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Celebrate the Sandy River!

Marmot dam removal 2007Happy Sandyverary! Ten years ago this month, the Sandy flowed free for the first time in nearly a century following removal of Marmot dam. We’ll be celebrating that momentous occasion, and our Council’s 20th anniversary on Thursday October 19th, at the Riverview Restaurant in Troutdale.

Join us to celebrate a decade of collaboration and commitment to the Sandy’s future as a wild salmon stronghold in Portland’s largest metropolitan area. We’ll have appetizers, drinks, and desserts, and a silent auction. Tickets are available here or from the link below.

We”ll also be reviewing the free-flowing Sandy’ first decade of restoration, a 10-year State of the Sandy report that explores actions to restore habitat in the Sandy, trends in salmon and steelhead populations, and how people are affecting the watershed.

For more on the story of dam removal on the Sandy, take a look at the Intertwine’s Outside Voice post, 10-years of a Free-Flowing Sandy River.

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‘There is Still Time to Take Action’ – Climate Adaptation Workshop Summary

Scaled restoration strategies for rivers and the forests that surround them can offset some key projected climate changes expected in the Pacific Northwest, according to a group of regional experts who gathered to review climate adaptation science and strategies at Mt. … Continue reading

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Get ready for the Eco-Blitz!

The Sandy River Basin Watershed Council, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, Port of Portland, and The Intertwine Alliance, is pleased to welcome back the 2nd Annual Sandy River Delta Eco-Blitz on Saturday, April 22nd from 9:30am to 3:00pm. … Continue reading

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Climate Adaptation in the Sandy: Resiliency Strategies for the New Normal

What do warmer summers, shifting snowpack levels, changing rain and storm cycles, and lower summer river flows mean for future conservation in the Sandy River? These and other potential impacts of climate change represent the “new normal” that is already … Continue reading

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2016 Year in Review

Year in Review 2016 2016 on the Sandy River reminds us the amazing things that can happen when we commit together to what we love: clean water, healthy forests, diverse, beautiful, inspiring places for all of us — people, fish, … Continue reading

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Salmon, Water Becoming Focus at College

The Sandy River Basin Watershed Council is joining Mt. Hood Community College and other partners to elevate wild salmon habitat and water quality as key goals in future campus management. Working with the East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District, … Continue reading

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Learn about our 2015 accomplishments

Read our year end newsletter, which highlights the partnerships that allow us to protect and restore the natural, cultural, and historic resources of the Sandy River Basin. Don’t forget that we rely on partnerships and generous funders to accomplish this work! … Continue reading

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Beaver Creek Culvert Replacement Project

Multnomah County is working collaboratively with Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Metro, City of Troutdale, and the Sandy River Basin Watershed Council to replace a culvert on Beaver Creek where it crosses Stark Street in Gresham. This replacement is scheduled to happen … Continue reading

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SRBWC Joins 4th Annual Flood of Information

The Sandy River Basin Watershed Council joins Clackamas County Emergency Management, the Villages of Mt. Hood, Hoodland Fire District, and local river geomorphology experts to provide resources to upper watershed residents regarding flood risks on the Sandy River. Through the Flood … Continue reading

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Welcome to our AmeriCorps Community Involvement Specialist

The Sandy River Basin Watershed Council is pleased to welcome Jesse Holt to our team as an AmeriCorps Community Involvement Specialist. A Troutdale native, Jesse attended Reynolds High School and Mt. Hood Community College before receiving his Bachelor’s degree in … Continue reading

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