Debrah Marriot, Executive Director of Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership
“A clean and healthy Columbia River is essential to the life and livelihood of the Pacific Northwest. The Columbia provides us with salmon, shellfish, lamprey, and other species critical to our culture and economy. It irrigates millions of acres of hops, fruits, wheat, and other crops. It transports cargo to distant ports while also giving us a treasured place to recreate.
The Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership connects people to the river and restores its floodplains and wetlands to support fish and wildlife, reduce flood risks, and improve water quality, ensuring the Columbia River sustains communities now and in the future.”