News and Events

We have a lot of trees to plant, and we need a lot of folks to help us plant them! We're currently in the middle of updating our website and the events will be on the front page soon, but right now you can find all the dates and links to sign up on our Volunteer Page!
Sound Native Plants staff replanting at East Fork Lewis River
Request for QualificationsThe Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership is soliciting statements of qualifications from firms interested in providing “on-call” natural area vegetation management assistance to the Estuary Partnership’s Habitat Restoration Program. The Estuary Partnership anticipates selecting several firms that can provide vegetation management skills to the Estuary Partnership for a range of restoration project types and sizes. This work may include implementing vegetation management services for complex, large-scale habitat restoration projects.
Gibbons Creek in Steigerwald
Firms interested in bidding for the Steigerwald Floodplain Restoration Project can view and download all the documents for the project below. Please note, there is a mandatory on-site pre-submittal meeting for prime contractors only on Monday, October 28 at 10am. There is no pre-submittal meeting for Aquatic Habitat Restoration Specialists, and due to logistical constraints they are asked NOT to attend the October 28 meeting.
  
Year In Review
   
Our annual snapshot of highlights from the 2018-19 year is complete. Take a look!
Excavator at Steigerwald, Mt. Hood visible in the distance.
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 October 23, 2019. 
by Tiffany Thio & Sarah KiddIn 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 in response to conditions like climate change, and how restoration project sites are recovering.
Andy and Chris pose with a boat full of trash
September 9 through 11, Estuary Partnership staff and folks from Diversified Marine worked to clean up a stretch of Multnomah Channel and the Sauvie Island shoreline. View a photo story of the clean up.
Our most recent Science to Policy Summit took place on June 21, 2019, and covered reducing plastics and their impact on the Columbia River. We summarized key points discussed by our panel and attendees into an immersive storymap full of extra resources.View the storymap summary here.
 2019 continues to be a big year for the Steigerwald Floodplain Restoration Project. We finished project design, and Bonneville Power Administration recently awarded the remaining funds required to construct the project!
We've been fortunate to have the help from our seasonal staff over the summer. Field techs Sneha Roa (left) and Tiffany Thio (right) have been busy in the field collecting data for our monitoring program—plus a few other duties. On the day pictured, they were building an electric fence to keep cattle out of one of our monitoring plots near Ridgefield National Widlife Refuge. 

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