Construction has begun adjacent Clackamas County’s Barlow Wayside Park to restore salmon habitat while reducing downstream flooding risk. The project will include the removal of 600 feet of an old levee to connect the river with a dry floodplain. We will also install two large log jams that are essential for creating salmon habitat. This will also re-open a side channel and provide habitat for coho, Chinook salmon, and steelhead trout with slow protected water.
This project is funded by the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board, the National Coastal Resilience Fund (administered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and National Fish and Wildlife Foundation), Clackamas Soil & Water Conservation District, and Portland Water Bureau. Construction will continue through August and if necessary into September.
Due to the presence of large excavating equipment, we ask that you stay away from the construction areas designated with posted signs. While some trails in Barlow Wayside Park will be closed for the summer, access to Brightwood Beach, Sandy Ridge and Barlow Wayside Park will remain open.
If you wish to learn more or would like a guided tour of the site, please contact us.