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In this Issue
April 2021

  • Earth Day
  • Virtual Event
  • Volunteering
  • Film Series 2021
  • In the Community
Happy Earth Week
Happy Earth Week! Whether it be at a park, looking outside your living room window, or on a hike, we hope that you get to spend some time with nature this week.
 
Back in the 1970s, the traditional environmental movement was mainly focused on wilderness conservation and endangered species, not people or the needs of urban communities. “The mainstream environmental and conservation movement somehow made communities of color invisible.” – Dr. Robert D. Bullard, father environmental justice, author and professor.
 
Last spring, Leah Thomas, eco-communicator and founder of the IE Foundation, coined the term Intersectional Environmentalism. Looking at environmentalism through an intersectional lens asks us to take a deeper look into how environmental issues are combined with social justice issues to create nuanced levels of environmental disruption.
Want to learn more? Check out this video on the history of Intersectional Environmentalism. Additionally, Intersectional Environmentalist offers an incredible information, media and resources hub, action steps to support intersectional environmentalism, and ways to address oppressive systems within the environmental movement.
Earth Day Virtual Event
Can you name all the watersheds in Clark County? Do you know the difference between a native plant and a non-native plant? Celebrate Earth Day by testing your local watershed knowledge!

In collaboration with Columbia SpringsClark Conservation District and Lower Columbia Fish Enhancement Group, join us for a free virtual trivia night and the chance to win some awesome prizes. Prizes include a vegetable seed starting kit and native plants! Please note that prizes will be available by local pickup only.

Registration today! Please click here to register yourself and/or your household. We hope to virtually see you there!
Volunteer Opportunities Coming Soon
Our summer volunteer opportunities will be announced soon. These events fill up fast! The best way to be the first to know is by signing up for our Volunteer List, as well as following us on Instagram or Facebook. Stay tuned!
Film Series 2021

Today in a polarized political climate, new designations and river protections have stalled even though there is no time in history more important then now to protect our freshwater ecosystems. Run Wild Run Free aims to inspire and educate people across the country to protect their home river under Wild and Scenic so we can continue this important legacy for future generations to come. Click here to watch the trailer! 

Space is limited. Please sign up ahead of time to guarantee your spot.

Registration instructions:
1. Click this link to view all the films
2. Click on the button that says "Pre-order now for free"
3. Enter password: TWA21 (short for the watershed alliance 21)
*A reminder email will be sent to you 24 hours before viewing begins. Please save the password, it will not be sent in reminder email. 

This film series was made possible by our partners at Clark County Green Neighbors

 
In the Community

Backyard Composting Workshop (virtual)
Clark County Master Composter Recycler
Wednesday April 21, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Learn how to compost the SMART way. Construct a compost pile with experts, and view demonstration compost bins in action. Click here to register.

Green Cleaning Workshop (virtual)
Clark County Master Composter Recycler

Wednesday May 12, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Learn how to make three versatile household green cleaners and see how fun and safe cleaning can be. Click here to register.

Clark County Student Video Contest for Clean Water
Stormwater Partners
Now - Thursday, May 20

The first annual Student Video Contest for Clean Water hosted by Stormwater Partners is open! Any 6th-12th grade student in Clark County is welcome to enter including individual students and families, homeschool groups, learning pods, public and private school groups, and community groups who work with youth.  One $500 winner and one $100 honorable mention prize will be awarded in each of five categories. Winning videos will be shown at local film events this summer and may also be used in the Stormwater Partners 2021 water health campaign. For more information visit: https://www.stormwaterpartners.com/video-contest

 

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