At-Home Science & Nature Activities


The Estuary Partnership Education Team has been staying at home, like most of you. So we've been thinking up activities to keep you and your "littles" engaged in learning about science and nature in and around your home. Check our At-Home Activities page for ideas, and keep your eye on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest!

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CREC Postponed to April 2021


The biennial Columbia River Estuary Conference, scheduled for April 28-30, 2020, has been postponed until April 2021 due to the coronavirus outbreak. We value the health and safety of our community and will work to make an even better conference next year. Stay tuned for specific dates as we get closer!

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2019 Highlights


The new year is here, but the old year is not forgotten. Here are a handful of our highlights from 2019: HABITAT Broke ground on the Steigerwald Floodplain Restoration Project. Once complete, the project will reconnect 965 acres of floodplain habitat to the mainstem Columbia River, while also protecting nearby community members and businesses from flooding. In 2019, crews installed large wood

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Our Annual Report is here!


Our annual snapshot of highlights from the 2018-19 year is complete. Take a look!

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Steigerwald Notice of Intent to Solicit


Firms interested in submitting proposals for the Steigerwald Floodplain Restoration Project can find information on the project, timeline, and the procurement process should download and view the Notice of Intent for the project's construction.Please note, there is a mandatory on-site pre-submittal meeting on Monday, October 28 at 10am. The Request for Qualifications will be issued on or about

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Three Weeks in the Field


by Tiffany Thio & Sarah Kidd In August, our monitoring team spent over 100 hours in the wetlands of the Columbia River estuary, collecting important ecology data for salmonid habitat restoration and conservation. Every year, we gather data to help us understand the habitats and ecology of the Columbia River estuary. We track a variety of sites and information to understand how habitat is changing

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Cleaning Up Multnomah Channel


September 9 through 11, Estuary Partnership staff and folks from Diversified Marine worked to clean up a stretch of Multnomah Channel and the Sauvie Island shoreline. View a photo story of the clean up.

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Summit Summary on Reducing Plastics


Our most recent Science to Policy Summit took place on June 21, 2019, and covered reducing plastics and their impact on the Columbia River. We summarized key points discussed by our panel and attendees into an immersive storymap full of extra resources. View the storymap summary here.

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Steigerwald Project August 2019 Update


2019 continues to be a big year for the Steigerwald Floodplain Restoration Project. We finished project design, and Bonneville Power Administration recently awarded the remaining funds required to construct the project! That’s a huge milestone for this three year construction effort that will reconnect 965 acres of historic floodplain to the Columbia River, improve recreation opportunities at the

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Summer Staff 2019


We've been fortunate to have the help from our seasonal staff over the summer. Field techs Sneha Roa (left) and Tiffany Thio (right) have been busy in the field collecting data for our monitoring program—plus a few other duties. On the day pictured, they were building an electric fence to keep cattle out of one of our monitoring plots near Ridgefield National Widlife Refuge. Sneha comes to us with

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