Slough News

Here’s what’s new in the Slough!

For more information about Council events and programs please contact our staff at 503-281-1132 or email


Nadaka Nature Park Grand Opening on April 4

Monday March 23, 12:45pm

Join your neighbors at the grand opening of the newly created community garden, nature based play area, and picnic shelter at Nadaka Nature Park in Gresham. The park features an amazing nature based play area for children that will connect them to the natural world through play. 

Audubon Live BirdsThe Audubon Society of Portland’s Education birds will be present and teaming up with Slough School to provide environmental education.  Attendees can spread seeds on the new eco lawn areas and enjoy a walk in the forest stopping to view the Camp Fire Girls kiosk. Refreshments and fun for the whole family! Location: Nadaka Nature Park 17405 NE Glisan Street Gresham, OR 97230. More information available at:

Cully Critter Cruise May 16th!

Monday March 23, 10:02am

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)! This event will be the first ever community-led nature and wildlife inventory of the Cully Neighborhood. Residents of all ages will travel the neighborhood with the support of volunteers from a variety of environmental organizations, and learn to identify and record the plants and animals along their route. No experience necessary; each group will be led by a local expert.

Please click here to register. Free T-shirts for the first 100 to sign up!  Critter Cruise will take place from 9:30 -11 AM and families are encouraged to stay for the Khunamokwst Park Grand Opening Event (11 AM -3 PM).

Khunamokwst Park
52nd and Alberta St
Portland, OR 97218

Volunteer Guides / Naturalists Needed
Do you have naturalist experience or are you comfortable working with youth and leading groups?  We’d love to have you join our team as a volunteer leader.  If you are interested in learning more about volunteering for this event please contact: Anna Gordon at: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or (541) 513-9292

Para más información en español oprime aquí.

We’re hiring! North Portland Outreach Specialist

Tuesday March 10, 2:57pm

We’re hiring! (Temporary/Part-time)
The North Portland Outreach Specialist (NPO Specialist) will primarily act as an outreach agent with the North Portland community.  The NPO Specialist will work with the Council’s education, outreach, and stewardship directors.  Tasks include: research and outreach to existing community groups within North Portland, working in partnership with these groups to determine contacts, interests, and concerns, conducting key stakeholder interviews, holding focus groups, and populating a new database with names and contacts of community leaders, teachers, agency employees, and potential volunteers.

Closes April 3, 2015 at 4 pm.

See more information in our Employment section of the website.


Looking for photos or videos from Slough Celebration?

Wednesday February 11, 2:42pm

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.

Congratulations Slough Celebration Award Winners!

Wednesday February 11, 1:52pm

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 – Bureau of Environmental Services – Water Pollution Control Lab: Initiated partnership with Roosevelt High School to connect students with the lab to promote environmental awareness and environmental family wage career opportunities in their neighborhood.  Randy is passionate about protecting waterways and connecting students to meaningful work. 

Achievement Award Winners

Colwood Property Project: Don Goldberg - Trust for Public Land, with support from City of Portland Parks and Recreation, Warren Jimenez and Bureau of Environment Services, Shannah Anderson, and Trammell Crow Co., Steve Sieber.  Project that overcame difficult circumstances, differing objectives, and opposing parties to create an effective private-public solution.  The final result accommodated the desires of developers for industrial land and the community for a park and natural habitat areas. 

Mason Flats Stormwater-Wetland Restoration Project - Dave Helzer, Chris Lastomirsky, Sean Bistoff, Brad Huard, Lynn Barlow, Mart Hughes, Patty Nelson, Ryan Durocher, Ken Finney, and Susan Barthel, City of Portland: A flat reed canary grass dominated site transformed into a stormwater facility with open water, large snags, turtle nesting material, and tens of thousands of native plants creating a complex habitat supporting a diverse array of birds and wildlife.

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

In addition to celebrating the award winners you helped us raise over $25,000; our greatest show of support at Slough Celebration to date.  All proceeds go to support the Council’s important work educating our community and improving the health of our watershed. Thank you!

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

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