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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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‘Tis the (Tax Deductible) Donation Season

Hi Delta Users, It’s that time of year that we ask people to give a little to help us continue. We are a small organization, and we rely on donations to support what we do to keep the Delta usable. As you know, we are the people who manage the dog-waste cans, pick up litter, and maintain the trails in the area including clearing fallen trees. We also continue to keep an eye on the transient population at the De
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With Winter, Comes Downed Trees

As we can expect, a recreation site in the Columbia Gorge gets a good deal of wind as the seasons change.  We managed to get out to clear some large trees along the access roads so we can do our garbage runs, but we haven’t surveyed all the trails. Though we asked while taking care of the trees below, we weren’t notified of others, though we suspect there are more. Please contact us if there are trees tha
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Tree Planting Volunteer Event November 7th

It’s the time of year to help with restoration projects at the Delta. On November 7th, 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 post for in
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Hootenanny! Sunday September 20th in the AM!

Come join us next weekend for our annual Sandy River Delta Partners  HOOTENANNY!!! What’s a Hootenanny?  A social gathering, an opportunity to meet some of the people making the Delta, a chance to find out how to help… Well, that’s what our Hootenanny is. We’ll be set up near the start of the Confluence/Boundary trail, just East of the parking lot.  Some of our FSRD volunteers will be there, a
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Puppies and Ponies at the Delta, Saturday, June 20th

Come meet our Equestrian Visitors At the Delta this weekend (June 20th) is our somewhat regular “Puppies and Ponies at the Sandy River Delta” This “Meet a Horse” event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.   What will we be doing? Providing education for Delta users with dogs on “How to meet a Horse” to reduce user conflict. Provide a reminder that the “Trailer Parking” area is for trailers, RV’s and buse
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Walt Morey Middle School Confluence Event, May 16th

Saturday, May16th 10:30 – 12:00 Walt Morey Middle School will be unveiling of a Mural and other art inspired by the Confluence Project, and with tie-ins to the Sandy River Delta. If you are a user of the Delta , you are enthusiastically invited to attend to see how other communities are engaging at the Delta. For more information, please visit the schools art department webpage here, or the tumblr site here.
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Delta Vistors Threatened with Knife!

This morning KGW TV has reported that there was a couple threatened with a knife apparently after an encounter between their dogs.  The incident occurred early in the morning starting with a “bad” interaction between the couples dogs, and the individual of concern.  Events escalated into an argument where the person pulled a knife. Law enforcement is reporting they do not believe the person is a transient
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