News Archive

April 21, 2018

Celebrating Earth 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.  To RSVP,...   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 >

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.