PC: Taylor Balkom/The Columbian


Did you see us in the news?! Last month, we broke ground on our West Biddle Dam Replacement Project. This project will provide the water to sustain salmon and trout production at Columbia Springs!

“We understand the importance of preserving our heritage (and) of honoring our past while embracing the possibilities of the future,” said Katherine Cory, Columbia Springs executive director. “That’s what this dam allows us to do.”

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 Tapani Inc. has been staging equipment onsite, and construction will begin soon. To help this process move along smoothly and keep everyone safe, you may notice a new trail route around the West end of Columbia Springs! If you are hoping to access the Heron Trail, you must now do so following the signs to make a left turn after you are past the hatchery round ponds (before you reach the fork in the road that usually takes you to Heron Loop). This path comes out near our Outdoor Classroom, where you will make another left to go up the Heron Loop Trail.

Heron “Loop” is now an out and back trail only, as the loop has been closed. Please turn around when you see a u-turn sign as you come around the back side of the lake. This will ensure that everyone stays safe!

Any questions? Call us at 360-882-0936.


Thanks to our friends at the Greater Vancouver Chamber for helping with the recent groundbreaking event, and to The Columbian for featuring the project! Read the full story here.