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Nutria Management Meeting On-Tap

02.26.13

Nutria are a common site along the lower Columbia River and its tributaries. Large, semi-aquatic rodents, they burrow into the sides of river banks and munch on river vegetation, creating erosion and impacting shoreline vegetation. Like many invasive species, Nutria have detrimental impacts to the local ecosystem and are the focus of management efforts to control their population. On March 28, PSU

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Oregon Water Trail Users - Get your 2013 Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Permits

02.15.13

Paddlers using Oregon's waters, including the Lower Columbia River Water Trail need to carry up to date aquatic invasive species prevention permits. The 2013 permits are now available through the Oregon State Marine Board and the Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife. Permits are requred for paddlecraft and non-motorzied vessels 10 ft and longer for residents and non-residents. Costs range from $5-$14

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New Swale Captures Rainwater at Hosford Middle School

02.12.13

The Estuary Partnership, Hosford Middle School and Portland Public Schools recently completed swale construction at Hosford Middle School.

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Annual Dinner Raises Funds for Education & Volunteer Programs

11.05.12

Over 350 supporters of the Estuary Partnership dined, bid on art and generously raised their paddles at our 13th Annual Dinner and Art Gala on November 3rd at the Portland Art Museum. Senator Jeff Merkley and Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici honored us by welcoming guests and addressing the importance of the Columbia River and the Estuary Partnership to the vitality of our region. Joan Dukes, former

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Columbian Editorial Supports Water Trails

10.19.12

The in-development Lewis River-Vancouver Lake Water Trail being developed by the Vancouver-Clark Parks and Recreation gets kudos from this Columbian Editorial for their "forward thinking." It notes that an offical water trail and a well-designed web site would "coodinate kayaking and canoieing activites" and promote paddling safety. Along the way it praises two existing trails - the Cascadia

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Water Trail Logo/Poster Also to Become Water Trail Signage

08.25.12

After a few hours of lively discussion at the Water Trail Signage workshop this August one thing was clear - people signage on the Lower Columbia River Water Trail will enhance both the trail's identity, but more importantly the use experience as well. The workshop's 25 participants discussed the purposes and goals of signage while critiquing three signage concepts. After much debate, general

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Estuary Partnership sponsors pesticide disposal event

06.21.12

On June 20th the Washington Department of Agriculture collected approximately 10,000 lbs. of unused pesticides in Longview, WA.

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Summit discusses managing emerging science

06.05.12

Over 100 participants gathered for the Estuary Partnership's sixth annual Science to Policy Summit, June 1 at the Vancouver Hilton.

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Wahkeena Creek diversion closed for summer experiment

05.31.12

The Estuary Partnership, Oregon State Parks, and ODFW hope to reduce (or eliminate) the diversion because Wahkeena Creek provides habitat for coho salmon and steelhead.

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EP in the News: New Study Identifies Toxic Compounds in the Columbia River

05.08.12

A USGS study, done in cooperation with Estuary Partnership and Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission detected hundreds of contaminants in water samples collected from wastewater-treatment-plant effluent and storm runoff from roads and other urban areas. The water samples were taken in nine cities that line the Columbia River in Oregon and Washington including Wenatchee, Richland, Umatilla

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