Bull Run Watershed Tour (reserved for Water Bureau Financial Assistance Partner Agencies)
Water Bureau tours offer the unique chance to see firsthand how Portland's drinking water travels from forest to faucet.
During the tour, a professional natural resources educator leads participants through the Bull Run Watershed, discussing Portland's drinking water sources and system. All information is intended for a general audience.
Here's a typical itinerary. Most tours are about eight hours long.
-Drive through the Columbia South Shore Well Field, Portland's groundwater source
-Arrive in Bull Run.
-Lunch at Bull Run Lake
-Hike in old-growth forest
-Tour of 1929 dam and drive-by tour of 1962 dam
Here are some essentials to be aware of:
-The tour area is remote. Water Bureau staff carry emergency radios and are trained in first aid; however, cell phones do not work and emergency care can be more than an hour away.
-Restrooms can be up to 2-3 hours apart. Please contact us if limited restroom availability presents a challenge for you.
-Smoking/vaping/e-cigarettes are not allowed.
Signup: One person can register up to six people. Please provide all participants' names.
Cancellations: If you need to cancel your registration, please provide us with as much notice as possible - your cancellation might allow someone else to attend.
Thank you for your interest in Portland's drinking water.
Bull Run Watershed and Columbia South Shore Well Field (View)
NE Portland and Gresham (you'll receive the exact location after you register)
Portland, OR 97211/97233
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