(Tillamook County, OR ) – Tillamook Estuaries Partnership (TEP) is raising awareness about our local bays as we approach National Estuaries Week, September 18-25.   Each week, a different estuary will be profiled. Viewers have a chance to win a free raffle ticket which may be used during TEP’s upcoming “Celebrate the Bounty of the Bays” fundraising event. This social media campaign is a fun way for the community to learn more about the five estuaries in Tillamook County.

In case you missed the first week, here is our profile of Nehalem Bay:

  • Flowing 105 miles from its source, the Nehalem is the longest river in the Oregon Coast Range.
  • The Nehalem Bay estuary is part of the Pacific Flyway, one of four major migratory routes in North America, and an outstanding area for birdwatching while paddling.
  • Nehalem Bay offers great Salmon fishing, Clamming and Crabbing opportunities!


Be sure to follow Tillamook Estuaries Partnership on Facebook and Instagram each week through September 25th.  Tag two friends and you will automatically be entered to win a free raffle ticket.  Winners will be announced at 6pm on Saturdays and a new chance to win will begin on the following Sunday as TEP highlights another one of Tillamook’s estuaries.

Tillamook Estuaries Partnership is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation and restoration of Tillamook County’s watersheds through active stewardship, scientific inquiry, community engagement, and education.