Clark Public Utilities is a partner in the Columbia Springs, an environmental education center located on the grounds of the Vancouver Trout Hatchery.
Columbia Springs provides a variety of hands-on educational opportunities for Clark County students including water and soil testing, macro invertebrate labs, wildlife identification, and more. Education programs can be tailored to meet the needs of any student or community group. The center serves all public and private schools in Clark County.
Salmon in the Classroom
Our Salmon in the Classroom project provides salmon education to Clark County students.
Participating classrooms raise live Coho Salmon fingerlings in the fall and hatch out Coho Salmon eggs in the spring. This program is provided in cooperation with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and Columbia Springs Environmental Education Center.
Our popular student education program brings nearly 4,000 fourth- and fifth-grade students from all over Clark County to our operations facility every school year.
The tour features a video presentation providing background information about the utility, a walking tour of the warehouse, recycling area, truck bays, a lesson on electrical safety and much more.