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COVID-19 And the Delta

As people may have noticed, with the large number of people off of work due to the Corona Virus issue, the Delta is currently getting high volumes of visitation comparable to weekend traffic on weekdays. This is becoming a concern throughout the gorge.  The Forest Service has already closed Multnomah Falls, and now the entire Gorge Waterfall Corridor.  There is a possibility that the Delta will be closed as this cont
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Parking Fees at the Delta beginning 1/21/2020

Fee implementation beginning 1/21/2020.  See Forest Service (CRGNSA) press release here. Though the Delta was not initially intended to become a fee-use site, the ever increasing number of visitors led the Forest Service to propose a fee for parking.  This was originally proposed mid 2017, and public meetings and a public comment period was held.  Most comments received were in support, and we (FSRD) were in favor. T
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2019 Tax Deductible Donations.

It’s the end of 2019, and time for a reminder that the Freinds of the Sandy River Delta is a non-profit consisting of a small and committed group of volunteers that help keep the Delta a great place to visit for all users. We’re the people who provide the poop cans, and do the hauling, we’re your trail crew, and we’re your source of information with respect to the other committed organizations
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2018 Tax Deductible Donations

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 [501(c)(
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Trail Reroute and other trail projects:

For those that have noticed, we’ve done some trail work in the last couple weeks. Here’s a short report…   The area beyond the “seasonal pond” and the powerlines on the Meadow Trail was excavated in the fall of 2014 to return a cycle of seasonal flooding to a portion of the Delta. During that work, the Meadow trail was temporarily rerouted, with a permanent reroute planned. However, as p
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Saturday June 16th – Puppies and Ponies 10 a.m – 2 p.m.

Dogs and Horses, Oh My! It’s time again for the annual “Puppies and Ponies” event.  Our Equestrian FSRD members will be at the Delta with their “pets” to help both our Dog and Horse friends get acquainted with each other, learn the best ways to share the trails, and to have some fun.  There will be Mini-Horses in the Parking Lot – always a thrill for children.  Riders will be on th
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Sandy River Delta EcoBlitz – Saturday May 12th!

It’s the time of year again for annual Eco-Blitz at the Delta. This event is a great opportunity to get involved, and to learn about the wildlife at the Delta. The event will be in two sessions, from 9:00 – 11:30 AM, and 12:00 – 2:30 PM. (This is a well attended event, and will make the Delta significantly busier than usual.) Visit http://2018ecoblitz.eventbrite.com/ for more information, and to reg
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Tree Planting Event Saturday February 3rd 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

On Saturday February 3th, 9am – 1pm, The Friends of Trees together with the FSRD and the Sandy River Basin Watershed Council will be hosting the first tree planting event of the year. If you’re interested in participating, please visit the Friends of Trees Calendar, contact us at the FSRD here, or scroll to the bottom of this post for information. This is a great way to help out at the Delta, and we hope
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Government Shutdown

Well, it’s happened again.  The Federal Government has shut down. As before we have been instructed to curtail all volunteer activity for liability reasons.  This means no emptying the field trash cans, and no restocking of dog bags. We’ll continue to post regarding status with the hopes that this won’t last long.
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