This Saturday afternoon, the Friends of the Columbia River Gorge is hosting a hike to the bird blind. This is an annual hike we’ve participated in now for a number of years together with the Confluence Project, and this year joined by the Sandy River Basin Watershed Council. The hike is scheduled from 4:30 – 7:30. If you are interested in participating, please visit the FoCG website. Otherwise, please
This coming Saturday, April 23, there will be an all day volunteer event at the Delta (~8:00 AM to ~4:00 PM). This event is a survey of wildlife species at the Delta, and part of a region-wide survey. A lot of participation is expected, so the Delta will be unusually busy. We will be providing parking for volunteers only, but please expect parking to be more difficult all day. If you are interested in information,
There will be tree planting activities at the Delta this coming week. These are both private events, so this is just a notice. Thursday, March 31st, (9:00 – 12:00): This is a private event for local schools. Friday, April 1st, (11:45 – 3:30): This is a private event hosted by Daimler and the Blazers (3’s for Trees). Please be aware of these volunteer events.
Restoration Work at the Delta Hello Delta Users. Spring is here, and some of the restoration work at the delta will involve spraying. Below is a list of approximate dates, and work that will be done including the treatments to be applied. A map indicating the zones corresponding to the dates is at bottom.
We’ve had a report of a lost dog at the Delta. The Boston Terrier has been spotted at times running along the freeway. If anyone sees this dog, Rocco, please help to retrieve him. Craigslist posting here for more info: http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/laf/5428275861.html
Posts are better late than never… As everyone knows, there can be some pretty good winds at the Delta. And, with an abundance of cottonwood trees, there will always be some trees to clear off of trails. Though it took some saw maintenance, we eventually got the largest one cleared from the Meadow Trail loop, and left behind a couple of “benches” for a good place to park and view the scenery. As alw
There will be a volunteer tree planting event sponsored (with our participation) by the Friends of Trees and the Sandy River Basin Watershed Council on February 6th, from 8:45 – 12:00 noon. For more information, please click here for the Friends of Trees calendar and find the Sandy River Delta event for Saturday, February 6. As always, we like to see regular Delta users at these events. (please scroll down for
Hi Delta Users, It’s that time of year that we ask people to give a little to help us continue. We are a small organization, and we rely on donations to support what we do to keep the Delta usable. As you know, we are the people who manage the dog-waste cans, pick up litter, and maintain the trails in the area including clearing fallen trees. We also continue to keep an eye on the transient population at the De
As we can expect, a recreation site in the Columbia Gorge gets a good deal of wind as the seasons change. We managed to get out to clear some large trees along the access roads so we can do our garbage runs, but we haven’t surveyed all the trails. Though we asked while taking care of the trees below, we weren’t notified of others, though we suspect there are more. Please contact us if there are trees tha