GENERAL INFORMATION: 503-823-7404
1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 600, Portland, OR 97204
Aquifer Adventure, the annual groundwater festival, took place under sunny skies on September 14th at the Columbia South Shore Well Field, Portland’s supplement water supply.
More than 650 pirates of all ages participated in this colorful piratical event. Co-hosted by the Portland Water Bureau and Columbia Slough Watershed Council, the event was staffed by 50 volunteers who dressed in their swashbuckling best. The Portland Water Bureau’s own Briggy Thomas, Rich Barrows, Jennifer Deviren and Bonny Cushman stood out amongst their crew of plunderers.
Loyal pirates can help protect groundwater by replacing hazardous chemical products with safer alternatives, always using household, yard and automotive chemicals safely and never pouring anything down a storm drain.
Adults seeking more details and facts about the Columbia Southshore Well Field can attend Groundwater 101, which will be held in January 2014. For more information and for other opportunities to explore the slough and learn about local nature, visit the Columbia Slough Watershed Council's activities and events webpage.