Planning begins for new whitewater surf park on lower Clackamas River...

Jan 26, 2014 by

We Love Clean Rivers (WLCR) recently was awarded a grant from Clackamas County Tourism and Cultural Affairs to develop a plan for a whitewater surf park on the lower Clackamas River.  Such a park will make the lower Clackamas River a destination spot for whitewater kayakers, stand-up paddlers (SUP), surfers, river boarders, and canoeists. “A whitewater surf park on the lower Clackamas River will offer great tourism benefits to the local area,” says Sam Drevo, President of WLCR. “Whitewater parks across the country have created booms in tourism and economic development by promoting recreation, training, commerce, improved safety, and fish habitat,” explained Mr. Drevo. One example is a whitewater park in Golden, Colorado. This investment has had an economic impact of $1.8 million a year and improved fish habitat in Clear Creek. Whitewater and...

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