News Release – 4/13/11

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

CELEBRATE EARTH DAY WITH FREE SALMON-FRIENDLY FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY, A WILDLIFE SHOW AND LIVE MUSIC

Clark Public Utilities’ StreamTeam 12th Annual Earth Day Celebration is April 23

VANCOUVER, WA – April 12, 2011 – Clark Public Utilities’ StreamTeam is hosting an Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 23rd in partnership with Vancouver-Clark Parks and Recreation and Clark County Department of Environmental Services. At the Salmon Creek Regional Park near Klineline Pond, the 12th Annual Earth Day Celebration is Clark County’s largest Earth Day tree planting! 

The celebration will feature a community EcoFair between 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. with children’s activities, live entertainment and booths from environmental organizations and businesses. Ample bike parking is available. 

Kids of all ages are invited to discover ways to save salmon on a 15-minute tour, watch birds soar during the free wildlife show, release wild salmon in Salmon Creek and more. At the closing ceremonies, the winners of the Watershed Reflections student art and writing contest will be announced.

In addition to the EcoFair, hundreds of StreamTeam members will plant trees and pull non-native Garlic mustard plants to help save salmon. These activities are popular and volunteers must register in advance to participate. EcoFair attendees do not need to register in advance.

EcoFair Schedule:
10:00 a.m.       EcoFair Welcome: Celebrate with free activities and informational booths
10:30 a.m.       Fashion Show: Watch as local artists show their recycled content creations!
10:45 a.m.       Saving Salmon Tour: Learn about saving salmon.  Meet at registration
12:00 p.m.       Live Music: Tap your foot to music from The Christie Snow Band
1:00 p.m.         Wildlife Show: Learn about amazing animals!
1:30 p.m.         Closing Ceremonies: Congratulate Watershed Reflections winners!
2:00 p.m.         Event Conclusion

For more information visit the StreamTeam website, http://www.StreamTeam.net, call 360-992-8585, or email streamteam@clarkpud.com

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 and 2010.