Martin Luther King Day - Tree Planting & Restoration along Burnt Bridge Creek
Monday, January 19, 9 - noon - Meet at Ft Vancouver High School - 5700 E 18th St
Join us for a fun morning of tree planting along Burnt Bridge Creek. This is a family friendly event and refreshments are provided. Children under 18 must have a parent signed waiver. Please dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes that can get muddy, bring a water bottle and a pre-signed waiver. Some gloves are available or bring your own.
For more info see our events page.
NEIGHBORHOOD SUSTAINABILITY GRANTS
Apply in 2014, for projects done in early 2015! Hurry while funds last
Is there a project that you would like to complete in your neighborhood? We offer up to $1,500 Grants for community projects in the City of Vancouver.. Projects must enhance sustainability through volunteer-driven, on-the-ground environmental work or education through your neighborhood association. Details.
INVASIVE TREE REMOVAL A new grant opportunity
As a Tree City USA for over 25 years, Vancouver loves its trees. However the invasive Tree of Heaven and Black Locust are the exception to our tree-loving rule. These invaders have taken root in yards, streets and alleys across Vancouver and have spread rapidly over the years; causing sidewalk, foundation and other property damage and choking out precious resources for beneficial street and yard trees. In response, the Vancouver Watersheds Alliance has teamed up with the Urban Forestry Commission and the City of Vancouver Urban Forestry(unsure) to help educate the community and control these fast growing invaders. Through their Neighborhood Sustainability Grant Program, Vancouver Watersheds Alliance is offering grants of up to $1,500 to assist property owners within active neighborhood associations meet costs associated with invasive tree removal. Interested? Find out more....