350 Kayaks for International Day of Climate Change on Saturday, October 24th

350 river of actionKEEN is partnering with River of Action which will take place in Portland, Oregon, on October 24, 2009. River of Action is part of the International Day of Climate Change, an initiative of the nonprofit 350.org, which aims to bring attention and action to the global warming crisis.

National Geographic Young Explorer and KEEN Ambassador Andy Maser will lead the Portland event which will bring together paddlers of all kinds – kayakers, stand up paddle boarders, canoeists, etc. – to the Willamette River to form the image of the number 350. After the event, a photograph will be posted to the 350.org.

Click here to listen to Kink.Fm podcast with our main man James Curleigh. He spoke about the River of Action.

The event is open to all paddlers. To join in, participants should meet at the Portland Boathouse (1515 SE Water Avenue; just north of OMSI) at 11:00 AM. The organizers encourage people to bring their own boats and equipment but there will be a limited number kayaks and gear available on a first come, first serve basis for those who don’t have their own.

The Portland River of Action is one of many similar gatherings taking place on local waterways across North America on October 24. For additional information about River of Action click here.