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Show your support to our favorite non-profit partner by donating $25, and you will receive a Soul River Inc. deployment donation for $25 to Soul River Inc. and receive a Soul River Inc. 2017 deployment limited-edition, commemorative patch! A $75 donation will get your name listed in our new documentary and a Soul River Inc. 2017 deployment limited-edition, commemorative patch!
Soul River Inc veterans and youth will deepen their understanding of the culturally-rich Willamette River. Unknown to many in the urban landscape of Portland, the Willamette River holds hidden treasures of indigenous culture, thriving aquatic life, and a deep-rooted history. We will navigate land and intentionally connect with the natives of this river and land in order to protect, preserve, support, and heal. Be a part of this incredibly rich, authentic experience by donating and wearing your patch in hopes of sharing with urban dwellers that the Willamette River is a magical waterway.
What happens when you take wild potential, a curious mind, and motivated ambition of a youth leader and put them in front of key leaders, officials, and partners of the Florida Everglades? Change and leadership! We invite you to be a part of the mission of developing our older leaders through Soul River Inc's Leadership in Environmental Advocacy Deployment (LEAD.) Through your support, you will help SRI youth open doors of political, scientific, educational, and business-worthy opportunities swing wide open as LEADers will engage in open dialogue about pressing issues and concerns around climate change and the Florida Everglades' ecosystem. Purchase your patch and create the next generation's LEADers!
This is where we bridge the gap between inner-city youth and military veterans through an incredible, culturally-rich deployment along the Willamette River, connecting the dots between the urban river to seeking out lost, hidden treasures of indigenous culture - all while exploring the aquatic life and learning the river's personal history. We will also implement a Knowledge Tribute, where we will navigate the land and river, seeking out specific landmarks, treasures, or species that are native to the land. By understanding our local river and the surrounding area, we then begin to understand and connect more with the community to protect and preserve and find healing. We deepen our minds and souls along the river while exploring the art of fly fishing and building a knowledge-base in conservation to become ambassadors of the natural environment. Partnerships SRI will strive to connect with and recruit from include PPS Title VI Indian Education, Urban Nature Partners PDX, Sista Sistah, and other local organizations serving inner-city youth of color.
All Patches sizes are embroidered 4 x 4 inches.
"The personal, open invitation of welcoming families of all races and socioeconomic demographics to have the opportunity the connect with new families from other neighborhoods; discovering together what crawls on the river bed and emerges through the clear veil on the water as well as learn what a wild steelhead is and why we need to protect it. By creating a community of open-ended awesome energy, good music and learning with a balance of science, art, and shared passion, we can say that the fly fishing world has found its future in Soul River Inc."Read More