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Molalla River Watch, Inc.
Phone: 5O3-824-2195 — Email:
2016 Calendar of Events List
Last Updated January 18, 2016
Molalla River Watch, Inc. Board Meetings are open to the public.
Fourth Tuesday of each month, 7 PM, at the Molalla Public Library, 201 E. 5th Street, Molalla, OR 97038 (Map...). Occasionally these meeting days change, so please call Kay Patteson, 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 AvailableWhere: Molalla River Watch Board Meeting, Tuesday, 7:00 pm at the Molalla Public Library, 201 E. 5th St., Molalla, Oregon 97038 (Map...). For more information: email or call 503-559-0885.

Come learn new information on fish and streams in the Molalla River Watershed!
Please join us for a talk by fish biologist Ted Labbe on fish and road crossing surveys of small streams in the Molalla River watershed. This past April and May, Ted and volunteers helped Molalla River Watch complete fish and culvert surveys on smaller streams that have never been surveyed. The new results will be essential in guiding future restoration efforts. Event Flyer (PDF) for this January 26th presentation

We're also 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)

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016
Molalla River Watch Board Meeting 7pm at the Molalla Public Library.

Horses, Hikers and Mountain Bikers Poker Ride/HikeSummer, 2016
Check back later for the date of our annual
Horses, Hikers and Mountain Bikers Poker Ride/Hike

Molalla River Cleanup and Corridor EnhancementFall, 2016
Check back later for the date of our annual
Molalla River Cleanup and Molalla River Corridor Enhancement

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.

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Real-time Hydrograph (river water levels), reported at Canby, Oregon.
(courtesy the National Weather Service and USGS)
Graph of Molalla River Water levels, reported at Canby, Oregon
Current Hydrograph with forecast
Graph of 10-day Hydrological forecast
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