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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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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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