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Columbia Slough Watershed Council

Holiday Tree Toss

Holiday Tree Toss

Saturday January 04, 10:00am - 1:00pm

This event is now waitlisted! Sign up on the registration form below to be added to the waitlist. Thank you!

Santa may deliver his gifts by sleigh, but this holiday season you can by canoe! Help us give the gift of habitat to salmon in the Slough! With all the tinsel and lights removed, we will re-purpose discarded holiday trees by strategically inserting them into existing log jams to increase beneficial salmon habitat in the lower Columbia Slough. All are welcome at the Holiday Tree Toss!

Please dress for the weather. This event runs rain, shine, or snow! We provide the trees, boats, and hot cocoa. You provide rain gear and holiday cheer! Register below!

Bringing a tree is optional but appreciated!

Read more and watch a video about engineered log jams on the lower Columbia Slough here.

Thank you so much to Stephen Rice for producing our event poster for the third year! Check out more of his artwork on Instagram: @yahwth

Event Details


Tri-Met #11 to N Lombard & Simmons: Walk north east on N Lombard 0.2 miles, then turn left on N Kelley Point Park Rd and follow 0.1 miles. The boat launch will be on your left.

Parking: At boat launch on Kelley Point Park Rd.

Restrooms at this site are located about a half mile down N Kelley Point Park Rd from the launch (10 minute walk).

Kelley Point Park Boat Launch is about 150 yards inside of Kelley Point Park on the northeast side of The Columbia Slough. This is a rough and relatively undeveloped boat ramp with a dirt and gravel parking lot.

Please email the Volunteer Coordinator to inquire about site accessibility:


Kelley Point Park Boat Launch
N Kelley Point Park Rd
Portland, OR 97203

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