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Fire Closure Status- evacuations lifted for Mult. Co.- Sandy River Delta Open – I-84 still closed

**Note, please follow our facebook page for more timely updates: 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 still be closed.  Access to Delta will be indirect. Eagle Creek Fire information here: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5584/ Update 9/13/2017 AM: 11:43 AM: Troutdale East of the Sandy Rive
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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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An Evening Hike with the Friends of the Columbia River Gorge this weekend April 29th

There will be an Evening Hike with the Friends of the Columbia River Gorge this weekend April 29th from 4:30 – 7:30 PM. For a number of years now, we’ve jointly led a hike sponsored by the Friends of the Columbia River Gorge, and co-led by the Confluence Project, and the Sandy River Basin Watershed Council. This year, we’re trying a springtime outing. We’ll talk about the collaborative efforts
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Eco-Blitz Saturday 4/22 9:30AM – 3:00PM

The second of a planned yearly event is happening at the Delta this Saturday. This is the Eco-Blitz, sponsored by one of our partners, the Sandy River Basin Watershed Council. This event is a great educational and participatory opportunity to inventory the flora and fauna at the Delta. For anyone interested, please visit the SRBWC website here: http://sandyriver.org/get-ready-for-the-eco-blitz/ Note, We expect that t
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Transient Camp Sweep and Cleanup Beginning Friday March 17th

We’ve just been informed that the MCSO (Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office) and the US Forest Service Law Enforcement Officers will be conducting a sweep and cleanup of the area along the Sandy River, Friday, March 17th, starting around 8:00 AM. As you know, this has been an ongoing issue for us, and attention to it sometimes is less than we desire. Prior to this sweep, a survey was done (Friday March 10th
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Sea Lion Encounters at the Delta – Update

A week ago we received two reports about an “encounter” between dogs and sea lions along the new channel.  They were second hand accounts, so we have no verifiable information to present, but they are now clearly habituated to the new channel. They are likely following Steelhead runs up the Sandy (if anyone knows more of the Sandy River fish runs, please send any corrections). This is the first winter we&
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