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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Tadpole Tales at Nadaka Park (July)

Wednesday July 29, 10:00am

Children aged 3-5 with their parents are invited to join us on each last Wednesday this summer for Tadpole Tales, our nature adventure program.

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Stewardship Saturday: Nadaka Park

Saturday August 01, 9:00am

Join Friends of Nadaka Park for a morning workparty in the park and garden.

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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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