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May 14th Spring Trail Work Day

We were able to take advantage of the cool and cloudy day to spread the better part of the load of stone we’ve had delivered for trail work.  We extended the sections of the Boundary Trail on either end of the turnpike section, and we spread a section of the Meadow Trail before running out of time and energy.  We have another day we need to plan so we can finish the rest of the load (Meadow and Channel Trails),
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Volunteer call for Trail Work May 14th 9:00 AM – 1:00-ish

Thanks to those who donated, it’s time we get out and do some trail repair and surfacing. We are having a load of stone delivered on Wednesday in preparation for a day of trail maintenance.  As usual, we would love to have some volunteer help. This will involve some amount of spreading, and packing the stone, (fortunately the heavy lifting will be done with a tractor).  You’ll need a good pair of gloves,
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Friends of the Columbia River Gorge Birdblind Hike May 7th

This Saturday afternoon, the Friends of the Columbia River Gorge is hosting a hike to the bird blind.  This is an annual hike we’ve participated in now for a number of years together with the Confluence Project, and this year joined by the Sandy River Basin Watershed Council. The hike is scheduled from 4:30 – 7:30.  If you are interested in participating, please visit the FoCG website.  Otherwise, please
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April 23 will be a Busy Day at the Delta (EcoBlitz / Turtle Survey)

This coming Saturday, April 23, there will be an all day volunteer event at the Delta (~8:00 AM to ~4:00 PM).  This event is a survey of wildlife species at the Delta, and part of a region-wide survey. A lot of participation is expected, so the Delta will be unusually busy.  We will be providing parking for volunteers only, but please expect parking to be more difficult all day.  If you are interested in information,
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Upcoming Tree Planting Events, March 31st and April 1st

There will be tree planting activities at the Delta this coming week.  These are both private events, so this is just a notice. Thursday, March 31st, (9:00 – 12:00):  This is a private event for local schools.  Friday, April 1st, (11:45 – 3:30):  This is a private event hosted by Daimler and the Blazers (3’s for Trees). Please be aware of these volunteer events.    
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Spring Restoration Work and Spraying Schedule

Restoration Work at the Delta Hello Delta Users. Spring is here, and some of the restoration work at the delta will involve spraying. Below is a list of approximate dates, and work that will be done including the treatments to be applied. A map indicating the zones corresponding to the dates is at bottom.    
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Lost Dog at the Delta

We’ve had a report of a lost dog at the Delta. The Boston Terrier has been spotted at times running along the freeway. If anyone sees this dog, Rocco, please help to retrieve him. Craigslist posting here for more info: http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/laf/5428275861.html
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Tree Clearing over the Holidays

Posts are better late than never… As everyone knows, there can be some pretty good winds at the Delta.  And, with an abundance of cottonwood trees, there will always be some trees to clear off of trails. Though it took some saw maintenance, we eventually got the largest one cleared from the Meadow Trail loop, and left behind a couple of “benches” for a good place to park and view the scenery. As alw
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Volunteer Tree Planting Event – February 6th 8:45 AM

There will be a volunteer tree planting event sponsored (with our participation) by the Friends of Trees and the Sandy River Basin Watershed Council on February 6th, from 8:45 – 12:00 noon. For more information, please click here for the Friends of Trees calendar and find the Sandy River Delta event for Saturday, February 6. As always, we like to see regular Delta users at these events. (please scroll down for
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