News Release – 8/28/09

Stream Stewards program seeks applicants to save salmon

August 28, 2009

Have you ever wondered what happened to the salmon in Salmon Creek?

Stream Stewards, a StreamTeam program of Clark Public Utilities, is now accepting applications for its fall session. In addition to the eight hands-on workshops, Stream Stewards also enjoy continuing education opportunities like winter twig identification, wildlife monitoring and rain management classes.

Stream Stewards are represented by all age groups, backgrounds and experience levels. Stewards are interested in building their skill set and putting their new knowledge into action!

A 2005 Stream Steward graduate declared the program as “Excellent! Everyone should take this course!” A 2008 steward said, “It’s been a very long time since I’ve had such an enjoyable time learning.”

The fall workshops take place on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The first session starts in September. There is a $10 fee to cover material costs.

In exchange for education, graduates volunteer at least 45 hours with the utility’s StreamTeam or one of its partners to put their knowledge into action. Graduated Stewards are eligible for specialized StreamTeam volunteer opportunities. Join the Stream Stewards to bring salmon back to Salmon Creek.

For more information visit the StreamTeam website, www.StreamTeam.net, call 360-992-8585, or email 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.

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