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 >

Chinook Nation Chairman Tony Johnson leads a ceremony during the Confluence Road Trip of 2018. Photo by Elliot Fogarty.

Your Legacy In the Landscape

November 6, 2018

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 public gatherings. This year, we have two new incentives for anyone who donates to the Annual Appeal:

* Enter to win a one night stay and dinner for two at Skamania Lodge

* Anyone who becomes a monthly donor gets a can of Columbia RIver salmon from our friends, Sean and Brigette McConville (Warm Springs) of Salmon King Fisheries.

Turn your values into action by donating to the Annual Appeal today! 

Notes: Overnight stay at Skamania Lodge can only be used Sunday-Thursday and is based on availability. Dinner certificate does not inlcude gratuity and alcohol. Both gift certificates expire on November 15, 2019. To enter without donating, email us here.

The fact is, the important work of Confluence is only possible because of the Friends of Confluence, people like you who are willing to be part of a legacy that connects all of us with a deeper understanding of the history, cultures and environment of our beloved Northwest.

Will you make Confluence part of your legacy?

This year, the Friends of Confluence made it possible to:

~Reach more than 1,000 school children through Confluence in the Classroom and Confluence Outdoors.

~Develop professional development workshops for teachers so they can bring Native history and culture into schools.

~Expose more than 600 people to Indigenous perspectives through tours and Confluence Story Gatherings.

~Maintain and preserve five completed Confluence art landscapes for generations to come.

And there is more work to do next year. Now more than ever, the hard work to broaden our cultural understanding of the place we love is so important! Thank you.

P.S. Any Friend of Confluence is entitled to a guided walk through one of our sites with Executive Director Colin Fogarty. Friday Friend Tours are generally the first and fourth Friday of the month. Feel free to bring your own friends and family. Email Colin to make arrangements. Thanks!