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CERF 2015 Field Trips 


Pre-registration is now closed. If space is available, you may purchase tickets for these additional events at the registration desk onsite at the Oregon Convention Center.

All field trips will take place on Sunday, November 8. Hurry to register - spaces are limited! Sign up and purchase tickets for these events during registration. If you have already registered and want to purchase a ticket, or would like to register a guest, please call the CERF office at (206) 209-5262 to add the event to your registration.

Bonneville Dam and Hatchery 
9 am - 5 pm | $35 

Take a ride through the majestic Columbia River Gorge to visit the impressive Bonneville Dam and the Bonneville Fish Hatchery.  Bonneville Dam, completed in 1938, is the first of the major hydroelectric power systems on the river, and significant effort has been expended over the years to alleviate passage barrier effects on anadromous fishes. 

Box lunch and transportation will be provided. Please bring rain gear, warm clothing, and comfortable shoes.

Columbia River Gorge Restoration 
9 am - 5 pm | $35

The Lower Columbia River is one of 28 estuaries within EPA’s National Estuary Program.  The upstream section of the lower Columbia is included within the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, and designated part of the Ice Age Floods National Geologic Trail, managed through the National Park Service. 

Box lunch and transportation will be provided. Please bring rain gear, warm clothing and hiking boots.

Portland Brewery Bicycle Tour 

2 - 4 pm, 2:30 - 4:30 pm, 3 - 5 pm | $20

Portland is known for both its bike and beer cultures, and now you can experience both with a “BrewCycle” tour! You pedal while a designated driver steers and guides you through the streets to visit several iconic Portland brewpubs. Better sign up early for this one!

Willamette Valley Winery Tour

10 am - 5 pm | $110

Enjoy the scenic Willamette Valley on an exclusive winery tour designed specifically for CERF! Join Backroads Wine Tours and Dr. Scott Burns, Professor Emeritus of Geology at Portland State University, for an educational and unforgettable tour of this world-renowned wine region. 

The tour includes round-trip travel from the Convention Center, expert tour guides, and a gourmet lunch.

Scappoose Bay Kayak Tour 

10 am - 4:30 pm | $75

Explore the beautiful sloughs and wetlands of the Scappoose Bay lowlands on an expert guided kayak tour.  This area, just 30 minutes from Portland, is located in the broad floodplain at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers and supports an extensive network of tidal freshwater habitats.   

This trip is designed for kayakers from beginner to expert levels and will include round-trip travel from the Convention Center, a catered lunch, experienced guide, and all kayak equipment. Suggested items to bring include raingear, warm layers, camera, and binoculars.

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