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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Water Bureau

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Groundwater Special Events

Aquifer Adventure participants paddle the Columbia Slough

FREE groundwater events coming your way soon! 

*Groundwater 101, January 26, 2019
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Location: McKinstry, 16790 NE Mason St.
FREE educational workshop that teaches groundwater basics including local geology and hydrology, the role groundwater plays in our drinking water system, and what can be done to protect this important resource.

*Cycle the Well Field, June 1, 2019
8:45 am  to 1:30 pm
Location: Aloft Hotel Portland Airport, 9920 NE Cascades Pkwy
A FREE bicycle tour of Portland’s groundwater drinking water source. 

Aquifer Adventure, September 14, 2019
Noon to 4:00 pm
Location: NE 166th and Airport Way
FREE Pirate-themed family groundwater festival – make edible aquifers, play interactive groundwater games, take a canoe ride on the slough with a pirate guide, listen to live music.

*Registration Required

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