What we do
Salmon in the Classroom
Repair Clark County
Events and festivals help thousands of people every year connect with nature and learn about the environment and human impact. Kids Fishing Festival partners with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, and offers hundreds of children a year the opportunity to learn how to fish. Guided Walks and Family Nature Days are provided monthly during the warmer seasons and offer guests free tours and activities to learn about the Hatchery and the unique natural features at Columbia Springs.
Vancouver Trout Hatchery
The hatchery was built in 1938 as a WPA program due to the cold spring water found on Columbia Slope. It was scheduled to close in the ’90’s but was saved by a group of community partners including Clark Public Utilities and the City of Vancouver, who still support it today! It remains a functioning hatchery producing 780,000 trout, chum salmon and steelhead annually. The hatchery is run by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.