Join our Education Team! We are currently seeking a temporary Environmental Educator to teach students in the classroom and outdoors from late February through mid-June. Find the full position description here and apply online here.A decision will be made after Feb 6, 2017. We encourage applications to be in by 4:00pm on Friday, February 3 to be considered. The recruitment is open until filled.
Great news!The Columbia River Basin Restoration Act - which will bring millions of dollars to the region to improve water quality throughout the Columbia River Basin - was signed into law December 16 as part of the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act. The Act authorizes a grant program administered by the U.S. EPA to help local groups voluntarily clean up, monitor, and reduce the use of toxics within the Columbia River Basin. “The Estuary Partnership has worked on passage of this Act for eight years, and we are thrilled that the bill is finally law.
Feb 25, 2017 - 9:00am
Join us as we plant trees to benefit wildlife habitat at La Center Bottoms wetlands. Get outdoors, have fun, and make a difference while exploring Breeze Creek and the East Fork Lewis River. We recently completed a habitat restoration project to reconnect the wetlands to the river - read more about that project here and here. With help from volunteers like you, the area will soon be prime habitat for salmonids.
The Estuary Partnership is undertaking the first, large-scale effort to identify and map marine debris in the lower Columbia River from Bonneville Dam to the Pacific Ocean. We're tracking small to medium size marine debris (less than 35-feet) - things like tires, styrofoam blocks, small boats, machinery, and other material that may harm the river. We'll use this information to understand how big the problem is, and make a plan for how to clean it up.Submit your marine debris sightings here or view our marine debris map of the lower river here.
Columbia Sportswear believes that outdoor education and conservation ensure everyone will be able to enjoy the outdoors for generations to come. One barrier for many kids to enjoy their experience in the outdoors is proper rain gear that keeps them comfortable and dry. Last year, Columbia Sportswear generously donated rain jackets so students can focus on what really matters: having fun, exploring, and learning about the natural world around them. Thank you Columbia Sportswear for helping us get all kids outdoors!