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Let the lower Columbia aid your New Year’s resolutions

12.27.21

The Estuary Partnership believes that you are perfect just the way you are. But if the spirit of the new year catches you and making a few resolutions is of interest, here are five ways that the lower Columbia estuary can help you achieve them.     1. Eat healthy by incorporating Columbia River salmon into your diet  Salmon is a great source of protein and is packed with heart-healthy Omega-3

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Merry Fishmas from the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership

12.21.21

The Estuary Partnership enjoys a good holiday, even if it is a made-up holiday. This year, staff and board members celebrated the 12 days Fishmas, a 12-day celebration very loosely based on the popular holiday carol, the 12 Days of Christmas. The Estuary Partnership's Fishmas celebration focused on the sights, sounds, science, and of course, the fish, of the lower Columbia River. Each day a new

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Restoration Underway at Woodard Creek

10.01.21

Woodard Creek, a Columbia River tributary in Skamania County, is on its way to improved habitat. Woodard Creek is a salmon-bearing stream, but over the past century it has been affected by road development, wildfire and timber harvest. The Upper Woodard Creek Restoration Project is improving a one mile stretch of the creek north of State Route 14 by adding large wood to the stream and revegetating

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Highlights from our Summer Recreation Leaders

10.01.21

We are fortunate to have two Summer Recreation Leaders to help lead Big Canoe paddles and support our environmental education programming, brothers Joshua and Jo’Sean Joseph. Some summer programming was delayed due to Covid, so our education team is delighted that these “Summer” Recreation Leaders will be continue working with the group this fall, too. Joshua and Jo-Sean spent a lot of their time

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Canoe Season Winds Down

10.01.21

As the summer draws to a close, so do the Estuary Partnership’s Community Paddles on the Big Canoes. Our team went on over 20 paddles with all types of groups. Through funding from East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District, paddlers got to explore the Ross Island complex, and funding from Metro supported paddles that explored the industrialized stretch of Cathedral Park to Fred’s Marina

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New video: Programming in a Pandemic

09.23.21

The pandemic almost brought learning to a standstill. But our Educators are creative and dedicated to fostering understanding of the natural world and students long to learn. Watch to see how we adapted to keep kids learning about science! Then donate: https://bit.ly/EPgive Video produced by Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership Environmental Educator, Andy Bauer

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POSTPONED - Annual Celebration

07.06.21

POSTPONED to 2022. Please register for our Picnic at Vancouver Lake on September 25! The event will be held at Rossi Farms ( 3839 NE 122nd Avenue ), a working farm in Portland's Parkrose Neighborhood. We will begin outdoors with music, a roaming photo booth and raffles with great art and packages to win. Dinner from Calabash Authentic will be served in an airy barn with large open doors, followed

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Paddling in Partnership

06.01.21

by Alex Rhodes, Environmental Educator On a bright and sunny weekend, the first in what seemed like forever, the Blueprint Foundation and the Estuary Partnership circled up on the grass near the busy Cathedral Park boat ramp to build relationships and learn together. The Blueprint Foundation is a family—some related by blood but most tied together by the close-knit Black community of North

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The story of Horsetail Creek floodplain

04.01.21

For nearly a decade, the Estuary Partnership has been working alongside the US Forest Service to restore a critical slice of floodplain habitat in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Floodplain habitat for migrating salmon is especially scarce in the Gorge--this site makes up 31% of this type of habitat in the lower Gorge. Our work has improved fish passage, enhanced habitat quality

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Earth Day for Everyone

04.01.21

April is Earth Month and the 51st anniversary of Earth Day! For more than 50 years, the world has recognized Earth Day as a day of action. This year the Estuary Partnership is teaming up with nonprofits across the state for the Earth Day Oregon* campaign. And together we are working to Amplify Earth Day! As a nonprofit that supports several of the UN's 17 sustainable development goals , we are

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