Help Us Identify Marine Debris


The Estuary Partnership is undertaking the first, large-scale effort to identify and map marine debris in the lower Columbia River from Bonneville Dam to the Pacific Ocean. We're tracking small to medium size marine debris (less than 35-feet) - things like tires, styrofoam blocks, small boats, machinery, and other material that may harm the river. We'll use this information to understand how big

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Dave Ripp wins Annual Steward of the Year Award


The Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership is proud to announce our 2016 Steward of the Year: Dave Ripp, Executive Director of the Port of Camas-Washougal and long-time advocate for the Columbia River. The Port’s mission is to bring jobs, infrastructure, and recreational opportunities to East Clark County. Dave excels in all three areas. Under his leadership, the Port continues to expand; attracting

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Columbia River Basin Restoration Act passes US Senate!


Great news!The Columbia River Basin Restoration Act - which will bring millions of dollars to the region to improve the river's water quality - is one step closer to becoming reality. Thursday, September 15, 2016, the U.S. Senate passed the Act as part of the Water Resources Development Act of 2016. The WRDA addresses critical fish and wildlife habitat, water quality, and infrastructure needs in

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Ridgefield Non-Motorized Boat Launch Improvement Project - Take the Survey


With funding from REI, and in partnership with the City of Ridgefield, the Port of Ridgefield, McCuddy’s Ridgefield Marina, Alder Creek, and others, the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership is spearheading a non-motorized boating improvement project at the Ridgefield Boat Ramp. Take the Survey!

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Timelapse video of La Center


Since our restoration project at La Center Bottoms was completed last fall, we’ve been monitoring the site to assess the ecological impacts of our restoration. We placed a time-lapse camera to capture some of the winter storms and the resulting high water. As you may recall, we had some significant rain events last fall and winter, and it is fascinating to see the changes to the landscape. Watch

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CREC 2016 Presentations Now Available!


Did you miss our Columbia River Estuary Conference on Anomalous Environmental Conditions last month? Presentations are now available online. Check out our Conference Presentations page.

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La Center Bottoms Project construction complete


Constructions is complete on our habitat restoration project in La Center Bottoms in La Center, Washington, and the trail is open. Read about the restoration project the The Columbian. The next phase of the project includes replanting the area with native vegetation with local students and community members. All people are welcome to join us for two volunteer plantings along Brezee Creek on Monday

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La Center Wetlands Construction to Begin


The Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership is coordinating the implementation of a habitat restoration project in the La Center wetlands during September - October 2015. The project will restore tidal influence to the wetlands and restore critical habitat for salmon and steelhead. During construction, the La Center Bottoms trail will be temporarily closed to all uses. Read more about the project and

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Wetland near Clatskanie Restored after Levee Breach (video)


Check out the story on our restoration project at Batwater Station from KGW!

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20 Years of the Estuary Partnership: Did You Know?


Toxics Still Persist in the RiverBetween 1989 and 1995, the Lower Columbia River Bi-State Water Quality Program (the predecessor to the Estuary Partnership) collected data on water quality and toxic contaminants in the lower river and estuary, generating a large dataset on the threats to the health of the river and the organisms that live there.Since then, the Estuary Partnership has only had

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