Brian Pernick of Adventure Cascades gave me a call last week to chat about it, and he sent over these photos of their first trip, which was on Friday. The group took a rafting trip on the Sauk River. The youth participants learned how to take water samples and measure the river’s stream flow, turbidity and conductivity.
The goal of the program is to design scientific research regarding the Oso mudslide and the surrounding ecosystems. It is meant to get kids outdoors, give them a chance to learn more about where they live, and strengthen their education.
The partnership includes:
- WSU Forestry Extension, which is providing scientific knowledge and loaning equipment to study forestry related issues.
- Adventure Cascades, which is offering recreational expertise and water quality monitoring and providing rafting access to the river corridors.
- North County Family Services, which will be providing community support and recruiting participants from ages 13 to 18.
- A consortium of state and national conservation and outdoor recreation organizations, including Thomas O’Keefe of American Whitewater, will be providing scientific and outdoor recreation management expertise.
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- Couple shared tragedy, loss of Oso, but found love 7/5/15
- Oso mudslide trial pushed to June 2016 7/2/15
- Study: Real cause of Oso mudslide still unknown 6/27/15
- $6.6 million from feds to buy properties destroyed by Oso slide 6/24/15
- Guide cancels controversial raft tour because of lower water levels 6/22/15
- Landslides take a toll on state’s economy 6/21/15
- In Darrington, a slide reunion means laughter, tears 6/20/15
- County Council likely to extend the slide-zone building moratorium 6/18/15
- Oso mudslide volunteers and responders rekindle friendships at reunion 6/17/15
- Retired first responders will speak with those affected by Oso 6/10/15
- Families of Oso slide victims plan to sue slide tour company 6/9/15
- Is county responsible for Oso? Judge begins sorting through claims 6/4/15
- Oso General Store in danger of closing 5/20/15
- Exhibit shows vivid images of Oso before and after slide 5/13/15
- Delayed disaster response in Oso prompts new law 5/8/15
- Darrington mayor receives national award for leadership 4/30/15
- New technology can help reduce risks from landslides 4/26/15
- Anonymous gift pays off Oso mudslide survivor's mortgage 4/22/15
- Governor signs law for geologic hazards mapping 4/17/15
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