EUGENE Ore. -- A group of over 150 people will embark on a five-day, four-night trip from north of Eugene to Salem to celebrate the Willamette River while learning about water quality, habitat and wildlife that are found along the river.
Participants were set to enter the Willamette River Aug. 12 at about 9 a.m. from the Marshall Island Access located north of Eugene near Junction City.
According to Paddle Oregon organizers, each day the group will travel down the Willamette River then camp at local farms or parks along the way until they reach the final destination.
Paddle Oregon schedule:
- Day 1: Participant enter the Willamette River at Marshall Island and will end up at a private farm.
- Day 2: Participants will travel from the private farm to Crystal Lake Boat Ramp in Corvallis.
- Day 3: The group will leave Corvallis and enter Albany at Bryant Park.
- Day 4: Participants leave Bryant Park and travel to Rogue Hop farm near Independence.
- Day 5: The group leaves Rogue Hop farm and enters Salem at Wallance Marine Park.
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