Sunday, October 26, 2014

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Slough Activites: Learn About Our River and Slough

Three great ways to get involved!

Volunteer registration for Aquifer Adventure is now open!

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Saturday, September 13th
Portland Water Bureau Launch 
16650 NE Airport Way 
Portland, OR 97230

Ahoy thar, matey! It’s time to celebrate at Aquifer Adventure! Join our volunteer crew for a swashbuckling adventure on the high sloughs, as the Portland Water Bureau and Columbia Slough Watershed Council team up to present a FREE, family-friendly event full of educational games and pirate booty. We’ve had over 800 pirates-in-training attend in past years – and we really need your help to make this a huge success. This is a great opportunity for groups and individuals ages 16 and up.

Event open to the public 12-4pm  
Shift 1: 8 AM -11:00 AM (Set Up) 
Shift 2: 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM (Event Shift) 
Shift 3: 1:30 - 4:30 PM (Event Shift)
Shift 4: 5:00 - 6:30 PM 
(Clean up at Columbia Slough Watershed Council's office - 7040 NE 47th Ave.)

Registration required

Contact Hanna Davis at
(503) 281 - 1132

Now Recruiting...

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Slough School Volunteers - Fall Season
If you enjoy time in the outdoors and working with children, this is a great opportunity for you! Lead nature walks, enjoy Slough wildlife with curious, energetic students and build your outdoor leadership skills. With the support of experienced outdoor educators, you'll help bring outdoor, experiential education to students within the beautiful Columbia Slough Watershed. Get the full volunteer position description and application instructions here.

Office Volunteers - Fall Season
Are you efficient, organized and detail-oriented? Do you enjoy color-coding? Are you a wiz with Excel? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, consider joining the Columbia Slough Watershed Council’s team of volunteer office assistants. Help us serve our community and pursue our mission to foster action to protect, enhance, restore and revitalize the Slough and its watershed. Learn more about the position here.

Contact Hanna Davis at
(503) 281 - 1132

Now Hiring: Fall Education Intern

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Looking to improve your outdoor leadership skills? Hone your teaching style? Consider applying to become our Slough School Education Intern this Fall!

The Slough School Education Intern will prepare and deliver field-based educational and stewardship programs and classroom-based educational presentations to K-12 students attending schools within the Columbia Slough Watershed. She/He will also collaborate on weekend community stewardship events and assist with general council activities. View the full position description here.

For more information:
Contact Jane VanDyke at or call (503) 281-1132.

Volunteer Paddle & Potluck

Tuesday, September 23rd
4:00 - 6:00pm, open paddling - RSVP required
6:00 - 7:00pm, group potluck 
Whitaker Ponds Nature Park

Have you volunteered with the Council in the last year? Join us for our fall volunteer appreciation event, the Paddle & Potluck. Learn more and RSVP to the event by visiting our website.

Hope to see you soon,

Volunteer Coordinator
Columbia Slough Watershed Council

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Learn About Our Slough

I have been on or to many of these activities and they are not only educational; they are fun!! 

Upcoming Slough Activities

Join us for these upcoming events! For a full calendar of events, click here.  For information on any of the events listed below, contact our staff at: or (503) 281-1132.

Columbia Slough Regatta 2014

Sunday August 03, 9:00am
Join hundreds for a fun paddle along the slough! We provide the boats (or you bring your own) and you get to explore by boat.
More Information

Subs on the Slough

Friday August 15, 11:30am
A free lunchtime tour all about groundwater! Lunch is provided at picnic tables along the scenic Columbia Slough trail. Advanced registration required; suitable for adults and children 10 & up.
More Information

Ladies Lunchtime Paddle

Tuesday August 19, 10:00am
This event is now FULL unless you have your own boat. You may register for our wait-list and we will contact you if spots open up.
More Information

Bat Night

Friday August 29, 7:30pm
Bring the family and join us for a bat talk and nighttime walk.
More Information

Aquifer Adventure

Saturday September 13, 12:00pm
Big and little pirates alike are welcome to join us for a family festival all about groundwater!
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Bring Your Own Boat Paddle

Thursday September 18, 5:30pm
Bring your own boat for a group paddle!
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Brew on the Slough

Monday October 13, 6:00pm
Join the Council for drinks and appetizers!
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Owl Prowl

Friday October 24, 7:00pm
Bring your family on a nighttime hike!
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Tadpole Tales (Weekly Event)

Thursday March 05, 10:00am
Children aged 3-5 with their parents are invited to join us on Wednesdays this spring for Tadpole Tales, our nature adventure program. Come just once or every week! (March - May)
More Information

Friday, June 06, 2014


June Meeting to Elect Board Members

Wednesday, June 18
7:00 PM

NEW LOCATION:  517 NE Roth | Suite G | Roth Estates

Keep Bridgeton Thriving & Unique | Help Elect the Board

Help elect the Bridgeton Neighborhood Association board and keep Bridgeton a thriving and unique neighborhood. The BNA is a community organization working on the issues and needs of our neighborhood: the environment, land use, safety and community.

Vote for a Board That Cares

We’ll have a slate of current and new nominations for board members who want to serve.

Add Your Voice – Get Involved

Being a board member doesn't have to be a huge time commitment. Contribute your energies on projects that match your skills and interests and help make the decisions that make Portland's smallest neighborhood the city's best kept secret.

We're looking new board members who want to make a difference and build Bridgeton's capacity to take action to move forward our priorities.

Write-ins and floor nominations will be welcomed at the meeting.

We’ll have a list of the key issues impacting our neighborhood at the meeting.

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

North Portland Sunday Parkways

Get your bikes ready!!

June 22, 2014 ~ 11am-4pm (9.5 miles)

Cruise along the scenic Willamette Boulevard, and then glide towards Peninsula, Arbor Lodge, Kenton, Columbia Annex and McCoy Parks to enjoy an array of activities, food, music, vendors and fun.

Join in at any point along the route and enjoy the day!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014


This Saturday, May 31st, is the 1st of what will be an annual STREET SALE!!

From 9AM to 3PM, many on Bridgeton Road will be selling "stuff."
Think of it as a yard sale in an area where few of us have yards :)
Bridgeton Road is just north of, and parallel to, Marine Drive.....
Come see what goodies you can find....

Monday, May 05, 2014

Trash Be Gone!!

Don't forget!  Clean out your own space this week and get that stuff ready to be carried to the dumpster this coming Saturday, May 10th from 9 AM to 3 PM.

Then after you do that, help someone else or help clean our street of weeds, trash, etc.

May 10th is the day to beautify our neighborhood!!

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Clean Up Time Is Coming !!

Bridgeton Neighborhood
Spring Clean Up
 Saturday, May 10
9am to 3pm

Pitch in and help clean up to keep our beautiful neighborhood beautiful. Work parties will clean the triangle & the Bridgeton Slough at Gantenbein Ave and Marine Drive and along Bridgeton Road and Marine Drive.

There will be three drop boxes.
One at either end of the neighborhood and one for the cleanup of the corner of Bridgeton and Gantenbein.

This year we are strongly encouraging recycling materials.
We will have a special location for recyclable metals, electronics & appliances.

Three secure shred boxes will be at Channel’s Edge for your convenience.
( A $ donation for the document shredder is strongly encouraged to help defray costs).

Email Matt Whitney or give him a call: 503.285.3296 

Sponsored by
Bridgeton Neighborhood Association &North Portland Neighborhood Services


The BNA Wants YOU! Get Involved. Join the BNA Board and Keep Bridgeton a Thriving & Unique Neighborhood
The Bridgeton Neighborhood Association is vital to addressing the issues affecting the livability and quality of life in our unique neighborhood. The BNA is a community organization working on the  issues and needs of our neighborhood: the environment, land use, safety and security. We're looking new board members who want to make a difference and build Bridgeton's capacity to take action to move forward our priorities.

Being a board member doesn't have to be a huge time commitment. Contribute your energies on projects that match your skills and interests and help make the decisions that make Portland's smallest neighborhood the city's best kept secret.

If you want to add your voice, contact Leslie Sawyer

Leslie Sawyer
Chair, Bridgeton Neighborhood Association

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Education Plus Fun In Our Watershed

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Columbia Slough Watershed Council

March 12, 2014

Slough 101: March 15th  - Get to know your watershed!

We have just a few spots left! Come learn from over eight local experts and see the watershed as it was and is Slough 101today. This FREE workshop covers the history, water, wildlife, 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

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

Sponsored by City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services and the Portland Water Bureau.

FREE; Registration Required


Tadpole Tales (Ages 3-5)

Tadpole Tales CroppedWednesdays March- May 10-11am.

Don't miss this nature discovery program for little explorers ages 3-5. Watch birds fly overhead, search for hidden animal homes, and learn about local trees and flowers. Themes change each week and locations vary each month.  Suggested donation/child is $3; adults free.

March: Whitaker Ponds 7040 NE 47th Avenue, Portland, OR 97218
April: Columbia Children’s Arboretum: 10040 NE 6th Dr. Portland, OR
May: Columbia Slough Water Quality Facility: 19619 NE Sandy Blvd

Learn more and sign up here.

Slough Tour: Water Flow

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Learn about the history of water control in the Portland area and get an up-close look at the people, machines, and structures that keep parts of NE Portland and Gresham from flooding. Co-hosted by the Columbia Slough Watershed Council and the Multnomah County Drainage Districts, this tour led by a District Engineer highlights the water flow of the Columbia Slough waterway and the levees and pumps that maintain water levels.

Free, pre-registration requested, suitable for ages 10 and up. Please dress for the weather.

Register here

It's Planting Time - We Need YOU!

Tools only Stewardship Saturday Force LakeThe ground is soft and the time is right! The Council is busy taking advantage of planting season and we need your help.  Volunteers are needed at a number of upcoming restoration events.  If you have a group of people you'd like to organize - please contact Hanna Davis at:

We'll be at three locations in March and April.  Come play in the mud and help us plant natives in the watershed!

Planting at Peninsula Crossing Trail in N. Portland Mar. 22, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Earth Day Stewardship at Force Lake April 26, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Earth Day Stewardship at Wilkes Park April 26, 10:00am - 1:00pm

Upcoming Events Calendar:


    Slough 101 March 15th, 9:00 AM-12:45 PM
    Slough Tour: Waterflow March 18th, 4:00-5:00 PM
    Stewardship Saturday (Planting) March 22, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM


    Site Planning Workshop April 6th, 1:00-5:00 PM
    Brunch With the Birds April 11th, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
    Earth Day Stewardship at Force Lake April 26, 9:00am - 1:00pm
    Earth Day Stewardship at Wilkes Park April 26, 10:00am - 1:00pm
    Bring Your Own Boat Paddle April 30th, 5:30-7:30 PM


    Rain Gardens Workshop May 4th, 1:00-5:00 PM
    Slough Tour: Bird Walk May 6th, 8:00-10:00 AM
    Cycle the Well Field May 31st, 8:45 AM-1:30 PM (SAVE THE DATE)


    Explorando el Columbia Slough June 14th, 1:00-5:00 PM
    Bring Your Own Boat Paddle June 24th, 5:30-7:30 PM

Get Involved!

Paddle Team

It's getting warmer and we'll be out on the water with many paddling events soon!  Join the team and help guide our kayak and canoe trips. 

Paddle Team Training: Wed, April 23rd 3-6 PM (Not free but interested?  Contact us and we'll arrange another training option.)

Reply to this email and let us know.

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7040 NE 47th Ave
Portland, OR 97218