Events

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
Apr
23
Tue
Food and Film: Wasted! The Story of Food Waste @ Vancouver Community Library
Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

WASTED aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle, and eat food. Through the the eyes of chef-heroes like Bourdain, Dan Barber, Mario Batali, Massimo Bottura, and Danny Bowien, audiences will see how the world’s most influential chefs make the most of every kind of food, transforming what most people consider scraps into incredible dishes that create a more secure food system. WASTED! exposes the criminality of food waste and how it’s directly contributing to climate change and shows us how each of us can make small changes – all of them delicious – to solve one of the greatest problems of the 21st Century.

Trailer: http://www.wastedfilm.com/videos/

Doors open at 5:30 get there early to get a good seat
Pizza at 6:00
Film starts around 6:30

Pizza through a generous discount from Vancouver Pizza Company. There will be GF/Vegan as well.

Sponsored in part by: Clark County Green Neighbors and Vancouver Community Library

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

May
28
Tue
Food and Film: How We Grow @ Vancouver Community Library
May 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT

Walk into your local grocery store and take a minute to stand in the produce section and take a look around.  Now contemplate where that food comes from? Most of it probably came from California, Mexico, and Central America.  Now head over to the Deli/Butcher/Meat section.  Where and how was that cow, pig or chicken raised, what was it fed and how was it slaughtered?  Were the facilities clean and humane?

Why do we transport our food from far corners of the world, further depending on fossil fuels and losing out on precious nutrients when fresh, organic produce can be grown on small-scale farms within our communities? Supporting local farms not only keeps the food fresh and seasonal, it also keeps your dollars circulating within your local economy.

It is here, in the Roaring Fork Valley of Western Colorado, that HOW WE GROW tells the story of ambitious young farmers building community around locally grown food. This is a story about how young farmers are empowered by the support of mentors, legislators, educational programs, micro-finance organizations and their community in an effort to bring better food choices to their tables.  The system is working here and there is a deeper message still.  HOW WE GROW is the story of Millennials who have recognized a problem within our Global Food System and rather than complaining or soapboxing about the problem, they are getting back to the land, going to work and putting their hand in the dirt to solve that problem.  HOW WE GROW is a story about the next generation of American farmers affecting change.

The core idea driving this film is a desire to take back our power to choose where our food comes from and how it is grown. This is a coming-of-age story of a community of farmers, ranchers, chefs and educators in Western Colorado actively building their local food economy for everyone to enjoy. Their goals are to improve the soil, make local farms completely sustainable, and produce high quality, nutritious food for their community. They are driven by the Permaculture principles of care for the land, care for the people, and sharing the surplus.

We believe this film will inspire other communities to empower a new generation of farmers, who like our characters, envision a sustainable future built on solving problems, not creating them. HOW WE GROW is our call-to-action, to recruit beginning farmers to join the local food revolution.

Trailer

Doors open at 5:30 get there early to get a good seat
Pizza at 6:00
Film starts around 6:30

Pizza through a generous discount from Vancouver Pizza Company. There will be GF/Vegan as well.

Sponsored in part by: Clark County Green Neighbors and Vancouver Community Library

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

Jun
25
Tue
Food and Film: Paris to Pittsburgh @ Vancouver Community Library
Jun 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Paris to Pittsburgh “From coastal cities to America’s heartland, Paris to Pittsburgh celebrates how Americans are demanding and developing real solutions in the face of climate change. And as the weather grows more deadly and destructive, they aren’t waiting on Washington to act.”

Paris to Pittsburgh shines a light on the many forgotten communities and people who have been affected by climate change in our country, as well as solutions for how we can fight back and reduce our carbon footprint. I’m proud to be part of this poignant and powerful documentary, and admire the pro-active approach Bloomberg Philanthropies has taken with this project and this issue; we need meaningful change.” Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winning actress and activist Rachel Brosnahan, film narrator.

https://www.paristopittsburgh.com

Trailer (English)

Trailer (Spanish)

Doors open at 5:30 get there early to get a good seat
Pizza at 6:00
Film starts around 6:30

Pizza through a generous discount from Vancouver Pizza Company. There will be GF/Vegan as well.

Sponsored in part by: Clark County Green Neighbors and Vancouver Community Library

Jul
13
Sat
Don’t Drip and Drive at Vancouver Farmer’s Market – July @ Vancouver Farmer's Market
Jul 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Don’t Drip and Drive at Vancouver Farmer’s Market

Whether your home one block or several from a stream, river or lake, what starts in your driveway can end up as toxic stormwater runoff and contribute to water pollution. According to a study by the WA Department of Ecology, an estimated 600,000 quarts of motor oil and fluids leak into our SW Washington watersheds each year.

We’ve partnered up with the Vancouver Farmer’s Market to offer free oil leak checks to the community. No previous automotive experience is required! We will provide all instructions at the on-site volunteer orientation. To learn more about Don’t Drip and Drive, click here.

When: Saturday July 13th, 9am – 12pm

  • Dress for weather
  • Bring reusable water bottle
  • A free reusable farmer’s market bag will be gifted to you as a thank you for volunteering!

Register to volunteer 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
6
Tue
Don’t Drip and Drive at Clark County Fair @ Clark County Fairgrounds
Aug 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Don’t Drip and Drive at the Clark County Fair

Whether your home one block or several from a stream, river or lake, what starts in your driveway can end up as toxic stormwater runoff and contribute to water pollution. According to a study by the WA Department of Ecology, an estimated 600,000 quarts of motor oil and fluids leak into our SW Washington watersheds each year.

Want to help protect our local water quality? We’ve partnered up with the Clark County fair to offer free oil leak checks to the community. No previous automotive experience is required! We will provide all instructions at the on-site volunteer orientation. To learn more about Don’t Drip and Drive, click here.

When: Tuesday August 6th, 9am – 12pm

  • Dress for weather
  • Bring reusable water bottle
  • Refreshments will be provided

As a thank you, we will be offering each volunteer one free ticket to the Clark County fair!

Register to volunteer here

Aug
17
Sat
Don’t Drip and Drive at Vancouver Farmer’s Market – August @ Vancouver Farmer's Market
Aug 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Don’t Drip and Drive at Vancouver Farmer’s Market

Whether your home one block or several from a stream, river or lake, what starts in your driveway can end up as toxic stormwater runoff and contribute to water pollution. According to a study by the WA Department of Ecology, an estimated 600,000 quarts of motor oil and fluids leak into our SW Washington watersheds each year.

We’ve partnered up with the Vancouver Farmer’s Market to offer free oil leak checks to the community. No previous automotive experience is required! We will provide all instructions at the on-site volunteer orientation. To learn more about Don’t Drip and Drive, click here.

When: Saturday August 17th, 9am – 12pm

  • Dress for weather
  • Bring reusable water bottle
  • A free reusable farmer’s market bag will be gifted to you as a thank you for volunteering!

Register to volunteer here

These links will direct you to the events pages for a few of our community partners:
City of Vancouver Events Calendar
Columbia Springs Events Page
Clark County Green Neighbors Events Page
 

Make A Difference Day

Make a Difference Day is a national day of service. Spend your morning giving back and planting trees to make our urban environment a more beautiful and healthy place.
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MLK Day

Every Martin Luther King Jr. Day we have our largest volunteer event of the year! Help with Invasive plant removal or Tree planting (alternating years).
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Film Series

Vancouver Watersheds Alliance puts on a Film Series on the fourth Tuesday of the month January-June. We also have a library of films you can check out.
Learn More