Considered an environmental leader, Clark Public Utilities was the first public agency in Washington state to voluntarily develop a watershed restoration program, and currently is the largest restoration effort in the region.
The AmeriCorps members connect our StreamTeam program to the public, educating and engaging the citizens of Clark County who may otherwise be unaware of the environmental issues facing our community. Members also engage in watershed restoration projects, such as plant monitoring, tree planting and potting.
Goals of the program are to restore salmon habitat and enhance water quality in Salmon Creek and the East Fork Lewis River while increasing community awareness. Our program has planted over 650,000 native plants, stabilized over 2 miles of eroding stream banks and removed about 30 tons of garbage from streams and wetlands. AmeriCorps has been an integral part of these milestones since 1997.