News Archive

January 3, 2019

Annual Appeal Ends + Gift for Monthly Donors

Thank you to all of the Friends and Legacy Makers who made the 2018 Confluence Annual Appeal a huge success! We heard from 68 donors who gave more than $16,000 to support this important work!Your...   more >

December 18, 2018

Educational Programs Planned for 2019

As a busy year comes to a close, the Confluence staff is hard at work planning and scheduling meaningful programming in schools and public spaces. The mission of Confluence is...   more >

November 6, 2018

Your Legacy In the Landscape

The Annual Appeal is one way the Friends of Confluence support the important work of telling the story of the Columbia River ecosystem through Indigenous voices in schools and in...   more >

October 10, 2018

Professional Development: Cultural Curiosity in the Classroom

Cultural Curiosity in the Classroom FREE WORKSHOP FOR TEACHERS October 27th 8 am - 5 pm Mt Hood Community College GE (General Education)201 Lunch Included Culture is something everybody has. With a willingness...   more >


Three Reasons to Give

April 9, 2019

Our 2019 Spring Appeal is underway! It’s your opportunity to become a Friend of Confluence for the first time or to renew your support by donating to our mission: to connect people to the history, living cultures and ecology of the Columbia River system. We need your help! This is important work and it can only happen with the support of Friends like you. 


If you’re already a Friend of Confluence, thank you! If not, here are three reasons to give:

Education: Confluence connects students and teachers with Native artists and educators to dig deeper into the long history of the landscape we love through Indigenous cultures that live on today.

Public Understanding: Confluence’s community events such as the Story Gatherings elevate the perspectives of Native writers, thinkers and leaders in our collective understanding o the Columbia River system. 

Conservation and Stewardship: Confluence sites by celebrated artist Maya Lin are designed to last for generations. That can only happen through careful preservation by volunteers, landscapers and artisans.