Klickitat River Clean-up!

Klickitat River Clean-up!

Dear friends,
Starting Sunday, November 22nd, grab a trash bag, gloves and your mask to head to your favorite lower Klickitat River site, in your own time, for a DIY river clean-up.  Stroll the Klickitat Trail, check out Mile One Campground (lotsa trash here) head to the falls area to safely collect riverside debris and litter before the fall rains hit.
 
Note: there is also a lot of trash in the area of Fisher Hill Bridge.  Be safe – Use gloves, masks, and socially distance from others.
 
Please leave trash bags by the trailhead restrooms.
 
If you are in need of garbage bags or gloves, please contact LBeranek@tu.org.
 
Thanks, Dave Berger

Proposal for private raft access to the White Salmon River in Husum rural center.

The project will replace an existing 36” wide trail and steps with a path wide enough to accommodate passage of a raft.  The new path will probably be paved with concrete.  FWSR will submit a short SEPA comment and a longer general comment.

The SEPA comment deadline is November 13, 2020.

General Comment Deadline is November 30, 2020.  Written comments relating to the Shoreline Conditional Use Application will be accepted until the time of a public hearing before the Klickitat County Planning Commission. Any comments received will be entered into the record.  (Read Shae Hill Proposal here.)

Project description from JARPA:   The proposal is to upgrade a small 36″ wide existing gravel trail that goes in the direction the river flows. This trail starts at the top of the earthen shelf and descends west to the bedrock, then currently turns due south for the final few feet with steps. The total drop is approximately 9 feet. The purpose of the trail is to provide and facilitate raft ingress/egress to the White Salmon River, which, due to the stairs, we cannot currently put our raft into or take it out of the river on our property. This is a private use and will not have any commercial aspect. Given the particular slope of the area and overhead fir trees, the path will be straightened and excavated using hand tools. There will be no fill deposited below the present earthen shelf. In the process, the existing wood-reinforced stairs where the path turns south will be removed and replanted with native bushes to further stabilize the earthen shelf (please see the attached replanting plan). The path would then be paved with brown dyed concrete and /or paver stones to safely access the river for ingress and egress.