On January 28th, 2020, Sandy River Watershed Council staff member Melissa lead a tour of the Mt. Hood Community College campus for six students of the MHCC WR 122:05 English class and their instructor. During this tour students engaged in discussion and inquiry about the Salmon Safe projects and why these projects are happening on their college campus. The following blog post is the students response to what they learned that day.
During the 2018-2019 planting season this partnership planted 2,250 native trees and shrubs, removed 1,200 square feet of invasive plants, and engaged 215 community and student volunteers.
The Sandy River Watershed Council seeks a creative Community Engagement Specialist. This person will inspire community members towards basin-wide stewardship in the Sandy River and its tributaries. The Community Engagement Specialist develops and implements communications strategies via digital and in-person engagement.
In 2019 we completed one of our largest projects yet on the Sandy; the Sandy Salmon Floodplain Reconnection Project.
What’s that flowing under the road, you say? Why, it’s Beaver Creek and Kelly Creek! Until recently, the 50,000+ vehicles driving down Kane Dr., Stark St. and other nearby thoroughfares each day had no easy way of knowing it.
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.