Dugout Canoe Project
Voyages of Rediscovery will build 2 big canoes, one 25-30 ft. dugout, and one split cedar ribbed canoe. Voyages of Rediscovery is a river-based environmental education non-profit program, who’s plan is to facilitate the building of dugout canoes with and for the young people living along and near the Columbia River. When young people are involved in building their own canoe, it creates a sense of ownership of the work they have completed. When these same young people paddle the canoe they built on the Columbia River, it fosters a sense of ownership and responsibility to the Columbia River, their Backyard River.