Experience Vancouver Lake for Earth Day - POSTPONED

04/20/2024 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM PT


  • Free


Vancouver Lake Regional Park
6801 NW Lower River Rd
Vancouver, WA 98660


Join us for Earth Day exploration along the shore of Vancouver Lake


Thank you for your interest in exploring Vancouver Lake! This event has been postponed to summer. We will add the date when it is rescheduled. 

Join Estuary Partnership Educators for a morning of exploring the shoreline and forest around Vancouver Lake! Celebrate Earth Day by learning about the flora and fauna who frequent the lake through walking the trails, observing great blue herons on the shoreline or eagles overhead, and listening for bird calls and songs.

Participants will also learn basic nature journaling practices, and there will be materials for watercolor, sketching, and recording the observations and curiosities that you encounter. Bird, plant, and insect guidebooks and binoculars for bird watching will also be provided. 

We will meet at the Eagle Shelter before heading out to explore. In the event of heavy rain, we may conduct more of the program in the covered shelter. 

Advanced registration is required. Please note that space is limited to 18 participants. You will receive a detailed confirmation letter with full event details, meeting location, and how to prepare for your event after registration.


  • This program is offered for FREE and is funded by our Experience Vancouver Lake Project supported by Clark County, the City of Vancouver, and Port of Vancouver. 
  • Parking fees are $3 per vehicle and will need to be paid upon entry to the park. If you need assistance with parking fees to attend, please note this on your registration and we’re happy to cover the cost. Learn more about parking fees and the park here.  

Who can attend?

  • This program is open to the public and suitable for ages 7 and older. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No prior experience is necessary!
  • Participants should expect to walk on various terrain for up to two miles over the course of the program. We will explore the shoreline and the forest areas, and participants should anticipate being outdoors for the duration of the program.
  • We welcome people of various ability levels. People who use wheelchairs can access all but the sandy beach at the site. Please let us know if you use a mobility device and we can provide you with an alternative parking location to access a paved path to the shelter. 

What gear do I need?

  • Dress for the weather of the day! Late April could be cool and rainy or warm and sunny. Be prepared with layers, rain gear, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, depending on forecasted conditions. If the forecast looks like rain, the Estuary Partnership will provide rain gear for participants who need it. 
  • Good shoes for walking on various terrain, including: sand, gravel, paved paths, grass, dirt trail. 
  • Water bottle and small backpack for carrying program provided materials. 
  • Estuary Partnership will provide all materials for program activities, drinking water at the shelter, snacks, and rain gear if conditions require it. 

Questions? Contact Valerie by email at vpufahl@estuarypartnership.org.