Thirteenth Annual ¡Explorando!
Columbia Slough Watershed Council
7040 NE 47th Ave, Portland OR 97218
The Columbia Slough Watershed Council celebrates its thirteenth annual Explorando el Columbia Slough festival on Saturday, June 14th at Whitaker Ponds Nature Park from 1 to 5pm. “Explorando,” as it is known, is a free bilingual event for the Latino community with tons of activities for the entire family.
Live music, folkloric dances, guided canoe trips, hands-on environmental activities, a rock climbing wall, and live birds and insects will all be available for festival attendees. Also, the 400+ people that gather each year for Explorando have the opportunity to connect with other members of the growing Latino community. Booths are set up with local resources in Spanish and English, to share other free recreation activities and tips for low-cost, sustainable lifestyles.
“Explorando gives people the opportunity to learn about the importance of preserving the nature of the Columbia Slough, of enjoying the plants, wildlife, and water that other areas lack,” said Fernando Vélez, who has collaborated and participated in Explorando since it first started. “Explorando is becoming more popular each year.”