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Staging Stone for Trailwork – Meadow and Boundary Trails

Being the end of the year, and having a new source of stone for trail work, we’re allocating some of our collected donations on a delivery of stone.  You’ll see a new load of stone that was delivered on Tuesday in addition to the previously staged pile intended for the Confluence Trail.  This new load will be for our projects as we continue work on the Meadow trail. Unfortunately, the load has been droppe
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2017 Tax Deductible Donations

Hi,  Once again, it’s time to remind the many users of the Delta, that there is a small and committed group of volunteers that help keep the Delta a great place to visit for all users.  We’re your poop haulers, your trail crew, your source of information with respect to the other committed organizations involved at the Delta. We are able to do our work with the help of donated and tax deductible funds [50
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Volunteer Event with the Confluence Project Saturday October 28th

Looking for a volunteer opportunity at the Delta? Our partners at the Confluence Project are hosting a “Make a Difference Day” trail repair party this Saturday, October 28, 2017. (see our facebook event calendar https://www.facebook.com/pg/friendsofthesandyriverdelta/events/) The Confluence Trail has had a lot of use and with a grant from the National Forest Foundation, it will get some much needed repair work. We wi
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Recreation Fee Proposal for Sandy River Delta – Public Meetings

***UPDATE*** 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 ———————————
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Fire Closure Status- evacuations lifted for Mult. Co.- Sandy River Delta Open – I-84 E Now Open

**Note, please follow our facebook page for more timely updates: Update 9/23/2017: 3;30 PM:  I-84 is now OPEN according to local Media. I-84 Eastbound remains closed, with indications that it may open on Sunday.  Access to the Delta remains indirect. Update 9/18/2017: Effective immediately, ALL evacuation orders in Multnomah County have been lifted, which includes the Delta.  Status of I-84 Eastbound presumed to stil
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Recreation Fee Proposal for Sandy River Delta – Public Comment Period

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
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Spraying activity at the Delta – What’s used – MSDS information

Materials Used during Restoration activity at the Delta Though the spraying season is mostly past, there still may be some spraying during restoration work at the Delta.  We usually get notifications when spraying activity is scheduled (weather dependent) but it seems this year we didn’t.  Nonetheless, here is some information about the products used. These materials have been used throughout the restoration ac
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Looking for New Volunteers

One of our most dedicated and productive volunteers is moving out of the area leaving us shorthanded for one of our most important tasks – Trash Can Crew. If you visit the Delta regularly, and have a truck (recommended) we are looking for at least one more, and hopefully a couple more volunteers to help empty the trash cans in along the trail. This is a weekly task, split between a number of individuals, so the
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June 17th – Puppies and Ponies 10 a.m – 1 p.m.

!Dogs and Horses Meet and Greet! It’s time again for an annual event we host and call “Puppies and Ponies”.  We do this to help both our Dog and Horse friends get acquainted with each other, learn the best ways to co-exist on the trails, and to have some fun. Our Equestrian FSRD members will be at the Delta with their “rides”, and there will be Mini-Horses in the Parking Lot – alwa
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