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A variety of artisans, partners, community leaders, government officials and staff help bring the Confluence Project to life. Principal figures are noted here.

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Email info@confluenceproject.org
Phone 360-693-0123
Fax 360-693-7770

Mailing Address:
1701 Broadway #144
Vancouver, WA 98663

Confluence Project/Oregon
Email celilopark@confluenceproject.org

Mailing Address:
Confluence Project/Oregon
Celilo Park
P.O. Box 42243
Portland, OR 97242

Art Installation Will Recall Silenced Celilo Falls

March 9, 2014

This article, by Colin Fogarty, first appeared as a Guest Opinion in the Oregonian. Colin is the executive director of Confluence Project.

One of the geographic and culture features that helped define the Northwest is silent and invisible. It happened 57 years ago Monday, when the Dalles Dam closed its massive gates and harnessed the river for power. It also flooded Celilo Falls, a stretch of river once considered one of the most productive fishing grounds in North America. Its roar was as iconic as Mt. Hood, Crater Lake and the Oregon Coast. Today, it is a flat lake. The only sound that remains is the din of the freeway and hourly trains bustling by.more >

More News

February 3, 2014

Confluence Project Welcomes Colin Fogarty As New Executive Director

The Confluence Project has named veteran public radio journalist Colin Fogarty as its new Executive Director. Fogarty will help lead the group’s 12-year-old effort to complete the installation of six...   more >

December 19, 2013

The Collins Foundation Awards Confluence Project $250,000 for Celilo Park

The Confluence Project is pleased to announce the recent award of a $250,000 capital grant by the Collins Foundation for the Celilo Park project. The...   more >

September 6, 2013

Letter From the Executive Director

Dear Confluence friends, What an enormous honor to serve as Executive Director for Confluence Project for nearly 12 years!  It is just the right time now for me to step away...   more >

July 30, 2013

The Bird Blind and Vancouver Land Bridge Turn 5 - Come Celebrate!

Please join Confluence Project and friends as we celebrate these two special events on August 15th and August 24th, 2013. On August 15th, from 5-8pm, Confluence Project and Delta partners celebrate...   more >

June 26, 2013

Youth Art Exhibit On Traditions Of The Columbia River

Young artists will showcase art work inspired by traditions of the Columbia River in a traveling exhibit opening Saturday, July 6th, at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center in...   more >

April 19, 2013

TEDx talks go LIVE with Lillian Pitt andToma Villa

A recent TEDxConcordiaUPortland event included accomplished Pacific Northwest Native American artists, Lillian Pitt and Toma Villa. In this video, enjoy Lillian and Toma's expressions of gratitude for what their ancestors...   more >

February 18, 2013

David Sarasohn: A Confluence of the Past, the Present and a River

During her visit to Portland last week, Maya Lin spoke with The Oregonian associate editor David Sarasohn. In his February 16th article, Sarasohn reflects on the 10 year journey that...   more >

December 6, 2012

Confluence Project 2012-2013 Gifts from Our Ancestors Awards

The Confluence Project is pleased to announce the 2012-2013 recipients of art education grants to support Gifts from Our Ancestors, the arts program led by Warm Springs artist Lillian Pitt...   more >