Clark County Public Works, Parks and Lands division is hosting an open house about the future Minnehaha neighborhood park, 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13. Three park concepts and name options will be presented for residents to review and provide feedback. The concepts and name options will also be available for review and feedback via an online survey open through Jan. 5.
Clark County is seeking applicants to fill one vacancy on the five-person board that advises the county on noxious weed control. Applicants must live in weed board district 2, south of Northeast 99th Street and east of Northeast 50th Avenue. Weed board districts are not identical to county council districts; please refer to the map on the weed board webpage. Residents of the district engaged in farming or ranching activities, including growing Christmas trees, hay, grapes, or raising cattle or other livestock are encouraged to apply.
Clark County and city of Camas representatives recently kicked off a process to enter into an interlocal agreement to cooperatively work to improve water quality in the Lacamas watershed. Staff plan to have a final agreement to present to city and county councils for approval shortly after the new year. Implementation of actions to address water quality issues will begin in spring 2024. “Goals for measurable improvement in watershed and lake health must be set and action immediately taken,” said Clark County Councilor Gary Medvigy.
The Parks and Lands division of Clark County Public Works has identified the need to replace the roofs of several structures at Hazel Dell Community Park, for the long-term preservation and usability of these structures. A roofing contractor will replace the roofs on both picnic shelters, the restroom building and a small shed.
While the park will remain open during work, access to these facilities will be limited:
Visitors to three regional parks this fall and winter will see construction of RV pads for park hosts at Lucia Falls, Frenchman’s Bar and Salmon Creek regional parks. Two pads will be installed at Salmon Creek Regional Park: one at the softball fields and one at the Klineline Pond area. Construction is not anticipated to cause significant closures or impacts to visitors, however, visitors are reminded to stay clear of work areas and never enter areas closed with signs, caution tape, cones, barricades or other devices.
A project to improve tree health and address hazardous trees at Pacific Community Park will close sections of the park in October and November. Arborists have identified trees that need pruning and a limited number of trees that require removal. Dead limbs and hazardous double trunks will be removed from 58 trees, and five hazardous and/or dead trees will be removed.
The Clark County Clean Water Commission is hosting the Lacamas Watershed Symposium on Oct. 25 to foster constructive dialog about strategies to improve water quality in the Lacamas watershed. The event, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., invites elected officials, board members, key stakeholders, funders and implementers to share the science and data that is driving management decisions in the watershed.
Applicants with railroad or railroad-related experience, or business experience using freight-rail service, are desired.
Board members serve three-year terms. Terms are anticipated to begin after Jan. 1, 2024.
Clark County is accepting applications to fill three open positions on the Clean Water Commission. Terms begin January 2024 and end December 2026.
The Parks and Lands division of Clark County Public Works is beginning a project to improve tree health and address hazardous trees at Pacific Community Park. Arborists have identified trees that need pruning, and a limited number of trees that require removal. Dead limbs and hazardous double trunks will be removed from 58 trees, and five trees will be removed.