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 >

Sandy River Delta Make a Difference Day

August 20, 2017

Sandy River Delta
Make a Difference Day
October 28, 2017
8:30am - 1:00pm

Confluence will host a trail repair party at the Sandy River Delta on "Make a Difference Day," October 28, 2017. We invite you to come out and help restore the Confluence Trail and celebrate this beautiful wilderness restoration project. The trail repairs are made possible through a generous grant from the National Forest Foundation.

Please RSVP here.

Confluence is a community supported nonprofit with a mission to connect people to place through art and education. The Confluence Bird Blind by Maya Lin at the Sandy River Delta is one of six project sites along the Columbia River system. Completed in 2008, the Bird Blind is an elliptical room, shaped by vertical slats of black locust etched with the names of species noted in the Lewis and Clark journals. The Bird Blind is nestled in the forest at the confluence of the Sandy and Columbia Rivers at the end of a 1.25 mile trail. 

The Confluence Trail was built as part of the multi-agency partnership to restore riparian habitat. In the 9 years since the project was completed, the Sandy River Delta has become one of the most popular destinations in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. After all that use, the trail needs work! Volunteer tasks include trail repairs, trash sweeps, filling in potholes and barbed wire removal.

Volunteers will meet at the trailhead kiosk in the parking lot between 8:30 am and 9 am to go over volunteer activities and equipment use. Look for the Confluence tent. Overflow parking will be available.

Coffee, water and snacks will be provided. Equipment will be provided by the U.S. Forest Service. Please bring a lunch and water bottle. Please also wear boots or closed toe shoes, long sleeves, sunglasses and sun protection if sunny, comfortable clothing for working outdoors and work gloves if you prefer your own.

Please RSVP here.

For questions, contact Confluence Program Manager, Courtney Yilk at 360-693-0123 or Learn more about the work of Confluence and Make A Difference Day.

Special thanks to the National Forest Foundation and to our partners: U.S. Forest ServiceFriends of the Sandy River DeltaOregon Equestrian TrailsSandy River Basin Watershed Council, and the Trailkeepers of Oregon.