Ever wonder about the slow-moving water running through Northeast and North Portland? The Slough 101 workshop will explore the unique character, challenges and opportunities of the Columbia Slough. You’ll learn about water quality, wetland restoration, how the Slough has changed over time, and what various efforts by the Columbia Slough Watershed Council, Environmental Services, and many partners mean for wildlife, people and businesses.
Mason Flats Wetland
Slough 101 is a free, hands-on workshop open to everyone interested in learning more about the Columbia Slough and its watershed. The workshop is hosted at the beautiful offices of the McKinstry firm, which overlooks Environmental Services’ Mason Flats Wetland Enhancement Project.
Slough 101 hands-on activities will allow attendees to:
- Study Slough macroinvertebrates (water bugs) and learn about water quality
- Simulate and predict aquifer conditions with an interactive groundwater model
- Discover a beautiful hidden part of this unique waterway on a walking tour
Event: Slough 101
Date: Saturday March 18
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Location: McKinstry, 16790 NE Mason St., Portland, OR 97230
Pre-registration is required. Learn more and register here. Light refreshments will be provided. The event is suitable for adults and teens 14 & up.
To learn about the Environmental Services work in the Columbia Slough, visit the program website here: