Master Recycler Opportunities
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Hello Master Recyclers,
As always, March & April are busy months! Below are several volunteer opportunities. If you can help out, please contact the person listed below. Also, as a reminder, we will be touring the Bottle Drop location on Lancaster. If you would like to join us, here are the details:

Join us for a
Master Recycler Tour

Wednesday, March 18 at 11:30am

Have you ever been to one of the two Bottle Drops in Salem and wondered what happens when you put in your bottle or can for recycling? Come see how they sort the different types of containers and hear about how the Bottle Drop program works at a special behind the scenes tour on Wednesday, March 18th at 11:30. We'll meet inside the Bottle Drop on Lancaster between Sunnyview Rd. NE and Market St. NE (1917 Lancaster Dr. NE, Salem 97305). If you can attend, please respond by Sunday the 15th to  Bailey ( 503-365-3191). Hope to see you there!


Volunteers Needed

Image result for Saving Little Pieces of Our Earth videoCubScout Presentation
Monday, March 16th
A Cub Scout group of 15-20 kids has requested a presentation at the Forest Ridge Elementary School on Monday, April 16th, starting at 6:45pm. A suggested activity is to show them the "Saving Little Pieces of Our Earth" video about how recycling works (14 min.), followed by doing the hands-on recycling sorting game. If you can do this, please contact the event organizer, Katy (503-949-7425) and call our office (503-588-5169) to make arrangements to pick up the materials.
Woodburn STEM Festival
Thursday, March 12th  

Students, teachers and community members in Woodburn are teaming up for a night filled with activities, demonstrations and exhibits related to STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. It will take place from 5-7pm at Heritage Elementary in Woodburn on Thursday, March 12. One of the activities will be making paper and crayons from recycled materials. We're looking for two more Master Recyclers to help run the activities with students and their families. For more info you can check out The Woodburn STEAM Festival online. Interested in helping out? Email Erika Breton.

Update: We have two volunteers signed up but could use one more.

Upcycle Oregon
Saturday April 11, Oregon State Capitol

Marion County would like four Master Recycler volunteers for the event: 2 spots left, 2pm to 4pm. If you can volunteer, please let Jessica know (503-365-3180).

Upcycle Oregon highlights statewide reuse, reduction and upcycling efforts through an art show, “upcycled” fashion show, hands-on activities, and information booths. It aims to raise awareness about waste reduction and reuse by highlighting Oregon artists and innovators, providing waste reduction education, and encouraging the reuse of a variety of materials in new, different and creative forms.

DIY Studio is organizing the art and fashion at Upcycle Oregon. To enter upcycled artwork or fashion, please visit to fill out an application before April 1st. 

Tour of the Salem-Keizer Recycling & Transfer Station Trail
Thursday, April 16th
If you would like to lead a tour for a group of children on this day, please contact Bailey (503-365-3191).

Earth Day Fair 
Saturday April 18,
Oregon Gardens, Sliverton

Six volunteers needed for each shift:
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Come join in on all the fun at THE environmental event of the year at one of Marion County’s most beautiful attractions. We are celebrating Green Footprints this year with presentations, demonstrations, music, food, and fun.... oh yeah, there's a garden to walk around in, too. Volunteers will staff our display &/or help with some of our hands-on activities, and more. P
lease contact Alan ( 503-365-3188).

Oregon Green Schools Summit
Friday April 3, 2015, Western Mennonite School in Salem

Master Recyclers Needed at the Oregon Green Schools Summit If you are available to help at the upcoming Oregon Green Schools Summit, we would love your help anytime between 7:30am - 2:45pm. If you can help at this fun day of activities, please contact Bailey ( 503-365-3191).

The Head Start Program

Master Recycler Needed to do Short Presentations to Pre-school/Kindergarten Classes The Head Start program in Salem-Keizer is looking for a Master Recycler to come give a 20 minute presentation to children about recycling. There are several classes, some in English and some in Spanish and they'd like to have the lessons sometime in March or April but the dates are flexible. We have some activities already prepared. If you can help, please contact Bailey ( 503-365-3191).
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