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Council of Governments

A public meeting of the Budget Committee of the Columbia River Estuary Study Taskforce (CREST), Clatsop County, State of Oregon, to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017 will be held at 818 Commercial Street, Suite 818, Suite 203, Astoria, OR. This meeting will take place on the 6th day of June 2016 at 11:00 A.M. The purpose is to receive the budget message and document of the district. A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained at 818 Commercial Street, Suite 203, Monday through Thursday between the hours of 10:00 A.M. and 2:30 P.M. This is a public meeting where deliberation of the Budget Committee will take place. Any person may appear at the meeting and discuss the proposed budget with the Budget Committee.

For nearly 40 years, the Columbia River Estuary Study Taskforce (CREST) has had its office space in the Astoria Post Office.  In early October, CREST and the North Coast Watershed Association moved to new offices at the Spexarth Building at 818 Commercial Street, Suite 203, in Astoria. 

We look forward to connecting with our stakeholders, citizens, and volunteers in our new space.

The Columbia River Estuary Study Taskforce:  Bridging community and ecology on the Columbia River Estuary

CREST, located in Astoria, OR, is a community organization specializing in environmental planning and habitat restoration for fish and wildlife.  CREST offers expertise in project design, funding, management, implementation and monitoring with the goal to sustain the partnership between the natural ecosystem and the neighboring communities along the Columbia River Estuary.

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Browse our Projects Map and see where we've made our mark
Skipanon River Off-Channel Wetland Creation
The Ft Columbia Tidal Reconnection Project
Otter Point Estuarine Restoration

The estuary at the mouth of the Columbia River is a diverse and vulnerable ecosystem. Home to a multiplicity of fish, plants, animals, and birds, the area is also vital to the people who live and work in the riverside communities. The economy and ecology of the region rely on one another, and both benefit from commtiments to sustainability.

Efforts to protect and restore the habitat must therefore be collaborative and comprehensive, accommodating the interdependency of flora and fauna species that span the length and breadth of the Columbia River. CREST is a reliable leader in this work, coordinating communities, landowners, governmental authorities, businesses, and environmental organizations,