Tillamook Estuaries Partnership

A National Estuary Project

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


Save the Date

TEP's annual Fundraiser - Celebrate the Bounty of the Bays - will be held February 29th, 2020. Save the date, tickets will be on sale soon!

Join Our Team!

The Mt. Adams Institute and Tillamook Estuaries Partnership are excited to bring back the national career training program for military veterans, VetsWork Environment. The VetsWork program provides an opportunity for local Veterans to transition to a career in natural resources and public lands management.

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 Awarded $10,000 Grant

The Tillamook River Wetlands Project received a $10,000 grant from the Gregory S. Cermak and Melody L. Oakley Fund for Disabilities, Education and the Environment, moving TEP closer to restoring 70 acres of tidal wetlands within the Tillamook Bay Estuary.

Study Identifies Bacteria Sources

TEP participated in a recently published study that used Microbial Source Tracking (MST) to identify various sources that may be contributing to bacteria pollution in the Tillamook Bay Watershed.

Explore Nature

Explore Nature is a series of hikes, walks, paddles and outdoor adventures...

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.

Thank you Visit Tillamook Coast

We're celebrating 25 Years as a Bay of National Significance with support from Visit Tillamook Coast and the Economic Development Council of Tillamook County.


Left Coast Raw is a corporate sponsor of the Tillamook Estuaries Partnership located on the Oregon coast. Left Coast Raw will be donating 1% of gross profits from their Dawn Patrol Premium Shake Blend.

NEP Story Map

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