Events

Feb
23
Sun
Story Gathering @ Vancouver Water Resource Center
Feb 23 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Story Gathering @ Vancouver Water Resource Center

First-person storytelling has a unique power to deepen our understanding of the histories, cultures, and environment that surrounds us. Confluence Story Gatherings are welcoming forums that feature the stories of Native elders, leaders, and thinkers, told in their own voices, as a way to explore the interconnectedness of the people and places of the Columbia River system.

 

These events feature video selections of first-person narratives and mini-documentaries, followed by discussions led by a panel of Native representatives. This event is in partnership with Columbia Land Trust and The Watershed Alliance of Southwest Washington.

 

To register, click here

Feb
25
Tue
Food & Film – The Need To Grow @ Vancouver Community Library
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

“A Story of Solutions in a race against the end of farmable soil, three individuals fight for change in the industry of agricultural food production, calling for a revolution.

The Need to GROW delivers alarming evidence on the importance of healthy soil — revealing not only the potential of localized food production working with nature, but our opportunity as individuals to help regenerate our planet’s dying soils and participate in the restoration of the Earth.”

See the trailer at https://www.earthconsciouslife.org/theneedtogrow

Doors open at 5:30 get there early to get a good seat
Pizza at 6:00
Film starts around 6:15

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

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

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

Mar
24
Tue
Food & Film – The Beaver Believers @ Vancouver Community Library
Mar 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Beaver Believers is an award-winning feature documentary sharing the urgent yet whimsical story of an unlikely cadre of activists – a biologist, a hydrologist, a botanist, an ecologist, a psychologist, and a hairdresser – who share a common vision. They’re all working to restore the North American Beaver, that most industrious, ingenious, bucktoothed little engineer, to the watersheds of the American West.

The Beaver Believers encourage us to embrace a new paradigm for managing our western lands, one that seeks to partner with the natural world rather than overpower it. As a keystone species, beaver enrich their ecosystems, creating the biodiversity, complexity, and resiliency our watersheds need to absorb the impacts of climate change. Beavers can show us the way and do much of the work for us, if only we can find the humility to trust the restorative power of nature and our own ability to play a positive role within it. Shot in 8 western states, Mexico, and Canada, through desert drought, raging wild fires, forceful floods, and wetland tranquility, this film will change the way you think about climate change and inspire you to take a bite out of the challenges we face, one stick at a time.

See the trailer at: https://www.thebeaverbelievers.com/
Doors open at 5:30 get there early to get a good seat
Pizza at 6:00
Film starts around 6:15

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

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

Apr
28
Tue
Food & Film – Right to Harm @ Vancouver Community Library
Apr 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Through the riveting stories of five rural communities, Right to Harm exposes the devastating public health impact factory farming has on many disadvantaged citizens throughout the United States. Filmed across the country, the documentary chronicles the failures of state agencies to regulate industrial animal agriculture. Known formally as Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations – or CAFOs – these facilities produce millions of gallons of untreated waste that destroys the quality of life for nearby neighbors. Fed up with the lack of regulation, these disenfranchised citizens band together to demand justice from their legislators.

See the trailer at: https://righttoharm.film/

In addition to the film there will be representatives from LULAC SW WA Council 47013 and Vancouver.Wa NAACP presenting.

Doors open at 5:30 get there early to get a good seat
Pizza at 6:00
Film starts around 6:15

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

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

Attention teachers: This can count as professional development credits.

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

May
26
Tue
Food and Film – River of Gold @ Vancouver Community Library
May 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Narrated by Academy Award winners Sissy Spacek and Herbie Hancock, RIVER OF GOLD is the disturbing account of a clandestine journey bearing witness to the apocalyptic destruction of the Amazon Rainforest in the pursuit of illegally mined gold. War journalists Ron Haviv and Donovan Webster travel along Peru’s Madre de Dios River to reveal the savage unraveling of pristine rainforest. Peruvian environmental activist and biologist, Enrique Ortiz, guides the team, pointing out the heedless exploitation of the land.

Miners rush to the Amazon to scrape together enough money to start a business or to feed their family while disregarding the catastrophic consequences to their health and homeland Vulnerable trees, over one thousand years old, and countless species of plants, animals, and insects, both known to science and yet to be discovered, fall victim to the annihilation. Environmental degradation and human degradation are irrevocably intertwined as illegal gold mining is directly tied to corruption, human trafficking, narcotics, and organized crime.

See trailer at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Q2moTSoea0&feature=youtu.be

Doors open at 5:30 get there early to get a good seat
Pizza at 6:00
Film starts around 6:15

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

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

Attention teachers: This can count as professional development credits.

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

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.
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