Monday, June 04, 2007

Plan ahead - Annual Regatta is coming!

13th Annual Columbia Slough Regatta

Sunday, July 29th from 9am-1pm
The Columbia Slough Watershed Council presents the 13th Annual Columbia Slough Regatta! This annual celebration of the slough is the largest one-day paddle in Oregon. Last year the Regatta attracted more than 250 boats and over 500 paddlers who joined us to paddle on the Columbia Slough, the "hidden gem" of local waterways.

The Multnomah County Drainage District is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year and will host the Regatta! Paddlers can expect to see a variety of wildlife including Great Blue Herons, Bald Eagles, Beaver, Raccoon and River Otter. The easy canoe access at the Multnomah County Drainage District provides safe slack water paddling appropriate for all skill levels.

DATE: Sunday, July 29, 2007
TIME: 9am-1pm
COST: A donation of $7 per person is requested to help support Columbia Slough Watershed Council's programs and activities

Multnomah County Drainage District
1880 NE Elrod Drive
Portland, OR 97211

You can bring your own watercraft and safety equipment or you can reserve a FREE canoe or kayak for a 45 minute trip which include paddles and personal flotation devices.

To reserve a canoe or kayak contact:
Katie at 503-459-7674 or email at

For boat reservations, please provide the following information:
 The time you would like to reserve your 45 minute trip (9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm)
 Your preference for a either a Canoe or Kayak
 The number of the people in your party

NOTE: Please arrive at least 15 minutes in advance of your launch time so you have enough time to park and sign in at registration.

Our Boat Selection:
Boats are generously being donated by: Alder Creek Kayak and Canoe (AC), Willamette Riverkeepers (WRK), and Erik Kellon (EK).

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