April 2024 Newsletter

It's Earth Month & we have so many ways for you to celebrate! 

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Welcome Tony Tommasini, Department of Defense Skillbridge Intern


Please join us in welcoming Tony Tommasini to our team! Tony is a Combat Controller in the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command participating in the Department of Defense Skillbridge program, a program that helps active-duty military members transition into civilian life. For three months, Tony will gain field experience with the Estuary Partnership’s Community Programs, Restoration, and Monitoring and Research Teams that will help him launch into a career in wildlife and environmental conservation.

Tony’s passion for the outdoors drives is interest in conservation. Being outdoors is what he enjoys most. His hobbies include mountain biking, hiking, canyoneering, free-diving, skiing, snowboarding, riding off-road vehicles, and numerous watersports.

You’re invited: Family-focused Earth Day exploration event at Vancouver Lake


We are excited to invite families with children ages seven and older to celebrate Earth Day weekend by exploring the shoreline and forested areas at Vancouver Lake Regional Park on Saturday, April 20 from 9:30 a.m. - noon!

Earth Day exploration activities include walking along trails, using binoculars to observe great blue herons along the shoreline and eagles soaring overhead, and listening to bird calls and songs. Earth Day explorers will also participate in nature journaling using watercolors and pencils.

Check out our new climate study happening now in Columbia River estuary wetlands


A new study is underway examining the role of Columbia River estuary wetlands in global efforts to combat climate change. We are partnering with Oregon Health & Science University and Portland State University to evaluate the dual role of estuary wetlands in both storing and emitting greenhouse gases. 

The Soil Carbon and Methane Study of Columbia River Estuary Wetlands project will examine the intricacies of carbon sequestration and methane emissions in wetlands in the Columbia River estuary. Data collected from this study will be used to inform modeling efforts, to quantify methane emissions and carbon sequestration, and to provide predictive capabilities for carbon storage and methane release across the entire Columbia River estuary. 

Welcome to Stewardship Season


The planting season is winding down but the opportunities to pitch in and make a difference continue! Join us for a stewardship event at Steigerwald to mulch and weed around newly installed plants. These small acts go a long way to help ensure plant survival during hot months.


You’re invited to the 2024 Science to Policy Summit - Conservation as climate mitigation: using carbon programs to protect and restore ecosystems


Carbon programs create financial incentives to reduce emissions and have the potential to be integrated into a variety of conservation and restoration programs. At the Science to Policy Summit 2024, carbon program business leaders, resource managers, researchers, and restoration practitioners will share the latest research on carbon sequestration, how carbon programs are currently operating, and how they are evolving to meet new restoration and conservation initiatives. 

The Science to Policy Summit will feature panel presentations, lightning talks, and networking.

When: Wednesday, May 15, 2024 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Where: Lacamas Lake Lodge (map) on the banks of Lacamas Lake in Camas, Washington and virtually. 

Drink up and support the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership



Fort George Fort George Brewery is generously donating 1% of all 12-ounce can sales during the month of April support our habitat restoration work, hands-on environmental education programs, and cutting-edge scientific research projects. If you imbibe, stock up this month on your favorites like Short Sands Lager, City of Dreams Pale Ale, and Magnetic Dreams IPA.

And if you're in Astoria on April 19th, join us in the Fort George Brewery Lovell Taproom from 5-7pm for a special Earth Month beer release! We'll be there along with fellow nonprofits North Coast Watershed Association and Columbia River Estuary Study Taskforce. We'll be sharing some of our latest work and letting you know how you can get involved.

Celebrate Earth Month with a DOUBLED donation to the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership


Are you looking for a way to make a big impact this Earth Month? Your donation to the Estuary Partnership this month will be DOUBLED, thanks to generous support from KPFF and Ash Creek Forest Management. Donations will be matched 1:1, up to $2,500, all month long!

In the news

Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership program helps Clark County students learn about, experience outdoors. The Columbian, February 22, 2024.

CW Community Chest, Rotary, Lions Club announce 2024 grant awards. Lacamas Magazine, March 3, 2024

Washougal stormwater project ripples out. Camas Post-Record, March 14, 2024

Kelso Public Library sees spike in visitors for second straight year. Longview Daily News, March 15, 2024 

Clark County to buy 125 acres along East Fork Lewis River as part of habitat restoration project. The Columbian, March 22, 2024

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