Past River Clinics Programs

Photo by Sophie Richards

River Clinic for Environmental Leaders

Students from campuses across the Lower Fraser Region are mobilized to act on Watershed CPR through this three-day program.

Travelling by voyageur canoe down the Fraser River from Glen Valley Regional Park in Abbotsford to McDonald Beach in Richmond, participants engage in team building activities, workshops and critical discussions.

These Watershed Champion students develop strong relationships with their rivershed and each other, while sharing about current sustainability projects, learning from Kwikwetlem Nation leaders and engaging with local stewards.

Partners for RCEL have included: UBC, SFU, KPU, Douglas College and the Kwikwetlem First Nation.

If you are interested in participating in an RCEL program please fill out the form below and we will notify you when applications open.

Photo by Doug Radies

River Clinic for Empowered youth

RCEY is a 5-day program that empowers students to be Watershed Defenders.

Participants are led through Watershed CPR workshops with guest speakers, group discussions and leadership activities– all with the backdrop of a wilderness expedition in the Nechako Rivershed. Participants spend the first day on Hogsback Lake, completing a Level 1 Voyager Paddle Course by certified guides In 26’ canoes, they spend the following days traveling on the Upper Nechako River.

Through the journey they develop outdoor skills, leadership capabilities, and an understanding of how to apply Watershed CPR in the Nechako Watershed.

Afterward, a delegation from this program presents their experience to the Nechako Watershed Roundtable RCEY partners have included: School District 91, Nadleh Whut’en First Nation, and the Nechako Watershed Roundtable.

If you are interested in participating in an RCEY program please fill out the form below and we will notify you when applications open.