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From: Ellen Rogalin, Clackamas County Department of Transportation & Development, 503-742-4274 01-21-15

Clackamas County

Media and Interested Parties

Master Recycler course returns to Clackamas County this spring; registration open through March 5

The regional Master Recycler course is making its annual visit to Clackamas County this spring. The course provides an in-depth, hands-on opportunity to learn about recycling and thoughtful consumption – and then use that knowledge to make an immediate difference in the community.

The eight-week class, offered only three times a year in the Portland region, meets once a week in the evening and twice on Saturdays for half-day field trips. The spring 2015 session begins April 1 and runs for eight consecutive Wednesdays through May 20 at the Clackamas County Development Services Building, 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City. The Saturday field trips are scheduled for April 18 and May 9.

Participants agree to attend all classes and field trips and, after completing the course, put their skills to work to help others conserve natural resources by volunteering 30 hours of public outreach. Master Recyclers staff information booths at community events, provide presentations in the community, work on original projects, and inspire their neighbors and co-workers.

Applications are being accepted through noon, March 5. The application period has been extended until noon on March 19. There is a $50 fee to cover course materials, and limited scholarships are available. For more details or to apply, go to or call 503-545-8976.

The regional Master Recycler Program is administered by the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, and sponsored by Metro, the City of Portland, Clackamas County, Washington County, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, and Recycling Advocates.

For more information, media may reach Clackamas County Office of Sustainability Supervisor Eben Polk at 503-742-4470 or


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