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Columbia Slough Watershed Council

Slough 101 Workshop

Slough 101 Workshop

Saturday April 06, 9:00am - 1:00pm

Ever wonder about that slow-moving channel of water running through Gresham, Fairview, and NE & N Portland?  This free hands-on workshop will explore the history of Indigenous Peoples on The Slough,  the unique character of the Slough, and the environmental challenges and opportunities of the Columbia Slough and its Watershed. You’ll learn about soil & sediment in relation to water quality, how the Slough has changed over time, and what that means for fish, wildlife, people and businesses.  Open to everyone interested in learning more about the Columbia Slough Watershed.

Workshop presenters include representatives from:

The Columbia Slough Watershed Council
The City of Portland, Bureau of Environmental Services
The City of Portland, Portland Water Bureau
Friends of Smith and Bybee Lakes
Multnomah County Drainage Districts
Portland State University

With hands-on activities to let you:

Study macroinvertebrates (water bugs) that live in the Slough and learn about water quality.
Simulate and predict aquifer conditions with an interactive groundwater model.
Discover a beautiful hidden part of this unique waterway through a short tour.

Event Details


Pre-registration is required for this free workshop.
Light refreshments will be provided. Suitable for adults and teens 14 & up.


McKinstry Co
16790 NE Mason St
Portland, OR 97230

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