What People Are Saying:

"It felt like a great escape from the classroom, and made me wish we could take our kids outside every day. We slowly walked back to school, wishing to be outside all day." — Partner Teacher with our Slough School Program

Recent News

  • Regatta Registration Open!

    Join us out on the water August 2nd from 9 AM - 1 PM for a paddle on the Columbia Slough.  Discover this beautiful hidden waterway by kayak or canoe!  Registrations are open for participants to rent a boat from the council or to bring their own. The event is free, suggested donation $8/person or $25/family.  (No one is turned away). Spots are going fast, register today!

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  • Explorando sucess!

    Thank you to our 524 participants and over 70 staff, volunteers and partners; you made Explorando a success!  Visitors took canoe trips down the slough, explored Whitaker Ponds and learned through hands on activities provided by our partners.  From groundwater activities to fish printing, there was lots to discover!  Visitors had the treat of entertainment by several local performance groups including, Danza Azteca & Bajo Salario Collective, storyteller Omar Vargas and Lol-Be Yucateco dance group.

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  • Looking for photos or videos from Slough Celebration?

    A selection of photos from the event are posted on our Facebook page.  All images are available on Flickr.

    Each award winner was honored with a humorous video skit that highlights their work.  View this year’s award videos here.

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  • Slough Stories

    The Columbia Slough Watershed Council celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and there are a thousand stories to tell. This video is a compilation of a few of the stories told at the Slough Stories event in November 2014. This is part of an effort to document efforts large and small that have improved the Columbia Slough watershed and raised public awareness of the waterway and the region. Enjoy this trip down memory lane (or should we say a paddle down memory slough).

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Columbia Slough Regatta 2015

Sunday August 02, 9:00am

Join hundreds for a fun paddle along the slough! We provide the boats (or you bring your own) and you get to explore by boat.

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Subs on the Slough

Friday August 14, 11:30am

A free lunchtime tour all about groundwater! Lunch is provided at picnic tables along the scenic Columbia Slough trail. Advanced registration required; suitable for adults and children 10 & up.

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Ladies Lunchtime Paddle

Thursday August 20, 10:00am

Bring your lunch and join us for a ladies lunchtime paddle! Bring your own boat or borrow one of ours (spots limited).

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