News and Events
Jul 17, 2018 - 8:30am
Explore Vancouver Lake from a whole new perspective! Join the Estuary Partnership for one of two family friendly canoe paddles aboard our two 29' 14-passenger canoes. Glide past a host of birds while learning about the Columbia River ecosystem from seasoned paddle guides.We are offering two paddling times this day: 8:30 - 10:15am, and 10:30am - 12:15pm. Registration is required; click the previous links to register on Eventbrite.Don't delay, spots are limited and the canoes tend to fill quickly.
Aug 8, 2018 - 9:00am
Teacher and educators: join us to learn techniques and strategies to teach outdoors, AND earn up to 6 PDUs. This is a FREE workshop sponsored by East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District. Spece is limited. See the flyer below for full details, or download the flyer as a pdf. To register, contact Tonya McLean by email or at 503-226-1565 ext. 244.
Aug 9, 2018 - 9:30am
Explore your lake from a unique on-water perspective! Join our experienced educators on Vancouver Lake as they guide you on a paddle in one of our two 29' Big Canoes. You'll learn more about the Columbia River watershed while you spot some of the lake's innumerable birds. Paddles are free and family-friendly, but spots are limited and our canoes tend to fill quickly. You can register on Eventbrite beginning at 8am on July 5.
Aug 15, 2018 - 10:30am
Spend the afternoon exploring Portland's beautiful urban river aboard a 29' 14-passenger canoe. Paddle behind the Ross Island Complex into Holgate Channel where quiet waters provide the perfect venue for wildlife observation. Bring a sack lunch for a picnic break on Ross Island.Paddles are free and family-friendly, but spots are limited and our canoes tend to fill quickly. You can register on Eventbrite beginning 8am on July 11.
"It's really fun actually. I like cutting [Scotch broom] because I know I'm helping the environment."Recently, KGW News joined us in Astoria, Oregon for a Lewis and Clark Elementary School field trip to Coffenbury Lake in Ft. Stevens State Park. Students pulled Scotch broom and paddled on the lake in our Big Canoes. Watch the students in action!
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.
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.
The Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership is proud to announce our 2016 Steward of the Year: Dave Ripp, Executive Director of the Port of Camas-Washougal and long-time advocate for the Columbia River. The Port’s mission is to bring jobs, infrastructure, and recreational opportunities to East Clark County. Dave excels in all three areas. Under his leadership, the Port continues to expand; attracting 47 tenants in a variety of businesses to the 430-acre industrial park and adjacent 120 acre Steigerwald Commerce Center.
Great news!The Columbia River Basin Restoration Act - which will bring millions of dollars to the region to improve the river's water quality - is one step closer to becoming reality. Thursday, September 15, 2016, the U.S. Senate passed the Act as part of the Water Resources Development Act of 2016. The WRDA addresses critical fish and wildlife habitat, water quality, and infrastructure needs in 18 states. If the Act becomes law, it will authorize a grant program administered by the U.S.