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20 Years of the Estuary Partnership: Did You Know?

04.15.15

20 years ago, the outlook for bald eagles in the lower Columbia River was dismalResearch in the early 1990s found that eagles nesting along sections of the lower Columbia River produced only half as many young per nest as eagles nesting elsewhere in Oregon and Washington. DDT and other organochlorine compounds, which were banned in the 1970s, persist in water and sediment and accumulate in the

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Habitat Restoration Request for Proposals

03.02.15

The Estuary Partnership is accepting proposals for habitat restoration projects in the lower Columbia River. Projects should be designed to improve the access to and quality of rearing and refuge habitat for juvenile Pacific salmonids. Funding can be used to support multiple phases of restoration projects including planning and design, permitting, and implementation. An estimated $2,000,000 in

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The Reflector recaps La Center Watershed Festival

03.02.15

The Reflector published photos from our La Center Watershed Festival on February 12, 2015. Around 150 community members came out to celebrate and learn about their watershed. The Festival was presented by the Estuary Partnership, Vancouver Water Resources Education Center, Washington Department of Ecology, Clark County Environmental Services, and Sound Native Plants.

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Estuary Partnership wins a Light a Fire Award!

10.24.14

Portland Monthly Magazine has honored the Estuary Partnership with a "Light a Fire: Caring for the Planet" Award for our habitat restoration work at the Sandy River Delta! Check out the video and profile of the project here.

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Estuary Partnership restoration work featured in ECO magazine

09.25.14

We are thrilled to have our habitat restoration work at Multnomah/Wahkeena Creeks in Benson State Recreation Area profiled in the October 2014 issue of ECO: Environment Coastal & Offshore Magazine! Read it here - we're on page 40.

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Portland Timbers supports our Education Program

08.14.14

Portland Timbers Community Fund has announced its latest round of eight local grants to support youth education, youth sports, and the environment. The Estuary Partnership was again awarded a grant to support our Outdoor Education Program in the Portland metro area. When we Stand Together, we can truly make a difference to the lives of young people and the Columbia River. Thank you, Portland

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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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