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Report on the Latest Camp Cleanup Activity

As those who’ve seen our previous posts already know, we have an ongoing effort to clean up and reclaim the area along the East bank of Sandy River that has been plagued with transient camps.  Strewn with trash and debris from years of these illegal camps, the area has understandably been avoided by Delta users for safety reasons. In two different visits, we cleaned up multiple sites just yards from Jordan road
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May 10th Tree Planting w/ Friends of Trees and Sandy River Basin Watershed Council 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Come out to mulch trees, learn how to prune properly, and learn more about the impact of restoration on the Sandy Delta. Tours will be given to the former Delta Dam and Bird Blind. This event is in partnership with Friends of Trees, the Confluence Project, US Forest Service, Ash Creek Forest Management, Friends of the Delta, FedEx and volunteers like you! Contact corinne@sandyriver.org for more information or to join
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March 5th Tree Planting w/ Friends of Trees and Sandy River Basin Watershed Council 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

This is a reschedule of the February 8th event: Join us for a joint tree planting day at the Delta in partnership with the Friends of Trees, and the Sandy River Basin Watershed Council.  Information can be found at the Watershed Council Website Date:  Wednesday, 3/5   9:00 AM – 1:00 PM If you would like to volunteer, please contact Corinne at: corinne@sandyriver.org
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Tree Planting with the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership 3/1 9:00 AM

There is a tree planting event at the Delta Saturday March 1st sponsored by the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership.  The event is scheduled from 9:00 AM through 12:00 PM. Expect to see extra vehicles in the parking lot – though we will attempt to park the volunteer vehicles elsewhere to leave room for regular visitors.  There will also be some vehicles using the Confluence Trail during the event. The planting w
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Stranded Sturgeon – Watch what your dog gets into

Being from a place that has a winter, I tend to take the opportunity to explore when the weather turns white… On Friday, I took the opportunity to visit the Delta as Portland was all but shut down.  At the inlet to the new channel where the dam has been removed, there was a curious rock.  On closer look, it turned out to be a beached, and well frozen (and frozen-in) sturgeon.  I suspect this isn’t like th
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Volunteer Tree Planting Events for February 8th have been CANCELLED due to weather

Due to the bout of winter weather hitting Portland this weekend, the two simultaneous Tree Planting Events have been Cancelled.  Keep an eye on this site for updates on rescheduled dates. Thanks, Jeff
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Camp Cleanup Update

Saturday, February 1st, a small crew of volunteers went into the Delta to clean up some more abandoned transient camps.  We knew of this particular site, visible from the road, since December when it was occupied.  Once determined that it had been abandoned, we targeted it for clean-up. There had been two or three close-together sites and during the clean-up we noticed at least three other sites within 50 yards that
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Volunteer call for Abandoned Camp Clean-up on Saturday, February 1st – 9:00 AM

We will be targeting another abandoned camp location for cleanup this coming Saturday, February 1st. This camp is just off Jordan Road as you near the entrance to the Delta from the West. There is a substantial amount of garbage, and a shelter to dismantle. We hope to have 6-10 volunteers for this project. If you are able and willing to help, please use the contact link on this website. We will only haul out as much
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Designated Trailer Parking at the Delta

Please Reserve these Stalls for Trailers   As the Delta becomes more and more popular, it is increasingly important to recognize the need for adequate trailer parking for our equestrian users. Equestrians have been an integral part of making the Delta the destination it has become.  They have helped establish trails, provided equipment for trail work, and have been instrumental in hauling trash out of the transi
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