Commissioners to plant 423 pinwheels on March 31 to raise awareness of Child Abuse Prevention Month

From: Dylan Blaylock, Clackamas County Community Relations Specialist, 503-742-5917

Media Advisory

Next Thursday, March 31, Clackamas County Commissioners will help plant 423 blue pinwheels at Red Soils Campus in Oregon City to raise awareness of National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

The 423 pinwheels are representative of the 423 children who received a child abuse assessment by Children's Center last year. That organization, a child abuse intervention center, is co-producing the event.

Pinwheels are a national symbol of child abuse prevention. All pinwheels will be planted in the Circle of Honor, the grassy ovate area nestled between the county's Development Services Building (150 Beavercreek Road) and Public Services Building (2051 Kaen Road).

The planting is set to begin at 11:30 a.m., immediately following the commissioners' weekly business meeting.

This event raises awareness of this terrible problem and reaffirms commissioners' and Clackamas County's commitment to ensuring safe, healthy and secure communities — one of five priorities detailed in Performance Clackamas, the county's results-based strategic plan.

For more information, members of the media and public may contact either Community Relations Specialist Dylan Blaylock at 503-742-5917, or Children's Center Executive Director Barbara Peschiera at 503-655-7725.