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Celebrate Nature in the City with the Water Bureau at the Explorando el Columbia Slough Festival

By Lindsay Wochnick

Join the Columbia Slough Watershed Council, the City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services, the Portland Water Bureau and many other sponsors on Saturday, June 14 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm to celebrate nature and water in the city at the annual Explorando el Columbia Slough festival. 

This free bilingual family event will be held at Whitaker Ponds Nature Park at 7040 NE 47th Avenue. Activities will be offered in both Spanish and English for all ages and will include: 

  • Guided canoe trips
  • Rock climbing
  • Live music
  • Folk dancing
  • Storytelling
  • Arts and crafts
  • Face painting 
  • Authentic Latin American food
  • A visit from Timber Joey

The first 300 visitors will receive a free Explorando t-shirt. No registration is necessary.

Please share your excitement for the event by “liking” the Columbia Slough Watershed Council’s Facebook page!

Photos courtesy of the Columbia Slough Watershed Council.

Doug Wise
Groundwater Protection Program


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