In Your Watershed

The Big Float X

July 11, 2020
Tom McCall Waterfront Park

A promotional image reading The Big Float X, 10 Years of a Riverlution imposed over an image of people in floats on the Willamette River.

The Big Float is an annual celebration of the Willamette River and a benefit for the Human Access Project. It’s a grand parade/float/ beach party on the Willamette River in downtown Portland. The idea behind TBF is to help people “get into and embrace” their river. And to build support for improving river access and creating a river habitat for humans.

The event includes live music on two river barge stages, beer/ wine garden, food carts, best-of-cruise costume and watercraft contests, kids’ activities, and more. All ages are welcome and life jackets are required.

For more info and to register for TBF go to www.thebigfloat.com

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Student Video Contest – Deadline Extended

Attention 6th through 12th grade teachers, students, and homeschoolers. Our student video contest for the River Starts Here summer 2020 campaign is live! We have extended the deadline, videos are now due May 31!

Learn more and apply here!

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Native Plant Sales in 2020

Want to go native in your yard? Create a natural landscape that needs less water, fewer chemicals, and is resistant to pests and diseases. Native plants also attract birds, butterflies and beneficial wildlife to your yard while reducing erosion and protecting water quality.

Washington County residents browsing a collection of native plants.

Check out this Native Plant Finder to find the best plants for your landscape. Then, visit a local native plant sale to get started:

Thank you to Clean Water Services for sharing this blog post.

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