About East Columbia -- East Columbia is a very unique neighborhood due to its wetlands, open space and drainage ways combined with residential, industrial, and agricultural uses.

Slough 101: Free Workshop

Free, Hands-On Workshop to Explore Our Columbia Slough Watershed

Saturday March 18, 2017    9:00am - 12:45pm

Ever wonder about that slow-moving channel of water running through Gresham, Fairview, and NE & N Portland?  This free hands-on workshop will explore the unique character, challenges and opportunities of the Columbia Slough and its Watershed.  You’ll learn about soil & sediment in relation to water quality, how the Slough has changed over time, and what that means for fish, wildlife, people and businesses.  Open to everyone interested in learning more about the Columbia Slough Watershed.

Workshop presenters include representatives from:

The Columbia Slough Watershed Council
The City of Portland, Bureau of Environmental Services
The City of Portland, Portland Water Bureau
Friends of Smith and Bybee Lakes
Levee Ready Columbia
Multnomah County Drainage Districts
Portland State University

With hands-on activities to let you:

  • Study macroinvertebrates (water bugs) that live in the Slough and learn about water quality.
  • Simulate and predict aquifer conditions with an interactive groundwater model.
  • Discover a beautiful hidden part of this unique waterway through a short tour

Pre-registration is required for this free workshop.
Light refreshments will be provided. Suitable for adults and teens 14 & up.

Register for this event


McKinstry Co
16790 NE Mason St
Portland, OR 97230

Contact:  Karen Carrillo, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  503-281-1132

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