Denis Hayes-Coordinator of first Earth Day-Part 2


Tune in to part two of my interview with Denis Hayes, the coordinator of the first Earth Day. He talks about that day back in 1970 when he started the morning with a sunrise ceremony with Native Americans. What group of people do you think rose to the challenge and helped create the awareness and movement of “Earth Day?” Watch and find out.
Video and edit work by Double Pixel Studios
Photo courtesy of SEE Annie Photos

Denis Hayes-coordinator of the first Earth Day-Part 1


I journeyed north to Seattle in January to meet with Denis Hayes, the coordinator of the first Earth Day. He is now President of the Bullitt Foundation. Denis grew up in Camas, WA and I wanted to talk to Denis about his experience coordinating that first Earth Day back in 1970. How did it happen? What did he learn? How did this opportunity present itself? Listen in as Denis shares his story and how you need to grab the brass ring, when the ring is there. I hope this interview inspires you to take chances, look outside the box and think of what YOU can do to make a difference somewhere in the world. This is part 1 of a 6 part series.
Special thanks to Double Pixel Studios for their amazing video and edit work.

Apple Festival at Riverside Christian School


I sat down with Heidi Kruger, principal and teacher of Riverside Christian School, to talk about the wonderful Apple Festival they have had for 27 years! If you are looking for some yummy pies, fresh apples, fun family time and just a great fall event then head to the Apple Festival on October 8th at Riverside Christian School 463 N. Shepherd Rd. Washougal, WA 98671

Beyond Camas-Mount N Barrel with Ali and Sarah in Hood River


Check out these two fabulous women who just started a biking tour through vineyards in Hood River, Oregon. Hop on a beach cruiser and see the beauty that Hood River has to offer along with the smells and sights of the pear and cherry trees. Stopping at fabulous vineyards to have a delightful sip and take in the ambience. At times I feature wonderful things outside of Camas for you to visit or know about. I hope you enjoy hearing about this great adventure you can do outside of Camas on your own, with friends or as a corporate outing! Check out Mount N Barrel in Hood RIver.

Mental Health Awareness-The Children’s Center


I’m wrapping up my interviews for the Mental Health Awareness month of May. I had the wonderful opportunity of touring the Children’s Center and learning about what a great resource that offers specialized outpatient mental health counseling and psychiatric services for children and adolescents. They also offer services for the uninsured and underinsured. Hear about a great fundraiser luncheon with author Patrick Kennedy as the special keynote speaker on June 17th at the Heathman Lodge in Vancouver, WA. I hope one of my interviews this month has helped educate, break the stigma and start the dialogue about mental health. You are not alone. There are resources and help for you. Let’s be a community that cares and supports all.

The lovely Heather Radu, founder and owner of Forever Changed International


I can’t wait for you to meet this Camas resident, Heather Radu who is the founder and owner of Forever Changed International. Heather has a orphanage in Guatemala called Dorie’s Promise. On May 24th from 6-8 there will be a Care Concert held at Camas Meadows to help support the orphans at Dorie’s Promise. Families are encouraged to attend. There will be great music, auction items and a time to come together as a community to support this great organization. You can get tickets at the door. Let’s join in to support and bring love to communities around the world. Enjoy the pictures at the end of our interview from my service trip to Guatemala in January. See you May 24th!

Just a Girl in Camas visits Greece


I’ve added a new tab to my website! It is called Beyond Camas and when I can I will be featuring communities that I visit. My hope is that we can relate and learn from communities all around the world. The end of September I visited the beautiful country of Greece. I found the people and culture there to be very much persevering and staying positive. I interviewed a lovely woman, Ariti, who gave us a walking tour around Athens. Listen in as I chat with her about their community and how they are sticking together during some trying and changing times.
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