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The City of Vancouver, Parks Foundation of Clark County, and Vancouver’s Downtown Association are seeking volunteers for the “Spruce the Couve” spring cleanup event from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 14. Plant summer flowers at Propstra Square and spruce up areas from the downtown core through Uptown Village. Registration is required.

Bring water bottles, face masks, gloves, kneeling pads, trowels or other hand tools for the cleanup. Volunteers should dress for the weather and wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Children under 18 must have a parental consent completed via the online RSVP. Kids under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

To sign up, fill out the registration form at and select which project you would like to participate in: Propstra flower planting, downtown cleanup or Uptown Village. Email or call 360-487-8344 with questions.

Pomeroy Farm is looking for volunteers to help with upcoming educational programs on a 1920s-era pre-electric farm by dressing in historical costumes, sharing the farm’s history and facilitating hands-on activities. Volunteer hours are from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and programs are held weekdays in May. Priority will be given to volunteers who can commit to the same day(s) every week. Background check required. For more information on this or other volunteer opportunities on the farm, email

The Vancouver Walking Club, partnered with the city of Vancouver, needs volunteers to maintain a section of the Burnt Bridge Creek Trail from Devine Road eastward to 98th Avenue from 9 a.m. to noon May 5. Volunteers should meet in the parking lot of the Parkrose Hardware Store at 8000 E. Mill Plain Blvd. to sign in and register. Volunteers will then be assigned to go to one of Burnt Bridge Creek trailheads and begin cleaning. Dress for the weather and bring work gloves, protective eye gear and sunscreen if necessary. Buckets and trash pickers will be provided for those who don’t have them.

The group meets on the first Thursday of the month in February, May through September, and November. For more information, email or call 360-369-8296.

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