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New Volunteers wanted for Trashcan Pickup

We are looking for some new volunteers to help with our trash can duties at the Delta. If you are a regular visitor, and can manage approximately once a month to visit the Delta and help empty the trash cans, and haul the bags to the dumpster, we would love your help. One of our intrepid regulars can no longer keep the commitment, which leaves us shy of what we’d like, and makes the job tougher for the remainin
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Main Gate Closure Hours beginning October 10th

The main gate at the Delta will begin to be managed starting the evening of October 10th.  The exit lane will remain open, but is controlled by a tire spike strip to prevent entry. Open hours for the Delta (a designated day-use area) will now be as follows: October 1 – November 2:  6:00 am – 8:00 pm November 3 – March 8:    6:00 am – 6:00 pm March 9 – May 31:              6:00 am –
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Tire strip at the SRD Entrance repaired – expect information on gate hours in near future.

Regular users to the Delta may have noticed a gate at the entrance, and a tire strip in the exit lane.  This has been installed years ago with the intent of managing day-use hours at the Delta. The Forest Service will be contracting with State Parks to manage opening closing of the gate.  The gate will only close the inbound lane and the tire strips will prevent entrance while the gate is closed, but will allow exit
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Schedule for Wetlands Restoration Work

    As visitors may have seen, the trail detour has been set up for the work restoring the Eastern Wetlands at the Delta. Those visiting during the week, please be aware of equipment and trucks, particularly in the work area. The general schedule for the work will be as follows: Week 1:                        August 25th-August 29th Put signs about the project at the kiosks and on the Meadow Trail Put up si
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Temporary Trail Reroute for Wetland Restoration Project

Work on a wetland restoration project will be beginning the week of August 25th.  This work is being done in an area called the Horseshoe Wetlands which abuts the eastern portion of the Meadow Trail. Some of the work will encroach on a short section of the trail.  It will involve excavation, and transporting some of the fill to another adjacent location within the work area.  This work will involve heavy earthmoving
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Volunteers Wanted to Help with Transient Cleanup – Friday, July 18th

WE HAVE GOOD NEWS! Camp evictions and sweeps are finally happening at the Delta, and we’ve been asked to help. Multnomah Sheriffs, and Forest Service Law Enforcement are beginning to address the transient issue at the Delta.  We’ve been asked to help with cleaning the trails while the camps are cleaned by inmate crews.  (this is a big deal for us as we’ve put a lot of effort into cleaning camps over
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A Delta Hootenanny – July 19th 4-8 PM

Yes, there will be a Hootenanny at the Delta. If you’re a regular visitor of the Delta, we invite you to come out and meet some of the people and groups involved in making the area a great place. The event will be Saturday, July 19th, from 4 – 8 pm. The Friends of the Sandy River Delta, will be there, along with some of the partners involved in the restoration work.  Pack along a diner, and come join us f
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60 Tons of Stone…

 What a day Well, we completed all the work for the weekend, and would you believe we spread 60 tons of 1/4 minus gravel on three trails. On Saturday, we completed the Beach Trail (see previous post).  Sunday with a smaller crew (Barb, Dave, Priscilla, and myself), we spread half as much stone to repair the Meadow Trail as it enters the large open meadow North of the Parking lot. Wanting to finish the job, and losing
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Beach Trail Work – June 7th

Finished work on Beach Trail Today we completed laying stone along ~600 feet of the beach trail from 1000 Acres Road.  We thank all the visitors that found their way around us to the beach while we were working.  (with the tractor running back and forth, the last thing we wanted was someones dog getting hurt.) Normally, we’re able to do this work when things are still a little wet.  That helps the stone compact
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