October 2021

Volume 22 , Number 8

October, 2021

The Oregon Whitewater Association brings private boaters together for the enjoyment of whitewater boating. Our vision is to promote whitewater safety and training for all of our membership in an effort to provide safety awareness and confidence when executing river rescue skills. OWA is the community of choice where fun and river adventures thrive and where people and rivers connect.

Photo of the Month

This month's featured photo was taken by Jerry Malloy on the North Santiam.  The fall colors aren't as colorful on the Santiam as they have been in past years, but with the reopening of Packsaddle, it's good to have the river accessible to rafts again.

If you want to have your favorite river picture featured, send it to vicepresident-newsletter(at)oregonwhitewater.org. You can also submit pictures through Instagram or the OWA Facebook group.

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Contact Information

Your OWA Officers and Volunteers

OWA Board of Directors

Scott Harvey, President
Steve Adams, Vice President - Events
Kimberly Long, Vice President - Newsletter
Steve Kasper, Secretary
Paul Vermilya, Treasurer
Steve Herring, Membership Director
Scott Ogren, Technology Director
Matt Saucy, Training Director

OWA Volunteers

Scott Harvey, Trip Editor
Cary Solberg, Advertising Editor
Scott Ogren, Webmaster
Kimberly Long, Newsletter Editor

Bruce Ripley, Safety Auction Lead

President's Corner

Greetings fellow club members, Fall Boating Scott Harvey.jpgSeasonal changes have arrived in the Northwest and for me…

Next OWA Meeting

Meeting link will be sent out via H2OAddicts and posted in the OWA Facebook group

What: Wildfires and the River

Who:   Ari Sindel

When:    October 13th, 2020, 6:00pm

Where:  Mary S Young Park State Park, 19900 Willamette Dr, West Linn, OR 97068

Do you know of a speaker for one of our monthly meetings?

Do you know someone engaging, entertaining, and full of knowledge who you would like to hear speak at a club meeting? Any club member who successfully connects OWA with a speaker for one of our meetings will be entered into a prize drawing for a $150 gift certificate to one of our sponsors. To discuss a potential speaker, email VicePresident-Events(at)oregonwhitewater.org.

Trip Reports

A canoe trip from below the confluence of North and South Forks of the Coeur d'Alene River to river right just before…
Tieton River Rimrock Campground to "Bridge Two". Yakima Valley Drainage, Washington State. As many of you know each…
08/19/21 to 09/02/21, Corn Creek to Heller Bar, 209 miles. In starting a story about a river trip, where do you start?…
Over the last weekend of September, just over 30 OWA members gathered in the beautiful forest of Estacada’s Milo McIver…

Stay safe and healthy on the river and be prepared for emergencies.

Do you have a trip coming up? OWA has two extensive Wilderness First Aid kits and AED’s that go on all club trips and are available for club members to take on private trips. You can check them out by sending an email to firstaid(at)oregonwhitewater.org

Special Feature

Recipe of the Month

This is a quick and easy flexible "stew" perfect for chilly Autumn meals on or off the river. It is flexible and can be…

Knot of the Month

Used to form high strength loops from cords.

Do you have something to share with the OWA community through the newsletter?

Do you want to share the tale of your latest multi-day rafting adventure or just the basics of your recent day run?  Do you have a recipe your river friends must try? Is there other river-related content you want to share? Any club member who submits written content published in the newsletter will be entered into a prize drawing for a $150 gift certificate to one of our sponsors. To submit newsletter content or photos for our social media accounts, email VicePresident-Newsletter(at)oregonwhitewater.org.

Upcoming OWA Trips

The new website and trip calendar are under construction.  Stay tuned.  Soon the trip calendar will be mobile device friendly!  Until then, you can visit the trip calendar at the soon-to-be-old website.

Oregon Whitewater Association Trip Calendar

OWA has a Facebook group exclusively for members.  It is a great place to connect with other members to meet up at the river or exchange gear tips. Anyone can follow the OWA Instagram page. 

AWlogo.pngOWA is an affiliate member of American Whitewater.  OWA members receive a $10 discount off of individual membership.  American Whitewater is a national non-profit 501©(3) river conservation organization with a mission is to protect and restore America’s whitewater rivers and to enhance opportunities to enjoy them safely.  Click the Logo to visit the AW website and learn more.

Photos from 2021 Wilderness First Aid.  Photos by Jerry Malloy, Dan Lawrence, Heather Garrison, Kimberly Long

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