News and Events

We are currently accepting applications for another Restoration Ecologist to join our Science Team for the next two years. The successful candidate will work alongside our dedicated team to identify, plan, and coordinate habitat restoration projects along the lower river and tributaries. This position will last from this August through August 2021.Find out more details in the full job description, and apply online here.Applications are due Friday, May 31 at 4:00 p.m.
Work with us! The Estuary Partnership is currently recruiting for an Executive Assistant to join our team. The successful candidate will become a vital member of our Management Team, and will work to support the Executive Director and, directly and indirectly, all our programs to restore and engage people with the river. Find the full job description here. Only online applications will be accepted. You can apply online here. Applications are due Wednesday, June 12.
We are seeking Statements of Qualifications from firms interested in providing construction phase services for our Steigerwald Floodplain Restoration Project. The selected firm would provide bidding assistance during 2019 and manage construction oversight during the 2020, 2021, and 2022 construction seasons. The vast majority of work would occur during the 2020 and 2021 construction seasons.Interested firms should provide a Notice of Intent to Submit by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, and provide their SOQ by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 6, 2019. The RFQ can be downloaded below.
We are currently seeking bids for construction activities (placement of large woody debris along Gibbons Creek) to occur during September and October of this year. This work, the Gibbons Creek Alluvial Fan Restoration Project, is occurring in advance of and is separate from the much larger levee realignment, trail reconstruction, and roadway project (the Steigerwald Floodplain Restoration Project) that is scheduled for 2020 and 2021 and will be bid in November. Full details at the link below.Find all the documents for the bidding process here.Bids are due Tuesday, May 28 by 4:00 p.m.
Jun 21, 2019 - 10:00am
Friday, June 21 • 10am - 2pm • Hilton Vancouver Washington
Our Annual Science to Policy Summit will address plastic pollution in the lower Columbia River. Plastics are an integral part of daily life. But too much of it ends up in our rivers, streams, and oceans, causing harm to wildlife and human health. Over time, plastics break down into toxic components and are ingested by many fish and other seafood, making their way up the food chain. 
Changes in climate are shifting our approach to conservation.In 2016, we adopted voluntary targets for recovery of native habitat to meet an overall goal of historical habitat diversity and protection of biodiversity. These targets are aggressive, but they address recovering historical habitat. Yet we know now that climate change is fundamentally altering ecosystem processes and species ranges. We know we must adapt our methods.
"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.
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.