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Project Sites

"We start where Lewis and Clark's journey ended at the mouth of the Columbia, where the river meets the sea, holding up a mirror to reflect back upon Lewis and Clark's journey." -Maya Lin more >

The Land Bridge, recipient of top honors in a 2009 international award for waterfront design, reconnects the city and river after years separated by a busy freeway. more >

At the end of a 1.2 mile trail, the Bird Blind embodies Confluence Project’s commitment to sustainability and ecologically-aware artistry; tucked within a newly planted forest. more >

Ms. Lin’s Story Circles at Sacajawea State Park tell seven confluence stories of history, people and culture where the Columbia and Snake Rivers meet and where people have gathered for thousands of years. more >

Ms. Lin is fully restoring a section of the island to native grasses and wildflowers and will install a large, stone-rimmed earthwork: a “listening circle” sculpted out of a natural amphitheater at the top of the island. The shape is inspired by a Nez Perce blessing ceremony held here in spring 2005. more >

At Celilo, the Columbia River once thundered over one of North America’s strongest waterfalls, creating a life-sustaining salmon fishery and gathering place for native people throughout the region. Maya Lin has designed a simple arc cantilevered at the river’s edge, inspired by the fishing platforms used here before the falls were inundated in 1957. more >