Bridgeton: one of Portland Oregon's smallest, but most unique, neighborhoods
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!
EVENTS FOR ALL (FAMILY FRIENDLY)
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)
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!
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.
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.
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.