Metro's RID Patrol resource to improve livability; Gresham Fire is recruiting to fill out ranks


Report trash and litter

Trash, old appliances, torn mattresses, used tires, broken furniture — there is a Metro Regional Government tool to report blights on community livability and have illegal dumping removed by professionals.

If you see dumped garbage on public lands, sidewalks, alleyways and waterways you can report it online to Metro's RID Patrol at, or by calling 503-234-3000.

Become a junior naturalist in Troutdale

Troutdale youths are invited to spend their summer days outdoors getting to know nature up close with binoculars, magnifying lenses and microscopes during a camp that mixes education with fun.

The Shooting Star Adventures Junior Naturalist camp will run 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, to Friday, July 8, at Glenn Otto Park, 1102 E. Historic Columbia River Highway. The camp is open to kids ages 8-12, and they will learn science concepts during crafts, games and hands-on activities. The camp teaches leave no trace, wilderness navigation techniques, and native plant and animals identification.

Participants will receive a t-shirt and water bottle. Learn more and register at

Join Gresham Fire

Gresham Fire & Emergency Services is continuing to recruit to fill out its understaffed ranks due to departures and retirements.

Applications for Gresham Fire opens Friday, July 1, and the process requires a completed Fire Team Test and Physical Abilities Test. For more information, visit

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