National Public Lands Day
Saturday: September 26
Small group participation times:
-8:00 AM to 11:00 AM or;
-8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Sites include Frenchman's Bar Park/Blurock Landing, Salmon Creek/Klineline, Captain William Clark Park and Whipple Creek Park
Save The Date!
Volunteer, explore, and share your adventure on National Public Lands Day.
Celebrate National Public Lands Day with Clark County Parks, in partnership with the Parks Foundation of Clark County and the Whipple Creek Restoration Committee (WCRC).
Your help is needed clear out litter from Frenchman's/Blurock, Salmon Creek/Klineline, or Captain William Clark Park. and loop away invasive blackberry vines. Volunteers are needed to help maintain trails and remove invasive plants at Whipple Creek Park with the Whipple Creek Restoration Committee.
This event is limited to 20 volunteers per site. The early 8:00 AM group will consist of 2 small groups of 5 who will work toward opposite sections of each park. The 8:30 AM group will follow this same model.
Please bring your own gloves and face covering to this event.
Youth 13 and younger can volunteer with a parent or guardian. Teenagers 14 to 17 years old need to have signed minor consent form to volunteer without a parent or guardian:
More details (such as meeting location, parking information, etc.) will be provided the week of the event. Please select your preferred participation time and location below.
Please review our SMALL GROUP EVENT GUIDELINES below.
In order to respect the Governor's “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” Phased Ordinance, and keep both volunteers and park users safe. All event proposals will be evaluated before they are approved for engagement or public recruitment.
Leaders will contact the volunteer program coordinator immediately if they feel sick or exhibit any signs of COVID19. Clark County will cancel their event and contact all participating volunteers ahead of the event.
1) Total group size to comply with state guidelines (phase 2 – no more than 5 participants), including volunteers, Clark County staff and staff of partner organizations. Small group projects should be kept under 2 hours. With pre-approval, projects may be scheduled over a 2-3-hour time-frame. This will only be considered if a lead is able to accommodate staggered volunteers and handle check-in/orientation at different times.
2) Chose a location that is close to your residence.
5) Volunteers should be able to stand at least 6 feet apart at all times. The event lead will remind participants to maintain social distancing at 15 minute check-in intervals.
6) ****Materials like pens, clipboards and tools should not be shared unless hand sanitizer is available between sign-in and social distancing can be maintained.
8) When arriving to a designated meeting location, be sure to keep distance between yourself and other outside your home during your event safety orientation. Registered participation is encouraged and detailed meeting location information will be sent the week of the event.
9) Volunteers and site leaders should participate knowing facilities like bathrooms, hand washing stations and fountains may not be available.
****Shareable items are discouraged! Providing shared tools (litter grabbers, shovels, etc.) should only be done if a site leader is able to conduct CDC recommended sanitizing and disinfecting procedures between use and provide a disclaimer both before and during the event that borrowing tools is at the volunteer’s discretion and risk.
If you have any questions please contact the Volunteer Program Coordinator at Dora.Hernandez@clark.wa.gov or 564-397-1679
Volunteer Phone Number
State / Province / Region
Postal / Zip Code
Antigua and Barbuda
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
Bosnia and Herzegovina
United Arab Emirates
Papua New Guinea
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Republic of the Congo
Sao Tome and Principe
United Republic of Tanzania
Country / Region
Emergency Contact Phone Number
Choose your age range
14 - 17
18 and over
If you are 13 or younger, a parent/guardian must accompany you. If you are between 14 & 17, please turn in a parent consent form: http://bit.ly/eventconsent2020
If you are volunteering as a group, how many people will be attending?
Please indicate your desired participation location and time. We are adhering to small group project guidelines (groups of 5) for a max of 20 individuals per site. If your desired site does not appear, we have met our max number of participants for that location.
8:00 AM at Frenchman's Bar Park
8:30 AM at Blurock Landing
8:00 AM at Whipple Creek Park
8:30 AM at Whipple Creek Park
8:00 AM at Klineline
8:30 AM at Salmon Creek Greenway
8:00 AM at Captain William Clark Park
8:30 AM at Captain William Clark Park
All registered volunteers and leaders will be sent reminders of the following
Check each box below to confirm your understanding of the following:
-Please arrive wearing a mask or face covering. Homemade masks are fine. Clark County staff must wear face coverings. County volunteers serve as an extension of county staff while engaged in service activities.
- bring your own gloves, hand sanitizer, and tools – these will not be provided*
- always wear gloves when engaged in activities
- abide by 6-foot physical distancing at all times between you and anyone outside of your household
-listen in for site leader social distancing reminders or other call outs
- stay home if you do not feel healthy or safe
-at this time, snacks and water will not be provided
-Please inform your site lead before leaving so you are accounted for.
Would you like to be contacted about future volunteer events? (You will be added to the distribution list for our monthly newsletter that includes upcoming events.)
Do you have any special requirements we should know about? If yes, please explain.