What People Are Saying:

"It felt like a great escape from the classroom, and made me wish we could take our kids outside every day. We slowly walked back to school, wishing to be outside all day." — Partner Teacher with our Slough School Program

What People Are Saying:

"I love this program and look forward to participating (in the future). My granddaughter was very uneasy with "the forest" and many of its creatures. Tad Pole Tales has turned her into a real nature enthusiast....day hikes, camping worms, and much more. " — Tadpole Tales Participant

What People Are Saying:

"It (Slough School) gave students a chance to learn science material, which has become rare due to increasing educational demands." — Teacher

Recent News

  • Cully Critter Cruise May 16th!

    May 16th 9:30 - 11 AM Explore. Learn. Have fun with neighbors! Join us to learn about biodiversity in an urban setting, meet new friends and learn how to identify common species. The Cully Critter Cruise event will end in a celebration at Khunamokwst Park (Grand Opening Event)!

    ¡Venga a explorar, aprender y divertirse junto con tus vecinos y amigos! Únase a nosotros en la exploración del mundo natural y la biodiversidad en nuestro vecindario. Aprenderá cuáles son las especies más comunes de insectos, aves y artrópodos. El “Cully Critter Cruise” pasará durante la inauguración del nuevo parque de “Khunamokwst Park”. Para más información en español oprime aquí.

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  • Looking for photos or videos from Slough Celebration?

    A selection of photos from the event are posted on our Facebook page.  All images are available on Flickr.

    Each award winner was honored with a humorous video skit that highlights their work.  View this year’s award videos here.

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  • Congratulations Slough Celebration Award Winners!

    Congratulations to our 2014 Slough Celebration Award Winners!  We had a great time celebrating with you at Slough Celebration. Leadership Award Winner Randy Belston - City of Portland was honored for his innovative work with Roosevelt High School students. Our first Achievement Award Winner this year was Don Goldberg - Trust for Public Land for his work on the Colwood Property Project. Also receiving the Achievement Award was the Mason Flats Stormwater-Wetland Restoration Project, City of Portland. In addition to celebrating the award winners you helped us raise over $25,000; our greatest show of support at Slough Celebration Gala to date.  All proceeds go to support the Council’s important work educating our community and improving the health of our watershed. Thank you!

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  • Slough Stories

    The Columbia Slough Watershed Council celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and there are a thousand stories to tell. This video is a compilation of a few of the stories told at the Slough Stories event in November 2014. This is part of an effort to document efforts large and small that have improved the Columbia Slough watershed and raised public awareness of the waterway and the region. Enjoy this trip down memory lane (or should we say a paddle down memory slough).

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Tadpole Tales

Wednesday May 06, 10:00am

Children aged 3-5 with their parents are invited to this weekly nature adventure series!

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Watershed Walk

Thursday May 07, 8:30am

Join this small group walk and explore along the Slough, Johnson Lake, and the fields at Cascade Station.

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Urban Weeds Workshop

Thursday May 07, 6:00pm

Weeds – we all have them. Come learn how to identify the most common garden and landscape weeds along with some of the other more notorious plant invaders of the region.

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