StreamTeam, a volunteer-driven program of Clark Public Utilities, is hosting its 18th annual Earth Day Fest, Saturday, April 22. The largest Earth Day event in Clark County, the planting and community fair will be held at the Salmon Creek Regional Park.
The planting and community fair is produced in partnership with Clark County Public Works, features more than 50 participating organizations.
This year’s fair will be open from 10:00AM to 2:00PM. Live entertainers will perform throughout the day, including a live Birds of Prey performance from the Portland Audubon Society and an interactive juggling act. Northwest Wild Fish Rescue will guide fish releases into Salmon Creek and raffle prizes will be awarded throughout the day. Winners of the Watershed Reflections student art contest will also be announced. Food will be available to purchase.
The tree planting will begin at 9:00AM and end at 12:30PM. Volunteers will receive a free lunch and t-shirt. The planting is popular and volunteers must register in advance to participate. EcoFair attendees do not need to register.
The more than 1,000 volunteers of the StreamTeam program donate more than 3,500 hours of their time each year to save salmon. Members come from a myriad of backgrounds including utility employees, Stream Stewards, scout groups, students, and active retirees. Activities include tree planting, water quality monitoring, and educational outreach.