Gales Creek is back where it belongs at Balm Grove.
one largescale sucker, 382 crawdads, 174 coho salmon and more fish were found and relocated as part of the ongoing Balm Grove project in Gales Creek.
An open house at the Balm Grove property along Gales Creek will be held Thursday July 6 from 4 to 7 p.m. to showcase restoration efforts following the removal of the Balm Grove Dam last fall.
The Banks Chamber of Commerce will host Tualatin River Watershed Council Exec. Director Scott McEwen, who will provide updates on the Balm Grove Dam removal project, the landslide that struck an unnamed tributary to North Fork Gales Creek, the Killin Wetlands, and more Thursday at 12:30 p.m. in Banks.
Preparations to remove the Balm Grove Dam will begin this month, the Tualatin River Watershed Council announced Tuesday. In mid-September, the dam will be broken apart piece by piece.
The Washington County Board of Commissioners—who also serve as the Clean Water Services Board of Directors—awarded a $924,950 contract to remove the Balm Grove Dam and do stream restoration work at the site to Biohabitats, Inc. Tuesday evening.
Community members got an opportunity for one last look at the Balm Grove Dam before the old barrier—likely close to a century old, though a firm construction date is unknown—spanning Gales Creek comes down this summer.
An open house planned in advance of the recently-funded Balm Grove Dam removal project will be held onsite at Balm Grove in Gales Creek Thursday, June 9 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Hosted by the Tualatin River Watershed Council and Clean Water Services, which owns the property, information on the[Read More…]
A significant chunk of funding to remove the Balm Grove Dam on Gales Creek was approved Tuesday after a vote of the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board awarded a $270,000 grant for the project to the Tualatin River Watershed Council.
Plans to move the stalled Balm Grove Dam removal project forward are back, the Tualatin River Watershed Council announced Wednesday evening. In an email, TRWC Executive Director Scott McEwen said that removal of the decades-old concrete dam will begin this summer. “Removal of the structure and restoration of the site[Read More…]