Nestled on the Clackamas River near Barton, River Island provides 240 acres of habitat for plants and wildlife, including endangered salmon and steelhead, native turtles and migratory birds. It is also a favorite place for people to fish and enjoy nature.
Years of gravel mining and record flooding in 1996 altered the natural area’s landscape and changed the Clackamas River’s path through the gravel mine – bad news for wildlife that depend on the river.
Metro protected the natural area through two voter-approved bond measures designed to preserve water quality and wildlife habitat. A 2013 parks and natural areas levy allows Metro to restore this stunning place, returning it to a more natural state.
Join Metro at a public meeting to share what you value about the River Island Natural Area.
6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, March 13
Mount Scott Fire Station
9339 SE Causey Ave., Happy Valley