What is Confluence?

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

Plan Your Visit

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

Donate to Build The Art

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

Connect To Confluence Sites At Events This Fall

September 1, 2016

Sandy River Delta Restoration Celebration

Celebrate this well-loved and well-used place, learn about the environmental restoration efforts benefiting this unique habitat, and join us for a guided hike to the Confluence Bird Blind. Enjoy Bluegrass music from Mountain Honey and Stumptown cold brew coffee!

When: Sunday, September 18, 9 am to 12 pm

Where: Sandy River Delta, Troutdale, OR

Getting there: I-84 to Exit 18, drive north of the freeway to parking lot. For question, call Courtney at 360-693-0123. 

Thanks to event sponsor East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District and to the ESCO Foundation and Robert & Marcia Randall Charitable Trust for support of Confluence in the Community!

Thanks also to our partners: Friends of the Sandy River Delta, Oregon Equestrian TrailsSandy River Basin Watershed Council, Troutdale Historical Society and the U.S. Forest Service.

Heritage Days at Sacajawea State Parkmore >

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 >