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Soul River Inc. connects each youth to nature and grow leaders as environmental ambassadors for tomorrow future mentoring by U.S. Veterans. Together we strengthen local communities and forge a sense of identity, purpose and belonging guided by Soul River Inc mission. Soul River Inc. end goal for our youth is to give our young adults a building foundation in conservation leadership providing building blocks to network and create synapses of professional working relationships with key partners of National Wildlife Refuge Association and U.S. Fish Wildlife Association. Our valuable partners plays a key role in helping our young adults shape their future to ultimately open doors in political, managerial, scientific, and educational fields. T...

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Deployment : Urban Native Waterlife -Willamette River

This is where we bridge the gap between inner-city youth and military veterans through an incredible, culturally-rich deployment along the Willamette River. Connecting the dots between the urban river to learning the history and indigenous culture - all while exploring the aquatic life and learning the river's personal history. By understanding our local river and the surrounding area, we then begin to understand and connect more with the community to protect and preserve and find healing. Part of the Willamette River community we were blessed to have a few professional whom came out to speak and share to us all how important the Willamette River is to us all and how much we need to advocate for tomorrow future! Thank you to Kevin Price, Scot Youngblood , Michelle Emmons, and Gabe Scheopps for coming out and sharing the importance of this local fresh water body and showing us the beauty and its resources. We were able to deepen our minds and souls along the river while exploring the art of fly fishing and building a knowledge-base in conservation to become ambassadors of the natural environment. Thank you to all our volunteers who made this happen and out veterans!

Goals

• Explore our local Willamette River's natural eco-system
• Instill and apply conservation-minded practices
• Learn fly fishing
• Raise the awareness of Mother Nature’s healing and foster mentor relationships
• Provide a platform for youth leaders to take on leadership roles alongside veteran mentors

Activities:

Camping, Trekking, Canoe, Entomology, River Reading, History, Native Culture, Outdoor Leadership Development, Conservation Advocacy, Field Reporting, Animal Trekking

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Deployment: Urban Native Waterlife™ Explorations Oxbow Park
March 30th, 2017

An exploratory study locally connecting inner-city youth and military veterans through an incredible, local, culturally-rich, scientific one-day outing at Oxbow Park. Connecting the dots between the urban river to dissecting and understanding the migration habitat for salmon in our local freshwater system. By exploring the aquatic life and learning about the river's personal history, we understand our local river and the surrounding area and connect more with the community to protect, preserve, and find healing. Guided by Oregon Metro Leader Dan Daly who spear heads the process with SRI youth building a knowledge-base in conservation to become ambassadors of the natural environment. One full day of engagement + to one full day of an deeper impact to our youth! Thank you Dan/Metro for coming out and supporting this efforts of engagement to our youth.
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About this deploymentThis is where we bridge the gap between inner-city youth and military veterans through an incredible,culturally-rich deployment along the Willamette River. Connecting the dots between the urban river to seeking out lost, hidden treasures of indigenous culture - all while exploring the aquatic life and learning the river's personal history. We will also implement a Knowledge Tribute, where we will navigate the land and river seeking out specific landmarks, treasures, or species that are native to the land. By understanding our local river and the surrounding area, we then begin to understand and connect more with the community to protect and preserve and find healing. We deepen our minds and souls along the river whil...

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At the Trust for Public Land, we don't just save land—we save land for people to enjoy, from neighborhood parks to national parks. We depend on the ongoing support of individuals to make sure our work carries on well into the future.

Our mission is to create parks and protect land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come. Every park, playground, and public space we create is an open invitation to explore, wonder, discover, and play. We're proud to say that we've been connecting communities to the outdoors—and to each other—since 1972. Today, millions of Americans live within a 10-minute walk of a park or natural area we helped create, and countless more visit every year.

The Spring/Summer 2017 issue is here

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Florida Everglades:
Leadership in Environmental Advocate Development
Operation - (LEAD)

Presenting our new deployment this season for June 18-24 2017.

About

Our goal in raising awareness and opportunity for tomorrow's young adult leaders is about developing them in more than just getting on the water. Youth today are seeking a chance to save the world and be the hero. Soul River Inc's LEAD to the Florida Everglades will make that happen by building a foundation in conservation leadership. By establishing key partners in the conservation and climate change world and then connecting youth leaders with the building blocks to network and create synapses of professional working relationships with these key partners, Soul River Inc will ultimately be opening doors in political, managerial, scientific, and educational field...

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SRI FIELD News
Front lines Investigation of Environmental
Landscapes from a Diverse perspective

What is SRI Field News and Why is it Important?

Have you wondered what the natural, rugged environment looks like from the perspectives of diverse inner-city youth? How do you think a veteran feels when they are connecting to lands outside of a war zone and even away from society’s pressures to melt back into the community like they never left? SRI FIELD News is to provide meaningful perspective from the next generation for future generations. With reporting done by SRI youth leaders while in the field on a deployment, our environmental concerns and issues that are noticed during fly fishing-centered deployments arebrought to a more substantial light in hopes that more demographics find it imperative to take immediate personal action. Deployments take place on public lands,...

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Christa King
CEO, Fitlandia & Soul River Inc Board Member

In a world that is all about “less” it is somewhat foreign to think about adding more of something in our lives. We are told to eat less, weigh less, own less…the list continues. But there are many healthy lifestyle habits that are positively powerful and could and should be increased in our daily lives. And believe it or not, they are easy!

These lifestyle changes can reduce our stress, add value to our daily experiences, or even help improve our overall health and wellness. Developing a healthy lifestyle is essential to leading a happy, productive and enjoyable life daily.

The other benefit to adopting, practicing and improving these 5 healthy lifestyle habits?...

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Hours

Monday10:00AM - 6:00PM
Tuesday10:00AM - 6:00PM
Wednesday10:00AM - 6:00PM
Thursday10:00AM - 6:00PM
Friday10:00AM - 6:00PM
SaturdayCLOSED
SundayCLOSED

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Soul River Inc

1926 N Kilpatrick St,

Suite B,

Portland, OR 97217

Phone. 503-954-7625

Email. info@soulriverinc.org