Saturday, July 20, 2013

Be A Master Recylcer!

Applications for the 2013 Multnomah County course are open now through August 15, 2013 at Noon

Course structure
The popular eight-week course includes two field trips and instruction in topics such as thoughtful consumption, recycling processes, alternatives to hazardous household products, composting and deconstruction and green building. The course is a blend of presentations by professionals in the field, peer group discussion and project development.

Participant responsibilities
Participants agree to attend all classes and field trips. After completing the course, graduates put their skills to work to help others learn the three Rs: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. It's what makes the Master Recycler Program so special: participants agree to volunteer 30 hours of public outreach. Master Recyclers staff information booths at community events, provide presentations, and work on personal projects. They also work to inspire their own neighbors and coworkers.

Attendance at all classes and tours and an agreement to complete the 30 volunteer hours is required to be considered for the Master Recycler Certification. 
Course details:
WHAT: Multnomah County 8-week winter course and 30 hour volunteer program.
WHEN: Eight consecutive Wednesdays 6:30 pm -9:30 pm starting September 11 and two Saturdays 8 am - 2 pm September 14 and October 12. A commitment to attend all ten dates is required for the application to be accepted.
WHERE: 1900 SW 4th Ave. Portland , OR Room 2500 A MAP BUS, MAX and Street Car accessible. Outside bike parking free. Street parking is free after 7 p.m.
COST: $50 fee to cover course materials. Limited scholarships are available.
APPLICATION: Deadline for Applications is August 15, 2013 at Noon. This is a popular course. To ensure a positive learning experience and adequate support for volunteers, class size is limited to 30 people. Applications will all be received up to the deadline and then 30 people will be select by a weighted lottery.

Please visit for details and to apply

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

More Fun On The Water!!

CSWC Reeds Graphic 3 Columbia Slough Watershed Council
July 2013
Register now for the 2013 Columbia Slough Regatta on July 28, 2013, 9am-1pm!

Space Limited!

DSC_2372 3The whole family is invited to paddle down the slough with us and keep an eye out for Great Blue Heron, Osprey, Western Painted Turtle, Beavers and more! Don't worry... you won't be racing, but you can sure show off your paddling power in a canoe or kayak. Boats are available to borrow or bring your own. For more information and to register for the event, visit ourwebsite! 

Rather stay on the shore? 
Volunteers needed for this event; learn more here.

The Council is Famous!  

Settle in on Saturday and check out the feature on the Columbia Slough Watershed Council on OBP program Sustainable Today.  Tune in Saturday, July 13 at 8pm on Comcast channel 11!

Other Upcoming Paddling Opportunities


The Great Slough Clean-Up

Saturday, July 13 (9am-12pm)

See what you can find as we grab "trash treasures" from the Slough and help the waterway thrive!
Register here. 

Moonlight Paddle (Open for boat owners; no more boats for rent available)

Friday, July 19 (9-11pm)

See the Slough under starlight! Spots are still open for those bringing their own boats. Register here.

For more information:

Visit our Website
or call us at 503.244.0111

Columbia Slough Watershed Council • 7040 NE 47th Ave, Portland, OR • 503. 281. 1132