News Release – 2/17/12

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

CLARK PUBLIC UTILITIES’ STREAMTEAM INVITES VOLUNTEERS TO SPRING TREE PLANTING AND POTTING EVENTS
– Help restore Salmon Creek habitat Feb. 25, March 10, 24 or April 7, 2012 –

VANCOUVER, WA – Feb. 17, 2012 – Clark Public Utilities’ StreamTeam invites volunteers to register for Saturday planting and potting events in Feb., March and April. Teams led by AmeriCorps volunteers and trained Stream Stewards will plant hundreds of trees streamside in the Salmon Creek watershed and pot seedlings for this year’s events.

"Early spring is the time to prepare for the big planting push on Earth Day in April and these events bring together enthusiastic, committed volunteers to help get the sites ready," said Ashley King, StreamTeam program coordinator for Clark Public Utilities. "It’s rewarding to make a difference from the beginning of the planting season and see all the hard work pay off later in the summer as the trees grow and thrive."

Events are separate and volunteers are welcome to sign-up for one or more depending on availability. Advance registration is required and all tools and training will be provided. The events will be held rain or shine.

Dates:               Feb. 25
                        March 10
                        March 24
                        April 7

Time:              All Saturday events are scheduled from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Register:         Contact Ashley King at 360-992-8585 or StreamTeam@clarkpud.com to register and receive details.

For more information visit the StreamTeam website, 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.

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.