News Release – 3/30/2015

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

Clark County’s Largest Earth Day Event Offers Free Family Activities, Tree Planting and Entertainment
– Clark Public Utilities’ 16th Annual StreamTeam Earth Day Celebration is April 18 –

VANCOUVER, WA – March 30, 2015 – Clark Public Utilities’ StreamTeam is hosting its annual Earth Day Celebration Saturday, April 18 in partnership with Clark County Department of Environmental Services. The 16th Annual Earth Day Celebration will be held at Salmon Creek Regional Park with activities for the whole family. 

The family-friendly event, open to the public, will include a free community EcoFair between 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. with plenty of fun and educational activities for all-ages. There will be raffle prizes, face painting, a Birds of Prey show by the Audubon Society, live insect and reptile displays and a physics juggling act. Kids are also welcome to take part in a nature walk where wild salmon will be released into Salmon Creek. For parents who need a break, Vancouver Montessori will be on hand to provide supervised children’s activities. 

“This year the EcoFair is focused on making Earth Day a celebration of nature and the beautiful area where we live,” said Ashley King, StreamTeam coordinator for Clark Public Utilities. “It’s a perfect afternoon activity for the whole family with lots of new things to experience.”

In addition to the EcoFair, hundreds of volunteers will pitch in from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to plant native trees and help remove invasive Garlic mustard. These activities are popular and volunteers must register in advance to participate – all training and supplies will be provided. EcoFair attendees do not need to register. Lunch from Tommy O’s will be free to volunteers, and the first 200 EcoFair attendees can choose between a free lunch or a vine maple. Lunch will also be available for purchase at the EcoFair.

For more information and a schedule of EcoFair events, visit the StreamTeam website at www.StreamTeam.net, call 360-992-8585, or email StreamTeam@clarkpud.com

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 189,000 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