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July, 2022

Saturday
2
Linn and Benton County OR south of Corvallis
10:00 AM
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This is a niche paddle of a strand of the Willamette River, flowing on the West side of Kiger Island. This paddle will be 8.5 miles. This venue has been brushy in the past, since the Willamette has been high recently I am hopeful the brush has been plowed open for us by the high water. This is a limited time paddle, it needs to be done while the Willamette is high enough to put water in the channel. There is one spot about midway where the flow does a dogleg and tends to push a paddler sideways into brush. We typically have someone or more immerse at this spot. For this one point I list this as a Class 2, the remainder of the paddle is Class 1, just flowing. A paddler needs either a dry suit, or a change of clothes in a waterproof bag. Not a suitable paddle for your very first paddle, but is suitable for learners who have good ability to control your paddle craft. A group of 9 paddled this last year finding its quirkiness a pleasure. Register for this paddle to receive an Email with details about the launch and takeout.
Wednesday
6
Could be updated due to conditions, Likely will be the Lower Calapooia River, Linn Co OR near Albany
5:30 PM
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Venue to be announced but likely will be the Lower Calapooia to its confluence with the Willamette River.
Saturday
9
Calapooia River, Linn County OR in the proximity of Brownsville OR
10:00 AM
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Launch is below the Falls at McKercher and will present like a shallow gravely creek. Very similar in appearance to the Lower McKenzie but smaller in width and volume. The last time we paddled this was in 2020, this section was surprisingly absent of woody debris. This is a seasonal paddle we need to do before the flow drops for Summer. Best success will be in shallow drafting plastic canoes and IK‘s. Distance 7.5 miles. Launch & takeout are primitive but near our vehicles.
Saturday
16
on-river time at 10:00, 9am at Valley River Center for a shuttle
9:00 AM
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As part of the Willamette River Festival, WKCC is teaming up with Willamette Riverkeepers to do a trip from Clearwater Park in Springfield to Valley River Center, in Eugene. We will stop along the way for lunch and enjoy a short talk about the river's importance in the lives of the local Native American tribes.
You must sign up on the WILLAMETTE RIVERFEST SITE. Non-members can sign up also. https://willametteriverfest.org/
Please email me if you can help out with the shuttle Or am organizing.
Barboylan@yahoo.com
Saturday
23
Alton Baker Park
11:00 AM
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The 2022 Willamette River Festival is holding its 6th annual PaddleCross Challenge on July 23, 2022! As with past years, the challenge course will begin in Alton Baker Park in Eugene to the end of the Canoe Canal in Springfield, and downstream on the Willamette River through several rapids back to Alton Baker Park, with a dramatic conclusion as racers cross the finish line halfway across the DeFazio Bridge.
register at https://willametteriverfest.org/
Saturday
23
Alton Baker Park Riverfest Celebration
12:00 PM
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Every year, WKCC sets up safety for the Riverfest Paddlecross Race. This involves standing by at strategic river spots to help boaters who swim and cheer everyone on the is racing. You don't need to be an 'expert' boater to help out, just have a boat and a throw rope. Marcel Bieg will be overseeing the safety volunteers.
We will send more details to participants.
Saturday
30
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Registration for the 23nd WKCC Safety Weekend is open!! Learn basic river safety and rescue skills. Registration & volunteer signup available on website.
Sunday
31
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Registration for the 23nd WKCC Safety Weekend is open!! Learn basic river safety and rescue skills. Registration & volunteer signup available on website.
Sunday
31
9:00 AM
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