Special Events and Visiting Exhibits

Volunteer cutting invasive ivy



Martin Luther King Jr. Day: A Day On, Not a Day Off
Third Monday in January

Each year, the City of Vancouver hosts a variety of volunteer opportunities to celebrate the spirit of giving back to the community. The Water Center celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, observed on the third Monday of January, by hosting a volunteer event. Volunteers often help clean the beach, remove non-native plants (like ivy) or plant new native shrubs or bushes. We typically provide tools and gloves, but ask that participants wear long pants and closed toed shoes. This is always a family-friendly event, but we ask that children be accompanied by a parent or guardian. All ages and abilities welcome!

World Water Day: Walk for Water
March 22

Join us in observing World Water Day with a ‘Walk for Water’ at the Water Resources Education Center. With this family friendly walk, the Water Center hopes to raise awareness of the need for drinkable water in the United States and other parts of the world. Southwest Washington is fortunate to have a healthy supply of good, clean water. How would your family manage if you had to carry water for your home use?

2017 Event

  • Walk any time from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, Wednesday, March 22
  • Check in at Water Center, 4600 SE Columbia Way
  • Walk to and from the Columbia River
  • Bring a container to carry water
Volunteers removing ivy
Volunteers cleaning the beach
Volunteers cleaning the wetland
Walk for Water image - filling water jugs
Walk for Water image - group walking on trail
Walk for Water image - girl pulling cart