Here are a group of participants in last years Youth on the Water.

Here are a group of participants in last years Youth on the Water.

Women learn river guiding skills

The Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition is offering a new program with a Women on the Water (WOW) river guide training.

The Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition is offering a new program with a Women on the Water (WOW) river guide training.

The next session of WOW is set to take place July 19 -21 and is a free opportunity for young women aged 15 – 19 to gain experience on the local river systems from some highly skilled female river experts local to the region.

Participants are accompanied on the river by an all-female safety and guiding crew.

The weekend-long course will be an introduction to river rafting basics and safety and will include discussions on local ecology and regional environmental issues.

For more information, contact Chris Gee at chris@skeenawatershed.com.