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Columbia Slough Watershed Council


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For more information about Council events and programs please contact our staff at 503-281-1132 or email

Noticias del Columbia Slough

Confluence Americorps for a year

Confluence Americorps for a year

“My AmeriCorps term of service with the Columbia Slough Watershed Council has been an experience that will stay with me for the rest of my life. Since last September I have been serving as the Habitat Restoration Educator at CSWC. My second day on the job I dressed as a pirate as we hosted Aquifer Adventure with the Portland Water Bureau! The fun has only grown since then!
I have lead volunteers at Stewardship Saturday events, planting thousands of trees and shrubs this winter. I have worked with thousands of youth across all grade levels, all throughout the watershed, both in the classroom and across many parks and natural areas. I have helped to mentor high school students as they build rain gardens for low-income households throughout the watershed, and seen these same high school students grow as mentors and leaders of elementary schoolers on outdoor field trips. I have enjoyed representing the council at community events all over town. 
The Confluence program has in turn provided invaluable experiences: trainings and workshops in social justice and racial equity, team building and learning experiences to unite our cohort, and the freedom to explore professional and personal endeavors that develop my career opportunities after AmeriCorps. 
Every single day at CSWC has felt meaningful for both the communities we serve and for my own development. I am so excited that CSWC will be taking on TWO AmeriCorps position next year… I can only imagine how much more great work can be done with the extra help. I highly encourage anyone interested to apply to the openings. This year has been a life changing ride for me!”
-Jake Jarecki (2017-2018 Confluence AmeriCorps Member)

Looking for a service opportunity for your business or community group?

Looking for a service opportunity for your business or community group?

Did you know that Columbia Slough Watershed Council offers group volunteering experiences throughout the calendar year? Your group is welcome to join us this Winter for Stewardship Saturdays, our outdoor restoration events or in 2018 for events like Explorando, Regatta, or Aquifer Adventure. Group volunteering is a great way to build camaraderie, get exercise and serve your community - join us!

For more information, get in touch with our Volunteer Coordinator, Kirk Fatland.

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Register Your Fred Meyer Card to support the slough!

Are you a Fred Meyer customer? Support the Slough just by getting groceries! Fred Meyer is donating $2.5 million each year - up to $625,000 each quarter to community organizations - make this support go to work for your watershed! All you have to do is link your Rewards Card and use it when you shop at Fred Meyer. By registering your card you are helping decide what these funds support.

To register your card visit:  Register and then add Columbia Slough Watershed Council as your Community Rewards organization. Search for organization number: 83957

Questions?  Give us a call at: (503) 281-1132 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).