williamette river

About this deployment
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 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 while exploring the art of fly fishing and building a knowledge-base in conservation to become ambassadors of the natural environment. Partnerships SRI will strive to connect with and recruit from include PPS Title VI Indian Education, Urban Nature Partners PDX, Sista Sistah and other local organizations serving inner-city youth of color.

• 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

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


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

Contact us

keep in touch

Soul River Inc

1926 N Kilpatrick St,

Suite B,

Portland, OR 97217

Phone. 503-954-7625