News Release – 12/28/12

STREAMTEAM MARKS MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY WITH ANNUAL SERVICE EVENT, OPEN TO PUBLIC VOLUNTEERS

– Clark Public Utilities StreamTeam and AmeriCorps Prepare Trees for Planting –

VANCOUVER, WA – December 28, 2012 – Local volunteers of all ages are needed to prepare for next year’s planting season by potting native trees on Monday, January 21 from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

"This is an important event to make sure we’re ready to go when planting season arrives in the spring," said Ashley King, StreamTeam program coordinator for Clark Public Utilities. "The trees and shrubs we grow now will help prevent erosion and provide shade to keep the creek cool and safe for salmon once planted."

The event coincides with the National Day of Service, honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with volunteer activities across the country.

"The work we do now is valuable but not too strenuous so it’s perfect for folks of all ages who want to start the year by giving back to our local community," said King.

To register and receive event location, contact Ashley King at 360-992-8585 or email StreamTeam@clarkpud.com. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Event will be rescheduled only if the temperature is below freezing. Otherwise, it will continue rain or shine. 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.

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. More information at www.clarkpublicutilities.com.