This annual event focuses on groundwater protection and water conservation, including tips and tools for use at home. Groundwater from the Columbia South Shore Well Field serves as a secondary drinking water supply for Portland and the metro region. This important resource also makes Portland’s water system resilient in the face of drought and climate uncertainty, helping to keep Portland’s gardens growing and businesses bustling through our long, dry summer seasons.
Aquifer Adventure is held each year at the Portland Water Bureau canoe launch at NE 166th and Airport Way in Portland. All activities at the event are free with the exception of food items for purchase. Pirate dress, pirate lingo, and pirate swagger are highly encouraged.
Aquifer Adventure: A Groundwater Festival
Date: Saturday, September 14th, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Cost: Free! No registration is required.
Location: Adjacent to the Portland Water Bureau Groundwater Pump Station - NE 166th at Airport Way, Portland, OR 97230 (follow signs for parking)
Additional Information: Available at www.columbiaslough.org.