• Community Development

The Clark County Fire Marshal’s Office is taking lottery applications for four retail firework permits to be assigned by lottery.

Fireworks cannot be sold in Clark County without a permit.

• Public Works

Clark County and the Cowlitz Indian Tribe are starting a fish habitat and recreation master planning process for the Gordy Jolma Family Natural Area. The property was formerly part of the Cedars on Salmon Creek golf course. The planning effort will focus on restoring fish habitat in Salmon Creek, removing fish passage barriers, and improving natural-resource based opportunities like walking, birdwatching, fishing, picnicking and cultural and environmental education. 

• Elections

Every election, the Clark County Auditor’s Office provides an online and printed voters’ guide with information about candidates and ballot measures for voters to make an informed decision when voting. The April voters’ guide includes local ballot measures with supporting and opposing statements written by citizens.

• Public Works

For the safety of park visitors, the Parks and Lands division of Clark County Public Works has closed sections of trail in Lacamas Regional Park, near Round Lake. The footbridge located on the trail to the lower falls has sustained significant structural damage and will need to be removed and replaced. This process will take one to two years to complete, including environmental permitting. Fencing will be installed around the closed area and signage will alert visitors to the closure. Currently temporary signs, barricades and caution tape mark the closed area.

• Elections

At 10:00 am on Thursday Feb. 29, the Clark County Elections Office will conduct logic and accuracy tests of the programming of the accessible voting units and the programming that is used to tabulate ballots for the March 12 Presidential Primary.

The tests will be held at the Elections Office, 1408 Franklin St. These tests are required under Washington state law before every election. Members of the news media, candidates and the public are invited to attend these tests.

Ballots for this election will be mailed on Friday, Feb. 23.   

• Public Health

Clark County Public Health is joining Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries for a free educational series highlighting environmentally friendly lifestyles.

Public Health’s Green Neighbors, Green Schools and Composter Recycler programs, along with several other community organizations, will be offering workshops as part of the Conscious Consumption series at the Cascade Park Community Library. The series features workshops and events for residents of all ages to learn about sustainability topics, including food waste reduction, worm bin composting, and sustainable fashion.

• Public Works

Clark County Public Works, Parks and Lands division, invites residents to an open house to learn more about the development of Curtin Creek Community Park, 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6. The 17-acre property is located at 12603 NE 72nd Ave. in Vancouver. 

• Treasurer

Clark County Treasurer Alishia Topper reminds residents that first-installment 2024 property taxes are due April 30. 

Tax statements will be mailed during the week of Feb. 19. If taxpayers are expecting a mailed statement and don’t receive one or have questions, they should visit or contact the Treasurer’s Office at 564.397.2252 for a duplicate statement.

• Elections

Beginning Friday, Feb. 23, Clark County Elections will mail ballots to all registered voters for the March 12 Presidential Primary.

• Community Planning

Clark County Community Planning and GIS departments are releasing for public review the county’s 2023 Vacant Buildable Lands Model (VBLM) capacity report. 

The VBLM is a planning tool developed to analyze residential, commercial and industrial lands within urban growth areas. The model serves as a tool for evaluating urban area alternatives during Comprehensive Growth Management Plan updates and for monitoring growth patterns during interim periods.