Calendar

Meetings

Saturday
May 18, 2024
9:30am - 12:00pm

Registration Required

Bird Language Workshop

Water Resources Education Center

Saturday, May 18, 2024
9:30am - 12:00pm

4600 SE Columbia Way,
Vancouver, WA 98661

Unraveling the Storylines of Nature through Birds: Birds are one of the most vocal animals on Earth. Join us as we slow down and tune into their vocalizations which offer a glimpse into the rich and dramatic storylines of their lives and the animals living in this shared space. In this workshop, learn how keying into the calls, postures and behaviors of songbirds can help you see more wildlife, unravel fascinating stories, deepen your connection to nature and increase your awareness skills.

This workshop will introduce bird sound mapping and sit spots for bird observing. Expect to walk 1.5 miles on both paved and uneven, muddy trails and to be seated outside for 40 minutes. Binoculars available to borrow.  Program will be outside and will happen rain or shine.

Suitable for adults and youth ages 12 and older.

Sign up soon. Registration is required and space is limited.

If this event becomes full since space is limited and you see that registrations are no longer being accepted, please use the contact email below to add your name to the waitlist.

Meeting Details

Thursday
May 23, 2024
9:00am - 11:00am

Registration Required

Burnt Bridge Creek Exploration: Stewart Glen Trailhead

Stewart Glen Trailhead

Thursday, May 23, 2024
9:00am - 11:00am

NW Lakeshore Ave,
Vancouver, WA 98663

Add to Calendar May. 23, 2024 9:00am May. 23, 2024 11:00 am America/Los_Angeles Burnt Bridge Creek Exploration: Stewart Glen Trailhead Explore the Burnt Bridge Creek watershed as it reaches the end of its 13-mile journey and flows into Vancouver Lake. Learn about restoration projects and stormwater management while discovering more about native plants, animals, and birds of the area. This walk is suitable for ages 8 and older. Expect to walk 2 miles on paved surfaces. Advanced registration required. Sign up today! If this event becomes full since space is limited and you see that registrations are no longer being accepted, please use the contact email below to add your name to the waitlist. Stewart Glen Trailhead

    Contact: Water Resources Education Center at 360-487-7111 or vanwrec@cityofvancouver.us

Explore the Burnt Bridge Creek watershed as it reaches the end of its 13-mile journey and flows into Vancouver Lake. Learn about restoration projects and stormwater management while discovering more about native plants, animals, and birds of the area.

This walk is suitable for ages 8 and older. Expect to walk 2 miles on paved surfaces. Advanced registration required. Sign up today!

If this event becomes full since space is limited and you see that registrations are no longer being accepted, please use the contact email below to add your name to the waitlist.

Meeting Details

Friday
Jun 7, 2024
9:30am - 11:30am

Registration Required

Ivy Removal at Marine Park

Marine Park

Friday, June 7, 2024
9:30am - 11:30am

4501 SE Columbia Way,
Vancouver, WA 98661

Add to Calendar Jun. 07, 2024 9:30am Jun. 07, 2024 11:30 am America/Los_Angeles Ivy Removal at Marine Park Join the Water Center to remove invasive ivy from Marine Park! Activities can include cutting ivy off tree trunks, bending over to pull ivy free from the soil, and shoveling and spreading bark mulch. All tools will be provided. Registration is required. Sign up today! All ages welcome.  Youth under 18 must bring a signed minor consent form. Youth under 13 must have an adult guardian present. If this event becomes full since space is limited and you see that registrations are no longer being accepted, please use the contact email below to add your name to the waitlist. Marine Park

    Contact: Water Resources Education Center at 360-487-7111 or vanwrec@cityofvancouver.us

Join the Water Center to remove invasive ivy from Marine Park! Activities can include cutting ivy off tree trunks, bending over to pull ivy free from the soil, and shoveling and spreading bark mulch. All tools will be provided.

Registration is required. Sign up today!

All ages welcome.  Youth under 18 must bring a signed minor consent form. Youth under 13 must have an adult guardian present.

If this event becomes full since space is limited and you see that registrations are no longer being accepted, please use the contact email below to add your name to the waitlist.

Meeting Details

Saturday
Jun 8, 2024
10:00am - 12:30pm

Registration Full

Hidden Journey of Wastewater

Water Resources Education Center

Saturday, June 8, 2024
10:00am - 12:30pm

4600 SE Columbia Way,
Vancouver, WA 98661

Add to Calendar Jun. 08, 2024 10:00am Jun. 08, 2024 12:30 pm America/Los_Angeles Hidden Journey of Wastewater Have you ever wondered what happens to the water that goes down your drain?  How far does it travel? Where does it go after it is cleaned? Join us for a tour of the city’s Marine Park Wastewater Treatment Plant to learn about the unseen journey of wastewater. After the treatment plant tour, we will embark on a nature walk to the Columbia River to learn about the riparian ecosystem and see where the clean water is released. Tour is geared towards adults and youth 8 years of age or older.  Tour is inside and outside and will happen rain… Water Resources Education Center

    Contact: Water Resources Education Center at 360-487-7111 or vanwrec@cityofvancouver.us

Have you ever wondered what happens to the water that goes down your drain?  How far does it travel? Where does it go after it is cleaned? Join us for a tour of the city’s Marine Park Wastewater Treatment Plant to learn about the unseen journey of wastewater.

After the treatment plant tour, we will embark on a nature walk to the Columbia River to learn about the riparian ecosystem and see where the clean water is released.

Tour is geared towards adults and youth 8 years of age or older.  Tour is inside and outside and will happen rain or shine.  Dress for all weather conditions. For the nature walk portion, expect to walk 1.5 miles on paved pathways and uneven and sandy beaches.

Space is limited.  RSVP required. Sign up today!

If this event becomes full since space is limited and you see that registrations are no longer being accepted, please use the contact email below to add your name to the waitlist.

Detailed logistics will be emailed to registered participants.

Meeting Details

Friday
Jun 21, 2024
9:30am - 11:30am

Registration Required

Water Center Garden Cleanup

Water Resources Education Center

Friday, June 21, 2024
9:30am - 11:30am

4600 SE Columbia Way,
Vancouver, WA 98661

Add to Calendar Jun. 21, 2024 9:30am Jun. 21, 2024 11:30 am America/Los_Angeles Water Center Garden Cleanup Join Water Center staff outdoors to help keep our Backyard Habitat Certified gardens in tip-top shape. Volunteer activities may include weeding, mulching, trimming and raking pathways. All necessary tools will be provided. Registration is required. Sign up today! All ages welcome.  Youth under 18 must bring a signed minor consent form. Youth under 13 must have an adult guardian present. If this event becomes full since space is limited and you see that registrations are no longer being accepted, please use the contact email below to add your name to the waitlist. Water Resources Education Center

    Contact: Water Resources Education Center at 360-487-7111 or vanwrec@cityofvancouver.us

Join Water Center staff outdoors to help keep our Backyard Habitat Certified gardens in tip-top shape. Volunteer activities may include weeding, mulching, trimming and raking pathways. All necessary tools will be provided.

Registration is required. Sign up today!

All ages welcome.  Youth under 18 must bring a signed minor consent form. Youth under 13 must have an adult guardian present.

If this event becomes full since space is limited and you see that registrations are no longer being accepted, please use the contact email below to add your name to the waitlist.

Meeting Details

Tuesday
Jun 25, 2024
7:30pm - 9:00pm

Registration Required

Twilight Tuesday

Water Resources Education Center

Tuesday, June 25, 2024
7:30pm - 9:00pm

4600 SE Columbia Way,
Vancouver, WA 98661

Add to Calendar Jun. 25, 2024 7:30pm Jun. 25, 2024 9:00 pm America/Los_Angeles Twilight Tuesday As the summer sun sets and the heat dissipates, movement begins along the water’s edge. Join a Water Center educator to explore the twilight in and around the Columbia River and its wetlands.  Look for signs of animals, learn about plants, look for bats, and identify the twilight stars and planets that appear in the early evening sky. Expect to walk 2 miles on uneven, sandy beaches and along paved pathways.  Trail not suitable for strollers.  Binoculars available to borrow.  Walk is suitable for ages 6 and older. Registration is required. Sign up today! If this event becomes full since… Water Resources Education Center

    Contact: Water Resources Education Center at 360-487-7111 or vanwrec@cityofvancouver.us

As the summer sun sets and the heat dissipates, movement begins along the water’s edge. Join a Water Center educator to explore the twilight in and around the Columbia River and its wetlands.  Look for signs of animals, learn about plants, look for bats, and identify the twilight stars and planets that appear in the early evening sky.

Expect to walk 2 miles on uneven, sandy beaches and along paved pathways.  Trail not suitable for strollers.  Binoculars available to borrow.  Walk is suitable for ages 6 and older.

Registration is required. Sign up today!

If this event becomes full since space is limited and you see that registrations are no longer being accepted, please use the contact email below to add your name to the waitlist.

Meeting Details

Thursday
Jun 27, 2024
10:00am - 12:00pm

Registration Full

Vancouver Lake Community Paddle Trip

Felida Moorage & Marine Services

Thursday, June 27, 2024
10:00am - 12:00pm

4911 NW 122nd St,
Vancouver, WA 98685

Add to Calendar Jun. 27, 2024 10:00am Jun. 27, 2024 12:00 pm America/Los_Angeles Vancouver Lake Community Paddle Trip Explore Vancouver Lake from a whole new perspective! Join the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership and Vancouver’s Water Center education staff for a free family-friendly canoe paddle aboard 29-foot, 14-passenger Big Canoes! Glide past shore birds, look for signs of beaver activity, and learn about the Columbia River ecosystem from seasoned paddle guides and educators. Plan to paddle for 1 to 1.5 hours in Estuary Partnership’s Big Canoes along with other participants, and walk under 1/4 of a mile on gravel, muddy/sandy beaches, and uneven terrain. Paddlers must be able to step down 2.5 feet into the canoe and sit on a… Felida Moorage & Marine Services

    Contact: Water Resources Education Center at 360-487-7111 or email vanwrec@cityofvancouver.us

Explore Vancouver Lake from a whole new perspective! Join the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership and Vancouver’s Water Center education staff for a free family-friendly canoe paddle aboard 29-foot, 14-passenger Big Canoes! Glide past shore birds, look for signs of beaver activity, and learn about the Columbia River ecosystem from seasoned paddle guides and educators.

Plan to paddle for 1 to 1.5 hours in Estuary Partnership’s Big Canoes along with other participants, and walk under 1/4 of a mile on gravel, muddy/sandy beaches, and uneven terrain. Paddlers must be able to step down 2.5 feet into the canoe and sit on a wooden bench without back support for the duration of the paddle program. Big Canoe paddles are suitable for ages 6 and older. Previous paddling experience is not required!

Advanced registration is required and space is limited. Sign up today! You will receive a confirmation letter with full event details, meeting location, and how to prepare for your event after registration. If you need to cancel, please do so at your earliest convenience to allow your spot to be filled by someone on the waitlist.

Who can paddle?

  • Big Canoe trips are suitable for ages 6 and older.
  • Previous paddling experience is not necessary.
  • Paddlers must step down 2.5 feet into the canoe and sit on a wooden bench without back support for 1.5 hours.

Do I need any equipment or special gear?

  • Please come prepared for the weather with raingear or a hat and sunscreen/sun protection.
  • Personal flotation devices (PFD’s) in youth – XXL are provided.
  • This paddle trip will depart from a small sand patch and not a dock so waterproof shoes or sandals are recommended. Old tennis shoes work great, too.

Can I bring my camera or cell phone?

  • Yes. Be advised that we cannot guarantee the safety of electronic devices and do not offer dry bags. Occasional splashes and rain make the bottom of the boat wet, but typically gear in a pocket will stay dry.

How safe are paddle trips?

  • Safety is always our first priority. Our guides are trained in on-water rescue, CPR, and Wilderness First Aid.
  • Water activities carry inherent risk; guides take precautions to ensure a safe paddling experience.

See our safety protocols or contact us for more information.

If this event becomes full since space is limited and you see that registrations are no longer being accepted, please use the contact email below to add your name to the waitlist.

Meeting Details

Events

Bird Language Workshop

Saturday, May 18, 2024
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Add to Calendar Saturday, May 18, 2024 9:30 am Saturday, May 18, 2024 9:30 am America/Los_Angeles Bird Language Workshop Unraveling the Storylines of Nature through Birds: Birds are one of the most vocal animals on Earth. Join us as we slow down and tune into their vocalizations which offer a glimpse into the rich and dramatic storylines of their lives and the animals living in this shared space. In this workshop, learn how keying into the calls, postures and behaviors of songbirds can help you see more wildlife, unravel fascinating stories, deepen your connection to nature and increase your awareness skills. This workshop will introduce bird sound mapping and sit spots for bird observing. Expect to walk 1.5 miles on…

Water Resources Education Center
4600 SE Columbia Way
Vancouver , WA 98661

Unraveling the Storylines of Nature through Birds: Birds are one of the most vocal animals on Earth. Join us as we slow down and tune into their vocalizations which offer a glimpse into the rich and dramatic storylines of their lives and the animals living in this shared space. In this workshop, learn how keying into the calls, postures and behaviors…


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Burnt Bridge Creek Exploration: Stewart Glen Trailhead

Thursday, May 23, 2024
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Add to Calendar Thursday, May 23, 2024 9:00 am Thursday, May 23, 2024 9:00 am America/Los_Angeles Burnt Bridge Creek Exploration: Stewart Glen Trailhead Explore the Burnt Bridge Creek watershed as it reaches the end of its 13-mile journey and flows into Vancouver Lake. Learn about restoration projects and stormwater management while discovering more about native plants, animals, and birds of the area. This walk is suitable for ages 8 and older. Expect to walk 2 miles on paved surfaces. Advanced registration required. Sign up today! If this event becomes full since space is limited and you see that registrations are no longer being accepted, please use the contact email below to add your name to the waitlist.

Stewart Glen Trailhead
NW Lakeshore Ave
Vancouver , WA 98663

Explore the Burnt Bridge Creek watershed as it reaches the end of its 13-mile journey and flows into Vancouver Lake. Learn about restoration projects and stormwater management while discovering more about native plants, animals, and birds of the area. This walk is suitable for ages 8 and older. Expect to walk 2 miles on paved surfaces. Advanced registration required. Sign…


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Ivy Removal at Marine Park

Friday, June 7, 2024
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Add to Calendar Friday, June 7, 2024 9:30 am Friday, June 7, 2024 9:30 am America/Los_Angeles Ivy Removal at Marine Park Join the Water Center to remove invasive ivy from Marine Park! Activities can include cutting ivy off tree trunks, bending over to pull ivy free from the soil, and shoveling and spreading bark mulch. All tools will be provided. Registration is required. Sign up today! All ages welcome.  Youth under 18 must bring a signed minor consent form. Youth under 13 must have an adult guardian present. If this event becomes full since space is limited and you see that registrations are no longer being accepted, please use the contact email below to add your name to the waitlist.

Marine Park
4501 SE Columbia Way
Vancouver , WA 98661

Join the Water Center to remove invasive ivy from Marine Park! Activities can include cutting ivy off tree trunks, bending over to pull ivy free from the soil, and shoveling and spreading bark mulch. All tools will be provided. Registration is required. Sign up today! All ages welcome.  Youth under 18 must bring a signed minor consent form. Youth under…


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Hidden Journey of Wastewater

Saturday, June 8, 2024
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Add to Calendar Saturday, June 8, 2024 10:00 am Saturday, June 8, 2024 10:00 am America/Los_Angeles Hidden Journey of Wastewater Have you ever wondered what happens to the water that goes down your drain?  How far does it travel? Where does it go after it is cleaned? Join us for a tour of the city’s Marine Park Wastewater Treatment Plant to learn about the unseen journey of wastewater. After the treatment plant tour, we will embark on a nature walk to the Columbia River to learn about the riparian ecosystem and see where the clean water is released. Tour is geared towards adults and youth 8 years of age or older.  Tour is inside and outside and will happen rain…

Water Resources Education Center
4600 SE Columbia Way
Vancouver , WA 98661

Have you ever wondered what happens to the water that goes down your drain?  How far does it travel? Where does it go after it is cleaned? Join us for a tour of the city’s Marine Park Wastewater Treatment Plant to learn about the unseen journey of wastewater. After the treatment plant tour, we will embark on a nature walk…


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Water Center Garden Cleanup

Friday, June 21, 2024
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Add to Calendar Friday, June 21, 2024 9:30 am Friday, June 21, 2024 9:30 am America/Los_Angeles Water Center Garden Cleanup Join Water Center staff outdoors to help keep our Backyard Habitat Certified gardens in tip-top shape. Volunteer activities may include weeding, mulching, trimming and raking pathways. All necessary tools will be provided. Registration is required. Sign up today! All ages welcome.  Youth under 18 must bring a signed minor consent form. Youth under 13 must have an adult guardian present. If this event becomes full since space is limited and you see that registrations are no longer being accepted, please use the contact email below to add your name to the waitlist.

Water Resources Education Center
4600 SE Columbia Way
Vancouver , WA 98661

Join Water Center staff outdoors to help keep our Backyard Habitat Certified gardens in tip-top shape. Volunteer activities may include weeding, mulching, trimming and raking pathways. All necessary tools will be provided. Registration is required. Sign up today! All ages welcome.  Youth under 18 must bring a signed minor consent form. Youth under 13 must have an adult guardian present.…


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Twilight Tuesday

Tuesday, June 25, 2024
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Add to Calendar Tuesday, June 25, 2024 7:30 pm Tuesday, June 25, 2024 7:30 pm America/Los_Angeles Twilight Tuesday As the summer sun sets and the heat dissipates, movement begins along the water’s edge. Join a Water Center educator to explore the twilight in and around the Columbia River and its wetlands.  Look for signs of animals, learn about plants, look for bats, and identify the twilight stars and planets that appear in the early evening sky. Expect to walk 2 miles on uneven, sandy beaches and along paved pathways.  Trail not suitable for strollers.  Binoculars available to borrow.  Walk is suitable for ages 6 and older. Registration is required. Sign up today! If this event becomes full since…

Water Resources Education Center
4600 SE Columbia Way
Vancouver , WA 98661

As the summer sun sets and the heat dissipates, movement begins along the water’s edge. Join a Water Center educator to explore the twilight in and around the Columbia River and its wetlands.  Look for signs of animals, learn about plants, look for bats, and identify the twilight stars and planets that appear in the early evening sky. Expect to…


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Vancouver Lake Community Paddle Trip

Thursday, June 27, 2024
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Add to Calendar Thursday, June 27, 2024 10:00 am Thursday, June 27, 2024 10:00 am America/Los_Angeles Vancouver Lake Community Paddle Trip Explore Vancouver Lake from a whole new perspective! Join the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership and Vancouver’s Water Center education staff for a free family-friendly canoe paddle aboard 29-foot, 14-passenger Big Canoes! Glide past shore birds, look for signs of beaver activity, and learn about the Columbia River ecosystem from seasoned paddle guides and educators. Plan to paddle for 1 to 1.5 hours in Estuary Partnership’s Big Canoes along with other participants, and walk under 1/4 of a mile on gravel, muddy/sandy beaches, and uneven terrain. Paddlers must be able to step down 2.5 feet into the canoe and sit on a…

Felida Moorage & Marine Services
4911 NW 122nd St
Vancouver , WA 98685

Explore Vancouver Lake from a whole new perspective! Join the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership and Vancouver’s Water Center education staff for a free family-friendly canoe paddle aboard 29-foot, 14-passenger Big Canoes! Glide past shore birds, look for signs of beaver activity, and learn about the Columbia River ecosystem from seasoned paddle guides and educators. Plan to paddle for 1 to 1.5…


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