What's inside: Lavender Festival set this weekend, register for Fouth of July parade

Share feedback on state bikeways

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public input on the state's 17 scenic bikeways, including the Cascading Rivers bikeway near Estacada. Those who have ridden any of the bikeways are encouraged to complete the survey at

Survey results will be used for bikeway improvement plans.

Lavender Festival set this weekend in Eagle Creek

The third annual Eagle Creek Lavender Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24, at 27525 S.E. Starr Road.

During the festival, attendees will be able to browse the fields of lavender and participate in self-serve flower cutting. Lavender bath products, culinary items and satchels of the flower, among other items, will be available for purchase.

The farm along the bank of the Clackamas River is home to 20,000 lavender plants. The Sandy-based Cedar Springs Alpacas will also be at the event with several fuzzy friends, including a seven month old baby alpaca. Additionally, there will be variety of antique cars for viewing, and other vendors will connect attendees with everything from from handmade jewelry and garden art to lavender lemonade and honey lavender chicken.

Parking for the event is $5 per car. For more information, visit

Register for annual Fouth of July parade

The theme of Estacada's Fourth of July parade this year is "Red, White and Blue." The parade is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 4, starting at Estacada High School, traveling down Main Street, up Broadway Street and back to the high school.

For those who wish to participate in the parade, registration forms are available at Participants are encouraged to register by Monday, July 2, because later registrations will be an additional charge. Entry forms can be submitted to Estacada City Hall, 475 S.E. Main St.

The event is sponsored by the Downtown Estacada Commission.

Assistance with organizing the parade is always appreciated by event coordinators. To get involved, call Connie Redmond at 503-819-5339.

Water sport equipment available at Milo McIver

Through a partnership with Clackamas River Outfitters, kayaks and paddleboards are now available for rent at Estacada Lake in Milo McIver State Park. At the Estacada Lake boat ramp, rentals will be available every day except Tuesdays.

"We want to make paddle sports accessible to as many people as possible. Estacada Lake is a perfect setting for beginners and anyone with mobility challenges. The water is calm, and an ADA accessible kayak launch provides easier access," said Guy Rodrigue, Milo McIver State Park manager.

Costs of renting the kayaks and stand-up paddle boards range from $20 for the first hour to $65 for an entire day. For additional information, call 503-341-4268 or visit

Members sought for county groups

Clackamas County leaders are seeking members for the Leaders for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Council and the Solid Waste Commission. The Leaders for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Council has five openings, each with a three-year term.

The council meets from 5:30-7:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month, and the application deadline is Friday, Aug. 24. For more information, contact Maria Magallon at 503-650-5693 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Solid Waste Commission has two openings, each with four-year terms. Members review rate changes, monitor franchise agreements and review any relevant changes in legislation. The deadline to apply is Sunday, Sept. 30. For more information, contact Rick Winterhalter at 503-742-4466 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Applications for positions with either group are available online at

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