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.

Donate Online


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

Volunteers build the Confluence Trail out to the Bird Blind at Sandy River Delta. Photo: Andrew Brahe

A community-supported nonprofit that connects people to place through art and education

Confluence connects people to the culture, history and ecology of the Columbia River system through art and education. Donations support the construction and maintenance of Maya Lin’s art installations and the lands surrounding them as well as helping to fund learning programs designed to connect children and adults with these treasured spaces. 

Confluence is a 501(c)(3) tax excempt nonprofit, EIN 75-3008926 (legal name, Confluences) founded in Vancouver, Washington in 2002 and also registered as a public chairity in Oregon (#42669). Read our IRS designation letter here.

Tax deductible donor support is vital to achieving the Confluence mission to connect people to place through art and education.

Here's how you can help.

Contribute Online

Just click here to make a donation right now online.

Mail a check to: 

1109 East 5th Street
Vancouver, WA 98661

Confluence Friends

When you donate to Confluence with a gift in any amount, you become a Friend of Confluence. Friends help Confluence complete these extraordinary artworks and preserve them for generations to come. Friends of Confluence also help us connect students with native artists and tradition keepers and make it possible to engage the communities around our sites to be thriving hubs of activity. Become a Friend today!

Confluence Legacy Makers

Legacy Makers contribute $1000 or more annually and make a profound mark on the Columbia River system by providing significant support for this important work that will last for generations. In recognition for this generous support, Legacy Makers will receive tickets to the Confluence gala to be held in 2017 at the completion of construction of all Confluence sites. Donors will also be recognized on the outdoor signage at Celilo Park. 


Confluentials are consequential and influential for Confluence! Host a gathering. Lead a tour. Join our cause! Call 360-693-0123 or just sign up here. 

Join the CCC!

Continuing Confluence Contributors make a donation each month to help sustain our mission. Just set it up once and your support for Confluence happens automatically each month. Easy! PayPal includes this option through the Continuing Donation link to the left. Your bank or credit union can do this for you too. If you need help setting this up, feel free to call us at 360-693-0123.  

Warm Springs "fisher-preneurs" Brigette and Sean McConville have allowed us to offer a can of their Columbia River salmon to anyone who chooses the monthly gift option on our Donate Now page. This special gift is from Salmon King Fisheries


Support the Art Endowment

The Jordan Schnitzer and Thomas Lauderdale Confluence Art Endowment was established through a generous gift from Arlene Schnitzer. It's sole purpose is to maintain and preserve Confluence's six art/landscape installations along the Columbia River system. The fund is managed by the Oregon Community Foundation. Let us know if you are interested in contributing to this critical support for Confluence sites.

Shop and support Confluence

Every time you shop at Fred Meyer, your Rewards Card can earn Confluence extra funding. You still earn your points and rebates – plus you do a good deed at the same time! Just click here and look for us by name or our non-profit number: LP505. Amazon.com also supports Confluence through their Amazon Smile program. Just go to smile.amazon.com and choose Confluences.

Planned Giving

Make Confluence a part of your ongoing legacy by including in your will a contribution to the Jordan Schnitzer and Thomas Lauderdale Confluence Art Endowment. The fund is managed by the Oregon Community Foundation and devoted exclusively to the preservation of the Confluence art sites. Find out more.

Thank You To Our Generous Donors

Donors as of September 2, 2016

Founders Circle ($1 Million+) show/hide donors

Brot & Mary Bishop M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust
David & Patricia Nierenberg Arlene Schnitzer, in honor of Jordan Schnitzer and Thomas Lauderdale
State of Oregon State of Washington

First Nation Circle ($400,000+) show/hide donors

Collins Foundation Kinsman Foundation
Meyer Memorial Trust MJ Murdock Charitable Trust
Washington State Historical Society

Directors Council ($100,000+) show/hide donors

City of Vancouver Clinton & Gloria John Family Fund
Ellen Ferguson Ford Family Foundation
Duncan Haas Lazar Foundation
Eric Lemelson Steve and Jan Oliva
Oregon Community Foundation Oregon Cultural Trust
Otto Haas Trust Paul G. Allen Family Foundation
Peter Goldman & Martha Kongsgaard Ray Hickey Foundation
Seattle Foundation Spirit Mountain Community Fund

Project Leaders ($25,000+) show/hide donors

Henry E. & Tracy Bagli Hooper Benton Franklin River Heritage Society
John and Suzanne Bishop BNSF Foundation
Clark County Cherida Collins Smith
Compton Foundation Leslie B. Durst Fund
ESCO Foundation Hedinger Family Foundation
Linda Hickey Eric & Ronna Hoffman
Jane & Paul Jacobsen James F. & Marion L. Miller Foundation
M. Albin & Nancy Jubitz Greg Kubicek
Dollie Lynch Nancie McGraw
Metro Mid Columbia Medical Center
Prudence Miller National Endowment for the Humanities
National Forest Foundation Oregon Community Foundation - Visitor Development Fund
PGE Foundation Paul B. & Deborah D. Speer
Cornelia & Bill Stevens The Columbian
Thurston Charitable Foundation Tri-Cities Visitors & Convention Bureau
Washington River Protection Solutions Washington State Arts Commission
Ann Wyckoff Tom Young

Legacy Makers ($1,000+) show/hide donors

American Institute of Architects Ross & Gail Anderson
Anonymous Apex Foundation
Asotin County Ray & Jean Auel
Autzen Foundation Harriet & Jon Bakken
Bank of America Bank of Clark County
John Bates Francis X. Rosica & Sara Behrman
Elizabeth & J. Bruce Bell Peter & Susan Belluschi
Anthony & Marti Belluschi Gerald & Geraldine Bidwell
Bill Healy Foundation Charles Bingham
Peggy Bird Charles & Meg Bishop
John & Suzanne Bishop Peter & Susan Bishop
Rebecca Bishop Martin Bowen & Jennifer Blair
Blue Bird Transfer, Inc. Brian Boram
Elizabeth Brooke Matthew Brouns, M.D.
Mark & Julia Brown Scott F. & Glenda M. Burns
Steve & Peggy Busick Terrence & Anne Carter
Charlene Louise Curry Trust Charlotte Martin Foundation
Dave Christensen City of Ilwaco
City of The Dalles City of Troutdale
Clearwater River Casino Colf Family Foundation
Community Foundation of Southwest Washington K. Joyce Crumrine
DASH Consulting Inc. David & Lynn DiCesare
Dorothy Lemelson Trust East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District
Charles & Ann Eaton Carol Edelman
John & Jane Emrick ESD #112
Firstenburg Foundation FOHS Foundation
Fred Meyer Carolyn Glenn
Goodman Family Charitable Foundation Harris Hoffman & Joan Gray
Gray Family Foundation Walter & Gail Grebe
Hansen Family Fund Martin Hash
Harriet Hayes Betsy & Tom Henning
Herbert A. Templeton Foundation Herbert Zahl Foundation
Hewlett Packard Company Maryellen Hockensmith
Susan Hoffman Humanities Washington
Jackson Foundation Bruce & Gretchen Jacobsen
JE John Construction James John
Patricia Jones Kiewit Pacific Co.
Killian Pacific LLC KPFF Consulting Engineers
L.P. Brown Foundation Leung Family Trust
Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Commemorative Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation
Lewis-Clark State College Lower Columbia River Estuary Partnership
Bonny Lund Robin McGraw & J.S. May
Steven McCarthy Jim & Kay McClaskey
Diane McKeel McNerney Family, Ojibwe Heritage
Roger Michaelis Antone Minthorn
Thomas C. Moak Steven & Kathanne Moore
Ann Morgan Native Arts & Cultures Foundation
Steven & Jeanne Neville New Belgium Brewing Co., Inc.
Sara V. Newlands Nez Perce Tribe
NW Cancer Specialists Oregon Heritage Commission
Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Nathan Overmeyer
Pacific Corps Pacific County Friends of Lewis & Clark
Pacific Power Foundation Peach Foundation
Royce & Margaret Pollard Port of Ilwaco
Port of Vancouver John & Shirley Powell
Alisa Pyszka Random Feat, Inc.
Martha Sharman & J. Warren Reid, Jr. Robert & Marcia Randall Charitable Trust
Robert McMahon Fund Rose E. Tucker Charitable Trust
Stephen & Jean Roth Roundhouse Foundation
Samuel S. Johnson Foundation Heidi & Huck Schultz
Ari Shapiro Joan & John Shipley
Norman J & Kathy Smith Lisa C. Smith
Georges & Eleanor St. Laurent Nova Starling
Starwest Associates, LLC Steven McGeady Foundation
Sally Ann Sellers & Michael Subocz Charles Swindells
The Bridges Foundation Robin Thomas
Jon & Colleen Thrift Bill & Ruth True
U.S Bank Foundation Duane & Marjorie Varner
Vulcan, Inc. Kathleen Waldron
Douglas W. & Maggie Walker Walker Family Foundation
Nani Warren C/O The Swigert-Warren Foundation Washington State Arts Alliance
Lee and Melinda Weinstein Whitaker Foundation
Dan Wieden & Priscilla Bernard Wieden Wildhorse Foundation
Charles Wilkinson & Melanie Ito Kathleen Sayce & Frank Wolf
Michael Worthy

Friends of Confluence show/hide donors

AAUW Tour Group Hilary Abraham
Allen Adleberg Jose & Suzanne Aguilar
Donna & C.J. Alexander Moira Ambrose
John Anderson Laurie Anderson
Kristin Anderson Ranesto Angeles & Ellen Phillips-Angeles
Anna Lena's, Inc. Anonymous
Becky Archibald Kathryn K. Archie
Pippa Arend Beverly & W. Kelly Rupp Arnoldy
Chris Arthur Bob & Marilyn Axlund
Melissa N. Babson Gail Baer
Nila Baker Nila Bakor
Robyn & Tony Barbon Dr. Dean & Laura Barth
Susan Beaird Spencer Beebe
Charlotte Beermitn Sandy Bisset
Charles Blanke Jerry Bloss
Ronald & Linda Borkan Russell & Debbie Brent
John & Merrilee Brockley Alison Brooks
Matthew Brouns Mary Brugo
Bill Bryant Elizabeth Bunce
Robert A. Burco Helen G. Burlingham
Leslie Cagle Kelly Cannard
Christine Carlson Sandra Carlson
Chris Carol Mark Carson
Steven Carter Nancy J. Chapman
Howard G. & Pearl A. Cherrington James A. Church
Calvin & Arlene Clark Robert Cline
CoHo Charters Grady Ballenger & Karen Cole
Carol Ann Combs James E. John Construction
E. Hunt Coracci John Cornyn
Cottage Bakery Jan Coulton
Bonnie Cozby Elaine Craig
Phyllis & Lyall Crary Marlene Dietrich & Andrew Crowther
Edward John Davis Julie A. Dawson
Katharine Diack David and Lynn DiCesare
David & Kate Dickson Ethel Dittman
Dockside Cannery Sturges & Pamela Dorrance
Judy Dresser Nancy Duhnrack
Ellis Dunn Deborah Durham
Janet Eileen John & Susan Erickson
Wei Fang Judith Feinstein
Cara Filsinger Marie & Justin Fiorillo
Kathleen D. Fisher Robert & Rene Fisher
Valerie Fishman David Judd & Kathryn Fitch
Debra Fitzgerald Stephanie Wiant & Colin Fogarty
Dick & Lorna Follis Brenda Smola-Foti & Frank Foti
Friends of the Columbia Gorge Mack Funk
Susan Gabay Kam & Randy Garner
Neil W. Gebbie Susie Goldsmith / Boreas Bed & Breakfast Inn
Jack & Martha Gonzalez, in honor of Leigh Muro Richard& Patricia Goodell
Nancy Gorshe / The Depot Restaurant Sarah Reed Gracie
John & Mari Greves Sheila Walsh Guenther
Diane Hall Linda S. Hanlon
William & Margaret Hansell Jane & James Hansen
Kathleen Hanson Major W. Harris
Jane Hartline Cynthia J. Haruyama
Anne Hauser Lynda Wood & T. David Hayes
Sandra Hayslip Helen Hazen
Jane Herwegh Mark D. Hildebrandt
Holeman Investments Susan Holway
Molly Hoover Thomas Huns
Idaho Conservation League Inn at the Market
Harriet Isom David & Patricia Jacobsen
J. Gabe Jacobsen Mary James
The JD White Company, Inc. David Jensen
Ruth Jensen Steve & Arlene Johnson
Gene E. A. Johnson Karen & Todd Kaino
Edward Kaye Michael Kelly
Margaret & James Kelter Patricia & Patrick Keough
Selby J. Key Barbara O. Kim
Tony & Ann Kischner Jeanette Kloos
Phil Knight Sarah J Kowaleski
Kristine Lashley / Kristine's Beachcomber Barbara Kubik
La Societe Voiture 99 Glenn A. Lamb
Henry & Louise Lane Sally Larson
Kristine Lashley Catherine Lauer
Michael & Florette Lavelle Timothy D. Leavitt
Mary Legry Edward & Suzanne Leonard
Muriel D. Lezak Limoges Investment Management P.C.
Lindman Associates Eileen Lipkin
Rebecca Yu-Shang Liu Lotta M. Lofgren
Logitech, Inc. Kathy Long
Long Beach Coffee Alicia Lowe
Dorothy Madden Paula Madden
Dolorosa & David Margulis Marsh's Free Museum
Fred Marshall Rich & Nickie Marshall
Connie Sue Martin Jared Boone & Jennifer Marx
Mason Enterprises Sara Matarazzo
Sonja May Kathleen Mazzocco
Jane McDowell & Bill McClelland Gail McCormick
Karen McCoy Joseph & Mary McFarland
Melody L. McMurry Virginia Metcalf
Donna Miller Charles & Carol Miller
Mint Julep Sales Roger Mockford
Ruby Murray Elaine Thomas & Richard Nardini
Sandra Nealy Ben Neumayer
Cathy J. Neupert Susan Niemi
Lona Niemi Mary J. Oberst
H.G. & Ann Olsen Marion & Dennis Oman
Delores Orfanakis Bonnie Osborne
Bud Ossey Oysterville Hand Print, LLC / Gwen Newton & Nancy Lloyd
Nancy J. Park Liz Paulus
MG Perry James Pestillo
Michelle Peters Heidi Peterson in memory of DeLos C. Ransom
Mark Popoff Jane Potter
Marie & Randy Powell Sondra & Lee Powell, Jr.
Petronella M. Pratt John Purrett
Phoenix Raine Christine Rains
Julia Hutton Randall Amanda Ransom
Realvest Corporation Raymond Rees
Jo Ann Reese Truman Rew & Donna Kinman
P.M. Reynolds George & Gale Robertson
Patty Rolfe Joseph & Deborah Rose
Mary Rose Carolee Rosenberg
On behalf of Robin Thomas/Eli Ross Gayle Rothrock
On behalf of Judy Odenheimer/Roberta & Daniel Ruimy William Rupp
Frauke Rynd Joseph and Lynda Sacamano
Salesworks J.M. & Evelyn Samper
James & Dian Sayce Eugene & Mary Sayler
James & Mary Scarborough Susan Olson & Charles Schafer
Aili Schreiner Sea Breeze Charters, LLP
Mark England & Linda Short Molly Siebert
Lynne Dawson & Carl Simpson Elizabeth Sinclair
Lillian "Randy" Slovic Nita Smith
Valarie Smith B.J. Smith
Chief Cliff & Jeannien Snider Kathleen Sohl
Leroy Soper Nancy Sourek
Ann Wood Squier Sterling Bank
Christine M. Bieker and Theodore Stetzik Meaghan Stetzik
Tracy Clark Stoloff Michael Stromme
Barbara Sweaney Thomas & Deborah Talbot
Arlene & David Taylor Mike Taylor
Mary L. Thompson Time Enough Books
William & Marti Tom Sheilah Toomey
Elizabeth Tower Del & Evy Tyler
Kerry Tymchuk Steve Urman
Jane Van Dyke Michael Koon & Sue Vanlaanen
Marjorie P. Varner Vintage Inn Bed & Breakfast
Niels Waehneldt In memory of Harriet Waldron
Katherin Walsch Frederick Wearn
Lee & Melinda Weinstein Andrew Wheeler
Lori Whittaker & Marnie Allen Carole Wiegardt
Willapa Bay Title & Design Jacquelyn Wilson
Brian & Eileen Wirkkala Marvin & Anita Witt
Susan Wolff & John Wulle Abigail Yates
Rob Bennett & Courtney Yilk Janet Young
Bruce & Sherrell Ziegman Francine Zieverink
Lin & Katherine Zimmerman Gay and Tom Zwisler

In honor of Broughton H. Bishop show/hide donors

James Faville Stephen & Kathy Kelly
Lane Powell partners John Stevason, Parna Mehrbani, Vicki Smith and Jeff Wolfstone Paula Madden
Judith & Michael McCuddy Ann Usher
Andrew & Julie Wheeler

In memory of our friend and colleague Robert Friedenwald show/hide donors

Col. Jose & Mrs. Aguilar Robyn & Tony and Maya & Jada Barbon
Charles Blanke Ronald & Linda Borkan
John & Merrilee Brockley Mary Brugo
Steve Carter Terry & Harriett Connell
John Cornyn Betsy & Tom Henning
Paul & Jane Jacobsen Patricia & Patrick Keough
Eileen Lipkin Charles & Carol Miller
Sandra Nealy Bud Ossey
Deanna & Dean Ouchida George & Gale Robertson
Randy Slovic Sterling Bank
Meaghan Stetzik Arlene & David Taylor
Thursday Book Club Umpqua Bank, Evergreen Square
Courtney Yilk

In-kind contributions and services show/hide donors

42nd Street Cafe Carl Addy & Robin Thomas
Liz Agpaoa AHA! (Alling Henning Associates Inc.)
Susan Ahlschwede AIA (American Institute of Architects), Portland, Ore.
Americans for the Arts John Anderson, Troutdale City Manager
Becky Archibald Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District
Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District Asotin County Lewis and Clark Committee
Jan Bader Isaac Barrow
David Bragdon Brian Boram / RMB Vivid
Bush School Camas High School
Cara Cantonwine Catlin Gabel School
Chinook Elementary School City of Vancouver
Clark County Friends of Lewis and Clark Clark Vancouver Television (CVTV)
Clark/Vancouver Television Clarkston High School
Clarkston, Washington, Friends of Lewis and Clark Clear Creek Middle School
Chris Cochran The Collins Group
The Columbian Comtec
Jodene Cook Cottage Bakery
Terry Courtney Dan Cryer
Dairy Queen of Troutdale DASH Consulting Inc.
David Evans and Associates The Depot Restaurant
David DiCesare Paul Dittman
Dockside Cannery Duncan Haas Photography
Ed Edmo Brett Elliot
Erin Glen Winery at The Mint Fairview Elementary School
Jim Figurski & Michelle Mathis / GreenWorks Fort Vancouver High School
Ann Foster Sydney Fox-Middleton
Fred Meyer Vancouver, Wash. Friends of Sandy River Delta / Jeff Schuh
Friends of the Forest Frontier Middle School
Matt Garrett R. Sam Good
Grace Academy Grantham Elementary School
Sam Green GreenWorks, PC
Harvey Scott Elementary School Heights Elementary School
Helvetia Winery Heritage High School
Hewlett-Packard Company Mike Hickey
Hilltop Elementary School Hilton Vancouver Washington
Hot Pepper Studios Ilwaco Heritage Museum
Ilwaco High School Ilwaco Market
Inn at Ilwaco Interstate Rentals
Jane Jacobsen Java House, Vancouver
The JD White Company, Inc. JE John / Marc Naffziger
Jessie's Ilwaco Fish Company Johnpaul Jones
Jones & Jones Architects and Landscape Architects K&L | Gates / Tim Sercomb, Barbara Jacobson & Mark Wittow
Kelso High School Killian Pacific
David Kim KPFF Consulting Engineers
KrekowJennings / Richard Manderbach Pat Lando and Lando & Associates
Tom Layton Legacy High School
Lincoln Middle School Long Beach Coffee
Adam Markell Marysville Elementary School
Maya Lin Studio Mayor Paul Thalhofer
Pat McDonnell Diane McKeel
Michael Curry Designs Nancy Miller
Antone Minthorn Missouri Historical Society
Tom Moak and Mid-Columbia Library Moby Dick Hotel
National Park Service / Kimm Fox-Middleton, Tracy Fortmann, Greg Shine, Bill DeBerry, Doug Halsey, Victoria Nakamura Nautical Brass
Nicky USA Reade Obern
Ocean Beach Seafood Ron Odenheimer
Oregon Department of Transportation / Rich Watanabe, Kristen Stallman, Adam Markell, Oregon State Parks / Tim Wood
Craig and Lily-Claire Orme Deanna Ouchida
Pacific County Friends of Lewis and Clark Pacific Salmon Charters
Pasco High School Pauly's Bistro
Pearson Air Museum Peninsula Strings
Michelle Peters Pioneer Elementary School
Royce Pollard Port of Pasco
Port of Portland / Bill Wyatt Portland Metro / Jane Hart
Shirley Powell Thayer Rohrabaugh
Roosevelt High School Michelle Rosenberger
Sky Rousse Amy Sabin
Sacajawea Elementary School Sanctuary Restaurant
Kathleen Sayce Pat & Dean Schenk
Peter Schmidt Sea Breeze Charters, LLP
Rene Senos Shahala Middle School
Shelburne Inn Tim Shell / KPFF
Shoalwater Restaurant Chief Cliff Snider
Miki'ala Souza Kristin Stallman
Starbucks Vancouver, Wash. StarlightSite.com
Stein Distributing Larkin Stentz
Saundra Stevens Sandy Stonebreaker
Stu Dodge Sound, Inc. Tyler Sundby
Super 8 Motel, Long Beach Jason Tell
The Dalles Middle School The Dalles Wahtonka High School
Thomas Jefferson Middle School Tri-Cities Lewis and Clark Committee
Tri-Cities Visitor and Convention Bureau Troutdale Airport
Troutdale City Council / Doug Daoust, Robert Canfield, Jim Kight, Barbara Kyle, David Ripma, Norman Thomas Emily Tuma
United States Forest Service / Greg Cox, Jennifer Wade, Stan Hinatsu, Dan Harkenrider, Heidi Pierson, Gray Bickford, Brenda Matlock Vancouver Hilton
Vancouver School of Arts and Academics Vancouver-Clark Parks and Recreation
Vibrant Table Vibrant Table Catering & Events
Walla Walla Foundry / Dylan Farnum, Dave Anderson, Mark Anderson Waste Management
Rich Watanabe Stuart Weir
Rusty Whitney Who Song & Larry's Restaurant
Willa-Pacific Chapter, AAUW Carol Williamson & Associates
Eileen Wirkalla Bill Wyatt