Join the Estuary Partnership to Experience Vancouver Lake! We will be hosting recreational and stewardship events throughout the year.
Here are our current opportunities open to the community.
June 23, 2015, 10am - Vancouver Lake community paddle
July 14, 2015, 9:30am & 12pm - Vancouver Lake community paddle
July 17, 2015, 9am - Love Your Lake beach clean up
September 26, 2015 - Vancouver Lake Eco-Blitz species inventory
November 21, 2015, 9am - Vancouver Lake tree planting
April 27, 2016, 5pm - Vancouver Lake Open House
June 21, 2016, 9am - Vancouver Lake birding paddle
July 14, 2016, 9:30am - Vancouver Lake community paddle
August 3, 2016, 10am - Vancouver Lake community paddle
August 20, 2016, 9am - 12pm - Vancouver Lake beach cleanup
September 24, 2016, 9am - 12pm - Vancouver Lake Eco-Blitz
This fall, the Estuary Partnership will work with several local schools to provide students with hands-on classroom lessons on watershed science, followed up with an educational field trip to Vancouver Lake. If you are an interested teacher, find out more about our School Programs, or contact Jennie Klein at (503) 226-1565 ext. 222 or by email to learn more about these opportunities.
About Vancouver Lake
Vancouver Lake is an important resource to Clark County and the lower Columbia region. At 2,300 acres, Vancouver Lake is the largest natural lake system in the county, and its surface and groundwater resources are part of the most abundant aquifer in the area. Each year, the lake and surrounding area support over 200,000 migratory waterfowl and hosts a variety of salmonids, including lower Columbia chum, Chinook, and steelhead.
Residents can enjoy numerous recreational opportunities at the lake: paddling, sailing, swimming, hiking, fishing, and birdwatching are a few of the fun activities that await. Vancouver Lake Regional Park is a 190-acre park that stretches along 2.5 miles of the west shore of the lake and includes a sandy beach and lots of places to picnic. Vancouver Lake is loved by some, but many people in the area overlook this local treasure.