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What's inside: college hosts farmers market, Water customers eligible for free audit, County seeks volunteers for diversity council

College hosts farmers market

Students in the Clackamas Community College Horticulture Department will host a farmers market from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 30, at the school's Oregon City campus, 19600 Molalla Ave. Students will sell vegetables grown on campus using organic methods. Funds raised will benefit scholarships at the college. For more information, contact Loretta Mills at 503-594-3292 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Water customers eligible for free audit

Clackamas River Water Providers are offering free landscape water audits to city of Estacada water customers. The audit will alert customers to insufficiencies or needed repairs to their irrigation systems. To schedule an audit, call 503-723-3511, and for more information, visit www.clackamasproviders.org.

Behavioral Health clinic receives new name

The Clackamas County Behavioral Health urgent walk-in clinic recently acquired a new name. The center, located at 11211 S.E. 82nd Ave., formerly known as Centerstone, will now be known as Riverstone.

With the name change, leaders in the county's Health, Housing and Human Services Department hope to enhance the community's understanding of the mental health recovery process. The new name is based upon the idea that people, like river stones, are shaped by their life experiences.

"One in three Americans are challenged by mental illness," said Richard Swift, Clackamas County's Health, Housing and Human Services Director. "This number expands when families are included. Centers like Riverstone exist to help us begin, and to maintain, the path to wellness for ourselves and our families."

Riverstone offers a variety of crisis and stabilization services, including peer support, case management, health insurance enrollment, crisis intake assessment, referral to medical services and brief therapy.

For more information, call the clinic at 503-655-8585.

Members wanted for state parks group

Volunteers are sought for the Oregon Recreation Trails Advisory Council, which serves Clackamas, Marion, Lincoln, Polk and Tillamook counties. The group advises the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department in developing high quality, non-motorized trails systems throughout the state for the enjoyment of both residents and visitors. Members also review applications for state designated trails, assist in evaluating trail-related grant applications and help develop 10-year statewide trail plans.

The Oregon Recreation Trails Advisory Council consists of seven members that are appointed by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. Terms are four years. Those interested in serving on the council should contact David Stipe at 503-986-0740 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or to obtain an ORTAC Interest Form. The deadline for submitting the form is Tuesday, Aug. 15.

County seeks volunteers for diversity council

Volunteers are needed to serve on Clackamas County's Leaders for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Council.

The group, which has four open positions, strives to promote equity and inclusion throughout the county. The council examines processes to recommend and facilitate changes that create more inclusiveness, cultivate leadership from diverse communities, increase community participation in county government and promote and support diversity awareness and education.

The council meets the fourth Tuesday of each month. For more information about the group, contact Equity Services & Community Engagement Coordinator Maria Magallon at 503-650-5693 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Applications are available online at www.bitly.com/ClackCoABCs or in paper form by calling the county's Public & Government Affairs Department at 503-655-8751. The deadline to apply is Monday, July 31.

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