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22nd Annual Children’s Clean Water Festival - Teaching the Next Generation

This past Tuesday, March 10, the Portland Water Bureau participated in an extraordinary event called the Children’s Clean Water Festival

Students from Irvington elementary school get a real hands-on experience dissecting a hatchery salmon with U.S. Fish and Wildlife staff.

The festival is a one-day environmental education event for 4th and 5th grade students from around the Portland Metro area. This year more than 1,500 children from more than 20 different schools attended the event.

Commissioner Nick Fish discusses the importance of Clean Water with students from Oliver Elementary school.

Staff from the Water Bureau are part of the planning committee, serve as class guides, and teach classes on topics such as groundwater, how to build a water main, and water tasting.

This year City Commissioner, Nick Fish was also a participant at the festival.

The Children’s Clean Water Festival is organized and presented by a coalition of government and non-profit partners including:

  • Bureau of Land Management
  • City of Forest Grove
  • City of Hillsboro
  • City of Portland (Water Bureau and the Bureau of Environmental Services)
  • City of Tigard
  • Clackamas River Water Providers
  • Clean Water Services
  • Friends of Outdoor School
  • Oak Lodge Sanitary District
  • Regional Water Providers Consortium
  • Rockwood Water People’s Utility District
  • Tualatin Valley Water District
  • U.S. Geological Survey

Sarah Santner
Water Efficiency


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