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Sauvie Island Paddle 7/18/17

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Gilbert River

Sauvie Island, OR

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Join the Estuary Partnership for a family friendly paddle through the Sauvie Island Wildlife Area aboard two 29' canoes. Gilbert River meanders from Sturgeon Lake to Multnomah Channel and provides wonderful access to birds and wildlife. Two Estuary Partnership staff will be on each canoe to steer, offer paddling advice, and share information about the river and surrounding ecosystem.

Who can paddle?

  • Big Canoe trips are open to the public and are suitable for ages 5 and up. Previous paddling experience is not necessary.
  • Participants with special needs can often be accommodated with advance notice.
  • Paddlers must step down 2.5 feet into the canoe and sit on a hard bench without back support.

Do I need any equipment or special gear?

  • Please come prepared for the weather with appropriate jacket, sun block, sunglasses and water.
  • Paddles and personal flotation devices in standard sizes for ages 5 and above are provided.
  • The Estuary Partnership will supply bird guides and binoculars.

Can I bring my camera?

  • Yes. Please be advised that we cannot guarantee the safety of electronic devices and do not provide dry bags. Occasional splashes and rain make the bottom of the boat wet, but typically gear in a pocket will stay dry. Carry at your own risk!

Are paddle trips safe?

  • Safety is always the first priority. Our guides are trained in on-water rescue, CPR, and Wilderness First Aid.
  • Water activities carry inherent risk; guides take precautions to ensure a safe paddling experience.
  • See our safety protocols or contact us for more information about how we stay safe on the water.

Questions? Please contact McKenzie Miller at 503-226-1565 x 229 mmiller@estuarypartnership.org

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