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Clark Public Utilities is involved in much more than keeping the lights on and water flowing to your home. As a customer-owned utility we work hard to make Clark County a great place to live. We participate in our community to make a difference in the lives of our customers.

We're involved in the development of our community, the education of our young people, and the safety and well-being of all our community members. Our employees volunteer more than 6,000 hours each year.

Below is a schedule of community events we support in 2014. This is not a comprehensive list. Our employees also volunteer to assist non-profit youth sports organizations, schools and community groups with skilled labor specific to our work expertise. 

We also partner with non-profit and community organizations to provide event tents at no cost.

Check back frequently for new information as dates are subject to change. If interested in further information about any of these events contact our Communications department at (360) 992-3231.

January

  • January 20 StreamTeam Tree Planting - National Day of Service
    Organizations across the county are coming together on the National Day of Service to do something good for our community. Mark your calendar and plan to plant trees with the StreamTeam on Martin Luther King Jr.Day! Check out our website to see how you too could get involved.

February

  • February 27 Hockinson Elementary Community Night
    Clark Public Utilities employee volunteers will be on site demonstrating electrical safety with our Electri-City display and answering questions about the utilities programs and services.

March

  • March 1 SW Washington Science Fair Judging
    Clark Public Utilities employees who have science and engineering backgrounds will be volunteering to be a judge at the SW Washington Science Fair.
  • March 27 Lincoln Elementary Enrichment Fair
    Clark Public Utilities employee volunteers will be on site demonstrating electrical safety with our Electri-City display and answering questions about the utilities programs and services.

April

  • April 19 StreamTeam Earth Day
    Since 1999, the StreamTeam has coordinated a large scale community celebration for Earth Day. Each year, hundreds of people join the team to plant native trees along our waterways, protecting local water quality and quantity. Volunteers celebrate Earth Day by planting native trees and enjoying the EcoFair with free children's activities, live music and entertainment. Check out our website to see how you too can get involved!
  • April 25-27 Home & Garden Idea Fair
    Our annual Home & Garden Idea Fair features hundreds of ideas on how to make your home, yard and garden a more beautiful, energy-efficient and environmentally friendly place. Join us April 24-26, 2015 at the Clark County Event Center.

May

  • May 3 Columbia Springs Kids Fishing Festival
    Kids are invited to Columbia Springs to enjoy a day of fishing and fun activities. Each registered participant is guaranteed to catch a trout to take home. Clark Public Utilities employee volunteers are onsite helping kids paint paper plates "scales" for StreamTeam's Sammy the Salmon.
  • May 17 Hazel Dell Parade
    Clark Public Utilities employee volunteers are onsite serving ice cold water from our historical water wagon.
  • May 17-18 Dozer Days - Nutter Foundation
    Thousands of people come out to this two-day event that provides hands-on experiences for kids to operate backhoes, dump trucks, bulldozers and diggers. Clark Public Utilities employee volunteers were on site helping the Nutter Foundation and also hosting a utility tent where kids got to climb around a high-line bucket truck and make electrical safety buttons.
  • May 31 Fire District #3 Open House
    Clark Public Utilities employee volunteers will be onsite demonstrating electrical safety with our Electri-City display and answering questions about the utilities programs and services.
  • May 31 Hockinson Parade
    Clark Public Utilities employee volunteers are onsite serving ice cold water from our historical water wagon.

June

  • June 7 Fire District #6 Open House
    Clark Public Utilities employee volunteers will be onsite demonstrating electrical safety with our Electri-City display and answering questions about the utilities programs and services.
  • June 7 Battle Ground Float/Rose Parade
    Clark Public Utilities employees volunteer to help decorate and operate the Battle Ground float for the Portland Rose Festival's Grand Floral Parade.
  • June 14 Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital Safety Event
    Clark Public Utilities employee volunteers will be onsite demonstrating electrical safety with our Electri-City display and answering questions about the utilities programs and services.

July

  • July 4 4th of July at Fort Vancouver
    Visit the Clark Public Utilities Water Wagon to rehydrate during the annual Fort Vancouver 4th of July event.
  • July 11-12 Amboy Territorial Days
    Clark Public Utilities employees participate and race in several of Amboy Territorial Day events and competitions such as their logging show and lawn mower races. Come on out and cheer our guys on!
  • July 25-26 Camas Days Parade
    Clark Public Utilities employee volunteers were invited to come out and help decorate a themed float, pass out candy along the parade route and educate customers on our programs and services as a way to support a fun-filled annual community event.
  • July 26 Lineman's Rodeo
    The 21st annual Pacific Northwest Lineman Rodeo will be held Saturday at the PGE Lineman Substation at 3450 W. Powell Blvd. in Gresham. Journeymen and apprentices from around the region compete in activities that test their speed, safety and trade skills.

August

  • August 1-10 Clark County Fair
    Visit the Clark Public Utilities booth in the Exhibition Hall for a free refreshing cup of ice water and talk with our employees about all our programs and services.
  • August 12-27 School Supply Drive for Hough & Silver Star Elementary
    During the course of two weeks Clark Public Utilities employees at both office locations bring in and donate various amounts of school supplies for our neighborhood elementary schools.

September

  • September 6 CRESA 911 Open House
    Clark Public Utilities employee volunteers will be on site demonstrating electrical safety with our Electri-City display and answering questions about the utilities programs and services.
  • September 20 Public Safety Open House
    Clark Public Utilities employee volunteers will be on site demonstrating electrical safety with our Electri-City display and answering questions about the utilities programs and services.
  • September 25-26 Columbia River Watershed Festival
    The Columbia River Watershed Festival is an annual event hosted by Columbia Springs and supported by several groups and organizations across the county, including Clark Public Utilities. Fourth grade classes from nearby schools are invited to attend and learn about watershed health through hands-on activities and presentations.
  • September 27 Camas Fire Department Open House
    Clark Public Utilities employee volunteers will be on site demonstrating electrical safety with our Electri-City display and answering questions about the utilities programs and services.

October

  • October 14 Public Power Week/Customer Appreciation
    Join us for "coffee with the commissioners" at our downtown location from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Tuesday, October 14 for a free cup of coffee and a chance to meet our commissioners.
  • October 25 StreamTeam Make A Difference Day
    Clark Public Utilities employee volunteers spend hours planting native trees to save salmon in Salmon Creek. Check out our website to see how you too could get involved!

November

  • November 11-21 Salvation Army Food Drive
    During the month of November Clark Public Utilities employees bring in thousands of pounds on non-perishable food items to donate to our local Salvation Army. If interested in donating please feel free to bring in any non-perishable food items to any one of our office locations!
  • November 22 Holiday Tree Lighting - Esther Short Park, City of Vancouver
    Clark Public Utilities volunteers help decorate downtown Vancouver's Esther Short Park with Christmas lights and wreaths to help bring the spirit of the holidays to all.

December

  • December 2 Father Christmas - Hough Elementary
    Clark Public Utilities employees are invited every year to volunteer at Hough Elementary' s annual Father Christmas event where we help kids "shop" and wrap gifts for their friends and families.
  • December 8-20 Salvation Army - Food Baskets/Gifts
    Clark Public Utilities employees help with food sorting, basket preparation and individual gift shopping for kids for the local Salvation Army.
  • December 21 Santa's Posse Event
    Clark Public Utilities employees will help distribute food and gift baskets to families throughout Clark County.

February

  • February 8 Race for Warmth
    Join us for the inaugural Race for Warmth to support Operation Warm Heart, a Clark Public Utilities customer-funded program to help limited-income families in crisis situations who need help paying their electric bills.