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Clackamas Dogs Foundation to hold fundraiser

The Clackamas Dogs Foundation will host a hand-me-downs garage sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17. A wide variety of gently-used items will be available for dogs, including beds, leashes, collars, dog crates, toys and jackets. Funds from the sale will support Clackamas County Dog Services.

The foundation provides support to many services at Clackamas County Dog Services, including the spay and neuter program, the dog training and adaptability program and the shelter volunteers program.

Additionally, Clackamas County Dog Services provides a wide variety of services for county residents including dog licensing; sick, injured and emergency dog rescue; pet protective custody; bite investigations; quarantine of dogs that have bitten and are not vaccinated for rabies; inspection of dog kennels; and low-cost spay/neuter and vaccine services. The shelter is located at 13141 S.E. Highway 212 in Clackamas.

The sale is at the Oregon City Farmers Market, located in the parking lot across the street from the county’s Public Services Building at 2051 Kaen Road in Oregon City.

Annual garden tour met with success

In July, the sixth-annual Estacada Garden Tour and raffle was held as a benefit for the Estacada Community Center. Wade Creek House Antiques and The Garden Girls of Estacada raised $3,206 for the center.

Raffle prizes were donated by sponsors Ferrell Gas, Dick’s Logging, Estacada Rock Products, O’Malley Brothers and Estacada Bark & Nursery, and proceeds from the tour as well as the generosity of many individual contributors helped make the event a success.

Wade Creek House owner Becky McFarland says she will continue the tradition next year, and she encourages those wishing to include their gardens in the tour to contact her at 503-630-7556.

Boat ramps to close during salmon habitat restoration project

This fall, Portland General Electric will draw down the North Fork reservoir to facilitate the construction of a salmon habitat restoration project.

Because of this draw down, the two PGE-operated boat ramps at Promontory Park Marina will be closed from Wednesday, Sept. 7, through approximately Monday, Oct. 24.