Local Issues

Free educational workshops

The Columbia Slough Watershed Council is offering two free and educational workshops this November. Learn more below- space limited!
 
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BENEFICIAL INSECTS WORKSHOP
Thursday November 10, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
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Are you battling pests in your urban garden? Meet the beetles, bugs, flies, lacewings and other invertebrates such as spiders and centipedes that work around the clock to provide free pest control. You will discover plant types and management practices that provide habitat to attract and sustain beneficial insects that help your garden thrive. You’ll also learn how to keep an eye out for some of the invasive insect pests that currently threaten our state.


 
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GROUNDWATER 101
Saturday November 19, 9:00am – 1:30pm

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Join the Portland Water Bureau and the Columbia Slough Watershed Council for Groundwater 101 – a FREE educational workshop that teaches groundwater basics including local geology and hydrology, the role groundwater plays in our drinking water system, and what we can do to protect this important resource. This interactive workshop is presented with a mix of hands-on and classroom-style teaching and is appropriate for adults and high school students aged 14 & up. Light refreshments will be provided. Pre-registration is required.

After the workshop, interested participants are invited to take a guided tour of the Portland Water Bureau Groundwater Facility (approximate tour time – 30 minutes).

 

 

Karen Carrillo

Outreach & Events Director

Columbia Slough Watershed Council

7040 NE 47th Ave

Portland, OR 97218

503.281.1132

www.columbiaslough.org

 

To foster action to protect, enhance, restore and revitalize the Slough and its watershed

 

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