In a world where people are feeling disconnected, the things that bring us together take on even greater meaning.
For those of us at the Sandy River Watershed Council, and for many of you, our work together restoring the Sandy is that gathering point. The Sandy connects us with a contrary, hopeful story in troubling times. This wild, undammed, river system connects our communities with healthy, living ecology. In the forests we replant, the floodplains we restore, the trails we travel, we are taking measurable strides toward salmon recovery and community resilience.
Thousands of you helped to clean trash from the Sandy’s headwaters and banks, plant native trees and shrubs in degraded areas, improve water quality at Mt. Hood Community College, and restore floodplains and habitat throughout the watershed. Your commitment to the watershed’s health builds a sense of belonging that we all share by taking part in the Sandy’s conservation.
To each of you who have supported the restoration of our watershed this year, we want to send our deep appreciation. The work you help us to accomplish continues a restoration success story now entering its third decade. Our work together proves it is possible for a healthy wild river to thrive alongside Oregon’s largest metro area.
With your financial support, we can continue this essential effort going forward. This giving season, I urge you to DONATE to the Sandy River Watershed Council. Any contribution you make will support the Sandy’s future health, and the critical work we are doing for fish, wildlife and people. For the support you have given and may give, we are deeply grateful. We hope to connect with you again during the coming year.