News Release 1/2/18

For more information:
Erica Erland, Clark Public Utilities
360-992-3238, eerland@clarkpud.com

STREAMTEAM CELEBRATES 25th ANNIVERSARY, KICKS OFF NEW YEAR WITH PLANTING AND POTTING EVENTS
– Clark Public Utilities’ StreamTeam seeks volunteers of all ages and abilities –

VANCOUVER, WA – Jan. 2, 2018 – Clark Public Utilities’ StreamTeam invites volunteers to register for upcoming tree planting and seedling potting events. To mark 25 years of working to bring salmon back to Salmon Creek, volunteers participating in at least five events will receive a “25 trees for 25 years” thank you gift.

“It can be hard to find meaningful volunteer work year-round if you’re a person who likes to be outside,” said Ashley King, StreamTeam coordinator at Clark Public Utilities. “Many don’t know that to support our streamside restoration projects, we have the largest native plant nursery in the county. So we can always use help with potting native plant cuttings in the nursery to prep for tree-plantings in the spring.”

The 2018 season starts with a potting event on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 15, and continues into the spring. Advance registration is required and all tools and training are provided. The potting events are held at Clark Public Utilities’ native plant nursery in Orchards, rain or shine, and planting events are held at a variety of project sites. Details provided during registration.

“There’s lots to do and all are welcome to dig in and help make a difference,” King said

Dates:
January 15, Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, Potting
January 27, Tree Planting
February 17, Tree Planting
March 3, Potting
March 10, Potting
March 17, Potting
April 21, Earth Day Fest, Planting and EcoFair

Time:  All events are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Register: Register online at StreamTeam.net or contact Ashley King at 360-992-8585 or StreamTeam@clarkpud.com to sign-up and receive details.

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.

About Clark Public Utilities
Clark Public Utilities is a customer-owned public utility that provides electric service to more than 195,000 customers throughout Clark County. The utility also provides water service to about 34,000 homes and businesses in the Hazel Dell, Salmon Creek, Lakeshore, Hockinson, Brush Prairie, La Center, Meadow Glade, Amboy and Yacolt areas. More information at www.clarkpublicutilities.com.

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