Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Summer Fun Events

Upcoming events from the Columbia Slough Watershed Council. 

I've been to many of their events and they are always interesting informative and fun.

Slough Tour: Vanport Flood

image from City of Portland Fire BureauWed, May 30, 4 - 5pm
Delta Park / Vanport Park & Ride, 1940 N Victory Blvd, Portland

Honor the 64th year since the tragic 1948 flood of Vanport City. Learn about the history of Vanport (the second-largest city in Portland at the time and predominantly African-American) and the specifics of the flood at this outdoor tour at the historic site. Free, RSVPs requested.

Cycle the Well Field

Discussing the Slough by bicycleSat, June 2, 8:45am - 1:30pm
Aloft Portland Airport at Cascade Station,
9920 NE Cascades Pkwy, Portland

Bring your bike and your friends for a tour of Portland's drinking water wells! Experts from the Portland Water Bureau and the Columbia Slough Watershed Council will lead this 16-mile trip on easy terrain. Learn about the safety, functionality and history of Portland's underground drinking water system, which supplements the main supply from the Bull Run. Helmets required; light refreshments provided; recommended for ages 12+. Meet at Aloft Portland Airport at Cascade Station. Free. Pre-registration required.


Bring Your Own Boat Paddle

Paddling on the SloughWed, 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.

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