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Columbia Slough Watershed Council

Slough Celebration Gala - Year 20!

Slough Celebration Gala - Year 20!

Friday March 02, 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 23 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 20th Gala! We invite you to join us on March 2nd. 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.

This Year’s Award Winners

Jennifer Sutter, Department of Environmental Quality
Joe Ferguson, Alliance High School
Mike Ward, Rivergate Scrap Metal

Click here to learn more about this year’s award winners.

Tickets and Sponsorship Opportunities

Click here to purchase individual tickets & sponsorships, or contact us directly at 503-281-1132 or

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 see our full sponsorship packet!

Silent Auction

We thank our silent auction sponsors - without your support this essential fundraising opportunity just would not be possible. See our full list of auction donors here. It’s going to be quite the auction!

We also invite YOU to contribute to the Council by donating an item to our 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 recreationalists.
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


Embassy Suites
7900 NE 82nd Ave
Portland, OR 97220