Volunteering

Volunteering is a great way to learn about and experience the Columbia River.

Sign-up for our mailing list on the right of the page, subscribe to our RSS feed, or contact us directly to follow upcoming volunteer events. Volunteer opportunities include:

Plant Trees

You can help to protect and preserve the Columbia River by planting trees. Estuary Partnership tree plantings are suitable for all ages. All plantings are on Saturdays from 9am to Noon unless otherwise noted. Other dates and times may be available by request. We encourage early registration since plantings are limited to 35 participants and fill-up quickly.

Pre-registration is required.  Please contact Samantha Dumont, 503-226-1565 x245 / sdumont@estuarypartnership.org, to register or with questions.


Volunteer Planting Schedule
Planting Schedule flyer

  • November 16, 2013 - Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Washougal, WA
  • January 20, 2014 - Sandy River Delta, Troutdale, OR - Monday, Martin Luther King Day
  • January 25, 2014 -Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Washougal, WA
  • February 8, 2014 - Sandy River Delta, Troutdale, OR
  • February 15, 2014 - Meldrum Bar Park, Gladstone, OR
  • February 22, 2014 -Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Washougal, WA (FULL)
  • March 1, 2014 - Sandy River Delta, Troutdale, OR
  • March 8, 2014 - Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Washougal, WA
  • March 15, 2014 - Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Washougal, WA
  • March 15, 2014 - Sandy River Delta, Troutdale, OR
  • March 22, 2014 -Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Ridgefield, WA

 

Clean Up the Columbia River Water Trail

Columbia River Water Trail Projects are a fun way to learn about and experience the river. Projects vary from year to year. They typically involve paddling personal kayaks or canoes, or, paddling our 18+ passenger canoes. Past projects include island campsite maintenance and litter removal.

 

Monitor and Maintain Restoration Sites

The Estuary Partnership and its partners need on-going help monitoring and maintaining our restoration sites. Volunteers includes those from youth corps, seasonal camps, scouting organizations, religious affiliations, and other groups. Tasks include weeding, watering, plant surveying, water testing and more. Please contact us to discuss opportunities in your area.