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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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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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