Steigerwald Project Updates


The Steigerwald Reconnection Project is well into its second year of construction. By 2022, the refuge's lands and Gibbons Creek, which flows through it, will be reconnected to the Columbia River for the first time in generations. This effort will bring a lot of changes to the Refuge, and we're excited to share them with you while the project takes shape! Check the Refuge 20/20 Blog for the latest

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We stand in solidarity


George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery were killed because of systemic racism. These acts of appalling racism are not new, nor are they isolated. The harm and the trauma caused by white domination has existed for too long. The injustices that Black people have experienced in this country for over 400 years are staring at us – again – still, begging us to be better than this. Every Black

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Steigerwald Reconnection Construction Begins June 1


Construction begins June 1 on the second phase of the Steigerwald Reconnection Project. This is the biggest habitat restoration project on the lower Columbia River to date, and will provide unobstructed access for salmon and lamprey to 965 acres of habitat, while also protecting private, city and Port property from flooding. Read more about the project at the Camas-Washougal Post Record and on the

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Update on COVID-19


Hello friends, The Estuary Partnership continues to follow the requirements of the Governors’ orders and CDC recommendations to help reduce potential impact of the Coronavirus 2019 in Oregon and Washington. We are all working remotely, keeping our physical distances and staying connected virtually. Our education team has developed some virtual lessons for students, you can find those here and we

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At-Home Science & Nature Activities


The Estuary Partnership Education Team has been staying at home, like most of you. So we've been thinking up activities to keep you and your "littles" engaged in learning about science and nature in and around your home. Check our At-Home Activities page for ideas, and keep your eye on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest!

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CREC Postponed to April 2021


The biennial Columbia River Estuary Conference, scheduled for April 28-30, 2020, has been postponed until April 2021 due to the coronavirus outbreak. We value the health and safety of our community and will work to make an even better conference next year. Stay tuned for specific dates as we get closer!

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2019 Highlights


The new year is here, but the old year is not forgotten. Here are a handful of our highlights from 2019: HABITAT Broke ground on the Steigerwald Floodplain Restoration Project. Once complete, the project will reconnect 965 acres of floodplain habitat to the mainstem Columbia River, while also protecting nearby community members and businesses from flooding. In 2019, crews installed large wood

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Our Annual Report is here!


Our annual snapshot of highlights from the 2018-19 year is complete. Take a look!

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Steigerwald Notice of Intent to Solicit


Firms interested in submitting proposals for the Steigerwald Floodplain Restoration Project can find information on the project, timeline, and the procurement process should download and view the Notice of Intent for the project's construction.Please note, there is a mandatory on-site pre-submittal meeting on Monday, October 28 at 10am. The Request for Qualifications will be issued on or about

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Three Weeks in the Field


by Tiffany Thio & Sarah Kidd In August, our monitoring team spent over 100 hours in the wetlands of the Columbia River estuary, collecting important ecology data for salmonid habitat restoration and conservation. Every year, we gather data to help us understand the habitats and ecology of the Columbia River estuary. We track a variety of sites and information to understand how habitat is changing

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