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MERGING VETERANS & INNER CITY YOUTH TO

MERGING VETERANS
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INNER CITY YOUTH TO

BE LEADERS

FOR ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE

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2020 sponsors & partners
SOUL RIVER INC

Youth Leader Advocacy


“National Parks and reserves are an integral aspect of intelligent use of natural resources. It is the course of wisdom to set aside the ample portion of our natural resources as national parks and reserves as national parks and reserves, thus ensuring the further generations may know the majesty of the earth as we know it today!!!”

– John F. Kennedy.

“It was such an honor to go to Washington DC with members of Soul River and Oregon Wild. We talked to some of the senators and their staff about the proposed protection of the Ochocos National Recreation Area. We also talked about the importance of nature within the United States. It is our duty to help keep wilderness protected for us, for the next generation but also for the sake of the earth.”

– Kiran Weasel

SOUL RIVER DRIVE IN

2020 GALA

We hosted our 2020 Gala at the Community Drive-In in Wilsonville, OR! We enjoyed recaps of past deployments on the big screen as well as a feature length film; we heard from Chad Brown, Founder and President of Soul River Inc., and some of the youth participants and veterans; we had a paddle raise auction and a very exciting raffle. We also enjoyed a delicious catered dinner, wonderful wine and refreshments. We socially distanced while enjoying the show from inside our cars by tuning into an FM transmitting station! It was a very fun, unique and successful event.

connecting through outdoors

Our Mission


We connect inner city youth and US military veterans to the outdoors through incredible outdoor educational transformation experiences. By engaging U.S veterans as mentors for inner city youth, we believe that rich, powerful opportunities of healing authentically happen in the midst of Mother Nature. We believe that by connecting youth and veterans to our public lands, wild rivers and fresh waters, and beyond through genuine community, we will ultimately establish and inspire a new generation of outdoor leader ambassadors that will advocate for Mother Nature and conservation.

SOUL RIVER INC

Deployment Films

Deployment

Mobilization of youth and veterans from one origin or home to another place of destination, specifically to wild places where wildlife habitat and our wild land or fresh water is under threat. We connect underserved youth to these wild spaces with veterans to observe and implement outdoor education and build our youth into conservation advocacy leaders for tomorrow.

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VETERANS FIND HEALING THROW FLY-FISHING

CBS This Morning


In our series, A More Perfect Union, we aim to show that what unites us as Americans is far greater than what divides us. In this installment, we take a look at the healing power of fly fishing. Jan Crawford went to Oregon and pulled on a pair of waders to see how one veteran is inspiring others with free outdoor adventures.

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