Slough News

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


Office Phone Disruption

Monday March 10, 4:40pm

Phone service on our office line is currently disrupted. You may still leave a message by calling our general number: (503) 281-1132, however, the best way to get a hold of us may be to email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Scene and Heard: Slough Celebration!

Sunday March 09, 11:01am

Slough Celebration makes the news! Oregon Live highlights the Awards Celebration event.  Click here to view the article.

Register Your Fred Meyer Card to support the slough!

Monday March 03, 5:50pm

Are you a Fred Meyer customer? Support the Slough just by getting groceries! Fred Meyer is donating $2.5 million each year - up to $625,000 each quarter to community organizations - make this support go to work for your watershed! All you have to do is link your Rewards Card and use it when you shop at Fred Meyer. By registering your card you are helping decide what these funds support.

To register your card visit:  Register and then add Columbia Slough Watershed Council as your Community Rewards organization. Search for organization number: 83957

Questions?  Give us a call at: (503) 281-1132 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Children’s Clean Water Festival - Volunteers needed!

Friday February 28, 11:26am

Want to spend a day helping kids learn about water, watersheds and wetlands?  Join us at the Children’s Clean Water Festival on March 11th. We’ll be there teaching about how much Groundwater Rocks! Sign up to volunteer -

“The Children’s Clean Water Festival is a one-day environmental education event for 4th and 5th grade students from around the Portland Metro area. The Festival reinforces STEM, Common Core and Next Generation Science concepts through water-focused classroom presentations, exhibits and stage shows. Each year more than 1,400 students from local schools come to a college campus for a day of learning and fun!” -

Slough Celebration Videos

Wednesday February 19, 11:43am

Each year we honor Slough Celebration award winners with a humorous video that gives a glimpse of their work and why they received the honor.  This years award recipients are:

Leadership Award

Jeff Locke - Friends of Smith & Bybee Lakes: Active steward of Smith and Bybee Wetlands Natural Area and dedicated proponent of recreation opportunities in the Watershed. Check out Jeff’s video here.
Corky Collier - Columbia Corridor Association: Long-time Council member and advocate for business practices and programs that have had a positive impact on the Watershed. Check out Corky’s video here.

Achievement Award

Jeremy AAsum - Graphic Designer: Developed a functional, modern and user-friendly website that greatly increased the impact of the Council’s outreach efforts. Check out Jeremy’s video here.
Recology - Stormwater Treatment Facility: Developed innovative ways to include their employees, a neighboring business and the greater community in their stormwater management. Check out Recology’s video here.

Whitaker Ponds Award

David McFarland - Creator of Whitaker Ponds: Forest Among the Factories. This inspirational film highlights the unique nature of Whitaker Ponds. Check out David’s video here.

View photos from the event here and on Facebook.

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