Get out and explore your river! Check out Depave at Baltimore Woods, the Columbia Slough Regatta, and the Big Float!
BALTIMORE WOODS CELEBRATION WITH DEPAVE
Saturday July 28th, 10 am
Baltimore Woods in St Johns - 6600 N. Catlin Avenue
Join Friends of Baltimore Woods, SOLVE, npGreenway, Portland Parks & Recreation, the Portland Bureau of Environmental Services, the Office of Healthy Working Rivers and Rewild Portland to celebrate the transformation of the Baltimore Woods Connectivity Corridor! Help us kick off the MAJOR depaving and restoration effort of Baltimore Woods and find out about the future of this amazing space. We’ll begin to free the soil to make way for a beautiful Oregon white oak prairie. Then we’re throwing a party!
THE BIG FLOAT II
Sunday, July 29, 2012
East side of Willamette River near Hawthorne Bridge (1515 SE Water Ave)
Inner-tube Hawthorne Bridge Parade starts 12:30pm
- Pre-float parade
- Floating Music Barge (featuring Violet Isle)
- After-float party featuring music from Tango Alpha Tango & Black Lillies
- Beer garden (serving up Liquid Aloha from Kona Brewing Co)
- Food carts!
- Grand Ronde Tribe Kids Activity Area - make fun Native American crafts!
Why: Because we can.
It is strongly encouraged to pre-register online. It will save you time by not having to wait in line on the day of the event. Registration is a measly $5. You can purchase a life jacket which is required for $8 (regularly priced $14). Also, there's a limited number of Big Float t-shirts available for purchase online.
18TH ANNUAL COLUMBIA SLOUGH REGATTA
Sunday, July 29th
9387 N. Columbia Blvd
A paddle appropriate for all ages and experience levels
18th Annual Columbia Slough Regatta
Sunday, July 29
St Johns Launch Site
9387 N. Columbia Blvd, Portland
(across from Chimney Park)
Bring your family and friends and the old canoe/kayak that needs an excuse to go somewhere with you. The launch site is in the Lower Columbia Slough several miles upstream from the confluence with the Willamette River. The area was frequented by sea lions this spring- in the summer it’s a lazy easy paddle. Metro staff will also offer 3 tours onto the nearly closed St Johns Landfill- which happens to have absolutely fabulous views of the lower Slough and Willamette-Columbia rivers, Smith Bybee wetlands, and the west hills.
Complimentary watercraft are already booked- Paddlers who bring their own craft are welcome and do not need reservations. All paddlers must wear life jackets. More details at www.columbiaslough.org
This is a family friendly event. $7.00 donation suggested.
Sponsored by BES along with the support of many other organizations