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 jane.vandyke@columbiaslough.org 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