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Molalla River Watch, Inc.
Phone: 5O3-824-2195 — Email:
2016 Calendar of Events List
Last Updated March 7, 2016 10:18 AM
Molalla River Watch, Inc. Board Meetings are open to the public.
Fourth Tuesday of each month, 7 PM. Most meetings are held at the Molalla Fire Station, 320 N Molalla Ave, Molalla, OR 97038 (Map...). Occasionally these meeting days and location change, so please see notes below, call Kay Patteson at 5O3-824-2195 or email Email: to confirm meeting dates.

In addition to the calendar of events listed below, periodic Trail Work activities will be held as needed. Please call or email Bill Taylor to confirm these trail work days: Phone 5O3-829–6793 or Email:  COME JOIN THE FUN!
Tuesday, January 26th, 2016
“The Significance & Conservation of Molalla River Headwater Streams”
Talk by Ted Labbe
Ted Labbe Report AvailableWe're happy to announce Ted Labbe's report, online map and presentation photos. The report documents the surveyed headwater streams of the lower Molalla River and Milk Creek for fish presence, characterized habitat conditions, and identified fish-passage barriers:
Molalla Water Typing Field Results Summary - January 2016
“Molalla Water Typing: Field Results Summary” (Final Report to Molalla River Watch, January 10, 2016 – 7 MB PDF)
 
Online map-based application (View photos, and separate layers for migration barriers, water typing survey locations, and water typing classifications)
 
Online photo archive (Dropbox)

Jim looking for amphibian egg masses (left).  Breeding rough-skinned newts (upper right) and a western pond turtle (lower right). Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016, 7:00 PM
Molalla River Watch Board Meeting and
Presentation by Jim Holley:

“Amphibians & Turtles of the Molalla River Watershed”

Jim is a volunteer coordinator and experienced turtle and amphibian identifier for Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife. Jim will describe local amphibians & turtles and why wildlife and the ponds they live in are important to the health of our watershed. This past spring and summer, Jim and volunteers surveyed ponds in the Molalla River Watershed for amphibian egg masses & turtles. You will be surprised at what can be found in ponds once you know how to look!
 • View the Event Flyer (PDF)
 • View the Survey Report for 2015 (PDF)
New meeting location: Molalla Adult Community Center, 315 Kennel St., Molalla, OR
Molalla River Cleanup and Corridor EnhancementSaturday, April 16, 2016 — Molalla River Cleanup and Corridor Enhancement
Meet at Feyrer Park at 9 AM for registration. The event is part of the statewide SOLVE IT EarthDay event. Bring gloves, sturdy shoes, a snack and wear appropriate clothing for our ever changing weather. Volunteers may choose trash pickup, trail work, or possibly planting native vegetation, then disperse to project sites in the Molalla River Recreation Corridor or other public river access site near Molalla. There will be a volunteer appreciation BBQ back at Feyrer Park in the afternoon.
Saturday, May 21, 2016 — Molalla River Watershed Celebration
Canby Community Park, 1348 S Berg Parkway, Canby (behind Safeway. View Map). Event sponsors are Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District and Molalla River Watch. More details later.
Horses, Hikers and Mountain Bikers Poker Ride/HikeSunday, September 18, 2016 – Horses, Hikers and Mountain Bikers Poker Ride/Hike
Molalla River Recreation Corridor, Hardy Creek Trailhead
• Registration 9 AM to 11 AM
• $5 per hand or 5 hands for $20
• $100 Grand Prize for best poker hand and many great raffle prizes
• All proceeds go to trail maintenance and improvements
• More details later.
Saturday, October 8, 2016 — Fall River Cleanup
Meet at Feyrer Park at 9 AM for registration – The event is part of the SOLVE Adopt-A-River program on the Molalla River Watch adopted river sections from Glen Avon Bridge to the Table Rock Wilderness. Bring gloves, sturdy shoes, a snack and wear appropriate clothing for our ever changing weather. Volunteers will disperse to project sites in the Molalla River Recreation Corridor or other public river access site near Molalla. There will be a volunteer appreciation BBQ back at Feyrer Park in the afternoon.

More events coming soon...


 Driving Directions

The Molalla Recreation Corridor is about 10 to 15 miles south-east of the town of Molalla, Oregon, in the western foothills of the Cascade Range mountains.  NOTE: Due to the high canyon walls, cell phones do NOT usually work in the Molalla River corridor, and GPS reception is unreliable in some areas. The region consists of old logging roads, so automated maps (including Google Maps, Mapquest and GPS devices) may not work very well. These map links will assist you, but please plan ahead.

  • Overview map of the Corridor (image)
     
  • Molalla to Feyrer Park
    Lat/Lon: N 45.13882, W 122.53507 (WGS-84 datum) Show in Google Maps
    (Driving directions in Google Maps)
    From the center of Molalla, head East on Main St. (Hwy 211). At the edge of town, turn right (South) at the "Y" intersection. Follow the sign and stay on Feyrer Park Road for about 2 miles (about 6 minutes by car). The park entrance is on the left, immediately before the bridge over the Molalla River.
     
  • Molalla to Hardy Creek Trailhead
    Lat/Lon: N 45.02167, W 122.48523 (WGS-84 datum) Show in Google Maps
    (Driving directions in Google Maps)
    13 miles; about 30 minutes by car: Use the directions above and continue East, past Feyrer Park. Cross Feyrer Park bridge and turn right (South) on Dickey Prairie Road. Drive 1.6 miles South to Dickey Prairie Store (last chance to buy supplies!). Stay right (South) on Dickey Prairie Road and continue another 3.6 miles. Turn right (West) onto the bridge for S. Molalla Forest Road. Stay on Molalla Forest Road, following the Molalla River for 4.9 miles. The Hardy Creek Trailhead parking lot is on the right. NOTE: Most map systems will tell you to stay on west side of the river, bypassing Feyrer Park, but that part of Molalla Forest Road is private and gated.

For more information on how you can join the fun, please contact us.


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Real-time Hydrograph (river water levels), reported at Canby, Oregon.
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Graph of Molalla River Water levels, reported at Canby, Oregon
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