April 2023 Newsletter


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Congresswoman Gluesenkamp Perez tours Steigerwald


Congresswoman Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (WA-CD3) toured the newly restored Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge on April 5, 2023. We want to thank the Congresswoman for her interest in this project. The Steigerwald Reconnection Project generated over 550 jobs, protected a mobile home community and 124 acres of industrial land from flooding, and restored nearly 1,000 acres of floodplain habitat

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Estuary Partnership goes to Washington DC


For the first time since 2019, we traveled to Washington DC to attend the annual National Estuary Program convening and to meet with Congressional leaders representing our lower Columbia River study area. The meetings with members of Congress provided an opportunity to share the accomplishments of the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership and the Association of National Estuary Programs. The Lower

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Gratitude for Alex Apelis, VetsWork Intern 


The Estuary Partnership thanks Alex Apelis for his work as a Field Technician. Alex, a veteran of the US Marine Corps, was paired with the Estuary Partnership through the VetsWork AmeriCorps program of the Mt. Adams Institute. As a Field Technician, Alex worked alongside Indigenous elders, ecologists, and educators to gain valuable skills associated with restoration projects, wetland management

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Columbia River Estuary Conference registration open


The Columbia River Estuary Conference is returning for the first time since 2018. The 2023 Columbia River Estuary Conference (CREC) is open for registration now. The Conference will be held May 16-18, 2023, at the Liberty Theatre in Astoria, Oregon. The theme of the 2023 CREC is reconnection. After the cancelation of the 2020 CREC and so many other events over the past few years, CREC provides the

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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). Oregon Department of Fish and

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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

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RFQ for On-Call Services


Request for Qualifications for Engineering and Design, Construction Management The Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership is soliciting Statements of Qualifications (SOQs) from firms interested in providing “on-call” technical assistance services to our Habitat Restoration Program. Our Habitat Restoration Program is largely focused on restoring and reconnecting tidal and fluvial floodplains and other

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