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Our Mission

We connect inner city youth and US military veterans to the outdoors through incredible outdoor educational experiences. By engaging U.S veterans as mentors for inner city youth, we believe that rich, powerful opportunities of healing authentically happen in the midst of Mother Nature. We believe that by connecting youth and veterans to our public lands, wild rivers and fresh waters, and beyond through genuine community, we will ultimately establish and inspire a new generation of outdoor ambassadors that will advocate for Mother Nature and conservation.




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Soul River Runs Wild – Transforming Youth and Veterans through Conservation at Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska is the largest, wildest, and most pristine national wildlife refuge in the National Wildlife ...

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Soul River Inc. Anglers Quest Owyhee Canyonlands Deployment 2016 from Soul River on Vimeo. Angler’s Quest – Owyhee Canyon ...

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Owhyee Canyon Lands 2016 Deployment #WildForTheOwyhee

U.S. Army Veteran Paul teaching youth Kolby to  fly fish on Owyhee River I wanted to extend a genuine thank you for being a part of and ...

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June 15th, 2016 | Uncategorized

Veterans and Youth Make Big Waves in Support of the Arctic Refuge

This Saturday, we had a big win in Portland! With the help of scientists at the Oregon Zoo, 14 urban youth and seven veterans prepared for a July 20 trip to the Arctic Refuge. To get them excited, Soul River launched the I Am Change, I Am Arctic ...

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May 25th, 2016 | Uncategorized

Thank you AUTOZONE!

AutoZone opened its first store on July 4, 1979 in Forrest City, Arkansas. Since then, AutoZone has grown to be the nation’s leading retailer and a leading distributor of automotive parts and accessories and now has more than 5,600 stores in 50 ...

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April 4th, 2016 | Uncategorized

Soul River Inc. Partners with Oregon Politicians to pass “Recreation, Not Red-Tape Act.”

It was a great honor to host Senator Ron Wyden and Congressman Earl Blumenauer at Soul River's retail shop and office on April 1st to celebrate the introduction of the new bill "Recreation, Not Red-Tape Act." Thank you all for being here.  ...

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March 19th, 2016 | Uncategorized

Emergent Expeditions

Our goal at Emergent Expeditions is to remove the stress from researching and booking your next angling adventure.  At the same time we want to make it even easier for you to directly give back to the next generation of aspiring anglers in ...

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March 13th, 2016 | Uncategorized

Volunteer Patches “Thank you for your service”

Just in - Our Soul River Inc. Volunteer patches for all our volunteers 2015 season supporting our veterans and inner-city youth. Just another humble way to say thank you to our volunteers! When the season start back up each volunteer will receive a ...