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Every two years, the Columbia River Estuary Conference (CREC) brings together people with interest in the lower Columbia River and its estuary, plume, and nearshore ocean. The call for papers and posters is available online, and abstracts are due February 2, 2018. CREC 2018 will take place in late April or early May. Additional details including the dates, location, and conference theme will be released soon. Read more about past CRECs here. 
The Estuary Partnership is accepting proposals for habitat restoration projects in the lower Columbia River designed to improve the access and quality of rearing and refuge habitat for juvenile Pacific salmonds. Applications for this round are due on January 12, 2018. See our habitat restoration project funding page for details. 
Volunteers at Sandy River Delta
Jan 15, 2018 - 9:00am
Help your community by improving our local natural areas! Every year for Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service, the Estuary Partnership engages community members in "a day on, not a day off" of planting trees to enhance habitat and improve water quality.Your plantings will be part of a larger effort by many partners to restore the Sandy River. Read about the Estuary Partnership-led restoration of the mouth of the river here.