Friday, July 17, 2015

Summer On The Slough


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!
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!
We have a few spots left; register today!

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
Volunteers Needed for Regatta!Join in the fun as a volunteer at our largest paddling event of the year!

Volunteer Shift Times:
  • 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Set-up)
  • 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM (Event) - Priority shift
  • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM (Clean up)
Volunteer Positions
Volunteers run our registration table, our parking area, provide safety talks for our new paddlers, act as safety boats, fit lifejackets and move equipment. Positions available for various experience levels. Paddling opportunities available for volunteers as well!

Learn more and sign up to volunteer online. For more information, contact our volunteer coordinator or call (503) 281-1132.
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.
Bat Night
Friday, August 28, 7:30 - 9:30pm

Whitaker Ponds has a high diversity of bat species who wait to hunt until after the sun goes down. This trip is suitable for families with children aged 5+; pre-registration is required.  Space is limited to 20 people.  Suggested donation of $5/person.

Space is limited, so register today!

Subs on the Slough
Friday Aug 14th, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Join the Portland Water Bureau and the Columbia Slough Watershed Council for a free lunchtime tour. Learn about protecting Portland’s underground drinking water source in the Columbia Slough Watershed, and view the solar array that helps off-set the Portland Water Bureau’s energy needs. Lunch is provided at picnic tables along the scenic Columbia Slough trail. Advanced registration required; suitable for adults and children 10 & up.

Learn more and register here
Ladies Lunchtime Paddle
Thursday Aug 20th, 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

Bring your lunch and join us for a ladies lunchtime paddle! Bring your own boat or borrow one of ours (spots limited).  We’ll be putting into the upper Columbia Slough; with views of Mt. Hood, this is one of the most scenic sections of the slough!  Enjoy this adventure with other outdoor women (adults only).  We’ll take a break along the way for lunch. Registration required for this event.

Learn more and register here
We have a variety of other activities for all ages happening this Spring.
Check our calendar for a full list of Summer events.

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