• Choose Something to Do For Earth Day

  • Lets take care of it as best we can. Little steps can go a long way.

    Lets take care of it as best we can. Little steps can go a long way.

    April 22 is Earth Day.  This particular day was founded in 1970 as a day of education about environmental issues. This is now a globally celebrated holiday which is sometimes extended into Earth Week, a full seven days of events focused on raising awareness of air and water pollution.

    This event has raised awareness of the dangers of pollutants pumped into the air as well as toxins dumped into lakes and rivers. Before this, very few within the American population were familiar with—let alone practiced—recycling.

    Clark County is marking this week with several events.

    • Since 1999, the StreamTeam has coordinated a large scale community celebration for Earth Day. Each year, hundreds of people join the team to plant native trees along our waterways, protecting local water quality and quantity.

    The StreamTeam will celebrate its 16th annual event on Saturday, April 18, at the Salmon Creek Greenway.

    Volunteers celebrate Earth Day by planting native trees and enjoying the EcoFair with free children’s activities and live entertainment.  See more by going here.

    Information on the following is included:

    • EcoFair:  Free family friendly event, funded in part by a Divine Consign Gifts for our Community grant.  There will be live entertainment and engaging activities for all ages!
    • Tree Planting:   A 4-hour tree planting to get dirty and make a difference!
    • Pull Together:  A family friendly, 4-hour non-native Garlic mustard removal.
    • StreamTeam Leader:  Share your tree planting knowledge with others! Must have completed Leader Training.
    • StreamTeam Photographer:  Volunteer your expertise to capture the volunteer spirit!
    • Recycle Team:  Direct attendees as they sort their waste at the EcoFair!
    • Watershed Reflections:  Students can celebrate through this art and writing contest!

    For information about volunteering, contact them by e-mail at StreamTeam@clarkpud.com or call 360-992-8585.

    Columbia Orthodontics suggests that  you choose one thing to do for Earth Day.  Even if it is shutting off the water while you brush your teeth for 2 minutes twice a day.