News and Events
We are seeking a permanent, three-quarter time Research Scientist to work as part of the Estuary Partnership's Science Team. The Research Scientist will collect and analyze field data and help manage subcontractors in support of the Estuary Partnership's Ecosystem Monitoring and Action Effectiveness Monitoring Programs. Work entails leading data collection, analysis, and reporting; developing data collection protocols; designing monitoring and research projects; and working with subcontractors. The successful candidate will thrive in a team environment, have strong communication skills, be comfortable with a diverse project portfolio, and have a broad background based in natural resources.
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.
Mar 4, 2017 - 9:00am
Join us while we make a difference at Vancouver Lake Regional Park - one of Clark Counties "hidden gems." Volunteers will help plant native trees and shrubs to benefit the local habitat along a newly constructed trail along the lake. If the day is clear, you'll be treated to views of Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Hood, and Mt. Adams!All ages and abilities welcome! Fun for groups, families, and individuals. Pre-registration is required - register online now. This volunteer opportunity is a part of "Experience Vancouver Lake."
Mar 7, 2017 - 5:00pm
We’re excited to partner with McMenamins On The Columbia for Friends & Family Night! McMenamins on the Columbia is located directly on the Vancouver riverfront (map) and features fabulous river views in addition to tasty food and drink. The Estuary Partnership gets 50% of the evening’s sales on Tuesday, March 7, so it’s a great way to have a delicious meal and support our work.
Mar 11, 2017 - 9:00am
Join us as we plant trees to enhance habitat and benefit fish and wildlife in the 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.
Mar 18, 2017 - 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.
Apr 13, 2017 - 5:00pm
Join the Estuary Partnership at the Vancouver Water Resources Education Center (map) for an open house for Vancouver Lake. Come learn about the groups involved at Vancouver Lake and how you can get involved! There will be a brief presentation at 5:30, but the community is invited to stop by any time. Light refreshments provided • Free • All are welcome
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.
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 13, 2017. See our habitat restoration project funding page for details.