News Release 10/5/2011

For more information:

Erica Erland, Clark Public Utilities

360-992-3238, [email protected]


– StreamTeam Celebrates National Day of Service with Volunteer Event, Oct. 22 –

VANCOUVER, WA – October 5, 2011 – Volunteers are invited to join Clark Public Utilities’ StreamTeam, in partnership with the Salmon Creek Watershed Council and the Northwest Fish Rescue Program, to celebrate the annual Make a Difference Day with stream side tree planting, entertainment and refreshments.

The event will kick-off with a coordinated planting effort, followed by a celebration of volunteer efforts and annual service awards including the StreamTeam Volunteer of the Year and Salmon Star awards.

“Make a Difference Day is a chance for us to bring our committed volunteers together and honor their service and dedication while welcoming new people who’d like to join our effort to bring salmon back to Salmon Creek,” said Ashley King, StreamTeam coordinator for Clark Public Utilities. “It’s also a great day to know we’re part of a national effort to give back to the community we live in.”

Community partners including Tommy O’s, Corwin Beverages, Starbucks, Frito Lay, Backyard Bird Shop, REI and Leatherman have donated refreshments and prizes for the event, live music will be provided by The Bottlecap Boys, Waste Connections will donate recycling and composting service  and the Northwest Wild Fish Rescue plans to release fingerling salmon.

When:             October 22, 2011. Registration at 8:45 a.m. for 9 a.m. planting, followed by lunch, live music and awards 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 at [email protected]. Participation is limited.

Location:          Details 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


About Clark Public Utilities

Clark Public Utilities is a customer-owned public utility that provides electric service to more than 183,000 customers throughout Clark County. The utility also provides water service to about 30,000 homes and businesses in the Hazel Dell, Salmon Creek, Lakeshore, Hockinson, Brush Prairie, La Center, Meadow Glade, Amboy and Yacolt areas.

Clark Public Utilities is proud to be named a J.D. Power 2011 Customer Service Champion and is only one of 40 companies so named in the U.S. Additionally, Clark Public Utilities was ranked highest in customer satisfaction among midsize utilities in the west by J.D. Power and Associates in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.


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