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.


2016 Soul River Inc. Annual Gala & Auction   PLEASE JOIN US FOR OUR 1st Annual Gala & Auction AND PREMIERE OF “I AM ...


Celebration Wild Steelhead 2016

Thank you to all who came out to Celebration Wild Steelhead this past Sunday, September 11th at McCoy Park. As we know, the sport of ...


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 ...

September 21st, 2016 | Uncategorized

THE OREGON ZOO GOT SOUL! Soul River Inc is excited about the continued support and efforts of our friends at The Oregon Zoo. This partnership has helped SRI directly link inner city youth and veterans to resources that have significantly impacted ...

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June 30th, 2016 | Uncategorized

Soul River Inc. Anglers Quest Owyhee Canyonlands Deployment 2016 from Soul River on Vimeo. Angler’s Quest – Owyhee Canyon Lands STEAM | Outdoor Leadership | Fly Fishing  Oregon’s pristine and surreal Owyhee Canyon Lands is a ...

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June 23rd, 2016 | Uncategorized

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 supporting the Angler’s Quest Owhyee Canyon lands deployment. This is one of Oregon treasure's. It’s one ...

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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 ...

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 ...