What is Confluence?

Learn about Confluence, an unprecedented interpretive artwork by artist Maya Lin at six sites along the Columbia River basin.

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Find maps, driving directions and visitor hours for each Confluence site.

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Join the generous community of Confluence donors who support a positive, prestigious and far-reaching project.

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

Contact Us

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

Mailing Address:
1109 East 5th Street
Vancouver, WA 98661

NEA Milestones: Maya Lin

Confluence Story Gatherings Honor Indigenous Voices

October 14, 2016

Confluence will kick off a series of public forums that are intended to elevate indigenous voices in our understanding of the Columbia River system. Confluence Story Gatherings are story-driven discussions, framed by excerpts from interviews of native elders and leaders. 

When: Saturday, November 12th, 2pm

Where: Tamastslikt Cultural Institute, 

47106 Wildhorse Boulevard

Pendleton, OR 97801

First-person story telling has a unique power to deepen our understanding of the histories, cultures and environment that surrounds us. Confluence Story Gatherings are welcoming forums that feature the stories of native elders, told in their own voices, as a way to explore the interconnectedness of people and places of the Columbia River system. The events will feature video or audio selections of first-person narratives, produced by our partners at NW Documentary, followed by a discussion led by a panel of native elders, leaders and writers. more >

More News

July 28, 2016

Introducing Tributaries: A Confluence History Blog

Stories are like tributaries. They shape the landscape as they confluence with other waters flowing toward the ocean. The history of the Columbia River system is filled with countless tales...   more >

June 23, 2016

Tremendous School Year at Confluence

With the 2015-16 school year ended, we’re excited to report thousands of students at 11 schools across nine districts on both sides of the Columbia River worked with native artists...   more >

April 25, 2016

April News From Confluence

Confluence Students Get Outdoors One of the key features of Confluence in the Classroom is actually getting students out of the classroom. Field trips to culturally significant places connect kids more...   more >

April 18, 2016

Summer Internship At Confluence

Confluence is looking for an intern this summer for 12 weeks for Confluence Online. We're building a digital interpretive experience that documents and provides access to significant stories about the...   more >

March 24, 2016

Confluence Is Hiring!

Confluence is looking for an experienced, self-directed and results-oriented Development and Communications Coordinator. This position is an opportunity for an energetic fundraising professional to work collaboratively with the executive director...   more >

March 14, 2016

Confluence Bird Blind Species List Updated

TROUTDALE, Ore. - A newly updated list of species in the Confluence Bird Blind at the Sandy River Delta shows some improvements in the environmental statuses of the 129 bird...   more >

February 10, 2016

February Updates From Confluence

Classroom Projects in Full Swing Students from NE Portland to Maupin, Oregon and from Vancouver to Trout Lake, Lyle and Wishram, Washington have been hard at work on projects related to...   more >

January 11, 2016

New Year Newsletter: Stories Shape Our Relationship with People and Landscape

Around the office at Confluence, we spend a lot of time discussing our region's origin story. It's true that in the middle of a busy day big questions like who...   more >