Due to the Eagle Creek Fire, the previously scheduled public meetings did not occur. Public meeting are now scheduled:
October 23, 2017:
6:00 – 8:00 PM Mazama Mountaineering Center 527 SE 43rd Ave. Portland, OR 97215
October 30, 2017:
6:30 – 8:30 PM Sam Cox Building 1106 E. Columbia River Hwy Troutdale, OR 97060
Those familiar with the Delta for longer than the recent few years knows just how dramatically usage has increased over the years. Since before our formation as FSRD in 2005, visitors to the Delta would have to contend with ~40 vehicles at most, on a busy weekend, parked in a rutted dirt and gravel pullout along the freeway on/off ramp. Today, with ~100 parking stalls, overflow parking is guaranteed to extend down the length of Jordan Road during good weather.
This heavy use significantly stretches the resources of our volunteer group, and the Forest Service who administers the area.
When we first began our association with the Forest Service and the other stakeholders at the Delta, there was no expectation of fees being applied to the Delta for various reasons. It has now reached the point where inclusion in the Fee Program makes sense.
The Northwest Forest Pass, as well as other inter-agency passes (such as such as Senior, Military, and Every Kid in a Park passes) will cover this $5 / day proposed fee.
This fee application will allow funds to be earmarked for the Delta to cover such things as trash service, toilet and parking lot maintenance, as well trail maintenance, and servicing the field trash cans – activities we (FSRD) have a hand in.
The Forest Service has extended the public comment period due to the circumstances.
Please see the News Release here for more information:
Or visit the USFS CRGNSA page on this proposal here:
Sandy River Delta Fee Proposal (USFS-CRGNSA)
Instructions for commenting (also included in the above links):
Contact Lorelei Haukness, Recreation Program Manager at:
Use Subject: “Sandy River Delta”
Phone: (541) 308-1700