Southern Flow Corridor: CONFLUENCE OF PURPOSE
This is the official video covering the Southern Flow Corridor Landowner Preferred Alternative Project. This project is a collaboration between the community, state, and federal agencies. The result is a project that has significant benefits for both flood mitigation and habitat restoration. It is a win/win for both the town of Tillamook and the fish and wildlife of the area.
Removing Barriers: Converting Culverts to Bridges for People & Wildlife
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 with a larger, more suitable structure like a bridge is a win-win for fish, water quality, transportation, and the economy. At Peterson Creek, a tributary to the Miami River in Tillamook County, Oregon, upgrading the undersized, perched culvert improved access to 6.2 miles of upstream habitat for ESA listed coho salmon, as well as Chinook, chum, steelhead, cutthroat and lampreys. The project also creates substantial transportation and safety benefits for the community by improving the Miami-Foley Road alignment and elevating the roadway above 100-year flood levels. Miami-Foley Road is a critical transportation and emergency route for Tillamook County. Tillamook Estuaries Partnership has been working directly with Tillamook County Public Works to implement the Peterson Creek Fish Passage Restoration this summer, which is a Salmon SuperHwy Priority Project. Trout Unlimited, NOAA Fisheries Service, Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the U.S. Forest Service have provided funding and in-kind support for this project.
Get Inspired with Explore Nature
Explore Nature Highlight Reel produced by Brandon Pettit, Portland State University. Videography by Boxcar Assembly. Explore Nature is a collaboration of volunteer community and non-profit organizations working together to offer meaningful nature-based experiences. Explore Nature events highlight the unique beauty of Tillamook County and the work being done to preserve and conserve the area’s natural resources and natural resource-based economy. Learn more at www.explorenaturetillamookcoast.com
Native Plant Restoration at our Native Plant Nursery
Learn more about our Native plant nursery and the restoration work it supports.
Children's Clean Water Festival: Crumple Watershed
What exactly is a watershed and what do Tillamook County’s watersheds look like? Take a closer look with Tillamook Estuaries Partnership and create your own “Crumple Watershed” during this presentation. For the activity you will need: a sheet of blank white paper, cardstock, markers, two-sided sticky dots or tape, small cup of water or spray bottle.
Tillamook Estuaries Partnership’s 20 year celebration video capturing how the TEP began and where it is going.