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Join us for the Timberline to Troutdale Cleanup!

Join the Sandy River Basin Watershed Council, Snowrider Project, Solve, Stout Creek Outfitters, Timberline Lodge, Portland Mountain Rescue, American Medical Response, Voodoo Donuts and other great volunteers like you in our 2016 Timberline to Troutdale Cleanup.

We will focus on clearing trash from the headwaters of the Salmon River at Timberline Lodge on September 17th and a section of the lower Sandy by floating between Dabney and Lewis & Clark State Parks on September 10th.

For more information, email sara@sandyriver.org.

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Join us for the annual SRBWC Picnic & Council Meeting

Join the Sandy River Basin Watershed Council Saturday, July 30th at our annual Summer Picnic at Timberline Rim Recreation Club. We’ll host a tour of a nearby floodplain restoration project at 10:30AM, enjoy lunch at noon (we’ll have main dishes and non-alcoholic drinks; feel free to bring a side or dessert to share), and then begin a brief Council meeting at 1:30. You’re welcome to come to any and all parts of the meeting.

Summer Picnic Invite

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Policeman’s Helmet Targeted for Treatment

The Sandy River Basin Watershed Council is partnering with the Clackamas County Soil & Water Conservation District (CCSWCD) Weedwise Program to reduce the spread of Policeman’s Helmet (Impatiens glandulifera) by expanding landowner outreach and surveying for other early detection priority invasive plants. … Continue reading

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SRBWC Hiring AmeriCorps Community Involvement Specialist

The Sandy River Basin Watershed Council is excited to host a new AmeriCorps position, the Community Involvement Specialist. This member will engage populations in the lower Sandy River watershed to develop creative outreach strategies and inform local populations about ongoing river restoration activities. Specific target areas for this position will include Beaver Creek, the Sandy River Delta, and the communities of Gresham and Troutdale.

The Community Involvement Specialist will be supervised by SRBWC’s Community Stewardship Coordinator, Sara Ennis, and Roy Iwai with Multnomah County’s Water Quality Program. This full-time position will be split, with 80% of the time focused in the Sandy Basin, and 20% of the time spent on professional development and trainings through the host partner, Confluence Environmental Center.

See the position description, and apply today! Interviews will be held in July.

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Power Plant Still Looms on Sandy’s Horizon

Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality is taking public comment on a water quality permit for the proposed Troutdale Energy Center, a 653-megawatt gas fired power plant that would be built near the west bank of the Sandy River. DEQ will … Continue reading

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Lack of Snow Impacts Sandy Flow

Low snowpack this winter has made headlines across the state of Oregon, and the Sandy Basin is no exception. As of mid-March, the Mt. Hood snow gauges show that we are at 6% of average annual snowpack based on data … Continue reading

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Welcome to Our Fiscal Administrator

The Sandy River Basin Watershed Council is pleased to welcome our newest staff addition, Katherine Cory as our Fiscal Administrator. Katherine is excited to join the Council and bridge the gap between our finances and restoration work. Katherine is a Sandy River … Continue reading

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Year in Review 2014

If the Sandy River shows us anything, it is the power of migrations. Whether it’s the basin’s wild fish struggling upstream through a cycle that’s renewed itself for millenia, the forceful meanderings of the river’s channel in flood stage, the … Continue reading

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Reflecting on the Sandy River’s Record 1964 Flood

The “Christmas Flood” of 1964 stands in the history books as the flood of record for the Sandy River. Many rivers throughout Oregon reached similar record-breaking levels, though the Sandy River corridor was one of the hardest-hit regions throughout the state. … Continue reading

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What We Did on our Summer Restoration

This summer brought new homes for the Sandy River Basin Watershed Council and the wild salmon populations we strive to protect! Sandy Watershed Learning Center SRBWC established the Sandy Watershed Learning Center at Mt. Hood Community College’s campus in Gresham … Continue reading

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