At the close of another year, we hope that you will take a moment to consider a gift to Friends of the East Fork.
This has been a busy and impactful year for us. We are joining hands with neighborhood leaders, The Wounded Warriors, Salmon Creek Flyfishers and others involved in water quantity and quality in the streams in Clark County.
Please help us continue the momentum by giving generously. Your support will help us continue in the projects we have done and are doing in the East Fork Lewis River.
We finished a side channel on the Swanson powerline portion of the East Fork, removed some beaver dams that had blocked the water intake to the stream at Grace Lodge, added woody debris to the side channel there, and are involved in a project on Salmon Creek as well.
We have participated in the Department of Ecology study of bacterial contamination in the East Fork Lewis River with a presentation. That project is continuing.
We have been involved in advocating for environmental constraints on irresponsible gravel mining in the Yacolt area that threaten the East Fork Lewis River. The operator wants to expand its operations on property downhill from the present site and that parcel has dangerous slopes and landslide potention which will affect the East Fork as well. Unfortunately, the Clark County Council has approved the expansion, citing concerns only about the traffic problems and not mentioning the geological issues. We will be assisting with an appeal of that decision.
We are providing well researched maps and other geologic studies to show that clear cutting above the Hantwick Trail at Moulton Falls could cause a landslide that would endanger the trail below, which is wheelchair maintained, and also the East Fork. We have shared that with DNR, which is proposing the logging operation.
You can see that we have a busy year ahead of us, both with the legal issues and the fish restoration projects, so any donation you can give will be much appreciated. We are a 501-C-3 organization so your donation will be tax deductible.
Richard Dyrland, President
Friends of the East Fork