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Columbia Slough Watershed Council

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Private Paddle Tours

Private Paddle Tours

Explore the Slough and learn about local nature!

The recreation program of the Columbia Slough Watershed Council offers free environmental education activities, bike tours, workshops, paddling events and multi-cultural festivals with the objective to increase community engagement and raise awareness about the richness of this special waterway.  We offer private paddle tours to groups who are interested in learning about and experiencing their local watershed through canoeing and/or kayaking with additional staff support at a location of their choice.

Cost for each private paddle starts at $200 for one boat for one hour, and we can provide more boats or time in increments of $80 per canoe pair per hour. We provide all life jackets, paddles, first aid kits, setup, and instruction. We offer a limited number of scholarship paddles each year - if you’d like to apply for a scholarship, please contact us!

At every tour we provide a fun and safe opportunity for community members to be active outdoors and learn about the important role our watershed plays in maintaining our good health. We work with you to shape a tour that fits your needs and interests, comfort and experience levels.

Tour Highlights

- Ideal for groups sizes 10-30, all ages welcome
- Enjoy nature from the comfort of a canoe or kayak
- Experience and learn about the Columbia Slough Watershed

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Interested in taking your group on a private paddle tour? Contact Outreach & Events Director, Susanne Raymond, at:
Email: susanne.raymond@columbiaslough.org
Phone: (503) 281-1132

Sponsors & Partners

Our recreation activities are made possible by funding from: Boeing, the Bureau of Environmental Services, East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District, Metro, and the Portland Water Bureau and Partnerships with: Community Cycling Center, Hacienda CDC, Living Cully/Verde, and Next Adventure.

Past private tour partners:

- Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization Africa House
- Betties360
- Center for Intercultural Organizing (Now Unite Oregon)
- Portland State University
- University of Portland

Private Paddle Partner & Sponsor