Friday, June 01, 2012

More Summer Fun On The Slough!!

It's the highlight of summer - our annual Columbia Slough Regatta Join us for a Sunday morning paddling festival and enjoy the lazy hot days of summer.
Registration opens June 1st

Reserve your rental boat!     or     Register your own boat

Family getting into a canoeThis year's Regatta will be held at the St Johns Launch at 9363 N Columbia Blvd on Sunday, July 29th.  Bring your own boat anytime from 9am to 1pm, or sign up for a complimentary 45-minute rental of a canoe or kayak.  Your $7 suggested donation gets you an event t-shirt and access to the on-land festivities. The Regatta is great for individuals and families who want to explore the Slough at their own pace.

Rental boat reservations fill up fast so act soon!


Bring Your Own Boat Paddle

Wed, June 20, 5:30-7:30pm
Whitaker Ponds Nature Park, 7040 NE 47th Ave, Portland

Load up your own canoe or kayak for a springtime paddle! Council Member and naturalist Troy Clark will lead this group trip in search of otters, turtles, and osprey. $5 suggested donation, suitable for adults and teens 12+, pre-registration requested.


Slough Tour: CSO Bike Ride

Wed, June 20, 7-9:30pm
Meet at Columbia Blvd Wastewater Treatment Plant, 5001 N Columbia Blvd, Portland OR 97203

Biking around the SloughBring your bike and join the Council and experts from the City of Portland to learn about water flow, water treatment, and the 99% elimination of Combined Sewer Overflows in the Lower Slough. Discuss the history of the Big Pipe Project and Portland's water treatment facilities as you bike along the scenic Columbia Slough Trail and Smith & Bybee Wetlands. Bring your bike, helmet (required), and a camera! $5 suggested donation; suitable for adults and kids 10+; pre-registration requested.

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