Columbia Slough Watershed Council


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


Seeking Applications: Bilingual Outreach & Events Intern Position (Paid)

Seeking Applications: Bilingual Outreach & Events Intern Position (Paid)

Strengthen your connection to the community this Spring and Summer with an internship at the Columbia Slough! This position gives you the opportunity to work with various aspects of a successful non-profit organization while enjoying time outdoors in canoes and kayaks! Help us connect the community with the watershed through outreach events, paddling events and organization management. See below for details and application instructions, view our full position description, or visit our Internships page.

Meet Our New Executive Director: Corrina Chase!

Meet Our New Executive Director: Corrina Chase!

We are delighted to have Corrina Chase join the Columbia Slough as our new Executive Director.  She brings nine years of watershed council leadership to this position, having served as Coordinator for both the Tryon Creek Watershed Council and prior to that, the Salmon Drift Creek Watershed Council on the Oregon coast. Her past work also includes organic biogeochemistry for the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and for MIT/WHOI in support of paleoclimate research, marine invasive species research, and restoration charrette planning. She is a passionate social justice advocate. She has a BS in geobiology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and earned a master’s in marine affairs from the University of Washington. She enjoys playing music, hiking, sailing, kayaking, chanterelle hunting, and gardening.

Congratulations Slough Celebration Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2015 Award Recipients

2015 Leadership Award Winners

Shannah Anderson, City of Portland – Bureau of Environmental Services:

Preserved 150 acres of habitat in the Columbia Slough Watershed and 460 acres city-wide by acquiring lands with significant natural resource values. 

Meei Lum, Leatherman Tool Group:

As a dedicated volunteer and committed Council member, Meei Lum has shown outstanding support in the Council’s programs, events, racial equity work, and community. 

2015 Achievement Award Winners


With volunteers, Depave improves urban landscapes throughout the region by removing unnecessary and unused pavement and creating numerous green spaces. 

Knife River Corporation - Northwest:

Made long-term investment in the treatment system used for cleaning the groundwater pumped from its gravel pit, greatly improving the water quality before it enters Fairview Creek. 

Matthew Todd, Buffalo Slough:

Purchased and transformed his property near Buffalo Slough by undertaking important repairs along the bank and planting numerous native species to create riparian habitat.

Lee Dayfield and Jim Labbe, Nadaka Park and Garden Project:

Acquired two acres adjoining a ten acre forest to create a new neighborhood park. The park contains a large community garden, Eco-lawn meadow, rain garden, picnic shelter, lively nature based play area, and restroom. 

Click here to learn more about the winners.

Volunteer Photographer needed!

Volunteer Photographer needed!

Volunteers with quality equipment and a keen eye are needed to photograph our Stewardship Saturday events this Winter! Your photographs enhance our outreach materials and the narratives we provide to our funders. Add to your portfolio and assist a respected non-profit. We need you.

January 23rd: Kelley Point Park

January 30th: Columbia Children’s Arboretum
February 13th: Smith and Bybee Wetlands
February 20th: Columbia Children’s Arboretum
February 27th: Wilkes Creek Headwaters
March 12th: Baltimore Woods
April 2nd: Johnson Lake Property
April 23rd: Wilkes Headwaters Earth Day Celebration

Limited equipment (small digital cameras) available to loan, personal equipment preferred.

For more information contact our volunteer coordinator at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call (503) 281-1132.

Looking for a service opportunity for your business or community group?

Looking for a service opportunity for your business or community group?

Did you know that Columbia Slough Watershed Council offers group volunteering experiences throughout the calendar year? Your group is welcome to join us this Winter for Stewardship Saturdays, our outdoor restoration events or in Summer 2016 for events like Explorando el Columbia Slough, our bilingual nature festival. Group volunteering is a great way to build camaraderie, get exercise and serve your community - join us!

Take a look at our Volunteer Partnerships info sheet for more information and get in touch with our Volunteer Coordinator, Hanna Davis, for more information.

Hanna Davis
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(503) 281-1132

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