Thursday, June 11, 2015

Know Your Slough - And Have Fun


Take a look at our summer events and join us!   All events are free and open to the public (registration required in most cases). See you this summer!
Explorando el Columbia Slough
Saturday, June 13th, 1pm - 5pm
Whitaker Ponds Nature Park

Celebrate nature in the city and the Columbia Slough at Explorando!

This free bilingual family festival offers activities in Spanish and English for all ages, including guided canoe trips, live music, dancing, rock climbing, face painting, storytelling and much more!

The first 300 visitors receive a free Explorando t-shirt.  No registration required.
Join the event on Facebook or learn more here.
Summer Tadpole Tales
Last Wednesday of the Month
10:00am - 11:00am June-August

Summer tadpole tales will be held on the last Wednesday of each month during the summer months at Nadaka Nature Park.

Children aged 3-5 with their parents are invited to a short story and guided nature walk. Watch birds fly overhead, search for hidden animal homes, and learn about local trees and flowers! $3 admission/donation per child, no charge for adults.

Columbia Slough Regatta
Sunday August 2nd, 9am-1pm
Multnomah County Drainage District
1880 NE Elrod Dr, Portland, OR 97211

The Columbia Slough Regatta is a kayak and canoe event for the whole family!
Join our on-the-water festival and celebrate the Columbia Slough.

The Columbia Slough Regatta is great for beginners and experienced paddlers alike. Despite the name, the Columbia Slough Regatta is not actually a race, more of a leisurely wildlife-watching group paddle.

We provide the boats or you are welcome to bring your own.

A donation of $8.00/person or $25/family is requested. Pre-registration required.Online or (503) 281-1132

Bring Your Own Boat
Tuesday June 23rd, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Load up your canoe or kayak for a summertime paddle!

Paddler and naturalist staff will lead this group trip in search of birds, otters, turtles, and osprey. $5 suggested donation, suitable for adults and teens.

Pre-registration requested.  You must bring your own canoe or kayak and life jacket to participate in this paddle trip. NO equipment is available to borrow from the Council.

Register Here
Moonlight Paddle
Friday July 10th, 9:00pm - 11:00pm

Under the cover of darkness, hunt for beavers, owls, and other nighttime creatures.  The full moon (and Council staff) will lead the way through the braided network of Slough channels.  Bring your own boat, or sign up to reserve one of our canoes or kayaks for your party. Suitable for adults and teens aged 14+ .  This is a guided group paddle.

Boats are limited.
Learn more and register here
Great Slough Clean Up
Saturday July 18th, 9:00am - 12:00pm

Join the Council for our seventh annual trash-hauling extravaganza! Help out in our bimaran canoes, bring your own boat, or sort trash on land.

Prizes for the best finds and most enthusiastic volunteers! Boats, gloves, refreshments, and Slough mud provided. For this event we welcome volunteers age 14 and up.
With your help, the Slough gets cleaner ever year! 

Space is limited, so register today!
We have a variety of other activities for all ages happening this Spring.
Check our calendar for a full list of Summer events.