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Celebrate Portland’s Hidden Waterway at the Columbia Slough Regatta

By Lindsay Wochnick

On Sunday, August 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., you are invited take part in the Columbia Slough Regatta.

Participants will meet at 1880 NE Elrod Drive in Portland to enjoy a leisurely group paddle on the safe, calm water of the Columbia Slough.

This family event is held annually and sponsored by the Columbia Slough Watershed CouncilPortland Water Bureau, and many others. The channels and wetlands of the Columbia Slough watershed provide important habitat for bald eagles, turtles, fish, and otters, as well as enthusiastic kayakers and canoeists. The Portland Water Bureau’s Columbia South Shore Well Field is also situated entirely within the slough watershed. 

Individuals and families are welcome to bring their own boat or borrow one from the Columbia Slough Watershed Council.

Other activities include community information, paddling safety information, face painting, food for purchase, and free t-shirts. A $8 suggested donation helps to support the Council’s education, restoration, and recreation programs within the watershed. Register now for the event!

If you are interested in volunteering at the Regatta, contact Columbia Slough Watershed Council Volunteer Coordinator Hanna Davis by e-mail.

Doug Wise
Groundwater Protection Program

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