Governor showcases canyon
Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski used the Reed canyon as the backdrop to sign an agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that streamlines the environmental permit process for projects such as the restoration of the canyon. The governor joined Reed President Colin Diver and members of the corps at a ceremony. Afterward, Reed’s canyon specialist, Zachariah Perry, showed the visitors a fish ladder constructed in 2001 as the first step in the restoration project, reconnecting Reed Lake with the lower creek.
The canyon is a 26-acre watershed in the midst of the Reed campus. Diver described it to the governor and other visiting dignitaries as “an apt site for the signing into law of procedures that ease the way for similar restorations.
“The fact that this project was accomplished under the old law,” Diver continued, “is testament to the diligence and goodwill of a wide array of private and public supporters.”