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Young artists invited to “Kids’ Art in the Park”

Students in kindergarten through high school are invited to sell their arts and crafts at a “Kids’ Art in the Park” event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at Wade Creek Park, 677 N.W. Wade St. Applications are available at www.cityofestacada.org and are due by Friday, July 29. The event is sponsored by the Estacada Parks and Recreation Commission.

Promontory Park acknowledged by Oregon State Marine Board

The Oregon Marine Board has designated Promontory Park Marina as a Certified Clean Marina.

Since reopening after a two-year closure, park leaders have implemented many environmental business practices, including building a bioswale for stormwater filtration, creating moorage rules that protect water quality, installing a designated fishing dock with a fish cleaning station, adding a fueling station and installing fishing line recycling containers. Additionally, the marina distributes free boater spill kits to moorage clients and has a thorough emergency response plan if there’s an oil spill in or near the Clackamas River.

“Facilities who earn Clean Marina Certification show a strong commitment to protecting the environment,” says Meg Gardner, Environmental Programs Coordinator for the Oregon State Marine Board. “Boaters and the general public will know that certified facilities are doing all they can to preserve and protect Oregon’s important natural resources.”

As a certified Clean Marina, the Promontory Park will receive an Oregon Clean Marina flag, a framed certificate, educational materials and an oil spill response kit.

The Oregon Clean Marina Program is a voluntary enrollment program that recognizes marinas, boatyards, yacht clubs and floating home moorages that are in compliance with all environmental regulations and use a high percentage of responsible practices to keep Oregon’s waterways clean.

Promontory Park is the 64th certified clean marina in Oregon.