Volunteers are mobilizing throughout the community to recognize and celebrate Earth Day 2014. Volunteer events on April 24 and 26 are designed with both Vancouver teens and adults in mind.
Youth volunteers will meet from 3-5 p.m., Thursday, April 24, at Burnt Bridge Creek for the monthly #VancouvervolunTEEN community service project. During National Volunteer Month in April, teens are meeting at the North Devine Road trailhead to pick up litter and help clean up along the City of Vancouver’s Burnt Bridge Creek Trail. Teens wanting to join in the effort should bring a signed parent permission form and dress prepared for the weather.
#VancouverVolunTEEN offers an opportunity for Vancouver youth to gain community service hours and give back to the community. #VancouverVolunTEEN meets the last Thursday of most months. To learn more or to obtain a permission form, visit www.cityofvancouver.us/volunteer.
Community volunteers are also needed on April 26 for the Blandford Canyon Ivy Pull team’s official season kick-off. Volunteers will meet at 2 p.m. near the southwest corner of North Blandford Drive and MacArthur Boulevard to remove invasive English Ivy from the forest in Blandford Canyon. Gloves and snacks will be provided. For more information about this event and future volunteer events, please visit www.tinyurl.com/Earthdayatthecanyon.
Questions about these projects and other volunteer opportunities can be directed to Hailey Heath, City of Vancouver Volunteer Coordinator, at 360-487-8316.