This is an invite only event. If you are interested in volunteering, please let us know. 

Columbia River Watershed Festival

September 24th and 25th, 2020

Cottonwood Beach

at William Clark Park

The Columbia River Watershed Festival is a science and nature field trip for 4th grade students that takes place each September. The event rotates to a new location each year, and local schools are invited to participate in this amazing (and free!) field trip to kick off their year with environmental learning. At the event, students rotate through presentations from local leaders in the environmental field who lead activities including guided hikes, story telling, music, games and more. All presentations connect back to the Columbia River Watershed and what we can do to keep it healthy. 

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Watershed festival partners include the City of Vancouver, Clark Public Utilities, Waste Connections, Clark County, Evergreen Public Schools, Clark County Parks, Mount Saint Helen's Institute, the Watershed Alliance of Southwest Washington and many community volunteers. 

The Watershed Festival has been a Clark County tradition for 23 years and counting! While it has evolved significantly over the years, the goal has always remained the same: teach students about local watersheds in a fun outdoor setting!

Watershed Festival, 2002

Watershed festival serves 30 classes of 4th graders each year from local schools. That's over 950 participants! Thanks to partners and sponsors, the event, including buses, is FREE! We rotate the event to a new park every year to help serve different schools without long commutes.

Thank you to our Event Sponsors!

Interested in becoming an event sponsor? Want to volunteer?

Other questions? Contact Education Coordinator Jenna or call (360) 882-0936 ext. 226

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Columbia Springs strives to offer a unique setting and educational experiences that foster a greater awareness of the natural world and inspire stewardship.


We are a 501 (c) 3 non-profit charity.
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