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Coastal Paddling Destinations
The Oregonian recently had a couple of articles on paddling destinations at the Oregon Coast. First up is Tahkenitch Lake, a haven for non-motorized sport,  in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Areahttp://www.oregonlive.com/travel/index.ssf/2015/05/hiking_kayaking_tahkenitch_dun.html#incart_river

Also to be found at the Oregon Dunes are Siltcoos Lake, a popular fishing venue, and the Siltcoos River, noted for the paddling it provides: http://www.oregonlive.com/travel/index.ssf/2015/05/siltcoos_river_offers_paddle_a.html#incart_river

Willamette Riverkeeper Hosts Aquatic Invasive Workshops and Events
In the coming weeks, the riverkeeper is conducting workshops and events on identifying and dealing with aquatic invaders. They are particularly keen to recruit paddlers, because of our access to and special knowledge of the river. Some events take the form of  classroom instruction, others are on-water and include actual mitigation efforts. Here’s the list:

  • Wed. May 20, 6-8 PM: Indoor Workshop. Learn to ID and control current and potential aquatic invaders. Location: Corvallis Plant Materials Center. Light refreshments and Water Weed Field Guide provided.
  • Thurs. June 11, 10:30-3:30: River-based Workshop. Learn to ID and survey for current and potential aquatic invaders while paddling on the Willamette. Bring your own boat or reserve a space in a Willamette Riverkeeper canoe. Water Weed Field Guide provided.
  • Sat. June 20, 10:00-3:00: River Weed Pull. Join us in protecting fish and wildlife habitat as we paddle and pull on the Willamette. Bring your own boat or reserve a space in a Willamette Riverkeeper canoe.
  • Wed. June 24, 10:00-3:00: River Weed Pull. Join us in protecting fish and wildlife habitat as we paddle and pull on the Willamette. Bring your own boat or reserve a space in a Willamette Riverkeeper canoe.

Aquatic Invasive Workshops and Events are being offered in partnership by Benton Soil and Water Conservation District, Willamette Riverkeeper, Oregon Department of Agriculture, Oregon Lake Watch, Meyer Memorial Trust, and Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. Thank you for helping us spread the word!

For more information or to register please contact marci@willametteriverkeeper.org.

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