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.
Contact Volunteer Coordinator Hanna Davis at firstname.lastname@example.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
covers the history, water, wildlife, recreation options and current issues of the Columbia Slough Watershed. Presenters will lead hands-on activities including a tour of a pump station and macroinvertebrate discovery. Pre-registration is required for this free workshop, and light refreshments will be provided.
Suitable for adults and teens 14 & up.
Time: 9am - 12: 45pm
Location: Multnomah County Drainage District 1880 NE Elrod Dr Portland, OR 97211
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
(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
April - May
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
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.
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!
Thursday, April 2nd
5pm - 8pm
Whitaker Ponds Nature Park
7040 NE 47th Ave.
Portland, OR 97218
Details and application information available on the