Tillamook Estuaries Partnership

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News From TEP

Now Hiring - Habitat Restoration Project Manager

Posted on Aug. 22nd, 2021

TEP is seeking a qualified individual to hire as its Habitat Restoration Project Manager in Garibaldi, OR.   

This position functions as a vital part of our small, hard-working team that is dedicated to the conserv ...read more

SAVE THE DATE - Celebrate the Bounty of the Bays

Posted on Aug. 2nd, 2021

Come CELEBRATE with us!

Tillamook Estuaries Partnership is excited to announce that we are bringing back our annual Celebrate the Bounty of the Bays! We hope you will mark your calendar for September 18 - 25, 20 ...read more

TEP Seeks New Board Members

Posted on Aug. 1st, 2021

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 ...read more

Volunteer(s) Needed for Sand Lake Water Quality Sampling

Posted on Aug. 1st, 2021

Be a part of the Clean Water Team!

TEP is looking for 1-2 volunteers to collect water quality samples at Sand Lake.  You will be part of our citizen science team that has been monitoring the bays, ...read more

Facebook Supports Clean Water and Healthy Habitats in Tillamook County

Posted on Apr. 22nd, 2021

Facebook has generously donated $15,000 to Tillamook Estuaries Partnership! The funding will support the critical work TEP is doing to support clean water and healthy habitats in Tillamook County.

We want to express our sincerest thanks to F ...read more

Water Security & World Water Day

Posted on Mar. 22nd, 2021

Celebrate World Water Day (March 22nd) by creating your own Water Security Diorama

Water means different things to differ ...read more

CPRCD Helps TEP's Nursery Thrive

Posted on Mar. 15th, 2021

Tillamook Estuaries Partnership’s (TEP) nursery, which provides native plants to the Northwest Oregon Restoration Partnership (NORP), relies on volunteer and NORP member support to operate. When the nursery closed to the public due to COVID res ...read more

TEP Receives Support from the Jene Fund of Oregon Community Foundation

Posted on Mar. 11th, 2021

The Jene Fund of Oregon Community Foundation has generously provided a grant to Tillamook Estuaries Partnership. The funding will support the critical work TEP is doing to support clean water and healthy habitats in Tillamook County.

We want ...read more

Congress moves to invest in the Nation's Estuaries

Posted on Feb. 1st, 2021

On January 13th, Congress reaffirmed its commitment to the National Estuary Program by signing the Protect and Restore America’s Estuaries Act law.  Tillamook Estuaries Partnership (TEP) and the communities within Tillamook ...read more

Completed - Peterson Creek Fish Passage

Posted on Aug. 5th, 2020

Undersized, damaged, aging culverts can limit access to important stream habitat for fish and other aquatic organisms. They can also seriously affect transportation if a culvert fails or negatively impacts the road above.

Replacing a culvert ...read more

CCA Oregon helps fund Tillamook River Wetlands Project

Posted on Apr. 10th, 2020

Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) Oregon through our national habitat arm, Building Conservation Trust (BCT), has joined Tillamook Estuaries Partnership (TEP) and the North Coast Land Conservancy, to help fund and fully restore 73 acres of tidal ...read more

TEP awarded more than $440,000 for habitat enhancement

Posted on Nov. 19th, 2019

The Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (OWEB) selected Tillamook Estuaries Partnership to receive more than $440,000 in grant funding at their October 15-16 board meeting in Condon.

The funding awards include ...read more

New Study Uses Genetics to Identify Sources of Bacteria

Posted on Jul. 23rd, 2019

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. Fecal waste can ...read more

Bringing Watersheds to Life!

Posted on Jul. 23rd, 2019

We're committed to raising $2500 to bring hands-on, fun learning experiences to classrooms throughout Tillamook County AND to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Tillamook Bay's designation as a Bay of National Significance! C ...read more

TEP Awarded $10,000 for Tillamook River Wetlands Project

Posted on Jul. 16th, 2019

A $10,000 grant awarded in June (2019) by the Gregory S. Cermak and Melody L. Oakley Fund for Disabilities, Education and the Environment moves Tillamook Estuaries Partnership (TEP) closer to restoring 70 acres of tidal wetlands within the Tillamook ...read more

Partnering with MAI & VetsWork

Posted on May. 5th, 2019

Tillamook Estuaries Partnership is incredibly excited to welcome Chris Sutherland to our team as our Restoration, Education, & Community Engagement (RECE) Assistant! Chris was placed with TEP through Mount Adams Institute’s read more

TEP Spring Spotlight

Posted on May. 5th, 2019

Spring is a time for change and since the start of 2019 we’ve experienced quite a bit here at Tillamook Estuaries Partnership. We’re excited to welcome a number of new faces to our staff, Board of Directors, and volunteer programs, and we ...read more


Posted on Mar. 31st, 2019

We can't say it enough - Thank you!

Incredible. Amazing. Generous. Thoughtful. It is hard to find the words to describe the businesses, partner organizations and individuals who give so much to Tillamook Estuaries Partnership. Their sup ...read more

How Does TEP Celebrate?

Posted on Mar. 30th, 2019

Tillamook Estuaries Partnership Raises Money and Awareness, Recognizes Volunteers, at Inaugural ‘Celebrate the Bounty of our Bays’ Event

To celebrate its 25th anniversary, Tillamook Estuaries Partnership hosted a ...read more


Posted on Mar. 28th, 2019

Together, Left Coast Raw and TEP seek to foster healthy lifestyle choices that benefit the environment. Both organizations believe that clean water, healthy habitats, abundant wildlife, and education for people of all ages are essential to vibrant co ...read more

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