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Paddle the Columbia River on guided canoe trip

The Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership invites people to participate in guided canoe trips along the lower Columbia River and its tributaries in Washington and Oregon this summer.

The Estuary Partnership’s environmental educators will lead group outings on stable, 29-foot, 14-person canoes, from which paddlers can observe birds and wildlife. Evening full-moon, birding and picnic paddles are offered, according to a release from the partnership. No paddling experience necessary.

Trips are family-friendly and suitable for ages 5 and older. The Estuary Partnership provides paddles and personal flotation devices in standard sizes. All Estuary Partnership community paddles are offered at no charge, though donations are accepted.

Reservations are required, and online reservations are open six weeks prior to each paddle starting at 7 a.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, visit www.estuarypartnership.org/get-involved/canoe-paddles.