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POL Government Elected Officials Commissioner Nick Fish
Ahoy Matey! - September 10, 2013

Grab your pirate hat and join us this Saturday at the Columbia Slough Watershed for a pirate-themed Aquifer Adventure!

 

The Portland Water Bureau and the Columbia Slough Watershed Council have teamed up to teach “pirates” of all ages the value of groundwater – a buried treasure that flows right below your feet.

 

Learn to navigate a larger than life aquifer and the obstacles that our water travels through on its way to our drinking water supply. Have fun creating an edible aquifer, cruise on a “pirate ship” in search of a treasure island, make your own pirate hats and other crafts, and create your own home “green” cleaner so you don’t have to use harsh chemicals around the house!

 

This event is a part of the outreach efforts of the Portland Water Bureau’s Groundwater Protection Program. The Cities of Portland, Gresham and Fairview started this program to protect the Columbia South Shore Well Field – a drinking water source for over 800,000 Oregonians.

 

Show up wearing your favorite pirate costume and bring your adventurous spirit and prepare for a day full of fun and hands on learning! The adventure is free and the first 300 pirate-scientists receive a free Aquifer Adventure t-shirt!

 

To learn more about the event, visit the Columbia Slough Watershed’s website or call (503) 281 – 1132.

 

Aquifer Adventure

NE 166th Ave and Airport Way

Saturday, September 14, 2013

12 – 4 pm

Free