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1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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6th Annual Salmon Celebration at Johnson Creek Park

SE 21st Avenue and Clatsop Street

Sunday, October 6 2019, 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Summary

The Salmon Celebration will include a Native American blessing, a salmon bake demonstration, games, crafts, and inter-tribal activities. The event is free to attend and all are welcome.

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Event Types > Community Events

Description

Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) and the Portland Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) invite all to a free, public celebration for the restoration of Crystal Springs Creek. The Salmon Celebration will celebrate the significance of the creek restoration work that has brought wild salmon back to the city.

The Salmon Celebration will include a Native American blessing, a salmon bake demonstration, games, crafts, and inter-tribal activities. The event is free to attend and all are welcome. 

The Salmon Celebration will:

  • Celebrate the restoration of Crystal Springs Creek and the return of wild salmon to the city!
  • Educate neighbors about human beings’ connection to natural systems and our dependence on a healthy environment
  • Share the history, culture and experiences of Native Americans, the first inhabitants of our lands
  • Cultivate an environment of intercultural learning
  • Help increase stewardship of Crystal Springs Creek through participation in the Crystal Springs Partnership

Activities and Events

  • Native American blessing and drums, starting at 11am
  • Native American games
  • Salmon Bake demonstration
  • Salmon pledge
  • Outdoor skills presented by Trackers NW