Back Issues: March 17, 2017
The Port of Camas-Washougal commissioners will meet Tuesday, Mar. 21. The executive session begins at 4 p.m. followed by the open session at 5 p.m., at the port office meeting room, 24 South A St. in Washougal. For more information, call 360-835-2196.
The small staff at the Daily Insider is taking an extended weekend for an adventure with friends and family. We will not publish on Monday, March 20. We will be back at the news desk Tuesday, March 21. Be sure to check our calendar to fill your weekend with fun activities in and around Clark County, and as always, thank you for reading the Daily Insider!
Roger Shipman will present a talk on Into the Eye of the Setting Sun: The Story of the West When It Was New on March 25, from 1 to 3 p.m. This book, available in an indexed, softcover edition, was written by Shipman’s great-great-great grandmother, Charlotte Matheny Kirkwood, who crossed the Oregon Trail in 1843 when she was just five years old. The memoir was edited by Shipman.
Kirkwood’s wagon train left Elm Grove, Missouri, with more than 100 wagons, 1,000 men, women, and children, and 5,000 oxen and cattle trailing behind. Dr. Elijah White, a Presbyterian missionary who had made the trip the year before, served as guide. More than eighty years later, with a keen mind, a sharp wit, and a delicate sense of humor, Charlotte set down these poignant memories so that later generations could experience them, too.
This free, public lecture will take place at the Fort Vancouver Visitor Center, 1501 E Evergreen Blvd., Vancouver.
The Water Resources Education Center invites residents to participate in a “Walk for Water” on World Water Day, Tuesday, March 22. The public invited to walk any time from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, at the center, 4600 SE Columbia Way. People of all ages, especially families, are encouraged to walk for water and get first-hand experience regarding water’s vital impact on daily lives in the community and around the world.
The purpose of World Water Day is to focus attention on the importance of water and advocate for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. Today, there are over 663 million people living without a safe water supply close to home, spending countless hours queuing or trekking to distant sources, and coping with the health impacts of using contaminated water.
During the event, participants will walk along a family-friendly pathway to the Columbia River where they will get water and carry it back to the Water Center. The paved path is stroller and wheelchair accessible. Remember to bring a container for transporting water on this one-mile trip. For more information, visit www.cityofvancouver.us/watercenter.