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Conservation District hosts workshop

The Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District will host a workshop on home septic systems from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, at the Estacada Library, 825 N.W. Wade St. The workshop is free and will discuss how septic systems work and ways to maintain them. Additionally, attendees with drinking water wells will have the opportunity to bring in a sample of their well water for nitrate screening. For information on sample collection, visit conservationdistrict.org. Reserve a spot at the workshop by calling 503-210-6000 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Community Foundation, Arts Commission sponsor grants

The Oregon Community Foundation and the Oregon Arts Commission are each sponsoring grant funding opportunities for literary and preforming arts artists. Applicants may apply for up to $1,500 from the Arts Commission and up to an additional $7,500 from The Oregon Community Foundation. Oregon Arts Commission Career Opportunity Grants fund opportunities for artists to further their careers in areas that include artistic, business or professional development. The Oregon Community Foundation Opportunity Grants are available only to established Oregon literary and performing arts artists who are over 30 years of age and actively producing new work. Most of the grants will support the artists’ participation in residencies or performance opportunities that advance their careers. The deadline to apply for funding is Tuesday, April 5. Visit the Arts Commission website for grant guidelines and application information.

County announces advisory board openings

Clackamas County Commissioners are seeking interested residents to serve on advisory boards for aging services, community action and developmental disabilities. Applications for those openings are available online at www.clackamas.us. Deadline is Thursday, June 2. For further information, contact Valerie Skinner at 503-650-5643.

Board openings include:

  • Aging Services Advisory Council: This council has four three-year long openings. The council advises the county on the development and maintenance of services for seniors. Members serve on committees that meet monthly, and the entire council meets from 9:30 a.m. to noon the second Monday of each month.
  • Community Action Board: This board has six openings, each of which carries a three-year term. The board advises the county Social Services Division Community Action Agency on services for low-income residents. The board meets 7:30-9 a.m. the first Wednesday of each month
  • Developmental Disabilities Council: This council has several openings, each of which is a three-year term. The council advises the county’s developmental disabilities director about services for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities. The council meets the fourth Thursday of each month from 4:30-6 p.m.