Stormwater RFQ


The Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership is soliciting Statements of Qualifications from firms interested in providing “on-call” design and engineering services to our School Stormwater Retrofit Program. The Notice of Intent to Submit due date is December 11, 2023. Applications are due on January 11, 2024. Find full details here:

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October 2023 Newsletter


If you're having trouble viewing this email, you can see it online . Thank you for celebrating with us! On September 28 th , we hosted our Annual Celebration, an event that draws partners, supporters, and community members together to honor the incredible accomplishments and partnerships that help to restore the Columbia River. The Annual Celebr ation is our most significant fundraiser of the year

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New stormwater project at the Rainier Boat Launch


The City of Rainier and the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership recently completed a project aimed at improving the quality and health of water in the Columbia River. Both entities partnered on the project, which involved the installation of bioswales at the Rainier Boat Launch that will capture, treat, and infiltrate stormwater from more than 13,000 square feet of impervious parking lot surface

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August 2023 Newsletter


We won an award, are having a party, got a new UAV...and more! If you're having trouble viewing this email, you can see it online . Join us for our Annual Celebration! Our favorite event of the year is just around the corner! Tickets are on sale now for our Annual Celebration. Our Annual Celebration will feature the Steward of the Year Award, amazing raffle packages to win, a delicious taco bar

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They sky's the limit! Meet our new UAV


The sky is the limit! We recently obtained a new Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). This cutting-edge tool will dramatically improve our ability to monitor and research habitat restoration and reference sites on federal lands. Since 2017, our Monitoring and Research Team has been using UAV technology for several aspects of habitat monitoring, including modeling site topography and identifying dominant

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Lamprey survey begins on East Fork Lewis


Representative Peter Abbarno and Councilor Sue Marshall join scientists for lamprey survey on the East Fork Lewis River The Lower East Fork Lewis Floodplain Reclamation Project is moving full steam ahead. With grants from the Washington Recreation and Conservation Office, Department of Ecology, and NOAA totaling nearly $20 million, this project to restore habitat for native fish and wildlife

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Join our Annual Celebration


Tickets are on sale now for our Annual Celebration, which takes place at 6pm on Thursday, September 28 at Easton Broad in Portland. Join us for an evening of good food and drink, raffles, and great company, and help us honor our 2023 Steward of the Year and raise funds to support our mission. Find all the details, buy tickets, and see raffle previews on our event website.

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East Fork Lewis River Project Fully Funded!


We are thrilled to announce that the East Fork Lewis Floodplain Reclamation Project has secured $20 million in funding! This project addresses long-standing issues with salmon and steelhead habitat, as well as flooding and erosion threats to homes, county property, and businesses. Not only does it solve these problems, but it also brings economic benefits, sustaining over 300 jobs in the region

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June 2023 Newsletter


If you're having trouble viewing this email, you can see it online . Save the date for a celebration! Save the Date! Our Annual Celebration is on Thursday, September 28 at 6pm at Easton Broad in NE Portland. Mark your calendar today and keep an eye out for information on how to buy tickets and participate in raffles, even if you can’t celebrate in-person. And please consider nominating an

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Outdoor Learning Grant Supports Year-Round Learning


The students sat in pairs under a picnic shelter at Vancouver Lake Park, each set poised before a small trout laid out on a piece of newspaper. It was dissection day, but these students got to be outside at a local park instead of inside their classroom. They were full of questions: Why do they have a line across their body? That is their lateral line and helps them sense and “hear” things in the

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