Youth on the Columbia
It's that time of year again. WRPC will collaborate with the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center to enable local area third through fifth graders to learn about European exploration and the fur trade on the Columbia Plateau and its impact on indigenous populations. For more on the Youth on the Columbia program, click here.
The Row & Paddle Club provides the students with a hands-on experience of paddling the big (25') Voyageur replica canoes on the Columbia and Wenatchee Rivers. For many, it's their first time in a boat, and for nearly all, a memorable experience.
We need experienced Club volunteers to staff bow and stern positions in the big boats, as well as to tow our large, two-boat trailer from its home in the Annex to our launch site in Confluence State Park.
Tom Cushing can tell you what the experience is like. To view the schedule, click here. Contact Penny Tobiska to volunteer. The kids will love you for it.
To explore the full range of human-powered activities available in the greater Wenatchee area, visit the http://wenatcheeoutdoors.org/ website and contribute to the Outdoor Forum.
Want to Learn to Row?
Building on the success of our 2016 Learn to Row Day, the 2016 Masters Crew invites all adults with an interest in sweep rowing to join us on Saturdays from 7:00 - 9:00 am. No experience required.
Saturday practices are designed with teaching in mind. Come up to 3 times for free and try it out. After 3 practices, we will ask you to make a decision whether or not to join the Masters Crew program.
We are a competitive sports team and travel to regattas in spring, late summer and into fall. Please check our club calendar to make sure we are in town before you arrive on a Saturday.
The Masters Rowing Season runs from March - early November. Practices are on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 am.
For more info or if you have questions about our team, contact Coach David Bentsen at email@example.com or Coach Trista Welsh-Becker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope to see you there!
Kayaks, Surf Skis, Canoes
and Stand-up Paddle Boards
Two informal kayaking groups paddle on Tuesday mornings and Wednesday evenings. The Tuesday Morning group paddles year 'round, with start times varying with the season, and is open to those with intermediate or higher skill level. The Wednesday Evening group is open to all skill levels, including beginners, but due to seasonal daylight limitations, runs only from mid-April through mid-September.
If you are a beginner, or have never paddled before please contact Yvette Matson at email@example.com for more information. Kim George will gladly tell you more about the Tuesday paddle group. Email Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org
Getting out on the Columbia River provides amazing views of not only the Cascade Mountains and foothills but also of the metropolitan area. Wildlife is frequently spotted on the shorelines, including in the habitat-rich Horan Wildlife Area adjacent to the Columbia's confluence with the Wenatchee River.