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Day 3 - Restoration Done!

Updated: Sep 9, 2020

Well here we are, Day three of a projected three day project. As of noon today the work by Johnson Rock Products is complete. The crew is finishing up cleanup and already started removing some of of their equipment.

Below are some pics of the final product; a non-channel spanning log weir we were also able to improve the overflow ditch and allow access to the city property on the peninsula. The final phase, when we will need volunteers to help plant willows along the riparian area, is being planned and will be completed when the soil conditions are right.

Thanks to the entire Johnson Rock, the Tenmile Lakes Basin Partnership, the Tenmile Lakes Association, the City of Lakeside city counselors, Mayor James Edwards, all the state and federal agencies involved, and all the amazing donors to our project. All of us should be proud! We have done something wonderful!

I am editing the post to include a email I received from Mike Mader showing the full and complete list of those that made this possible:


Al and TLA Boardmembers,

I submit below for your meeting tonight and for follow up thank you correspondence.

Its Jills Bday so I will be unable to attend.

I feel its very, very, important to get our appreciate out to those who made the project possible. Including the TLA, good job everyone.


Tenmile Creek Restoration Project Supporters

  • Forest Investment Associations and Barns & Associates for donating the trees to the project.

  • Staff from Barns and Associates worked hard to find us some logs and did the extra work to lead with the ODF to get permission to utilize designated wildlife trees for the project.

  • The Oregon Department of Forestry who understood the importance of the project and permitted the use of the 4 potential wildlife trees for our restoration project.

  • Mr. Jason Smith, the Owner of South Port Forest Products and South Port Logging generously donated their management expertise, lots of time, logging equipment, and project coordination to locate, fall, and mobilize equipment to load and unload up to logs weighing up to 4 tons.

  • Mr. Tom Miller South Port Logging Manager was essential in coordinating all activities from finding the logs, coordinating a timber faller, working on Saturdays to prep the logs, and coordinated the transport and unloading at the site.

  • We thank Mr. Ray Gimlin, lifetime Lakesider and professional Timber Faller, for showing us how one of the most dangerous jobs in the world can be done with cool and a smile. Ray donated his time and expertise for the project.

  • The City of Lakeside and Mayor James Edwards for supporting and allowing the project to be implemented on City property.

  • North Lake Resort for donating and prepping as well as loading the posts.

  • The TLBP for supporting and contributing to the project.

  • Ringo, the Golden Boy, for his long-term commitment and energies to this project. He motived all involved. And of course Cathy for supporting Ringo in his crazy endeavors.

  • Alan Whitney contributed to all aspects from gaining support to reviewing plans. His pure stubbornness and focus was huge in every aspect of the project from start to finish.

  • Don Porior. Nothing would have happened if he wasn’t scared of the NL owner. He expertise and flexibility, reworking plans 8 times, was awesome!!

  • Johnson Rock deserves a huge thanks! The Crew of Todd, Jed, and the Boss Kortney took the extra time to implement the project. Without their expertise and commitment to do a great job. The final project would not have happened so smoothly and installed with perfection. Thanks guys.

  • All the Individuals who donated made this project possible in the short time frame. We could have tried for grants for years. Thanks


Thank you!


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Heather Field
Heather Field
Sep 11, 2020

Looks like success!!! Excellent, beautiful...Thank you!!!!!

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