Community Briefs

Master recycler 

Want to make a difference in the neighborhood?

Master Recyclers do more than talk about “reduce*reuse*recycle”: they help our communities by inspiring true conservation and new ways of thinking about waste. Every household and business in the county has materials that can be recycled.

And lucky for you, Tillamook County offers a crash course to start you on the way to certification as a Master Recycler. The three-day course takes place Jan. 28-30, at the Tillamook Bay Community College North Campus in Rockaway. Best of all, it’s free of charge!

Join other North County recycling enthusiasts and learn from local leaders about topics such as:

*    sustainable consumption

*    toxics reduction

*    event recycling

*    green building

*    recycling and compost processing

*    the global markets where recyclables are bought and sold

Tour recycling centers, compost facilities, and hazardous and municipal waste sites to see first-hand how these systems work. Connect to resources and learn skills that will help you make meaningful change for yourself and your community.

You will be a part of a team of Master Recyclers, working together from Cape Falcon to Neskowin! Following the course, you earn your Master Recycler certification by volunteering 30 hours to inspire action in your own neighborhood. Volunteer activities can include staffing information booths on waste prevention, recycling, greener cleaners and compost/worm bins, or helping with community projects like Repair Cafés, event recycling, Green School Certifications and green teams at work.

Don’t let this opportunity pass you by: contact Sue Owens at [email protected] or 503-842-3419 or 503-815-3975 to register.




18th Annual Trash Art Show

Mark your calendars and tell your friends! The ticketed opening party with the artists, catered snacks and refreshments is Friday, May 13.  The show will be open Saturday and Sunday to the public.

Tickets will go on sale mid-March for the opening party and first chance to see (and buy) the art. Details will be posted in our communities and on this site.

Early Call for Artists – Artwork will be received at the NCRD Gallery Wednesday afternoon, May 11, 2016.  
Please contact Carl Vandervoort, at 503-368-3805 with questions or to be added to the artists’ email invitation list.


Jenny Greenleaf
Jenny Greenleaf
After nominations from multiple people, the Bob Award went to Jenny Greenleaf!

Jenny is a behind-the-scenes volunteer who has returned textiles back into a useful and sought-after department! She is a crucial member of the Trashion Show/Upcycle Party team, and is an ace volunteer recruiter. Please give a hearty ‘thank you!’ when you see her!


  Christmas trees for Coho



Once again, CARTM is happily accepting Christmas trees, free of decoration, unflocked, and free of charge until Jan. 15. These trees will help restore the watershed for salmon!

CARTM is open Thursday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. After Jan. 15, the normal fee ($12/cu yard) will apply for tree disposal.

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