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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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Ice at the Delta

A simple post of the latest “ice storm” at the Delta. A little sun would have been stunning…
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Tree Planting Event Saturday February 4th

On Saturday February 4th, 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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Please Report Downed Trees

As usual with the Midwest type weather we’ve had here recently, we find out that many people (let alone trees) are not accustomed to or prepared for a dose of real winter.  No doubt there are many downed trees across Delta trails as a result. Please let us know if there are trees that need to be cleared from trails.  Give us trail names, and a location (landmark or distance from) so we can go straight to it.  W
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2016 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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Turtle Habitat

What are these structures? Over the summer, you likely noticed a number of  these small fenced in areas appearing at the Delta.  Those who may have participated in the EcoBlitz last April, may have an idea, but for the others, there was no doubt a lot of head scratching. These sites are intended for protection of potential Western Painted Turtle Nest habitat, and were defined with involvement from the Oregon Zoo, The
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Tree Planting Volunteer Event November 5th

It’s the time of year to help with restoration projects at the Delta. On Saturday November 5th, 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 season. 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 po
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CANCELLED!! – Volunteers for Trail Work October 9th 10:00 AM – 1:00-ish

!!!THIS WORK EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO FORECAST OF HEAVY RAIN!!! We still have some stone to finish moving from our Spring trail work, and this Sunday is the day. If you’re available Sunday, October 9th, we’d appreciate a couple extra hands. As usual, there will be some amount of spreading and packing of the stone, (the heavy lifting provided by tractor).  You’ll need a good pair of gloves, and a shovel, o
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Sunday 9/18 – Come to our our Annual Restoration Celebration

Come meet the people that make the Delta the place it is.  Our partners, the Confluence Project, US Forest Service, Oregon Equestrian Trails, Sandy River Basin Watershed Council, and others will be there, along with some live Bluegrass music, and coffee. _____________________________________________________________
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