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Columbia Slough Watershed Council

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Fostering action to protect, enhance, restore and revitalize the Columbia Slough and its watershed.

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Saturday
Jan
28
2017
Saturday, January 28, 2017 from 9am-noon
9am-noon
Did you know that Smith and Bybee wetlands is the largest urban wetland in the United States? Join us for this unique volunteering opportunity. We’ll be planting local bioswales with native plants. Bioswales are special plantings designed to filter city runoff after a large rain event. They help clean water of pollutants before it enters the wetlands. Cool! Learn more and help out today. This event runs rain or shine! Be sure to dress for the weather and bring water, rain gear and sturdy shoes. Snacks, tools, training and gloves will be provided. Parents should note that there is a water body on this site. This opportunity is open to volunteers 14 years and older, unless accompanied by an adult. Registration is requested.
Saturday
Jan
14
2017
Saturday, January 14, 2017 from 9am-noon
9am-noon
Join the Columbia Slough Watershed Council, Portland Parks and people across the US in honoring Martin Luther King this weekend by volunteering your time with us the Columbia Children's Arboretum. This will be our first Stewardship Saturday event of 2017! We will be doing some planting and invasive species removal, the more the merrier.
Thursday
Jun
25
2015
Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 3pm through Sunday, June 28, 2015 at 3pm
3pm through Sunday, June 28 at 3pm
Would like to add an OR event to the calendar. How can i do that? It is an weekend long event for the Columbia Gorge Windsurfing Assoc. in Hood River OR. I have a poster I could forward to you. Thursday June 25 - Pray for Wind Party at Stonehedge Gardens. Dinner with live music, raffles and auction items to raise money for our kids program, Gorge Groms. Friday June 26 - High Wind Demo at Rowena OR and Free Concert that night 6-10pm at Waterfront Park in Hood River. Beer, Wine, Food Saturday June 27 - Beach Bash at Hood River Event Site - Music, Food, Beer, Trial SUP and Windsurfing Newest Gear, Races, Relays, Kids Games. Sunday June 28th - Swap Meet at Luhr Jensen parking lot at Waterfront Park in Hood River at 8AM, with an afternoon closing BBQ.
Saturday
May
9
2015
Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 9am-noon
9am-noon
Venue:
@
Wilkes City Park
The Columbia Slough Watershed Council works to connect the community with the watershed through restoration, recreation and restoration in North and Northeast Portland. Join us for Stewardship Saturdays, our monthly restoration work parties at locations all around the watershed! Return to Wilkes City Park to care for the native plantings that we put in during the Winter! Without proper care, our little plants won’t survive the dry summer. Exact maintenance activities are to be determined. Check our website for developments, or better yet, register for this event below and receive an update via email. This event runs rain or shine! Be sure to dress for the weather and bring water, rain gear and sturdy shoes. Snacks, tools, training and gloves will be provided. This opportunity is open to volunteers 16 years and older, unless accompanied by an adult. Volunteers under 18 should contact the Council for a special youth waiver.
Saturday
Apr
18
2015
Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 9am-noon
9am-noon
The Columbia Slough Watershed Council works to connect the community with the watershed through restoration, recreation and restoration in North and Northeast Portland. Join us for Stewardship Saturdays, our monthly restoration work parties at locations all around the watershed! Celebrate Earth Day with us this April! We’ll be partnering with the Wilkes Neighborhood Association to remove invasive English ivy from the headwaters of Wilkes Creek. Managing these aggressive invasive weeds helps make sure that native plants have a chance to establish themselves. Wilkes Creek is a part of the Slough system, so it’s protection helps advance the Council’s mission to protect, enhance, restore and revitalize the Slough and its watershed. This event runs rain or shine! Be sure to dress for the weather and bring water, rain gear and sturdy shoes. Snacks, tools, training and gloves will be provided. This opportunity is open to volunteers 16 years and older, unless accompanied by an adult. Volunteers under 18 should contact the Council for a special youth waiver.
Saturday
Mar
21
2015
Saturday, March 21, 2015 from 9am-noon
9am-noon
The Columbia Slough Watershed Council works to connect the community with the watershed through restoration, recreation and restoration in North and Northeast Portland. Join us for Stewardship Saturdays, our monthly restoration work parties at locations all around the watershed! Help us continue our work along the Peninsula Crossing Trail! Over the last planting season the Council, local students and teams of volunteers have planted hundreds of native species along the trail, creating habitat for native birds, bugs and other Slough fauna - not to mention great sights for trail travelers! The maintenance and upkeep of these plantings is essential until the plants can fend for themselves. Lend and hand! Exact activities are yet to be determined, but we’ll likely weed and spread mulch. Register on our website to receive details about the event as they become available. This event runs rain or shine! Be sure to dress for the weather and bring water, rain gear and sturdy shoes. Snacks, tools, training and gloves will be provided. This opportunity is open to volunteers 16 years and older, unless accompanied by an adult. Volunteers under 18 should contact the Council for a special youth waiver.
Saturday
Mar
14
2015
Saturday, March 14, 2015 from 9am-noon
9am-noon
The Columbia Slough Watershed Council works to connect the community with the watershed through restoration, recreation and restoration in North and Northeast Portland. Join us for Stewardship Saturdays, our monthly restoration work parties at locations all around the watershed! Restoring headwater habitat, that is the habitat at the source of a river or stream, is an important part of the waterway restoration process. Wilkes Creek flows into the Columbia Slough, so its protection is part of a greater effort to keep the Slough healthy. Join the Council and Wilkes Community Group for a day of restoration! Exact activities are to be determined, but we’ll likely focus on invasive species removal and native plant maintenance. Please register on our website to receive details about the event as they become available. This event runs rain or shine! Be sure to dress for the weather and bring water, rain gear and sturdy shoes. Snacks, tools, training and gloves will be provided. This opportunity is open to volunteers 16 years and older, unless accompanied by an adult. Volunteers under 18 should contact the Council for a special youth waiver.
Monday
Mar
9
2015
Monday, March 9, 2015 at 1pm
1pm
Bring your bike for a tour of Portland’s Columbia South Shore Well Field. Learn about the safety, functionality and history of Portland’s underground drinking water system, which supplements the main supply from Bull Run. Experts from the Portland Water Bureau and the Columbia Slough Watershed Council will lead this 16-mile trip on easy terrain.Helmets required; light refreshments provided; recommended for ages 12+. This event is FREE. Pre-registration required. Follow this link: http://columbiaslough.org/index.php/events/event/107/
Saturday
Feb
14
2015
Saturday, February 14, 2015 from 9am-noon
9am-noon
The Columbia Slough Watershed Council works to connect the community with the watershed through restoration, recreation and restoration in North and Northeast Portland. Join us for Stewardship Saturdays, our monthly restoration work parties at locations all around the watershed! Sumner Association of Neighbors has had a longstanding commitment to the stewardship of Johnson Lake - and now you can help take care of this valuable urban greenspace! Remove invasive species, pick up garbage and help maintain walking trails during this morning work party. Learn more about the history of the Johnson Lake Property here and sign up to volunteer today! Please register on our website to stay informed about this event. This event runs rain or shine! Be sure to dress for the weather and bring water, rain gear and sturdy shoes. Snacks, tools, training and gloves will be provided. Parents should note that there is a water body on this site. This opportunity is open to volunteers 16 years and older, unless accompanied by an adult. Volunteers under 18 years old should contact the Council for a special youth waiver.
Saturday
Jan
31
2015
Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 9am-noon
9am-noon
The Columbia Slough Watershed Council works to connect the community with the watershed through restoration, recreation and restoration in North and Northeast Portland. Join us for Stewardship Saturdays, our monthly restoration work parties at locations all around the watershed! Join Columbia Slough, Friends of Trees and Portland Parks and Recreation for a day of restoration at the Columbia Children’s Arboretum! Invasive Himalayan Blackberry is a common watershed foe, out competing the native plant species that Slough fauna depend on. There have been several native plantings in the last couple years at this site, so managing blackberry ensure their survival. Registration requested. Visit our website to sign up. This event runs rain or shine! Be sure to dress for the weather and bring water, rain gear and sturdy shoes. Snacks, tools, training and gloves will be provided. Parents should note that there is a water body on this site. This opportunity is open to volunteers 16 years and older, unless accompanied by an adult. Volunteers under 18 should contact the Council for a special youth waiver.