News and Events

The Estuary Partnership is currently accepting applications for an open Principal Restoration Ecologist position to join our Science Team. The successful candidate will work with our team of seven other scientists, restoration partners, and landowners to identify and implement habitat restoration projects along the lower Columbia River. People with diverse backgrounds and experience are encouraged to apply. 
Feb 23, 2019 - 9:00am
Explore Brookhaven Park while making a difference along Woodin Creek. Volunteer will plant trees to improve habitat along the creek and benefit local wildlife. Tree plantings are open to people of all ages and abilities. We welcome groups, families, and individuals. Pre-registration is required. Find out more and register online now!
Mar 9, 2019 - 9:00am
Make a difference while having fun and exploring Burnt Bridge Creek in the heart of Vancouver. Help plant trees to benefit the local habitat of the creek and the wildlife that call the area home.  All ages and abilities can plant with us. Plantings are fun for groups, families and individuals. Pre-registration is required—register online now!
Mar 9, 2019 - 9:00am
Explore Curtin Springs Wildlife Habitat Area and help plant trees to benefit the local habitat along Curtin Springs. The land was dedicated as a Wildlife Habitat Area just two years ago. Join us is transforming it into a wildlife oasis in the middle of the city! Plantings are great for groups, families and individuals. All ages and abilities are welcome. Pre-registration is required. Register online now.
Mar 16, 2019 - 9:00am
Make a difference at the wildlife refuge! Have fun and explore the area while you plant native trees and shrubs. Plantings improve the habitat along Gibbons Creek and benefit the wildlife that live on the refuge. Volunteer plantings are good for all ages and ability levels. We welcome groups, individuals, and families. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Sign up online now!
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 19, 2019. See our habitat restoration project funding page for details. 
"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! 
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.
Dave Ripp, 2016 Steward of the Year
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.