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For more information about Council events and programs please contact our staff at 503-281-1132 or email info@columbiaslough.org.

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Help restore native habitat at No Ivy Day

Help restore native habitat at No Ivy Day

Come out to No Ivy Day on Oct 26th, a fun and cathartic city-wide restoration event!

Join the Columbia Slough Watershed Council and Portland Parks & Recreation as we work to remove English ivy from the Johnson Lake area.

Help us restore this natural area, then join us for a celebration! Choose from two celebration sites: Forest Park or George Himes Park.

For more information, check out this link!

Aquifer Adventure is around the corner, Mate!

Aquifer Adventure is around the corner, Mate!

Join us on September 14th for a free family festival featuring over 60 pirates, free ice cream, free boat rides and free t shirts! Aquifer Adventure celebrates our groundwater resources at this unique children’s festival by providing hands on science-based activities, with a pirate flare! For more information, please check out this link!

McKinstry Co

McKinstry Co

Register today for Regatta 2019!

Register today for Regatta 2019!

Join the Columbia Slough Watershed Council for Regatta, an on the water paddle festival like no other, Sunday, August 11th from 10am to 2pm at the Multnomah County Drainage District (MCDD) office!  Regatta celebrates recreation opportunities on Portland’s hidden gem of local waterways, the Columbia Slough. Regatta is not actually a race; this family friendly event is a fun paddle for experienced and novice paddlers alike.

The event features donation-based 45-minute canoe and kayak rentals (all equipment provided) for registered attendees. Before and after paddling, participants can visit with local environmental and water-based organizations, enjoy hands-on activities, live music, food trucks, and walking tours of a levee system! Free t-shirts will be provided while supplies last!

Advanced registration is required here or by calling (503) 281-1132. Participants with their own human-powered watercraft and safety equipment are also welcome to register at the link above. Crews will be available to help unload and transport boats.

Check out the event page to learn more!

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Galmour shots from an amazing Gala!

Galmour shots from an amazing Gala!

Even though a few weeks have passed, we are still relishing in the glory an amazing Slough Celebration Gala! Thanks to the generosity and support of our donors, staff, volunteers, and all who attended the Gala, we were able to surpass our fundraising goal. Thank you also to Traveling Julie Photography and Portland Event Photography for capturing some of our favorite moments of the night:

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Welcome New Executive Director, Cathy Kellon

Welcome New Executive Director, Cathy Kellon

Dear CSWC Community,

After a wide-ranging search, we are excited to announce a new Executive Director for our organization. We have chosen Cathy Kellon to lead our agency into 2019 and going forward. Her experience, credentials and leadership skills are a great match for what our organization needs in order to meet the challenges which await us in the future.

Here is a little background for people who do not know anything about Cathy:
Cathy P. Kellon has over 18 years of experience developing and applying strategic approaches to improve habitat for native fish and wildlife, expand public awareness about the value of nature’s services, and increase community access to clean water. Most recently, Cathy was the Working Waters Director at the nonprofit organization, The Geos Institute, where she co-founded the Drinking Water Providers Partnership and led efforts to restore streams in the Pacific Northwest to benefit native fish habitat and drinking water supplies. Previously, she led the Water and Watersheds Program and the State of the Salmon Program at Ecotrust. She has served on the Environmental Protection Agency’s National Drinking Water Advisory Council and Carpe Diem West’s Healthy Headwaters Leadership Team. Cathy earned her Masters degree in Geography, with a minor in Interdisciplinary Water Resources Studies, from Oregon State University. 


Please join us as we welcome Cathy Kellon to our organization.

Sincerely,

Bob Dolphin
Chairperson, CSWC Board of Directors

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