Sorenson Park Celebration

After nearly 13 years, thousands of volunteer hours, and the dedicated work of neighborhood and community leaders, Sorenson Park is finally set to open. The Felida-area park will host a Ribbon Cutting event on Saturday, December 3, starting at 1:30PM. Felida Neighborhood Association President Milada Allen, Park Advisory Board Co-Chair Barbara Anderson, and Sorenson Park Co-Chair A.J. Sallee will share stories about the history of the Park and the uphill battle to get it built.

Sorenson Park is located at NW 26th Avenue and NW 109th Street.

General Election Candidate Forums

Do you know who you are voting for? The Neighborhood Association Council of Clark County is offering four different General Election Candidate Forums in October.

Vancouver Planning Commission Seeking Applicants

The City of Vancouver is seeking applicants to fill one vacancy on the Planning Commission. The seven-member Planning Commission serves as a volunteer citizen advisory body and makes recommendations to the City Council on the comprehensive plan, sub-area plans, zoning and other land use matters.

CRESA 2016 Community Open House

Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency (CRESA) will open its doors to the public during our annual CRESA Community EXPO on Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The event will take place on 13th Street in Vancouver, between Franklin and Ingalls.

September always has a special place for emergency response agencies as it signals National Preparedness Month which is celebrated annually throughout the month.

30 Days 30 Ways is Back for 2016

September is the 12th Annual National Preparedness Month which means that public safety agencies are busy working on a number of events to ensure that their communities are educated, informed and ready to face any type of crisis situation. This year’s national theme is “Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.”

On the Lookout: Paving Crews hit the Streets

A quick peek at the calendar shows that we’ve hit that warm stretch of days… some may call it summer, others call it ‘Paving Season.’ So here’s a quick heads up on some of the recent road issues that will be affected by this year’s paving work:

Fun with the Firefighters at the Open House

The fine folks at Clark County Fire District 6 are opening their house to you – and several thousand of your neighbors. Come grab a free hot dog and watch the firefighting display. Or maybe a free soda and catch the lifeflight fly-in. There’s always tons of fun and lots to learn at the District Open House.

The 2016 District 6 Station Open House is this weekend, Saturday, June 4, from noon to 4:00 PM at the Station located at 8800 NE Hazel Dell Avenue. Check out the schedule of events:

Critters are Counting on Fun Second Saturday

The ‘count’ down is on to the Vancouver Water Resources Education Center’s 16th annual Critter Count, a day filled with critter-finding and critter-watching. Start Saturday morning counting critters in their natural habitat. Then, see more critters up close at a live show with snakes, lizards and other reptiles at the Water Resources Education Center. Join in one or both events:

‘Critter Count’ begins at 9:00 AM until noon. The Water Center is seeking the public’s help in field surveys of amphibians and reptiles. Then stick around for ‘Second Saturday’ from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, where the Critter fun continues. Visitors have an opportunity to view snakes, lizards and other reptiles up close.

Spring Cleaning Includes Recycling Days

Clark County residents will have six opportunities this spring to recycle a variety of items, including block foam, at the Green Neighbors Recycling Day events.

Clark County residents can drop off block foam, electronic equipment, old tires without rims, refrigerators, freezers, air conditioning units and scrap metal. Participants are limited to five tires per person. Some events will provide shredding for a limited amount of paper. No business waste will be accepted.

Teens Prove Prevention is a Party

STASHA – the Strong Teens Against Substance Hazards and Abuse – is hosting its fifth annual Prevention is a Party event for Clark County middle- and high-school students. This drug- and alcohol-free party is also admission-free and scheduled for Friday, April 15, from 8:00 to 11:00 PM, at the Marshall Community Center, 1009 E. McLoughlin Blvd.

Teens can join in activities which will include basketball, volleyball, dancing with a live DJ and video and table games, or they can even bring a bathing suit and hit the pool.

School identification or Skyward photo must be presented at the door to attend. Refreshments will be provided.

New Dog Park Coming to Eastside County Property

Dog lovers have an opportunity to help create a new off-leash area where dogs can run and play in east Vancouver.

The Board of County Councilors unanimously approved an agreement with Dog Owners Group for Park Access in Washington (DOGPAW) to develop a dog park on a county-owned parcel at NE 192nd Avenue and NE 9th Street. The 10.8-acre property is west of the Humane Society for Southwest Washington and south of the Harmony Sports Complex.

DOGPAW will be responsible for developing the site with fencing, a double-gated entry and other amenities, as well as providing ongoing maintenance of the site.

CERT Classes come to ECF&R

East County Fire & Rescue recently announced their Spring CERT Class schedule.

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can

Art Contest a Capitol Idea

Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Since the Artistic Discovery competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated.

Students submit entries to their representative’s office, and panels of district artists select the winning entries. Winners are recognized both in their district and at an annual awards ceremony in Washington, DC. The winning works are displayed for one year at the U.S. Capitol.

Here locally, the Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school

New Partnership Highlights History and Digital Technology

Vancouver iTech Preparatory Middle School and the National Park Service at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site recently announced a partnership to highlight the park’s historical resources with digital technology. This teacher-student-ranger project began with questions posed to the 7th and 8th grade students.

Green Business of the Year Award Presented

Clark County’s Green Business program will host its fifth annual Green Business Showcase from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday, March 24, at Fort Vancouver’s historic Artillery Barracks, 600 Hathaway Road.

A new component of this year’s showcase will be presentation of the first annual Green Business of the Year Award. This award will be given to the Clark County Green Business that has best demonstrated efforts to continually reduce its environmental impact and improve practices over time.

Fourteen businesses applied for the award, with projects ranging from:

A Splash from the Past at Vancouver Water Center

It’s 1996 all over again – without the huge flooding. :) In March 1996, the community toasted the opening of Vancouver’s Water Center at Splash! On Tuesday, March 22, the community is invited to return to Splash! Back 20, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., at Vancouver’s Water Resources Education Center, 4600 SE Columbia Way.

Like its namesake, Splash! Back 20 will feature fine foods and beverages, available for purchase, along with live jazz in the Water Center’s community room overlooking the Columbia River. Downstairs, Splash! Back 20 will offer Water Center activities, information about Water Center programs and more.

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