The Columbia Slough Watershed Council is a diverse group of neighbors, property owners, businesses, environmental groups, recreation advocates, and government agencies who work to restore and enhance the 60 miles of waterways, wetlands, and slow moving channels known as the Columbia Slough.
Through partnerships and action we work towards Our mission: to foster action to protect, enhance, restore and revitalize the Slough and its watershed. The Council’s first meetings were held in 1994, and the Council was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit in 2000.
The Columbia Slough Watershed Council plants native plants in the watershed and encourages residential and business land owners to restore watershed health by planting native plants on their own property.
The Columbia Slough Watershed Council offers classes and workshops year round including Slough 101, Wetlands 101 and Ground Water 101. Other educational events include Canoe the Slough trips, the Annual Columbia Slough Regatta, and Soup on the Slough. Check out our calendar of events to see what is coming up.
The Columbia Slough Watershed Council provides a monthly forum for our more than 40 different interest groups. We believe that it is through these partnerships that we can make the best decisions for the future of the watershed.
The Columbia Slough Watershed Council works to find common ground in land use, restoration and enhancement projects as it advocates for the environmental and economic health of the watershed.