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Columbia Slough Watershed Council

Slough 101 Workshop

Slough 101 Workshop

Saturday April 06, 9:00am - 1:00pm

This free, hands-on workshop will provide participants with a wide overview of the Columbia Slough’s relationship to environmental, social, and economic issues in the watershed (North/Northeast Portland and Gresham). We will explore a variety of topics, including the watershed’s geologic characteristics and history, economic impacts, indigenous perspective of the Slough and its natural resources, flood protection initiatives, groundwater resources, and an overview of current environmental challenges and restoration projects. Open to everyone interested in learning more about the Columbia Slough Watershed.

Workshop presenters include representatives from:

The Columbia Slough Watershed Council
The City of Portland, Bureau of Environmental Services
The City of Portland, Portland Water Bureau
Multnomah County Drainage Districts

With hands-on activities to let you:

Study macroinvertebrates (water bugs) that live in the Slough.
Test for water quality by assessing oxygen, temperature, and pH levels.
Simulate and predict aquifer conditions with an interactive groundwater model.
Discover a beautiful hidden part of this unique waterway through a short tour.

Event Details


Pre-registration is required for this free workshop.
Light refreshments will be provided. Suitable for adults and teens 14 & up.


McKinstry Co.
16790 NE Mason St
Portland, OR 97230

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