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Schnitzer Family To Donate $1 Million To Confluence Project
November 21, 2014
The Schnitzer family will make a $1 million gift to help fund the internationally significant Celilo Park Confluence Project. Pink Martini band leader, and Confluence supporter, Thomas Lauderdale made the announcement Friday at the City Club of Portland. The gift comes from Arlene Schnitzer in honor of her son, Jordan Schnitzer and in honor of Lauderdale.
Renowned artist Maya Lin spoke at the City Club’s Friday Forum series. She described her design of the curved, elevated walkway modeled after the tribal fishing platforms at Celilo Park near The Dalles, Oregon. The art installation connects people to the story of Celilo Falls, which was submerged under water by The Dalles Dam in 1957.more >
November 12, 2014
Searching for the Lost Sound of Celilo Falls
The roar of Celilo Falls could be heard from miles around. The place tribes called W’yam was a center of commerce and sustenance for Northwest native people for thousands of... more >
October 22, 2014
Maya Lin to Speak to Portland City Club and University of Oregon
Confluence is one of Maya Lin's most ambitious projects. It spans six sites in two states, stretching 438 miles. Next month, you have two chances to learn ... more >
October 14, 2014
Help Maintain The Art
Confluence friends, The artwork at our oldest site at Cape Disappointment needs your help. After nearly ten years, coastal weather has taken its toll, even on installations built to last generations.... more >
October 13, 2014
Find Your 'Confluence Moment'
Dear Confluence friends, It was one of those blazingly sunny days that have seemed so common this fall. I found myself on the trail to the Confluence Bird Blind with a... more >
September 25, 2014
September 2014 Update
Each of the Confluence Project's six sites changes so much with the seasons, each in its own way. This year's hot and sunny summer brought out thousands of visitors. We... more >
August 3, 2014
Letter from the Executive Director [8-3-2014]
Dear Confluence Friends, Today marks six months since I began as executive director of the Confluence Project. It has been a tremendously enriching experience, let me tell you. As a journalist,... more >
July 2, 2014
Sandy River Delta Hootenanny! Join us on July 19th, 4-8 pm.
Bring your friends, family, and a picnic to the Sandy River Delta for an evening of: - Insightful walks to restoration and wetland rehabilitation projects with the Sandy River Basin Watershed... more >
June 25, 2014
Meyer Memorial Trust Grant Endorses Celilo Park Art Installation
Oregon's philanthropic community is rallying around Maya Lin's sixth and final Confluence Project site along the Columbia River system. The Meyer Memorial Trust has awarded a $500,000 capital grant to... more >