Tillamook Estuaries Partnership

A National Estuary Project

Following CDC guidelines in regards to coronavirus, TEP Staff will be working staggered schedules until future notice. The best way to reach TEP staff is by email. Staff email addresses can be found under the "Who we are" Staff page.

Located on the north coast of Oregon, we are dedicated to conserving and restoring Tillamook County's estuaries and watersheds in their entirety. With a committed staff and a large team of volunteers we spend our efforts targeting water quality, habitat loss, erosion and sedimentation, and flooding through restoration, monitoring, education and outreach. more...

Upcoming Events


SFC Economic Benefits

A new study by OSU has found that the Southern Flow Corridor project provided a multitude of community and economic benefits, in addition to creating habitat and reducing flooding. Learn more by clicking the photo.

Join the BYPP Crew!

We're hiring for TEP's Backyard Planting Crew. If working outside to help restore habitat and protect water quality is your kind of gig, this might be the job for you! Follow the link to learn more and apply today.

Seeking New Board Members

Hear the water calling your name? Time to make a difference – join the TEP Board. Tillamook Estuaries Partnership is seeking dedicated community members to fill two open positions on our Board of Directors. If you are passionate about our clean water, healthy habitats, abundant fish and wildlife, and vibrant communities, this may be the opportunity for you! Click on the title of this post or on the picture to learn more.

2020 State of the Bays

Just Released! Highlighting the work of TEP and our partners over the last five years, the 2020 State of the Bays Report provides a snapshot of the health of the five watersheds and estuaries in Tillamook County.

Congress Moves to Invest in Estuaries

Congress reaffirmed its commitment to the National Estuary Program by signing the Protect and Restore America’s Estuaries Act law. Learn more about what this means for TEP and Tillamook County.

Peterson Complete!

The Peterson Creek Fish Passage project was completed in fall 2020, successfully replacing an undersized, failing culvert to improve access to more than 6 miles of habitat.

Our 10-Year Plan

We recently updated our Comprehensive Conservation Management Plan - the document that will guide TEP's work for the next 10 years. Learn more bout the work that we do and our goals for the future!

TEP Projects, Water Quality, and Water Trails

Explore our Interactive Map to learn more about TEP Projects, Water Quality Test Results, and navigating local Water Trails

Confluence of Purpose

The history and implementation of the SFC-Landowner Preferred Alternative, a 520 acre flood mitigation and tidal wetland restoration project.

NEP Story Map

The story map describes the 28 National Estuary Programs, the issues they face, and how place-based partnerships coordinate local actions.