Columbia River Watershed Festival

Celebrating and sharing our local watershed!

The Columbia River Watershed Festival is an annual event hosted by Columbia Springs and partners like Clark County Dept. of Environmental Services, Clark Public Utilities, and the City of Vancouver. The event moves to a new park location each year. Fourth grade classes at nearby schools are invited to attend and learn about watershed health through hands-on activities and presentations. While this event is not open to the public, teachers can sign their class up to attend one day of the event. Community members are welcome to attend as volunteers.

2014 Columbia River Watershed Festival: September 25 & 26, Salmon Creek Regional Park/Klineline Ponds

This year’s Columbia River Watershed Festival will need volunteers! Volunteers help guide classes through the festival, assist with presentations and activities, help with set-up and take-down, assist with parking and bus loading/unloading, and more. If you would like to learn more about volunteering at the Watershed Festival, email or call 360-882-0936 ext. 230.


2013 Columbia River Watershed Festival: September 26 & 27, Vancouver Lake Regional Park

“My granddaughter participated in this. She loves science and nature and wants to be a marine biologist. She had an awesome time on this field trip and I am sure she will be talking about it for a long time to come. Thanks from the both of us to everyone who had a part in making this event happen for these students.”

- Luana Trende Nery

The 2013 Columbia River Watershed Festival  was  held on September 26th and 27th at Vancouver Lake Regional Park. The Columbia River Watershed Festival is offered to a pre-selected group of 4th grade students from Clark County each year. Over the course of two days over 800 4th graders enjoy natural resource-themed presentations and activities on topics such as recycling, water conservation, and local plants and animals.

Thank you to all of our important community partners that supported this event! Clark County Dept. of Environmental Services, Clark Public Utilities, City of Vancouver, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and all of the volunteers who made this years event so wonderful!

For additional information about the Watershed Festival, please contact Jenna Kallestad at (360) 882-0936 ext. 228 or via email at


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