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Canceled - Event Site Improvements - volunteers needed!

 
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ldhr

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PostTue Oct 17, 17 1:17 pm    Canceled - Event Site Improvements - volunteers needed! Reply with quote

Port Staff could use a few volunteers on Monday October 23.
On that day Port Staff will be beginning the process of placing boulder reinforcement at the transition between the Lawn and the gravel beach. Volunteers could assist in beach clean-up and help in repositioning smaller rocks around the boulder reinforcement.

Once that work is completed a weekend volunteer event could clear the beach of unwanted rocks. After the boulder reinforcement and beach clean-up then several loads of new gravel will be installed with the hope of bringing the beach elevation up to the transition at the lawn.

I'm sure there's a lot of wisecracks we could post about the Port and the Event Site. $2.00 bridge toll and $70.00 parking pass.
Being a local - I'm eternally grateful to have the Event Site in my life. I'm had ~ 100 days of kiting this summer from the Event Site and I work a full time job.

This plan to improve the beach sounds great. We can remove those pesky rocks that snag our lines. Then the whole beach gets covered in gravel - hopefully pea gravel.[b]

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eric

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PostTue Oct 17, 17 4:13 pm     Reply with quote

Thanks Laird,

I too really appreciate the Event Site resource and feel that $70 is very reasonable for what I get in return.

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Jonpnw

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PostWed Oct 18, 17 6:49 am    Time ? Reply with quote

I am all for helping improve our beach . I can make it after work.

Thank you !

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blancoh2o

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PostWed Oct 18, 17 5:00 pm     Reply with quote

What time are we starting? I'll come down and help.
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Sella

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PostThu Oct 19, 17 7:56 am    Re: Event Site Improvements - volunteers needed! Reply with quote

ldhr wrote:
After the boulder reinforcement and beach clean-up then several loads of new gravel will be installed with the hope of bringing the beach elevation up to the transition at the lawn.

This plan to improve the beach sounds great. We can remove those pesky rocks that snag our lines. Then the whole beach gets covered in gravel - hopefully pea gravel.

Beautiful plan and so needed. Thanks! I'll be down in the afternoon to assist.

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Dog Patrol

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PostThu Oct 19, 17 8:29 am     Reply with quote

Can we get a time or an accurate list of what needs to be done so we can help. Pouring concrete on the morning and will need a cold rinse Smile!!
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ldhr

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PostThu Oct 19, 17 8:41 am    Monday work party canceled - will be rescheduled. Reply with quote

Just got word from the Port - the work party is canceled and will be rescheduled in the near future.

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Scriffler

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PostFri Oct 20, 17 5:03 pm     Reply with quote

Those f*****s should hire some workers, how cheap can you be? Damn right people should laugh at this, they have so much cash. This feels like them rubbing it in and having people grovel to help. Maybe have a huge BBQ afterwards with free kegs of beer, that sounds about fair, but just show up? Wow, won't see me there(I know, but if I were
I would need free beer). Just smacks of bad taste. I could see if it were a county park, but it's the damn port!!

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eric

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PostFri Oct 20, 17 6:48 pm     Reply with quote

There is a huge opportunity cost having the Event Site. The gate does not cover the maintenance cost, let alone what the parcel could generate if it were used as light industrial etc.

I really appreciate this parcel being devoted to recreation, buy my pass willingly, and am very thankful for its existence.

Eric Cohn
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navi

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PostSat Oct 21, 17 2:08 pm     Reply with quote

Thanks for keeping us in the loop LD . It's not often that we can participate in kiting related building/modding/maintenance, no matter how minor; I can recommend doing so - MTB trail build parties are not just good karma but you end up feeling connected to the land and the other peeps. I suspect the Port has pretty tight parameters for the work but this is a good opportunity for kiters to step up and be visible and keep that relationship strong. Let us know when it's rescheduled for.

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AC

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PostSat Oct 21, 17 6:31 pm     Reply with quote

"There is a huge opportunity cost having the Event Site. The gate does not cover the maintenance cost, let alone what the parcel could generate if it were used as light industrial etc.

I really appreciate this parcel being devoted to recreation, buy my pass willingly, and am very thankful for its existence.

Eric Cohn
Hood River"

Hear, Hear. Thanks for those who are volunteering to allow access for the hundreds who aren't. Thanks Laird!!

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