Participants from last year's YOW program navigate the waters of the Bulkley River in the Skeena watershed.

River guide training program starts up for season

Youth can get ready to hit the water as The Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition's Youth On Water (YOW) river guide training program is starting up its third season.

Youth can get ready to hit the water as The Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition’s Youth On Water (YOW) river guide training program is starting up its third season.

The program will begin June 20 in Terrace. It is open to boys and girls aged 15-19, and is free of charge.

The Youth On Water program is an opportunity for local youth to experience Terrace’s local river systems, while acquiring tangible and transferable river-based job skills.

Participants will receive river-based learning, which includes special guests who accompany trips such as fish and wildlife professionals, specialists in ecology and experts in local culture.