Senator Wyden Likes the Locks
At the end of August, Oregon Senator Ron Wyden hosted a meeting in Oregon City to discuss three exciting area projects, including the future of the Willamette Falls Locks and Canal. Participants in the meeting included former Congresswoman Darlene Hooley, who is now a National Trust consultant; National Trust Peggy Sigler, also a Trust consultant; and Sandy Carter, our partner at the Willamette Falls Heritage Coalition. Senator Wyden spoke with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Staff about their plans to convey the Locks to another operator and sought answers to a number of questions he had about that plan. Trust staffers Amy Cole and Shaw Sprague also attended the meeting and made a visit to the Locks to wave the "This Place Matters" flag.