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The year 2020 marks the start of a new decade, the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, and the beginning of our second generation as the Columbia Slough Watershed Council. It is also the 20th year of the Henrietta Awards, which recognize outstanding contributions to the health of our watershed in Leadership and Achievement. Now, more than ever, we are inspired by the passion of our community members, the dedication of our volunteers, and the support of local businesses that have joined the Council in protecting and enhancing our land and waterways.
The Slough Celebration Gala is our signature benefit event, through which we recognize community leaders and raise vital support for environmental stewardship, education, and equitable access to nature. With the unprecedented challenges our communities now face surrounding COVID-19, we have been busy developing creative ways to continue delivering on our mission. While we are saddened that we cannot dine together this year, we are excited to present an alternative virtual celebration. Like the Slough itself, our community and our organization are resilient. With your support, the Columbia Slough Watershed Council can continue engaging students, families, and volunteers to make this hidden gem shine.
Online Auction (Register Above to Start Bidding!): Starting on May 18th, support the Council by bidding on a wide variety of fun-filled gift packages, thanks to the generosity of our local businesses and community members. The auction will remain open through May 22nd.
Virtual Gala Celebration: Tune in HERE for opening remarks on Monday, May 18th, then come back on to join us for our LIVE Virtual Gala Celebration at 5:30 PM on Friday, May 22nd! Dress up in your Gala finest, pour yourself a sparkling beverage, and tune in using the buttons below. We will feature this year’s awardees Nestor Campos of Verde NW and Levee Ready Columbia; Slough trivia; tips and tricks from our expert staff; and more!