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WKC Program: Paddle around Prince of Wales Island, April 24

Sunday, April 6, 2014
About the Expedition
Over two short weeks early last summer Rob Avery paddled 235 miles on the outer Pacific coast of Prince of Wales Island, AK and landed on every beach!  Why?  To collect baseline data on the ecological conditions & human impact to designated wilderness areas.  This expedition aided the Tongass National Forrest with its wilderness protocol updates.  He surveyed every landable beach for signs of human interaction and invasive species, logged plant and wildlife observations and generally messed around and had fun on a coast line that is seldom visited and even less paddled.

About Rob Avery
Rob loves to mess around in boats, doesn't matter what as long as he has a paddle in his hand...kayak, canoe or SUP.  He is a BCU 5-Star paddler, an active BCU (Level 4) and ACA (Level 5) coach plus a Wilderness First Responder.  Rob is passionate about the wet bits of our planet and it's fauna & flora; that's why he's also a "Leave No Trace" trainer.  Rob runs Kayak Kraft Coaching Services from his base on Bainbridge Island, WA USA, where he draws from his extensive paddling experience and expedition paddling including several trips to the Aleutian Islands in Alaska.

About the Event
On April 24, Rob will be sharing the details of his expedition at the Mercer Island Library.  Presentation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Large Meeting Room.  Directions and Details 









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