Community Cards Support Columbia Springs
Help us make life better in our community by upgrading to a Better Community Debit Card with your Columbia Credit Union checking account. When you select a photo from our Columbia Springs photo gallery, $5 will be donated to the non-profit.
About Columbia Springs
Formed through the combined efforts of city and county agencies in 1997 and becoming its own non-profit in 2001, Columbia Springs is a natural area north of the Columbia River dedicated to environmental education. Columbia Springs offers unique programs to the community and students of all ages through on-site education. Students have the opportunity to gain knowledge on topics such as healthy fish habitats; backyard ecosystems; the protection and restoration of local salmon populations. They serve approximately 8,000 local students in grades K-12 annually. Over 170 classrooms visit Columbia Springs as part of a school-sanctioned field trip.
People of all ages can explore their Environmental Education Outreach program that provides resources and encourages our community to make behavioral changes that protect, conserve and restore our natural environment. They provide a Master Composter/Recycler program for the public to learn about the importance and methods of diverting yard debris, organic kitchen scraps and recyclables from the waste stream.
Columbia Springs recently completed an 800 square foot sustainable classroom. The project used wood harvested from a sustainability grown forest, re-purposed windows and doors, and an ancient form of wall construction incorporating cordwood, sawdust, sand, lime and cement. All the features provide a demonstration site for visitors to see how sustainable building and planting practices can be done.
Please join us in supporting this special place where nature, education and history intersect!
Columbia Springs is located at 12208 S.E. Evergreen Highway, Vancouver, Washington -- a site which has also been home to the Vancouver Trout Hatchery since 1938.Visit their website at www.columbiasprings.org.