Sunday, October 26, 2014

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Slough Activites: Learn About Our River and Slough

Three great ways to get involved!

Volunteer registration for Aquifer Adventure is now open!

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Saturday, September 13th
Portland Water Bureau Launch 
16650 NE Airport Way 
Portland, OR 97230

Ahoy thar, matey! It’s time to celebrate at Aquifer Adventure! Join our volunteer crew for a swashbuckling adventure on the high sloughs, as the Portland Water Bureau and Columbia Slough Watershed Council team up to present a FREE, family-friendly event full of educational games and pirate booty. We’ve had over 800 pirates-in-training attend in past years – and we really need your help to make this a huge success. This is a great opportunity for groups and individuals ages 16 and up.

Event open to the public 12-4pm  
Shift 1: 8 AM -11:00 AM (Set Up) 
Shift 2: 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM (Event Shift) 
Shift 3: 1:30 - 4:30 PM (Event Shift)
Shift 4: 5:00 - 6:30 PM 
(Clean up at Columbia Slough Watershed Council's office - 7040 NE 47th Ave.)

Registration required

Contact Hanna Davis at
(503) 281 - 1132

Now Recruiting...

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Slough School Volunteers - Fall Season
If you enjoy time in the outdoors and working with children, this is a great opportunity for you! Lead nature walks, enjoy Slough wildlife with curious, energetic students and build your outdoor leadership skills. With the support of experienced outdoor educators, you'll help bring outdoor, experiential education to students within the beautiful Columbia Slough Watershed. Get the full volunteer position description and application instructions here.

Office Volunteers - Fall Season
Are you efficient, organized and detail-oriented? Do you enjoy color-coding? Are you a wiz with Excel? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, consider joining the Columbia Slough Watershed Council’s team of volunteer office assistants. Help us serve our community and pursue our mission to foster action to protect, enhance, restore and revitalize the Slough and its watershed. Learn more about the position here.

Contact Hanna Davis at
(503) 281 - 1132

Now Hiring: Fall Education Intern

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Looking to improve your outdoor leadership skills? Hone your teaching style? Consider applying to become our Slough School Education Intern this Fall!

The Slough School Education Intern will prepare and deliver field-based educational and stewardship programs and classroom-based educational presentations to K-12 students attending schools within the Columbia Slough Watershed. She/He will also collaborate on weekend community stewardship events and assist with general council activities. View the full position description here.

For more information:
Contact Jane VanDyke at or call (503) 281-1132.

Volunteer Paddle & Potluck

Tuesday, September 23rd
4:00 - 6:00pm, open paddling - RSVP required
6:00 - 7:00pm, group potluck 
Whitaker Ponds Nature Park

Have you volunteered with the Council in the last year? Join us for our fall volunteer appreciation event, the Paddle & Potluck. Learn more and RSVP to the event by visiting our website.

Hope to see you soon,

Volunteer Coordinator
Columbia Slough Watershed Council

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Learn About Our Slough

I have been on or to many of these activities and they are not only educational; they are fun!! 

Upcoming Slough Activities

Join us for these upcoming events! For a full calendar of events, click here.  For information on any of the events listed below, contact our staff at: or (503) 281-1132.

Columbia Slough Regatta 2014

Sunday August 03, 9:00am
Join hundreds for a fun paddle along the slough! We provide the boats (or you bring your own) and you get to explore by boat.
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Subs on the Slough

Friday August 15, 11:30am
A free lunchtime tour all about groundwater! Lunch is provided at picnic tables along the scenic Columbia Slough trail. Advanced registration required; suitable for adults and children 10 & up.
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Ladies Lunchtime Paddle

Tuesday August 19, 10:00am
This event is now FULL unless you have your own boat. You may register for our wait-list and we will contact you if spots open up.
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Bat Night

Friday August 29, 7:30pm
Bring the family and join us for a bat talk and nighttime walk.
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Aquifer Adventure

Saturday September 13, 12:00pm
Big and little pirates alike are welcome to join us for a family festival all about groundwater!
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Bring Your Own Boat Paddle

Thursday September 18, 5:30pm
Bring your own boat for a group paddle!
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Brew on the Slough

Monday October 13, 6:00pm
Join the Council for drinks and appetizers!
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Owl Prowl

Friday October 24, 7:00pm
Bring your family on a nighttime hike!
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Tadpole Tales (Weekly Event)

Thursday March 05, 10:00am
Children aged 3-5 with their parents are invited to join us on Wednesdays this spring for Tadpole Tales, our nature adventure program. Come just once or every week! (March - May)
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Friday, June 06, 2014


June Meeting to Elect Board Members

Wednesday, June 18
7:00 PM

NEW LOCATION:  517 NE Roth | Suite G | Roth Estates

Keep Bridgeton Thriving & Unique | Help Elect the Board

Help elect the Bridgeton Neighborhood Association board and keep Bridgeton a thriving and unique neighborhood. The BNA is a community organization working on the issues and needs of our neighborhood: the environment, land use, safety and community.

Vote for a Board That Cares

We’ll have a slate of current and new nominations for board members who want to serve.

Add Your Voice – Get Involved

Being a board member doesn't have to be a huge time commitment. Contribute your energies on projects that match your skills and interests and help make the decisions that make Portland's smallest neighborhood the city's best kept secret.

We're looking new board members who want to make a difference and build Bridgeton's capacity to take action to move forward our priorities.

Write-ins and floor nominations will be welcomed at the meeting.

We’ll have a list of the key issues impacting our neighborhood at the meeting.

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

North Portland Sunday Parkways

Get your bikes ready!!

June 22, 2014 ~ 11am-4pm (9.5 miles)

Cruise along the scenic Willamette Boulevard, and then glide towards Peninsula, Arbor Lodge, Kenton, Columbia Annex and McCoy Parks to enjoy an array of activities, food, music, vendors and fun.

Join in at any point along the route and enjoy the day!