Monday, May 11, 2015

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Friday, May 08, 2015

Nextdoor Bridgeton [and more]

If you live in the Bridgeton area, please join: Nextdoor Bridgeton

It's an easy way to connect with neighbors, report crime, sell stuff, make announcements, post events, etc.

If you live elsewhere and there in no nextdoor for your neighborhood -  start one for your area

Click on the blue links to go to the nextdoor site.

Spring Slough Activites

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CULLY CRITTER CRUISE
May 16, 9:30-11:00AM
Explore, learn and have fun with your neighbors! Led by local experts, residents of all ages will travel the neighborhood and learn to identify and record the plants and animals along the way. This event will be the first ever community-led nature and wildlife inventory of the Cully Neighborhood. Don't miss out!

No experience necessary. The first 100 people to sign up will get a free T-shirt.
Click here to register.

The Cully Critter Cruise concludes with the Grand Opening celebration at Khunamokwst Park (11AM-3PM).

Location: Khunamokwst Park, 52nd and Alberta St., Portland, OR 97218

Volunteer guides/naturalists needed: Do you have naturalist experience or like working with youth and leading groups? We'd love to have you join our team as a volunteer leader.Sign up here.
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Evening Canoe the Slough
Thursday May 21st

Bring the whole family for a safe and fun canoe trip on the Columbia Slough.We'll provide the guide, vessel, paddle and life jacket, you provide the muscle.

Choose one of four trips leaving at 5:00, 6:00, 6:30 and 7:00PM.

Registration required. 
Click here.
Location: Whitaker Ponds Nature Park
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Tadpole Tales
Wednesday Mornings

You and your children are invited to join us for a short story and a guided nature walk. Different activities happening each week.


This Spring program runs each Wednesday from 10:00-11:00AM.

Suitable for children ages 3-5.
Click here to register. 

April Location: Whitaker Ponds Nature Park
We have a variety of other activities for all ages happening this Spring.
Check our calendar for a full list of Spring events.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Slough News And Activites

Summer 2 for VR
Columbia Slough Watershed Council
March, 2015

Check out news from the Council below including information on our new North Portland Outreach Specialist position, event highlights, volunteer opportunities and our updated Spring Calendar.  Enjoy!

Stewardship Saturdays - March 14th and March 21st

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This Saturday, March 14th (Volunteers needed!)
9:00am - 12:00pm
15401 NE Fremont St. Portland, OR 97230

Saturday, March 21st
9:00am - 12:00pm
Peninsula Crossing Trail @
N. Princeton St. and N. Carey Blvd.

Stewardship Saturdays are community volunteer work parties. Activities range from native plant planting to invasive species removal, trail maintenance, litter cleanup and more. Get your hands dirty and help make the watershed more livable for plants and people!

Tools, training, gloves and snacks provided.

Questions?
Contact Volunteer Coordinator Hanna Davis at hanna.davis@columbiaslough.org or call (503) 281-1132.


Slough 101 this Saturday!

Come learn from over eight local experts about the past and present happenings in the watershed. This FREE workshop
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Suitable for adults and teens 14 & up.

Time: 9am - 12: 45pm

Location:
Multnomah County Drainage District
1880 NE Elrod Dr
Portland, OR 97211

FREE; Registration Required
http://columbiaslough.org/index.php/events/event/149/ or 503 281-1132


Brunch with the Birds

This is a great introduction for beginning or intermediate bird watchers. We’ll walk the trails at Whitaker Ponds birding then enjoy a delicious lunch from the Council.  Space is limited to 20 people; suitable for adults and children 12 & up.  Advance registration required. $5 suggested donation.

Time:
 10 am - 1 pm

Location:
Whitaker Ponds Nature Park
7040 NE 47th Ave
Portland, OR 97218

Suggested $5 donation; Registration Required
http://columbiaslough.org/index.php/events/event/149/ or 503 281-1132


We're Hiring: North Portland Outreach Specialist

(Temporary: May 2015 - August 2016 & Part-time: 14 hr/week)
The North Portland Outreach Specialist (NPO Specialist) will primarily act as an outreach agent with the North Portland community. The NPO Specialist will work with the Council’s education, outreach, and stewardship directors.  Tasks include: research and outreach to existing community groups within North Portland, working in partnership with these groups to determine contacts, interests, and concerns, conducting key stakeholder interviews, holding focus groups, and populating a new database with names and contacts of community leaders, teachers, agency employees, and potential volunteers. Closes April 3, 2015 at 4 pm.  See more information in our Employment section of our website. 


Tadpole Tales  for Kids 3-5 

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April - May
10-11 am

Don't miss this nature discovery program for little explorers ages 3-5. Themes change each week and locations change each month.  Suggested donation/child is $3; adults free. 

April Location: Whitaker Ponds 7040 NE 47th Avenue, Portland, OR 97218

May Location: Nadaka Nature Park 17405 NE Glisan Street Gresham, OR 97030

Learn more and register here.


Volunteer Training Opportunities

Paddle Team now recruiting!

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Each year the Columbia Slough Watershed Council hosts dozens of educational paddling events that expose adults and children to the wonders of the Columbia Slough. We're seeking novice to advanced paddlers who would like to volunteer to assist with our Twilight Paddles, Slough School kids’ paddles and our summer festivals.

Orientation
Saturday, April 11th, 9am - 12pm
AND Thursday, April 16th, 4pm - 6pm  



Want to learn more?
For details and application information, view the 





Like festivals, people and the Slough?

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Consider joining our Volunteer Outreach Team!

Outreach volunteers represent the Columbia Slough Watershed Council at farmers markets, paddling festivals, street fairs and outdoor festivals all around North and North East Portland. Volunteers engage event-goers in conversation, field questions about the organization and its events and provide general enthusiasm around allthings Slough-related!

Orientation
Thursday, April 2nd
5pm - 8pm 
Whitaker Ponds Nature Park
7040 NE 47th Ave. 
Portland, OR 97218

Interested? 
Details and application information available on the 


Spring Events Calendar 

March

    Slough 101 March 14th, 8:45 AM-1:30 PM
    Stewardship Saturday March 14th, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    Stewardship Saturday March 21st, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

April

    Brunch With the Birds April 9th, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
    Stewardship Saturday April 18th, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    Bring Your Own Boat Paddle April 29th, 5:30-7:30 PM

May
   
 Watershed Walk May 7th, 8:30 -10 AM (NEW)
    Stewardship Saturday May 9th, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    Cully Critter Cruise Saturday May 16th, 9:30-11:00 AM (NEW)
    Evening Canoe the Slough May 21st, 6:00-8:30 PM
    Slough Tour: Vanport May 29th, 4:00-6:00 PM
    Cycle the Well Field May 30th, 8:45 AM-1:30 PM

June    Explorando el Columbia Slough June 13th, 1:00-5:00 PM
    Bring Your Own Boat Paddle June 23rd, 5:30-7:30 PM
Join us for a Council meeting! Meetings are open to the public and generally occur monthly on the last Monday of the month.  More info here:http://columbiaslough.org/index.php/about_the_council/council_meetings/

Native Plant Sale March 28

Friends of Baltimore Woods Native Plant Sale, in St Johns Plaza 10 am - 3 pm, hundreds of native plants at reasonable prices. Click here to see a list of plants. 

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Contact Us

Visit our Website
or call us at 503.281.1132

7040 NE 47th Ave
Portland, OR 97218

Sunday, October 26, 2014