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


Summer Paid Internship OPEN: Bilingual Outreach and Events Intern

Friday April 18, 4:49pm

The Council is seeking bilingual (Spanish/English) applicants for our Bilingual Outreach and Events Internship position. This Intern will primarily assist with the planning, recruitment and implementation of spring and summer outreach events, including Explorando el Columbia Slough and Regatta.  The Intern must be able to communicate competently in Spanish. Anticipated attendance at these events varies from 30 to 500 people. Secondarily this position will assist with and deliver canoe and kayak-based educational programs and events within the Columbia Slough Watershed.  She/He will also support additional aspects of our outreach and education programming including: event outreach assistance, representing the Council at off-site community events, materials preparation, set-up, gear organization, and safety talks. 

Read the full position description here:

Questions?  Contact Penny Beckwith at 503-281-1132 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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!” -

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