Your Contribution Helps Fund...
... the Estuary Partnership's Education and Volunteer Programs.
The Estuary Partnership is connecting people of all ages along the Columbia
River with opportunities to learn about and care for the river. By providing hands-on experiences and information about the natural ecosystem they learn how they can make a difference. We believe this investment is the only way to sustain the
work of hundreds of partners restoring habitat and species, protecting
water quality and reducing contamination.
We start with students in K-12 schools from the Bonneville Dam to the Pacific Ocean. Our students learn in class and get outdoors to apply what they learn. They test water quality, reconfigure their schoolyards and reduce runoff, paddle in our Big Canoes,
remove invasive species and plant native trees and shrubs. Students
understand what they experience; children today are outdoors
significantly less than a generation ago.
For our students, the Columbia River becomes a living laboratory and the
lessons they have and the experiences we give will last a lifetime.
Private funds support 50% of our Education and Volunteer programs.