News Release – 4/5/12

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

ANNUAL EARTH DAY EVENT FEATURES ECOFAIR AND FREE FAMILY ACTIVITIES TO CELEBRATE A HEALTHY PLANET
– Clark Public Utilities’ 13th Annual StreamTeam Earth Day Celebration is April 21 –

VANCOUVER, WA – April 5, 2012 – Clark Public Utilities’ StreamTeam is hosting an Earth Day Celebration Saturday, April 21 in partnership with Clark County Department of Environmental Services. At the Salmon Creek Regional Park near Klineline Pond, the 13th Annual Earth Day Celebration is Clark County’s largest Earth Day tree planting and family event with more than 40 participating organizations!  

The family-friendly celebration will feature a free community EcoFair between 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. with fun for kids, nature talks and walks, live entertainment, and booths from environmental organizations and businesses.

All activities are free of charge and include face painting, a wildlife show featuring birds of prey, Sammy the Salmon "scale" painting, disc golf, and interactive games hosted by Radio Disney Team Green.

Kids of all ages are invited to discover ways to save salmon on a walking tour, release rescued 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 volunteers will plant trees and pull non-native Garlic mustard plants to improve salmon habitat from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. These activities are popular and volunteers must register in advance to participate. EcoFair attendees do not need to register.

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 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 two years in a row and is only one of 50 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.