News and Events

Burnt Bridge Creek
Feb 24, 2018 - 9:00am
Make a difference while exploring Burnt Bridge Creek, which feeds into Vancouver Lake. Help plant trees to benefit the water quality and habitat of the creek. We'll be planting upstream of the multi-use path, so this is an opportunity for you to explore more of the creek than you'd normally see.All ages welcome! Fun for groups, families, and individuals. Registration is required - sign up online now.
Volunteers at Sandy River Delta
Mar 3, 2018 - 9:00am
Plant native trees to increase wildlife habitat along the beautiful Sandy River before it meets the Columbia! Your plantings will be part of a larger Estuary Partnership-led restoration project at the Sandy River - read more about our project here.All ages welcome! Fun for groups, families, and individuals. Registration is required - sign up online now.
Mar 8, 2018 - 11:00am
Thursday, March 8 through Saturday, March 10, Alex Smokehouse (1834 E Main Street, Washougal, WA) is generously raising funds to support the Estuary Partnership's work to protect the Columbia River and get Washougal and Camas kids outside to learn about their watershed.Stop by for food and beer specials, and a portion of your bill comes to the Estuary Partnership. Let them know we sent you!
Mar 8, 2018 - 6:00pm
Join us for an evening of socializing and celebrating. Learn about the Hamilton Creek Habitat Restoration Project. View a short video about the project, created by local contractor LKE Corporation. Enjoy slider baskets and beer specials, with a portion benefiting a healthy Columbia River and outdoor education for Camas and Washougal students. Check the Facebook event for the latest updates.
Gee Creek
Mar 10, 2018 - 9:00am
Make a difference while having fun and exploring Abrams Park and Gee Creek, a 4th order tributary of the Columbia River. Help plant trees to benefit the local habitat of the creek and the wildlife that call it home. All ages welcome! Fun for groups, families, and individuals. Registration is required - sign up online now.
Volunteers at Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge
Mar 17, 2018 - 9:00am
Join us as we plant trees to benefit wildlife habitat at the popular Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge. Get outdoors, have fun, and make a difference while exploring Gibbons Creek and the birds and other wildlife that visit the refuge.All ages welcome. Fun for groups, families, and individuals. Registration is required - sign up online now.
Burnt Bridge Creek
Mar 24, 2018 - 9:00am
Make a difference while exploring Burnt Bridge Creek, which feeds into Vancouver Lake. Help plant trees to benefit the water quality and habitat of the creek. We'll be planting upstream of the multi-use path, so this is an opportunity for you to explore more of the creek than you'd normally see.All ages welcome! Fun for groups, families, and individuals. Registration is required - sign up online now.
Apr 10, 2018 - 9:00am
Visit our CREC 2018 webpage for all the latest information.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. This year's conference theme is Promoting Resiliency under Shifting Environmental Conditions. CREC 2018 will take place April 10-12, 2018 at the Liberty Theater in Astoria, Oregon. 
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 April 6, 2018. See our habitat restoration project funding page for details. 
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.

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