Camas High School Green Team

 Earth Day Cleanup


Photo by Dawn Feldhaus

Tires, tin cans, bottles, plastic bags and cardboard were among the items found by volunteers Wednesday, at the future site of Washougal Waterfront Park and trail, at the Port of Camas-Washougal. Port staff also took part in the litter cleanup effort. The trail and water access area will include part of the former Hambleton Lumber Company site, at 335 S. “A” St., Washougal.

The Camas High School “Green Team,” a group of environmentally aware students, participated in the cleanup. Volunteers also included members of the Camas-Washougal Rotary Club, the CHS and Washougal High School Interact clubs and other local residents.

Energy Star Certified
All Camas Schools are members of the District’s Energy Star family and have earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR certification, which signifies that the building performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meets strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA.
Level 3 Green Schools
Grass Valley Elementary: This school was certified at Level 3 in school grounds. The Green Team worked to breathe new life into neglected areas of the campus and organized weeding parties to help keep areas free of invasive species. It also planned a composting center for leaves, other vegetation and kitchen scraps.


Skyridge Middle School: This school was certified at Level 3 in Waste & Recycling, Transportation, and Healthy School Buildings. The Green Team began an educational campaign and replaced all of their antibacterial spray with an all-natural, environmentally responsible alternative. The Green Team also continues to maintain the changes that they have achieved in past certifications through the implementation of recycling programs, no-idling zones, and student-led efforts to lessen Skyridge’s environmental footprint. Thanks to their efforts, Skyridge is now a healthier, more sustainable place! Sky Hawks Logo - Full Color