News and Events
Since our restoration project at La Center Bottoms was completed last fall, we’ve been monitoring the site to assess the ecological impacts of our restoration. We placed a time-lapse camera to capture some of the winter storms and the resulting high water.
Did you miss our Columbia River Estuary Conference on Anomalous Environmental Conditions last month? Presentations are now available online. Check out our Conference Presentations page.
Constructions is complete on our habitat restoration project in La Center Bottoms in La Center, Washington, and the trail is open. Read about the restoration project the The Columbian. The next phase of the project includes replanting the area with native vegetation with local students and community members. All people are welcome to join us for two volunteer plantings along Brezee Creek on Monday, January 18 (MLK National Day of Service) and Saturday, February 6.
The Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership is coordinating the implementation of a habitat restoration project in the La Center wetlands during September - October 2015. The project will restore tidal influence to the wetlands and restore critical habitat for salmon and steelhead. During construction, the La Center Bottoms trail will be temporarily closed to all uses. Read more about the project and what local residents should expect here.
Check out the story on our restoration project at Batwater Station from KGW!
Toxics Still Persist in the RiverBetween 1989 and 1995, the Lower Columbia River Bi-State Water Quality Program (the predecessor to the Estuary Partnership) collected data on water quality and toxic contaminants in the lower river and estuary, generating a large dataset on the threats to the health of the river and the organisms that live there.
The Reflector published a great article about our wetlands restoration project currently in progress at La Center Bottoms. We are restoring tidal influence to the area for salmon and other wildlife while preserving the natural area's recreational uses for people, and engaging students and volunteers in re-planting native vegetation. Read the whole article here!
The Estuary Partnership is requesting bids from contractors to implement a large habitat restoration project on the East Fork Lewis River near La Center, Washington. The RFB was released on July 22, and there is a mandatory, on-site, pre-bid meeting in La Center on Friday, July 24 at 10:00 am. More information on the project, the RFB, and the mandatory meeting is available here.
A reporter from West Linn joined us on our recent paddle on the Willamette Narrows. Read the article in The West Linn Tidings.
An Oregonian photographer captured our Paddle & Pull on Ross Island with Willamette Riverkeeper. Check out the story and the great photos on Oregon Live!