Willamette River Canoe Trip, Earth Day 2005

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A group of over 20 Middle School students and staff spent a beautiful day canoeing on the Willamette River as part of their Earth Day observance. The trip was led by staff from Willamette Riverkeepers, who provided the canoes as well.

We travelled upriver to Ross Island and into the lagoon. Students saw a bald eagle and several great blue herons.

Lunch was the next stop at the far south end of the island. The paddle back downstream was less work, though one canoe did overturn, spilling its surprised crew into the river. They were soon safe and dry on a nearby dock, and everyone was back at the buses by 2:30 pm that day.

Visiting the submarine at OMSI
Lets see who can hit the bridge!
In the lagoon
Canoeing through the city
Along the shores of Ross Island
A very capable crew