In the News - The Oregonian: Columbia River's contaminated 'resident' fish dangerous, say Oregon health authorities


Oregon health authorities issued an alert warning people against eating "resident fish" caught in a 150-mile long stretch of the Columbia above Pineville Dam.Link to The Oregonian story.Link to the Columbia Basin Bulletin story. The Estuary Partnership issued a response to the alert calling for Federal support to reduce toxic contamination in the Columbia River.Link to the Estuary Partnership

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In the News: The Daily Astorian, Salmon Given a Helping Hand


The Estuary Partnership provided funding to CREST to support their work to reconnect 60 acres of Gnat Creek’s floodplain wetlands to the tidal influence of the Columbia River. This project helps satisfy federal mitigation requirements established in the 2008 Biological Opinion for the Federal Columbia River Power System.Link here to article: Daily Astorian, Salmon Given a Helping Hand

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In the News: The Clatskanie Chief, Cantwell's staff visit Louisiana Swamp restoration project


We hosted a visit from U.S. Senator Marie Cantwell's staff at the Louisiana Swamp project earlier this week to showcase our work and the benefits of habitat restoration projects along the lower Columbia.Link to the Clatskanie Chief story here.

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In the News: The Clatskanie Chief, Partnership to Remove Dike to Restore Wetlands Near Westport


The Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership, Lower Columbia River Watershed Council, Columbia Soil and Water Conservation District and US Fish and Wildlife Service are restoring 35-acres of wetland habitat at the Louisiana Swamp. The site is located on the lower Columbia River, 4.5 miles west of Clatskanie, OR. The collaborative partnership with the landowner, Greenwood Resources, Inc. will remove a

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Introducing the Columbia Connections Newsletter


Introducing the Estuary Partnership Columbia Connections Newsletter with highlights of our latest activities and a look at what's coming up. Look for it in your inbox every other month. Read the July issue here.

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In the News: The Oregonian, Projects along the Columbia River and I-84 to make wetlands more hospitable to salmon


Today the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership, U.S. Forest Service, and partners began construction of fish passage and salmon habitat improvements at a 190-acre site near Horsetail and Oneonta creeks in the Columbia River Gorge. Read the Oregonian story about the project here.Link here for more photos and information about the project: Horsetail Creek Floodplain Restoration Project

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Horsetail Creek Floodplain Restoration Project improves connection with Columbia River


In mid-July, the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership, U.S. Forest Service, and partners begin construction of fish passage and salmon habitat improvements within the historic Columbia River floodplain. Travelers in the Columbia River Gorge may notice construction crews, heavy equipment, and helicopters working in the vicinity of Horsetail and Oneonta Creeks, five miles west of the Bonneville Dam

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In the News: The Oregonian, Oxbow Park takes a bow after 50 years


The Estuary Partnership environmental educators take schoolchildren to local natural areas to bring lessons about the environment to life. Every year the Partnership brings hundreds of students to Oxbow Park, east of Gresham, Oregon. William Doran, has been park ranger at Oxbow Park since 1976, and is retiring at the end of the year. Doran has been an outstanding partner to our Education Program

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One Percent for the Planet Blog: Inter-Fluve - We're a Lucky Bunch


Inter-Fluve supports the Estuary Partnership and other non-profits like us who are committed to restoring and enhancing rivers. Thank you Inter-Fluve! They talked about their passion for restoring rivers with 1% for the Planet. Read the blog here.

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Summer Connect to the Columbia Canoe Paddle Schedule is Set!


The Estuary Partnership canoes are out on the water this summer and we are ready for some paddling fun. We invite the community to come aboard and help paddle our 34-foot canoes, led by Estuary Partnership staff. Previous paddling experience is not necessary. We provide the paddles, flotation devices and guides – you simply need to show up with sunscreen, hats, and cameras ready to have some fun

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