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Pirates of All Ages Invited to a Free Family Event

What do pirates and groundwater have in common?  Buried treasure!

Join the Portland Water Bureau and the Columbia Slough Watershed Council for Aquifer Adventure, a pirate-themed festival all about groundwater.

Saturday, September 12, 2015 
12:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Free! No registration is required.

Adjacent to the Portland Water Bureau Groundwater Pump Station
NE 166th at Airport Way
Portland, OR 97230
- Follow signs for parking -

This annual event focuses on groundwater protection and water conservation, including tips and tools for use at home. Groundwater from the Columbia South Shore Well Field serves as a secondary drinking water supply for Portland and much of the metro region. Groundwater is an important resource that makes Portland’s water system resilient to drought and extreme weather conditions now and into the future. This summer and fall, water from the Columbia South Shore Well Field is helping to keep Portland’s gardens growing and businesses bustling despite unusually hot and dry conditions across the region.  

Enjoy hands-on activities for all ages including a treasure hunt and aquifers made of ice cream.  Plus free t-shirts for the kids while supplies last.

All activities at the event are free with the exception of food items for purchase. Pirate dress, pirate lingo, and pirate swagger are highly encouraged. 

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