News Archive

April 21, 2018

Celebrating Each Day with Mulch!

They swept. They weeded. The picked up litter. They mulched and, along the way, they learned about the native history of the Columbia River. More than 40 volunteers celebrated Earth...   more >

April 21, 2018

Earth Day Work Party at the Land Bridge

Thanks for the strong interest in the work party, our numbers have reached capacity. Please contact Courtney for further opportunities.  Volunteer Saturday, April 21, from 9 a.m. to noon to tend...   more >

April 20, 2018

Confluence Partners with Vanport Mosaic for Story Gathering

Confluence will host our first Confluence Story Gathering in 2018 as part of the Vanport Mosaic Festival on Sunday, May 27th, from 11:00- 12:30 pm, at the Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center  Story Gatherings...   more >

March 3, 2018

March 2018 News from Confluence

Sharing Stories of Celilo Linda Meanus smiled at the students as she told them stories of growing up with the sound of Celilo Falls ever present. As she spoke this week...   more >

© Chris Lonigro

Confluence on the Columbia

January 19, 2018

Lower Columbia Road Trip - July 13-15, 2018

Hit the road with Confluence to dig deeper into the storied landscape of the Columbia River system. This three day trip through the lower Columbia River, from Friday, July 13 to Sunday, July 15 takes you to special places with rich native, historical and environmental significance. Expert guest speakers share place-based knowledge and native perspectives that enrich our ever-evolving understanding of the Columbia River.

Make your reservation here.

Themes include Columbia River history, tribal sovereignty and survivance, traditional ecological knowledge, evolving land ethic and designing for social change.

The trip includes visits to:

 *Confluence Bird Blind at the Sandy River Delta, Troutdale, OR

 *Confluence Land Bridge & Ft. Vancouver National Historic Site, Vancouver WA

 *Cape Disappointment State Park, Ilwaco, WA

 *Chinook Indian Nation Headquarters and historic village site, Bay Center, WA

Confirmed guest speakers include:

 *Lillian Pitt, Pacific Northwest Native American Artist

*Greg Archuleta, Lifeways Educator, Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde

*Catherine Corbett, Chief Scientist, Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership

*Christine Dupres, Author, Folklorist, Tribal Council Member, Cowlitz Tribe

*Tony Johnson, Chinook Indian Nation Tribal Chairman

*Michael Karnosh, Ceded Lands Manager, Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde

*Aaron Webster, Interpretive Specialist, WA State Parks, Cape Disappointment

*Bill Weiler, Sandy River Basin Watershed Council

Included in the price: 

Speakers’ honorariums, Friday and Saturday dinner, Saturday lunch, park entrance fees and program coordination.

Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, Sunday lunch

Carpooling with Confluence is an option, please contact Courtney for details

Price: $325 per person

Not included in the price: Friday and Saturday night accommodations- please contact Courtney for best recommendations

Sunday breakfast and lunch at Cape Disappointment can be coordinated by Confluence for the cost of the food. 

Space is limited. Secure a reservation with a $100 deposit. Full payment is due by May 1, 2018. Cancellation with a full refund is available until June 1, 2018. Refunds may be available after June 1, 2018 as long as we are able to fill available spots from a waitlist.