Here’s what’s new in the Slough!
For more information about Council events and programs please contact our staff at 503-281-1132 or email email@example.com.
Noticias del Columbia Slough
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!
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:
On March 8th, hundreds of our partners and supporters gathered at the Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel for a glamorous evening of awards, fine dining, a silent auction, and great company—all in support of the Slough!
Thanks to the dedication, and generosity of our supporters,
WE WERE ABLE TO RAISE $52,000
at the Slough Celebration Gala this year! What an achievement!
Attendees enjoyed a photo booth, decadent desserts, local beer and wine, and many walked away with elaborate prize packages. One lucky winner scored a brand new Old Town canoe, others won wine tours and kayak adventures, some went home with shopping sprees and spa packages, and the list goes on! A big thanks goes out to all of our sponsors and donors who made the night possible.
Register TODAY for Slough 101!
Do you live, work or play near the Columbia Slough? Join the Columbia Slough Watershed Council for Slough 101 on Saturday, April 6th, 2019 from 9AM - 1PM!
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:
- Geologic characteristics and history
- Economic impacts
- Indigenous perspective of the Slough and its natural resources
- Flood protection initiatives
- Groundwater resources
- Current environmental challenges and restoration projects
Welcome New Executive Director, Cathy Kellon
Dear CSWC Community,
After a wide-ranging search, we are excited to announce a new Executive Director for our organization. We have chosen Cathy Kellon to lead our agency into 2019 and going forward. Her experience, credentials and leadership skills are a great match for what our organization needs in order to meet the challenges which await us in the future.
Here is a little background for people who do not know anything about Cathy:
Cathy P. Kellon has over 18 years of experience developing and applying strategic approaches to improve habitat for native fish and wildlife, expand public awareness about the value of nature’s services, and increase community access to clean water. Most recently, Cathy was the Working Waters Director at the nonprofit organization, The Geos Institute, where she co-founded the Drinking Water Providers Partnership and led efforts to restore streams in the Pacific Northwest to benefit native fish habitat and drinking water supplies. Previously, she led the Water and Watersheds Program and the State of the Salmon Program at Ecotrust. She has served on the Environmental Protection Agency’s National Drinking Water Advisory Council and Carpe Diem West’s Healthy Headwaters Leadership Team. Cathy earned her Masters degree in Geography, with a minor in Interdisciplinary Water Resources Studies, from Oregon State University.
Please join us as we welcome Cathy Kellon to our organization.
Chairperson, CSWC Board of Directors