Volunteers needed for work party on Sandy delta


Volunteers will get a chance to be Friends of the Forest and create a trail in the Sandy River Delta at a work party from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28.

The new trail will provide future access to the bird blind to be created by Maya Lin at the confluence of the Sandy River. The project includes laying down cloth and gravel, but there will be activities for all ages, a free lunch and a presentation by the Audubon Society.

The event is sponsored by the National Forest Service, Confluence Project, SOLV and the National Forest Foundation. To sign up as a volunteer, enroll online at www.solv.org (look for the Sandy River Delta, Friends of the Forest Day link) or call Monica Kearsley at SOLV, 503-844-9571.

The Confluence Project will be seven sites along the Columbia River created by Lin. The Sandy River Delta piece will be inscribed with birds and mammals that Lewis and Clark classified in 1805-1806.