RFQ for On-Call Services


Request for Qualifications for Engineering and Design, Construction Management The Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership is soliciting Statements of Qualifications (SOQs) from firms interested in providing “on-call” technical assistance services to our Habitat Restoration Program. Our Habitat Restoration Program is largely focused on restoring and reconnecting tidal and fluvial floodplains and other

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5th graders react to environmental ed


Sacajawea Elementary School’s Skyhawk News features Estuary Partnership environmental education classroom lessons and field trip Students at Sacajawea Elementary School produced an outstanding video documenting environmental education classroom lessons and a field trip to Salmon Creek facilitated by Environmental Educators with the Estuary Partnership for their school’s daily news program, Skyhawk

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Western painted turtle research at the Sandy River Delta


Western painted turtle research and habitat restoration underway at the Sandy River Delta – your participation is needed! Located at the confluence of the Sandy and Columbia rivers, The Sandy River Delta is a popular recreation area for walkers, horseback riders, and birdwatchers. It is also important habitat for the western painted turtle (Chrysemys picta bellii). Oregon Department of Fish and

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King tide viewers urged to share photos on MyCoast


Crowdsourced photos will help flooding, erosion, and sea level rise infrastructure projects and research in Pacific and Wahkiakum Counties King tides are naturally occurring tidal events that bring high water levels to local shores. King tides will occur monthly in November through January. Researchers throughout the region aim to utilize king tides to visualize sea level rise impacts and are

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Big Canoe season finishes another awesome summer


Memories are made while paddling a river. This summer, the Estuary Partnership’s Big Canoes – two 29’ canoes with room for 12 passengers – helped 756 people make new memories while learning about the lower Columbia River estuary. The Estuary Partnership teamed up with 37 different local, community-based organizations to explore five different waterways: the Willamette River, Tualatin River

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Summer Field Technicians finish successful monitoring season


Summertime is an extremely important season for data collection at habitat restoration sites and reference sites throughout the lower Columbia River. This summer, the Estuary Partnership had the support of two excellent Research Technicians to complete the extensive list of field work monitoring tasks. Sophie D'Arcy and Derek Marquis spent most of their time with the Estuary Partnership’s

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Annual Celebration success!


After a two-year hiatus, we were thrilled for the return of our Annual Celebration! Hosted at Rossi Farms in northeast Portland, our Annual Celebration was attended by nearly 150 friends of the Estuary Partnership. Together, we raised over $60,000 to continue our ambitious habitat restoration projects, fun and effective environmental education, and critical estuary monitoring programs! We

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Stewards of the Year Announced


We are thrilled to announce the winners of the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership Steward of the Year award. Congratulations Rudy Salakory and Dave Pinkernell! The Steward of the Year award is an important part of the Estuary Partnership’s Annual Celebration given to those whose work has made an incredible contribution to the lower Columbia River community and ecosystem. Rudy Salakory Rudy is a

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