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Columbia Springs receives grant from M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust to establish their development program - 09/11/18

Columbia Springs is excited to announce the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust has awarded the organization a capacity building grant to hire a Development Director.

Columbia Springs is so grateful that the Murdock Trust supports the work it does educating the community about the natural world, and has provided an opportunity to increase outreach and programming with additional capacity. Columbia Springs values quality education, community building, and sustainable practices.

M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, created by the will of the late Melvin J. (Jack) Murdock, provides grants to nonprofit organizations in five states of the Pacific Northwest—Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington—that seek to strengthen the region’s educational, social, spiritual, and cultural base in creative and sustainable ways.”

To apply for the new position go to for more information.

Columbia Springs provides our community a unique setting where educational experiences foster greater awareness of the natural world, inspiring stewardship. We envision a community of lifelong learners sharing the bond of responsible care of the natural world, helping to preserve our quality of life. Columbia Springs is located at 12208 SE Evergreen Hwy in Vancouver.

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23rd Annual Columbia River Watershed Festival (Photo) - 09/10/18

Columbia River Watershed Festival is a field-trip so impactful that it has been going on for 23 years! On the 27th & 28th of September at Klineline Pond in Salmon Creek Park, 800 fourth grade students from local schools will head out to the park and explore, learn and play in their watershed. This free field-trip is the perfect way to start off their year off with a much needed infusion of science and stewardship—learning about the natural world and how to protect it.

The event is a true testament to the power of community. Over 70 volunteers and presenters from twelve local organizations come together to pull off the event including Clark County Parks, Clark Public Utilities, Waste Connections, The City of Vancouver, Clark County Green Schools, Master Composter Recycler & Clean Water Resources. The event is organized by Columbia Springs and rotates to different county parks each year.

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