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WSU Students Paddle Chinook Canoe 
As part of their studies at Washington State University Vancouver, students paddled an authentic Chinook canoe and learned about Chinook culture from tribal members. The Oregonian has the story: https://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/2019/07/paddling-in-chinook-canoe-students-learn-native-american-history-first-hand.html

The 2019 Portland Big Float 
The turnout for the 2019 Big Float festival exceeded 4,000, with proceeds going to restore the Willamette and improve access. The Oregonian has the story: https://expo.oregonlive.com/life-and-culture/g66l-2019/07/10a360ad634767/the-big-float-2019-over-4000-flood-willamette-river-making-it-into-an-inflatable-playground-.html

Rafters Survive Accidental Waterfall Run 
Demonstrating how not to do it, six unprepared rafters, apparently unclear where the take out was, plunged over a Class V waterfall in Pennsylvania. It was captured on camera and all survived, but the raw terror of the moment is preserved. The BBC provides: https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-us-canada-48996845/rafters-accidentally-plunge-over-waterfall-in-pennsylvania