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PARTNER EVENT: Love Your Columbia!

Join us at the confluence of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers at Kelly Point Park for this family and pet friendly river event. We’ll enjoy tracking, play, litter pick up, species ID, picnicking, sharing, flag making, and giving blessings and songs at the water’s edge.

A great way to love our rivers and give back to them!

What to Bring:

  • Picnic blanket, picnic lunch and water
  • Leash and bags for your pet
  • Water-friendly shoes
  • Binoculars
  • iNaturalist app to record findings

What Will Be Available:

  • Guides to ID birds, bees, rocks, trees
  • Supplies to craft Bless the River flags
  • Gloves, trash bags for litter pick up
  • Public restrooms
  • Time for fun and sharing

For more details or to volunteer, contact Judy Todd, NatureConnectNW at 503-260-4995


A ceremony with the Earth Treasure Vase will be led by Laura Feldman at 1:00 pm. You will be able to offer your gift for the healing of lands and waters. The vase is destined for burial at the Hanford Superfund Site on the Columbia River.


Directions: Take Marine Drive west past the Portland Expo Center for about 5 miles to a right turn at N. Kelly Point Park Road.  From the parking lot, walk west about ½ mile along the paved trail that follows the river. Watch for the NatureConnect NW signs & flags in the open meadow area nestled in the trees near the beach. Or, come down to the beach and look for signs of us there.

This one-day celebration has been arranged by Columbia Riverkeeper who are partnering with and supporting groups and communities like ours who love our rivers. We are glad to align with their mission: Working to restore a Columbia River where people can safely eat the fish they catch, and where children can swim without fear of toxic exposure.