Free, Hands-On Workshop to Explore Our Columbia Slough Watershed
Saturday March 18, 2017 9:00am – 12:45pm
Ever wonder about that slow-moving channel of water running through Gresham, Fairview, and NE & N Portland? This free hands-on workshop will explore the unique character, challenges and opportunities of the Columbia Slough and its Watershed. You’ll learn about soil & sediment in relation to water quality, how the Slough has changed over time, and what that means for fish, wildlife, people and businesses. Open to everyone interested in learning more about the Columbia Slough Watershed.
Workshop presenters include representatives from:
The Columbia Slough Watershed Council
The City of Portland, Bureau of Environmental Services
The City of Portland, Portland Water Bureau
Friends of Smith and Bybee Lakes
Levee Ready Columbia
Multnomah County Drainage Districts
Portland State University
With hands-on activities to let you:
- Study macroinvertebrates (water bugs) that live in the Slough and learn about water quality.
- Simulate and predict aquifer conditions with an interactive groundwater model.
- Discover a beautiful hidden part of this unique waterway through a short tour
Pre-registration is required for this free workshop.
Light refreshments will be provided. Suitable for adults and teens 14 & up.
16790 NE Mason St
Portland, OR 97230
Contact: Karen Carrillo, firstname.lastname@example.org 503-281-1132