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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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We’re Hiring a stewardship director!

We’re Hiring a stewardship director!

Position: Stewardship Director
Compensation: 34-40K and benefits
Hours: 40 hours/week, full time, some evenings and weekends required
Reports to: Executive Director

The Stewardship Director’s primary duties are to provide leadership, planning, and management for restoration and stewardship projects throughout the watershed. This includes project development, grant writing, grant management, and project management.  They will also be responsible for running volunteer work parties including Stewardship Saturdays. The Stewardship Director actively maintains relationships with partner organizations and leads the CSWC Tech Team, which is currently developing a five year restoration plan. They will be responsible for understanding the ecology of the slough, staying up to date on relevant topics within the watershed, and ensuring that the rest of the CSWC team has critical information in this area.

Closing Date: Opened until filled. Reviewing applications starting early January.

Visit our Employment page for the full position description.

Fall Brunch with Lavender & Thyme

Fall Brunch with Lavender & Thyme

Join us for a fall brunch fundraiser catered by Lavender and Thyme! Bring your friends and family anytime between 10am and noon to enjoy this fully catered brunch at the scenic Whitaker Ponds Nature Park. Tickets include a three-course, chefs choice brunch, coffee, tea, or cocoa. Meat and vegetarian options are available.

Click here to learn more and purchase tickets.

Slough School is seeking passionate volunteers to help with our education program!

Slough School is seeking passionate volunteers to help with our education program!

Slough School education volunteers assist with stewardship projects (native plantings, mulching, invasive species removal), water quality investigations, and natural history tours for students in the Slough School program. Volunteers first take on a shadowing role observing a staff educator and assisting with behavior monitoring and group management. Once volunteers establish familiarity with the flow of programming, they have the opportunity to lead activities and experiment with teaching/communication styles.

Visit our volunteer opportunities page to learn more.

Explorando success / Explorando: un exito!

Explorando success / Explorando: un exito!

El 11 de Junio de este año, mas de 400 personas asistieron nuestro festival bilingüe ¡Explorando el Columbia Slough!  Familias e individuales disfrutaron de todo lo que la naturaleza del Columbia Slough ofrece con viajes guiados en canoa, exploraciones en el bosque de Whitaker Ponds Nature Park y cuentos e historias bilingües.  Al mismo tiempo, el evento celebro nuestra cultura latina local con bailes folklóricos, música en vivo, arte, manualidades y artesanías para representar las diferentes formas en las que valoramos la bella naturaleza que nos rodea.  Muchas gracias a todos los miembros de la comunidad que nos ayudaron con la planificación, la recaudación de fondos, y la ejecución de este maravilloso evento!

On June 11 this year, over 400 people came out to celebrate nature in the city at ¡Explorando el Columbia Slough! Families and individuals enjoyed everything that the Columbia Slough has to offer with guided canoe trips, a scavenger hunt inside the forest of Whitaker Ponds Nature Park, and bilingual nature tales and narrations.  At the same time, the event celebrated our local Latino culture with folk dancing, live music, and arts & crafts to represent the different ways in which we value the nature that surrounds us.  Many thanks to all the community members and partners who helped us with the planning, fundraising, and execution of this wonderful event!

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Meet Our New Executive Director: Corrina Chase!

Meet Our New Executive Director: Corrina Chase!

We are delighted to have Corrina Chase join the Columbia Slough as our new Executive Director.  She brings nine years of watershed council leadership to this position, having served as Coordinator for both the Tryon Creek Watershed Council and prior to that, the Salmon Drift Creek Watershed Council on the Oregon coast. Her past work also includes organic biogeochemistry for the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and for MIT/WHOI in support of paleoclimate research, marine invasive species research, and restoration charrette planning. She is a passionate social justice advocate. She has a BS in geobiology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and earned a master’s in marine affairs from the University of Washington. She enjoys playing music, hiking, sailing, kayaking, chanterelle hunting, and gardening.

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