Join American Whitewater On The Wild And Scenic Rogue River (OR) In 2018
By: Mark Singleton
Come out and celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act with American Whitewater staff and similar likeminded river lovers. For the past few years, the staff of America Whitewater has joined with a number of our members to participate in a four-day float trip on the Rogue River in southern Oregon. This trip has been a great opportunity to connect with members in ways that build a lasting understanding of the role of recreation in fostering a stewardship ethic. As one of the original eight Wild and Scenic Rivers in the country, the Rogue is an outstanding classroom for American Whitewater’s river stewardship program. Staff shares current projects, their challenges and successes, as well as highlights of national policy work that impacts Wild and Scenic rivers like the Rogue. The trip is made possible through the support of Northwest Rafting Company. They provide professional guides, exceptional food, transportation to and from Galice (the put-in), and group equipment.
In June 2018, American Whitewater members will again have an opportunity to join American Whitewater staff and board members for this exclusive trip on Oregon’s Rogue River. We invite you to come learn more about what we're up to while having a great time enjoying one of our nation’s first Wild and Scenic Rivers. You will have the option of bringing your own boat, renting a boat, or joining as a passenger on one of the rafts. The price for the trip will be $1045 with a portion of the trip proceeds going to American Whitewater to support our work.
The trip, which will take place June 14-17, 2018, will be fully outfitted by Northwest Rafting Company with professional guides and all group equipment. Last year, we had a full trip so make your reservation soon to ensure a spot for this summer. The trip is suitable for all skill levels. This was a trip where everyone was welcome, the only experience you need on this trip is a love of rivers. The trip is suitable for paddlers representing the full range of skill levels from experts who are out every weekend, to folks who had not been in a boat for a while, and some who were just getting into an inflatable kayak or raft for the first time. This trip will reinforce what we all know firsthand, it is our common love of whitewater that makes us such passionate defenders of rivers. Oh yeah, the food is excellent and the camping superb.
Make your reservation directly through Northwest Rafting Company website and select the June 14th launch date with American Whitewater. We hope to see you on the Rogue River!