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Bill Pushes for $50 Million to Restore Columbia River

07.29.14

US Senator Jeff Merkley and US Representative Earl Blumenauer yesterday reintroduced the Columbia River Restoration Act (CRRA), which would authorize appropriation of $50 million for Columbia River clean up efforts. The Columbia River Basin is the only major EPA designated ‘large aquatic ecosystem’ to receive zero funding pursuant to this designation. The Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership has

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REI awards the Estuary Partnership funding to support our Volunteer Program!

05.20.14

REI is passionate about protecting the outdoors and provides grants to steward outdoor places we all love and enjoy. With REI’s support the Estuary Partnership will mobilize volunteers from across the region to remove invasive species, plant native trees and scrubs, clean up river banks, and care for popular recreation areas along the lower Columbia River. This year the Estuary Partnership will

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Big Canoe Program Profiled in Outdoor Nation Best Paddlesports Projects Video

03.14.14

Last year the Estuary Partnership was one of the winners in Outdoor Nations Best Paddlesports Project competition and we're profiled in the new video that highlights last year's winners. Winners represent Outdoor Nation's view of the best 2013 paddlesport projects that connect young Americans to thier waterways through recreational paddling. The Estuary Partnership, through our Big Canoe program

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Time to Register for the Columbia River Estuary Workshop!

03.05.14

The every two-year Columbia Estuary Workshop is back and registration is open! Reserve your space now for the latest Columbia River estuary science and research, posters, and networking. And thanks to the Workshop Sponsors, the event is once again the best deal on the river: free!To go directly to registration click here: Registration:To more information on the Columbia River Estuary Workshop

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Call for Abstracts: 2014 Columbia River Estuary Workshop

12.20.13

Please consider submitting an abstract for the 2014 Columbia River Estuary Workshop: Forging Links in the Columbia River Estuary (CREW). The biennial workshop will be held May 28-30, 2014 at the Liberty Theater in Astoria, Oregon. Abstracts are due February 28, 2014.The theme of the 2014 workshop is "Forging Links in the Columbia River Estuary"; bringing together people with interest of the lower

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Aquatic Contracting supports the Estuary Partnership

12.20.13

Aquatic Contracting LLC joins the Estuary Partnership as a Corporate Leader for the Columbia. Aquatic Contracting is committed to restoring and enhancing habitat throughout the Northwest through consulting and contracting services for stream and wetland restoration. Thank you Aquatic Contracting for your support!

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In the News: The Columbian, East Fork restoration takes long-term approach

12.16.13

We are partnering with Clark County to restore floodplain habitat on two parcels they own along the East Fork Lewis River. This project near La Center, Washington will restore important habitat for salmon, steelhead and other wildlife. The feasibility study and conceptual designs are complete and we are ready to move into the final design phase in 2014!Link to the Columbian story here.

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Grab your camera - join the King Tide Photo Initiative

12.05.13

Grab your camera! The King Tide Photo Initiative is an international project that involves volunteers to document areas that are inundated by the "king tides" that occur each year. King tides are natural events caused by predictable astronomical factors that result in tides that are higher than most high tides. Areas affected by king tides are susceptible to higher water levels from increased wave

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Oregon and Washington take bold steps to eliminate toxics

11.25.13

In July, the States of Oregon and Washington adopted a new “green” janitorial supplies contract, taking a major step to reduce toxic chemicals in government agencies and schools. Common cleaners such as disinfectants, floor and countertop cleaners, and bathroom soaps contain toxic chemicals that do everything from irritating skin to disrupting hormonal balance in fish. These cleaners are linked to

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In the News: The Columbian, Herrera Beutler, Blumenauer introduce salmon habitat bill

11.19.13

In October, U.S. Representatives Blumenauer (OR) and Herrera Beutler (WA) introduced the Fundamentally Improving Salmon Habitat Act (FISH). This legislation would allow the U.S. Army Corps to use existing funds for grants to local groups who work on habtitat restoration, inlcuding the Estuary Partnership.Link to The Columbian story here.Read Op-Ed by Representative Herrera Beutler.

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