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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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Summer Smackdown Success

As summer turns to fall, the Sandy River Basin Watershed Council team wraps up our third year of the “weed smackdown”, our annual fight against invasive species. We worked this summer in partnership with the Clackamas Soil & Water Conservation District … Continue reading

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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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