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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. 
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.
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.
a volunteer holds up a bunch of bare-root plants
Nov 16, 2019 - 9:00am
Join us for our 3rd year planting along Burnt Bridge Creek, an important urban tributary running through the heart of Vancouver.Volunteer plantings are great for all ages. We provide the tools, native plants, and snacks. You bring sturdy shoes, a full water bottle, and enthusiasm! Find out more and sign up to volunteer on Eventbrite.
Nov 23, 2019 - 9:00am
Be a part of this large, multi-year habitat restoration project! Steigerwald is the site of a 3-year construction effort that will restore nearly 1000 acres of habitat. You will help restore part of the refuge's forested floodplain.Volunteer plantings are great for all ages. We provide the tools, native plants, and snacks. You bring sturdy shoes, a full water bottle, and enthusiasm! Find out more and sign up to volunteer on Eventbrite.
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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