Paddle Past Coal! Columbia River Anti-Coal paddle

Allison Roberts video

On Sat. 10/21/12, 20 kayakers from the cities of Longview, Columbia City, Rainer, Portland and Milwaukie paddled on the Columbia River from Mayger Dock to Port Westward. They kayaked through Bradbury Slough, a calm and protected part of the Columbia, separated from the main channel of the River by Crim’sIsland.

Crim’s Island has recently restored juvenile salmon (chum, coho, and Chinook) habitat directly adjacent to Port Westward and the proposed barge staging area for Ambre Energy’s Morrow Pacific coal export terminal.

The paddlers are members of Longview Citizens and Landowners for a Safe Community, CleanColumbiaCounty, the Community Alliance Against Coal, Columbia Riverkeeper and Greenpeace. Kayaks and guides were provided by Oregon City-based eNRG Kayaks.  Video by Trip Jennings of Balance Media.  Please share the video and help generate more comments to stop coal export at the Port of Morrow.