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Program is making its once-a-year visit to Clackamas County building in Oregon City this spring

Concerned about recycling, natural resources and a healthier environment? The regional Master Recycler course is making its once-a-year visit to Clackamas County this spring. It provides a hands-on opportunity to learn about recycling and waste reduction.

Offered only three times a year, this eight-week class meets once a week in the evening and twice on Saturdays for half-day field trips. The spring session will start Wednesday, March 28, and run for eight consecutive Wednesdays at Clackamas County's Development Services Building, 150 Beavercreek Road in Oregon City.

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

A $50 fee covers course materials. Limited scholarships are available. For more details and to apply, go to masterrecycler.org. Registration closes March 1 at noon.

The course includes two field trips and instruction in topics such as recycling processes, composting, alternatives to hazardous household products, thoughtful consumption and green building. Classes blend presentations by professionals, discussion and project development.

The regional Master Recycler Program is administered by the Portland's 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, visit clackamas.us/recycling/masterrecycler.html or contact Stacy Ludington at 503-742-4463 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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