Phase 2 COVID-19 Message from the Board
With most counties in Oregon now in Phase 2 of reopening, WKCC has resumed coordinating club trips. Boaters must not have had COVID symptoms in the last 3 weeks, and must not have had close contact with anyone with COVID or unexplained COVID symptoms. Boaters must wear masks on the trip whenever they are within 6 feet of people not in their household. This includes bike shuttles, cars with members of the same household or personal COVID bubble, and cars with a minimum number of passengers (ideally only 1) sitting as far apart as possible with masks on and windows open. Trips need to be conducted in Phase 2 or 3 areas, and all boaters on a trip need to be from Phase 2 or 3 areas. Please help us keep our members safe!
COVID requirements may change due to evolving risk assessments by state and county health administrators.
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River Tales Book
River Tales is now available! See the details here.
Safety Weekend 2020, July 25/26. CANCELLED
Sad as I am to say, we need to cancel Safety Weekend this year. With the recent uptick in Covid-19 cases, it’s just not safe to host an event involving a large group of people right now, and after all, we're all about safety. Naturally, the health and safety of our participants and volunteers is our highest priority. If you’ve signed up for Safety Weekend, you should receive a separate email from me. If you don’t, please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On the bright side, we've already begun planning next year's Safety Weekend—July 16-18, 2021. I hope that these days work for you and that you can attend. Even though it won't be this summer, in 2021 we can all look forward to a fabulous weekend of learning and practicing river safety.
Safety Weekend Coordinator
Upcoming River Cleanups -- Great way to meet fellow boaters and do good.
We're hoping river cleanups will start up again in mid-July. Stay tuned.
Great Willamette Cleanup October 3, 2020. Details of this annual event at willamette-riverkeeper.org. If you're interested in coordinating a cleanup site, contact email@example.com
There’re now 4 monthly Willamette River cleanups—Portland, Salem, Corvallis and Eugene. Check Willamette Riverkeeper website for meeting location and signup. http://willamette-riverkeeper.org/volunteer
Eugene--Usually the 2nd Tuesday. For details see Facebook page Eugene-Springfield River Guardians Trashy Tuesday. If there's enough interest, a second monthly cleanup will be added.
Corvallis--Usually the 2nd Thursday. For details see Facebook page Corvallis River Guardians Trashy Thursday.
Salem--Thursday, April 16,10:30. http://willamette-riverkeeper.org/volunteer
McKenzie River, Finn Rock. First Fridays from March to November. Friends of Finn Rock Reach. Cleanup sponsored by McKenzie River Trust. Check mckenzieriver.org for details, signup and numerous other events.
OSMB Reported Obstructions Alerts
See the posted river/water hazards here.
WKCC Facebook Page
If you have a Facebook account, search for "Willamette Kayak and Canoe Club" and join the group.
Welcome to the WKCC and Oregon Paddling!
The Willamette Kayak and Canoe Club has a membership of over 300, and is based in the Willamette Valley of Western Oregon. The club's goals are to:
- Organize paddling trips on all types of water, all over Oregon and other Western states, for its members.
- Help members acquire the confidence and skills needed for kayaking and canoeing.
- Promote the enjoyment, challenges, thrills, and camaraderie of kayaking and canoeing.
- Promote and practice water safety.
- Help conserve, preserve and protect the free-flowing rivers of Oregon.
Please use the buttons on the site menu to learn about member benefits, upcoming trips & events, and Safety Weekend. Then click the Join the WKCC member to become a member. See you on the water!
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