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

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Fall Fundraising Campaign with Give Guide!

Nov 1 will kickoff our campaign for community support to keep connecting people to water, wildlife and the restoration of the Columbia Slough.

We are excited to be included in Willamette Week’s Give Guide for the 2nd year.  For a donation of $10 or more you will not only support our staff and our mission, you will also be entered to win gifts* from our business community supporters!

Donors of $500 or more will be entered to win: a private guided Slough canoe paddle for up to 20 people.  Paddle Partay!

Donors of $100 to $499 will be entered to win: a private guided Slough canoe paddle for up to 10 people

Donors of $50 or more will be entered to win: Willamette Valley Vineyards Tasting & tour for 8
Learn about the amazing story of our winery while drinking our exclusive wines and enjoying the sweeping views of the vineyard and valley. We offer cozy fireplaces, an expansive patio and spacious courtyard.

Donors of $40 or more will be entered to win:
Next Adventure “Private Ross Island Kayak Tour for Four” certificate,
Learn paddling basics on this fun 2.5-hour class on the Willamette River!  You’ll be in beginner-friendly recreational kayaks paddling at a leisurely pace to Ross Island, while enjoying scenes of Osprey, Great Blue Herons. Bring your binoculars and your besties! 

Donors of $20 or more
will be entered to win a 2018 Limited Edition New Belgium 3-Speed Cruiser from Detroit Bikes-made in America with care.  New Belgium believes in sustainability, honoring nature, and clean water.  And along with Alberta Street Pub, they are throwing a party for us on Dec 13th beginning at 6pm and featuring live music! (Minors allowed until 8:30).

Donors of at least $10 to BOTH Columbia Slough AND Verde—our community non-profit partner—will be entered to win a package that includes a progressive food and drink tour in the Cully neighborhood for 8 people and a guided Slough canoe paddle.

Donors of $10 or more on will be entered to win:
2 tickets to a fantastic music show in December at the Doug Fir Lounge. (2 chances to win, 21+)

*Donations at higher levels will be entered to the raffle for each lower level in the list as well.  In other words, the more you give, the more chances you have to win an awesome gift!

Meet Our Interim Executive Director: Jamie Stamberger!

Meet Our Interim Executive Director: Jamie Stamberger!

We are excited to welcome Jamie as Interim Executive Director of the Columbia Slough Watershed Council! Jamie has 11 years’ experience in collaborative development, implementation and evaluation of watershed education and enhancement programs.  Jamie founded Stamberger Outreach Consulting in 2012 to provide consulting services to governments and nonprofits seeking to improve watershed health.  Her clients have included watershed councils, soil and water conservation districts, city and county governments, and state extension services.  Before launching Stamberger Outreach, Jamie worked for six years as Healthy Streams Program Coordinator at the City of Gresham, Oregon coordinating the City’s rain garden program, downspout disconnection program, stream enhancement projects, landowner partnerships, school programs, and grant writing and reporting.  Jamie has a B.S. in Conservation from Kent State University with a focus on aquatic ecology.  She has extensive training and experience in community based social marketing, environmental education, mediation and facilitation, and is an alumna of the CDE Environment 2042 Leadership Program which focuses on promoting inclusive engagement in the environmental field.  Jamie lives in the watershed and loves gardening, camping, and hammock naps.  She is originally from a tiny town in Ohio and has lived in Portland since 2006.

Now recruiting Slough School volunteers for Fall!

Now recruiting Slough School volunteers for Fall!

Assist Slough School staff in facilitating hands-on programs for students to learn about the history and ecology of the watershed, its organisms, and the human effects on the area. If you enjoy time in the outdoors and working with youth, this is a great opportunity for you!  Learn more about Slough School and our volunteer team by reviewing the full position description.

Apply today!

Register Your Fred Meyer Card to support the slough!

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).