Join Oregonians from across the state to celebrate nearly three decades of twice-yearly beach cleanups along the entire Oregon coastline. This effort benefits people and wildlife alike, supporting clean seas and healthy communities for present and future generations. Sign up to volunteer for the Spring Beach Cleanup on Saturday, March 30th from 10am - 1pm, by visiting www.solveoregon.org or calling 503-844-9571 ext 332.
Public Forum on Foster Care
Deschutes County's Foster Care Review Board is hosting a public forum on foster care April 1 from 3:45 to 5:45 p.m. in the Brooks Room of the Deschutes Public Library, 601 NW Wall Street, Bend. The board is inviting the public to share recommendations to improve practices for children and families involved in the foster care system, and to relay areas of concern about the foster care system that they would like the board to evaluate next year. The Deschutes County Citizen Review Board (CRB) reviewed 160 cases of children in foster care in 2012. The volunteer board members want to share their findings about how Deschutes County DHS implements child welfare policies, procedures and practices. For more information, ADA accommodations or interpreter requests: Kevin at 1-888-530-8999, ext. 3391.