Document - Clackamette Wave letter


I am writing on behalf of American Whitewater and our interest in the boat ramp within Clackamette Park. The boat ramp forms a feature at certain flows and tide ranges that has become a regional destination for playboating. Playboating is a freestyle form of whitewater kayaking, with similarities to ocean surfing, where kayakers surf and perform different moves on a standing river wave. We understand that the boat ramp has issues that make it less usable for its intended purpose as a launch point for trailered watercraft. Before the boat ramp is removed or rebuilt, however, our members have an interest in opening a dialogue on the new use that has emerged by whitewater kayakers.


Letter to Oregon City Mayor Holladay regarding the Clackamette Wave December 13, 2019.
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Thomas O'Keefe
3537 NE 87th St.
Seattle, WA 98115
Phone: 425-417-9012

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