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 today. 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
Location: 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.
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.
Locations: 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
Tuesday, March 18th 4-5 PM. 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
Free, pre-registration requested, suitable for ages 10 and up.
Please dress for the weather.
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: email@example.com
We'll be at three locations in March and April. Come play in the mud and help us plant natives in the watershed!