Host a party, potluck or special event at a Clark County park. Picnic shelters at eleven county parks are available to reserve for dates between April 1 and Oct. 31. Many shelters have electricity and water. Some shelters have features like fireplaces and barbeques. Reserving a shelter ensures your exclusive use on the day of your reservation. Shelters that are not reserved are available to use on a first come, first served basis.
Shelters are available to reserve at:
County Manager Kathleen Otto this week appointed Ken Lader as Director of Public Works. The Clark County Council in October 2022 appointed Lader to serve as Clark County Engineer, and he will continue to serve in that position. His appointment as director takes effect immediately.
Lader has worked for Clark County Public Works more than 20 years and served the last eight years as manager of the Engineering and Design section. Previously, he held positions as engineer and engineering technician.
Clark County Public Works, Parks and Lands will be working with a tree service contractor to trim and/or remove hazardous trees in Foley (undeveloped) and Tiger Tree Neighborhood Parks. Hazardous trees are those with structural defects that make them likely to fall in whole or in part. Parks and Lands removes hazardous trees when they present a risk to park users or property, or to neighboring properties.
County Manager Kathleen Otto is seeking applicants to fill two open positions on the nine-member Clark Communities Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee. Committee members serve four-year terms. Terms are to begin Jan. 1, 2023, effective upon appointment to the committee.
2023 annual parking passes for county regional parks are available for purchase beginning Tuesday, Dec. 6. Daily parking fees are charged year-round at four county regional parks – Frenchman’s Bar, Lewisville, Salmon Creek and Vancouver Lake – and range from $2 to $8 depending on vehicle type. The daily parking fee can be paid at the fee booth when fee collection staff are present, via the Flowbird mobile app, self-pay stations or by displaying a valid annual parking pass.
Vancouver, Wash. – The community is invited to help guide how the Clark County Heritage Farm Sustainability Plan implements the goals outlined in the Heritage Farm Master Plan to best serve the community. Public Works is hosting an open house on Dec. 14 for the community to learn about what is currently happening at Heritage Farm, hear about plans for the site and offer feedback and ideas.
The playground and northern portion of the trail at Orchards Community Park will be closed beginning Monday, Nov. 28 while a contractor services hazardous trees within the park. The closure will be in place daily through Friday, Dec. 2. Signs will be posted to notify park users of the closure.
Beginning Monday, Nov. 28, Northwest 11th Avenue will be closed between Northwest 149th Street and Northwest 164th Street as a private contractor, Rotschy INC, installs a new sanitary sewer line. Construction requires a 200-foot work area that does not allow for traffic to safely use the road while sewer work is underway. Beginning in February 2023, the closure will be expanded north to Northwest 179th Street, and last approximately two months.
Clark County Public Works is seeking quotes from businesses that can clean privately owned stormwater catch basins as part of the Catch Basin Cleanout Program. The program is designed to make it easier for owners of catch basins to perform routine maintenance that protects water quality and publicly owned stormwater infrastructure. The selected vendor will partner with the county and City of Camas to offer catch basin cleanings at a flat rate. County and city staff will share information about the program during inspections of privately owned catch basins.
All applicants will be considered, although experience with railroad or railroad-related business is preferred.
Board members serve three-year terms. Terms are to begin after Jan. 1, 2023.