Events

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.

Register here

 

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

Jun
23
Tue
Food and Film – Overload @ Vancouver Community Library
Jun 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Before starting a family, Soozie Eastman, daughter of an industrial chemical distributor, embarks on a journey to find out the levels of toxins in her body and explores if there is anything she or anyone else can do to change them. Soozie has just learned that hundreds of synthetic toxins are now found in every baby born in America and the government and chemical corporations are doing little to protect citizens and consumers.

With guidance from world-renowned physicians and environmental leaders, interviews with scientists and politicians, and stories of everyday Americans, Soozie uncovers how we got to be so overloaded with chemicals and if there is anything we can do to take control of our exposure. https://www.facebook.com/overloadfilm/

See the trailer at: http://overloadfilm.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

Attention teachers: This can count as professional development credits.

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.

Register here

 

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.

Register here

 

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.

Register here

 

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

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