9:00am

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

Reminders: Dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes, bringing a reusable water bottle is encouraged

Instructions, tools, gloves, water and morning snacks will be provided

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