Recognized internationally as the voice on communication and river safety, Willie will share his experiences and the lessons he’s learned from a life on the water.  Covering river trip planning, safety preparation, group management & dynamics, and on-the-water communication, Willie will give the knowledge he’s gained on first descents on 6 continents. This unique class will give participants the skills to more efficiently explore rivers in their own backyards.  Students will gain invaluable preventative safety skills and a new appreciation for the rivers we all love.

March 28-29 ,9 am – 6 pm
$125 for Saturday, $175 for the weekend
River Locations: Dependent on Flows (but likely in the Washougal, Sandy or Santiam drainages)

To register for this course, please call 503.772.1122 or email

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Niagra Gorge – Just another day on the river for Willie Kern