Area residents asked to help Clark County Parks celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day

VANCOUVER – Clark County Parks is seeking volunteers to assist with a project at Whipple Creek Regional Park in conjunction with Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Participants will remove plant protectors from a mitigation planting site and cut blackberries from a future planting area.

The volunteer event will be 9 a.m. to noon Mon., Jan. 16. Volunteers are asked to please meet in the main parking lot at Whipple Creek Regional Park, 17202 N.W. 21st Ave. Parking is limited so volunteers are encouraged to carpool.

The event will take place rain or shine. Volunteers should wear long pants, closed-toe shoes and weather-appropriate clothing. Tools, gloves and light refreshments will be provided.

To register for the event, go to or call (360) 397-6118 ext. 1627. Teens and children younger than 18 must provide a signed minor consent form, which is available at

This and other events improve communities and honor King, the revered civil rights leader assassinated in 1968. Congress designated Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a national day of service in 1994.



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Ken Vance got his start in the newspaper industry in 1987 as a reporter at The Columbian Newspaper in Vancouver. Vance graduated from Stevenson High School in Stevenson, WA, and attended Clark College in Vancouver. He worked for The Columbian from 1987-2001. He was most recently a staff member of The Reflector Newspaper in Battle Ground, where he served as editor since 2010 and reporter since 2007. Vance’s work in the newspaper industry has won him multiple awards, including a first place award from the Society of Professional Journalists for in-depth reporting.

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