News Archive

September 6, 2017

Don't Miss These Upcoming Confluence Events

Native Plant Walk at the Confluence Land Bridge with Greg Archuleta, Grand Ronde Saturday, September 16 Confluence Land Bridge, Vancouver, WA 10:00am - noon Meet at Old Apple Tree Park   Confluence Story Gathering Story-driven discussion that...   more >

August 27, 2017

Confluence News & Events – August 2017

Thank You Pink Martini! A heartfelt thank you to Confluence board member Thomas Lauderdale and Pink Martini for hosting an incredible benefit concert on Saturday, August 19th in Lake Oswego.  We...   more >

August 20, 2017

Sandy River Delta Make a Difference Day

Sandy River DeltaMake a Difference DayOctober 28, 20178:30am - 1:00pm Confluence will host a trail repair party at the Sandy River Delta on "Make a Difference Day," October 28, 2017. We...   more >

July 6, 2017

Confluence Upcoming Events

Confuence in the Community is a series of public events that fuse art, culture and heritage to engage the communities around our project sites. All are welcome!   Native Plant Walk with...   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.

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

Special thanks to the National Forest Foundation and to our partners: