Western painted turtle research at the Sandy River Delta


Western painted turtle research and habitat restoration underway at the Sandy River Delta – your participation is needed!

Located at the confluence of the Sandy and Columbia rivers, The Sandy River Delta is a popular recreation area for walkers, horseback riders, and birdwatchers. It is also important habitat for the western painted turtle (Chrysemys picta bellii).

Sandy River Delta map
Sandy River Delta

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife considers the western painted turtle to be a Sensitive-Critical species – meaning that there are significant challenges impacting the turtles’ abundance, distribution, diversity, and/or

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5th graders react to environmental ed


Sacajawea Elementary School’s Skyhawk News features Estuary Partnership environmental education classroom lessons and field trip

Students at Sacajawea Elementary School produced an outstanding video documenting environmental education classroom lessons and a field trip to Salmon Creek facilitated by Environmental Educators with the Estuary Partnership for their school’s daily news program, Skyhawk News.

This three-minute news segment is guaranteed to be one of the highlights of your day. 

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