The Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership

The Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership


Your contribution gets kids outside and learning on the water, and helps protect the river. Thank you!

To improve the lower Columbia River by protecting
and restoring nature and clean water for current
and future generations of fish, wildlife and people.


Recent News

Oregon Live has a great article about the 50+ new signs going up along the Lower Columbia River Water Trail this spring and summer....

20 years ago, the outlook for bald eagles in the lower Columbia River was dismal

Research in the early 1990s found that eagles nesting along sections of the lower Columbia River produced only half as many young per nest as eagles...

The Estuary Partnership is accepting proposals for habitat restoration projects in the lower Columbia River. Projects should be designed to improve the access to and quality of rearing and refuge habitat for juvenile Pacific salmonids. ...

The Reflector published photos from our La Center Watershed Festival on February 12, 2015. Around 150 community members...

Upcoming Events

Metro Trails Fair

May 17, 2015 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Visit the Estuary Partnership at the Oregon Convention Center for Metro's 5th annual Regional Trails Fair! We'll be sharing...

Paddling the Water Trail Slideshow in Astoria

May 21, 2015 - 7:00pm

Charlotte Austin, a Seattle area writer, and a handful of her friends paddled the Lower Columbia River Water Trail during the last week of October 2014. She put together a series of slide shows to share the adventure - and proceeds benefit the...

Ridgefield's 4th Annual Big Paddle

Jun 6, 2015 - 9:00am

Ridgefield is celebrating National Trails Day on June 6 with its Fourth Annual Big Paddle. The day begins in the Big Event Tent at 9:00 AM at the Port of Ridgefield with a Chinook Drumming and Blessing...

Water Trail presentation at REI Clackamas

Jun 11, 2015 - 6:30pm

Join us at REI Clackamas for a free presentation on the Lower Columbia River Water Trail! We will highlight some of the river's recreational and environmental opportunities as well as information on how to plan a trip on the river.

Partner Spotlight: Murray, Smith & Associates, Inc.

Murray, Smith & Associates, Inc. (MSA), a local civil and environmental consulting firm, believes that healthy communities and a healthy environment go hand in hand. Since 2001, MSA has been a Corporate Leader for the Columbia River supporting clean water, healthy habitats and outdoor science education for local students. The Estuary Partnership is honored to partner with such a great team of people and thank them for their commitment to our community and the Columbia River.