Calendar Advisory 10/13/16

MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND PLANT TREES WITH THE CLARK PUBLIC UTILITIES STREAM TEAM, OCT. 22
– Family-friendly Volunteer Event is Open to the Public, Registration Required –

VANCOUVER, WA – October 13, 2016 – Volunteers of all ages are invited to pitch in and plant trees with Clark Public Utilities’ StreamTeam in celebration of the annual national Make a Difference Day, Oct. 22, 2016.

Held in Battle Ground, the event will kick-off with a coordinated tree planting led by seasoned volunteers and AmeriCorps members, followed by a celebration of volunteer service awards including the StreamTeam Volunteer of the Year and Salmon Star awards.

“This annual event brings together first-time tree-planters and our seasoned StreamTeam volunteers to help bring salmon back to local watersheds,” said Ashley King, StreamTeam coordinator for Clark Public Utilities. “Planting native trees is one way to create healthy, safe habitat for salmon. And our volunteers feel good about doing work that makes a real difference.”

The event is made possible at no cost to participants through the generous support and in-kind donations from community partners. Local businesses Twin Star Credit Union, Chipotle Mexican Grill and Corwin Beverages are this year’s Make a Difference Day sponsors and additional donors include Frito Lay, Fred Meyer, Starbucks, Brewed Awakenings and Waste Connections.

When: Saturday, October 22, 2016. Pre-registration is required, check-in at 8:30 a.m. for 9 a.m. planting, followed by lunch and awards presentation at noon.
Cost: There is no cost to participate but registration is required. Interested volunteers should contact Ashley King at 360-992-8585 or email StreamTeam@clarkpud.com. Participation is limited.
Location: Details and Battle Ground location provided upon registration.

Held rain or shine, the event will include on-site training and all tools and trees will be provided by the Clark Public Utilities StreamTeam. Volunteers are encouraged to dress for the weather. For more information, visit www.streamteam.net.

About the StreamTeam
The StreamTeam is a volunteer-driven program of Clark Public Utilities comprised of more than 1,000 team members who donate more than 3,500 hours of their time each year to save salmon. StreamTeam members come from a myriad of backgrounds including utility employees, Stream Stewards, scout groups, college students, youth groups and active retirees. Activities include tree planting, water quality and plant survival monitoring, and educational outreach. More information is available at www.StreamTeam.net.

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