News Release – 4/8/10

For more information:
Mick Shutt, 360-992-3238

Celebrate Earth Day with fresh air, friends and a picnic

April 8, 2010

Clark Public Utilities’ StreamTeam and Vancouver-Clark Parks and Recreation are hosting an Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 17th at the Salmon Creek Regional Park at Klineline Pond.

This event is StreamTeam’s 11th Annual Earth Day Celebration and is Clark County’s largest tree planting in honor of Earth Day. 

The celebration will feature an EcoFair between 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. with children’s activities and informational booths from local sustainable organizations and businesses. 

Attendees can learn about restoring salmon habitat on a "Saving Salmon" tour, try out disc golfing with Stumptown Disc Golf, watch birds of prey soar during the free wildlife show and more. Lunch can be purchased on-site from Burgerville and will be accompanied with live music by Dag P and the Zig-Zags.

The winners of the Watershed Reflections student art and writing contest will be announced at the closing ceremonies. All entries will be on display throughout the day.     

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

For more information visit the StreamTeam Web site, www.StreamTeam.net, call 360-992-8585, or e-mail streamteam@clarkpud.com

Clark Public Utilities is a customer-owned public utility district that provides electric service to more than 182,000 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 was ranked highest in customer satisfaction among midsize utilities in the west by J.D. Power and Associates in 2008 and 2009.