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

Volunteer STEAM Coach Training

 February 9, 2023
Support experiential STEAM education opportunities for Tillamook County students by becoming a volunteer STEAM Coach!

State of Eelgrass in Tillamook Bay

 February 22, 2023
Tony D‘Andrea from the ODFW Shellfish team will be in Tillamook on Feb 22nd to discuss Eelgrass in Tillamook County watersheds.



Tillamook Estuaries Partnership to receive $625,000 for Climate Change Monitoring Instruments. This money will enable our team to assess many critical demographics across Tillamook county including; Flood Monitoring, Ocean Acidification, Eel Grass monitoring, and Infrared drone monitoring. With the support of members of Oregon’s congressional delegation in the House of Representatives—Reps. Peter DeFazio, Earl Blumenauer, Suzanne Bonamici, and Kurt Schrader—a total of 145 community-initiated projects in Oregon were included in the package. Full press release below…

SFC 2021 Flood Reduction Report

As-Built Project Validation of Peak Water Level Reduction During the January 2021 Flood

Oct. 22, 2022- Sitka Sedge Community Meeting

Link to the recording of the Sitka Sedge Tidal Wetlands restoration projects Oct. 22, 2022. Contact Jena@tbenp.org for more information regarding the project.

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.

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.

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.