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For more information about Council events and programs please contact our staff at 503-281-1132 or email info@columbiaslough.org.

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We are now seeking Environmental Award nominations!

We are now seeking Environmental Award nominations!

Do you know an individual, group, or organization that has gone above and beyond for the Slough this past year?  Nominate them for an Environmental Award and they could be honored at the 2020 Slough Celebration Gala!

Learn more about the Leadership and Achievement awards, eligibility requirements, and how to nominate here and then make a nomination through our online form here!

Help restore native habitat at No Ivy Day

Help restore native habitat at No Ivy Day

Come out to No Ivy Day on Oct 26th, a fun and cathartic city-wide restoration event!

Join the Columbia Slough Watershed Council and Portland Parks & Recreation as we work to remove English ivy from the Johnson Lake area.

Help us restore this natural area, then join us for a celebration! Choose from two celebration sites: Forest Park or George Himes Park.

For more information, check out this link!

Aquifer Adventure is around the corner, Mate!

Aquifer Adventure is around the corner, Mate!

Join us on September 14th for a free family festival featuring over 60 pirates, free ice cream, free boat rides and free t shirts! Aquifer Adventure celebrates our groundwater resources at this unique children’s festival by providing hands on science-based activities, with a pirate flare! For more information, please check out this link!

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Register today for Regatta 2019!

Register today for Regatta 2019!

Join the Columbia Slough Watershed Council for Regatta, an on the water paddle festival like no other, Sunday, August 11th from 10am to 2pm at the Multnomah County Drainage District (MCDD) office!  Regatta celebrates recreation opportunities on Portland’s hidden gem of local waterways, the Columbia Slough. Regatta is not actually a race; this family friendly event is a fun paddle for experienced and novice paddlers alike.

The event features donation-based 45-minute canoe and kayak rentals (all equipment provided) for registered attendees. Before and after paddling, participants can visit with local environmental and water-based organizations, enjoy hands-on activities, live music, food trucks, and walking tours of a levee system! Free t-shirts will be provided while supplies last!

Advanced registration is required here or by calling (503) 281-1132. Participants with their own human-powered watercraft and safety equipment are also welcome to register at the link above. Crews will be available to help unload and transport boats.

Check out the event page to learn more!

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Galmour shots from an amazing Gala!

Galmour shots from an amazing Gala!

Even though a few weeks have passed, we are still relishing in the glory an amazing Slough Celebration Gala! Thanks to the generosity and support of our donors, staff, volunteers, and all who attended the Gala, we were able to surpass our fundraising goal. Thank you also to Traveling Julie Photography and Portland Event Photography for capturing some of our favorite moments of the night:

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