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Clark County Mosquito Control District says get yard ready for mosquito season

May 28, 2024, 6:06am Clark County Health

With mosquito season buzzing closer, Clark County’s Mosquito Control District staff want residents to get rid of any stagnant water in their yards that could help the blood-sucking bugs proliferate. Read story

Why no one knows exactly how much old-growth forest we have left

May 27, 2024, 6:05am Latest News

It’s said that the map is not the territory. Read story

A city study shows Camas&rsquo; tree canopy adds nearly $35 million in benefits to the city every year through energy savings, carbon reduction and mental health and quality of life.

Camas takes stock of its parks, open space and urban tree canopy

A city study shows Camas&rsquo; tree canopy adds nearly $35 million in benefits to the city every year through energy savings, carbon reduction and mental health and quality of life.

May 25, 2024, 6:10am Clark County News

Anyone who has ever taken shelter in the shade on a hot day understands the value of trees, but did you know that trees add nearly $35 million in benefits to the city of Camas? Read story

FILE - Wind turbines are seen on April 16, 2019, south of Kennewick, Wash. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday, May 23, 2024, rejected a recommendation to cut a proposal for what would be the state's largest wind farm in half, giving new life to the $1.7 billion project.

Massive wind farm proposal in Tri-Cities area gets new life from Gov. Jay Inslee

FILE - Wind turbines are seen on April 16, 2019, south of Kennewick, Wash. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday, May 23, 2024, rejected a recommendation to cut a proposal for what would be the state's largest wind farm in half, giving new life to the $1.7 billion project.

May 23, 2024, 6:45pm Business

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday rejected a recommendation to cut a proposal for what would be the state’s largest wind farm in half, giving new life to the $1.7 billion project. Read story

Pete Barber, restoration ecologist for the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, stands in an Ostrander Creek culvert scheduled for removal. The tribe received $1.9 million in federal funding for the project.

Cantwell, Murray announce $75M to improve fish habitats, including $1.9M to Cowlitz Indian Tribe

Pete Barber, restoration ecologist for the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, stands in an Ostrander Creek culvert scheduled for removal. The tribe received $1.9 million in federal funding for the project.

May 23, 2024, 6:06am Clark County News

U.S. Sens. Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray announced Wednesday nearly $75 million will flow to projects removing fish passage barriers and improving fish habitat in Washington. The Cowlitz Indian Tribe will receive $1.9 million for a fish passage project on Ostrander Creek in Cowlitz County. Read story

The Port of Vancouver and the Vancouver Bee Project are collaborating on a new bee habitat on port property. To prepare the property, a 40-by-100-foot tarp was laid down to kill off unwanted grasses, weeds and plants.

Port of Vancouver, Vancouver Bee Project collaborate on new bee habitat on port property

The Port of Vancouver and the Vancouver Bee Project are collaborating on a new bee habitat on port property. To prepare the property, a 40-by-100-foot tarp was laid down to kill off unwanted grasses, weeds and plants.

May 22, 2024, 6:06am Business

The Port of Vancouver and the Vancouver Bee Project are collaborating on a new bee habitat on port property. While it’s just a big black sheet of plastic at the moment, eventually the area will be filled with native plants and flowers that will attract native bees. Read story

A release of juvenile Chinook salmon near Keller Ferry, WA May 2, 2024. Staff from the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation and the U.S. Geological Survey released juvenile Chinook in Lake Roosevelt to study.

Northwest tribes, feds dive into work on salmon revival in upper Columbia River

A release of juvenile Chinook salmon near Keller Ferry, WA May 2, 2024. Staff from the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation and the U.S. Geological Survey released juvenile Chinook in Lake Roosevelt to study.

May 17, 2024, 5:51pm Northwest

Three Northwest tribes and federal agencies are getting closer to understanding how to revive Chinook and sockeye salmon runs on the upper Columbia River that were once among the most abundant in the world but were decimated by dams over the last century. Read story

A participant of the 2023 Trashion Show models her upcycled outfit for onlookers.

From castoff to couture: Trashion show at Vancouver library lands Saturday

A participant of the 2023 Trashion Show models her upcycled outfit for onlookers.

May 16, 2024, 6:05am Clark County Life

Clark County has a thriving community of designers creating new fashions from used clothes. That’s a good thing, seeing as synthetic fabrics like polyester take hundreds of years to break down in landfills. But what if designers made garments and accessories not only out of discarded clothes but also out… Read story

Ring Camera footage provided by a reader shows a cougar roaming around Northeast Padden Parkway and 137th Avenue in east Vancouver Sunday morning.

Cougar caught on camera at 137th and Padden Parkway in Orchards

Ring Camera footage provided by a reader shows a cougar roaming around Northeast Padden Parkway and 137th Avenue in east Vancouver Sunday morning.

May 14, 2024, 3:41pm Clark County Life

A cougar was spotted in a residential area near Padden Parkway and Northeast 137th Avenue in Orchards this weekend. Read story

Patty Kinswa-Gaiser, right, chair of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, and council member Suzanne Donaldson perform a &ldquo;calling in the ancestors&rdquo; song Friday at Kwoneesum Dam northeast of Washougal. The 1960s-era dam is slated to be removed this summer, restoring Wildboy Creek to its natural state.

‘Welcome to our cathedral’: Cowlitz tribe, Columbia Land Trust hail dam’s pending removal

Patty Kinswa-Gaiser, right, chair of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, and council member Suzanne Donaldson perform a &ldquo;calling in the ancestors&rdquo; song Friday at Kwoneesum Dam northeast of Washougal. The 1960s-era dam is slated to be removed this summer, restoring Wildboy Creek to its natural state.

May 14, 2024, 6:08am Clark County News

Getting to Kwoneesum Dam involves a bumpy, jarring 45-minute drive up rural, unpaved roads not easily found on a map. But it’s worth the rough drive. Read story