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Columbia Slough Watershed Council

Slough Celebration Gala

Slough Celebration Gala

Friday March 08, 6:00pm - 9:30pm

About the Event

Each year at the Slough Celebration, the Columbia Slough Watershed Council honors individuals, programs and activities that have shown outstanding leadership and achievement in support of our mission: “To protect and enhance the Columbia Slough and its watershed through community engagement, education, and restoration.”

This year marks 24 years of the Council’s work in:

  • Engaging students in outdoor science education
  • Working with community members to protect our valuable watershed
  • Creating habitat for fish and wildlife
  • Offering free outdoor paddling, walking, and biking experiences

And also the 21st Gala! We invite you to join us on March 8th. Dress up, mingle and show the Slough how much you care! This year, our biggest fundraising event will feature a carefully curated silent auction, an awards ceremony, a wine wall raffle, a delicious dessert dash, glamorous photo booth fun and a divine banquet! Check out pictures from last year’s event here (under the discussion tab).

Tickets are required for this event. Purchase Individual tickets here!


This Year’s Award Winners

Congratulations to David Biggs, Linda Robinson and McKinstry Company!

Learn about our three award winners here!

Click here to see a list of past award winners.

Tickets and Sponsorship Opportunities

Purchase Individual tickets here!

Deepen your impact and recognition at Slough Celebration by sponsoring the event! Sponsorship is a great way to show your support for a healthy watershed and community. Click here to check out our sponsorship opportunities, or contact us directly at 503-281-1132 or

Event Sponsors


Silent Auction

We thank our 2019 silent auction sponsors—without your support, this essential fundraising opportunity would not be possible! Preview the silent auction by checking out our full list of auction donors here. 

We also invite YOU to contribute to the Council by donating an item to the silent auction that will take place at the Slough Celebration Event. As an auction donor, you will be recognized in the event program, on signs at the auction/raffle tables, on our website, and in our newsletter.
The attendees of our Slough Celebration are neighborhood residents, business owners, government officials, and outdoor recreationists.
This is an excellent opportunity to both advertise your business and demonstrate your commitment to healthy kids, communities, and watersheds. 

Ready to donate? Please either complete this form, email or call (503) 281-1132 to arrange for donation pick up.

Event Details


Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel
8235 NE Airport Way
Portland, OR 97220

Event Sponsors