The Sandy Salmon Floodplain Reconnection Project is one of our largest projects yet on the Sandy. This project restores habitat for endangered fish and protects communities downstream. Keep scrolling to see highlights from this 2019 project success!
During the Sandy Salmon Floodplain Reconnection Project in 2019…
600 feet of levee and 7,200 cubic yards of rock, sand, and gravel were removed from the Sandy River (Some of the rock was used at our project downstream at MHCC!).
4 major log jams were created using 1,024 logs and rootwads.
524 logs and rootwads were purchased, and 500 came from the project site.
Now that this work is done the Sandy will connect to its floodplain in this area during high water.
This floodplain provides habitat for Coho and Chinook salmon and Steelhead trout.
This project also reduces flood and erosion risk for communities downstream by reducing the rivers energy.
How can you support this project?
Donate to the Sandy River Watershed Council
Continue learning about this project
Watch for upcoming volunteer opportunities
Thanks for your support and interest in our projects, see you in 2020!