Back Issues: June 8, 2017

Port of Vancouver USA commissioners hold regular meeting June 13

Thursday, June 8, 2017

UnknownThe Port of Vancouver USA Board of Commissioners will hold a regular meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 13, at the Port Office, 3103 Lower River Rd., Vancouver. For the agenda, click here. Meetings are also broadcast on Clark Vancouver Television (CVTV) cable channels 21 and 23 and online at www.CVTV.org

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Salmon in the Classroom instills stewardship

Thursday, June 8, 2017

After learning about and raising salmon in their school throughout the year, third through fifth grade students from Vancouver and Battle Ground will release their salmon into Salmon Creek between June 6 and 15. During the celebration, they will also experience hands-on learning stations to help them connect science concepts learned in the classroom to real-world habitat and endangered species management. Salmon in the Classroom and these fish release events are funded by Clark Public Utilities, with support from Clark Skamania Flyfishers, and salmon eggs provided by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Columbia Springs administers and operates the program, which reaches over 9,000 students and community members throughout Clark County.

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BGHS senior receives prestigious National Merit Scholarship

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Battle Ground High School senior Danielle Keerbs has been awarded a $2,500 National Merit Scholarship to Washington State University. Keerbs is one of approximately 7,500 national finalists offered a scholarship by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Keerbs will attend WSU-Pullman next year to pursue a degree in veterinary medicine with a focus on large animals and wildlife.

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National Get Outdoors Day June 10 at Fort Vancouver

Thursday, June 8, 2017

The ninth annual National Get Outdoors Day is this Saturday, June 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Fort Vancouver. Kids and families can enjoy climbing a rock wall, learning how to shoot a bow and arrow, catching a fish from a pond and playing lacrosse, bicycling, and trying disc golf. Smokey the Bear, Woodsy Owl, Jr. Beaver and friends will be on hand to greet visitors.

National Get Outdoors Day is a national free event that encourages everyone, especially youth, to pursue healthy, active outdoor lifestyles by embracing parks, forests, wildlife refuges, and other public lands and waters.

Visitors can also explore the annual Brigade Encampment, which re-enacts the return of Hudson’s Bay Company fur brigades to Fort Vancouver. Costumed re-enactors will demonstrate cooking, crafts, games, dances, and music of the 1840s. Hands-on activities and black powder demonstrations of replica 1840s weaponry will also take place.

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