PDX Kayaktivism Trainings Saturday, May 7th at 10am. (All 3 levels offered: Intro, Rescue & Kayaktivist Leadership)


This training is open to all, no boat or prior experience needed.

Build community and Learn:

  • Crucial paddle strokes
  • How to raft up and hoist banners
  • Communicate and paddle as a team and more
  • or how to do rescues and be part of the safety team
  • and welcome new paddlers and kayaktivists.

To join in on the water-based fun and protests, bring you and your friends to this Kayaktivism training!

This May, people from Portland, Seattle, Spokane, Vancouver, and beyond are converging at Anacortes, WA to push for a pivot away from dirty fossil fuels and towards a renewable powered society that stabilizes our climate and protects the health and well-being of our communities. Whatever your interest are there are many ways to get involved from family-friendly participation to direct actions aimed at interrupting fossil fuel infrastructure.

Get ready for this May's global wave of action- #BreakFree from dirty energy and practice paddling on the puget sound with Kayaktivism!

Level 1, 2 & 3 are offered concurrently. Learn how to paddle for the 1st time, get tips and tricks from fellow kayaktivists. If you already paddle come practice your safety and rescue skills and learn how to orient new paddlers.

While there isn't a kayaktivist certificate or merit badge, (in addition to kayaktivism visibility and protest tactics) these trainings now emphasize and highlight paddle skills you'd be hard press to find outside of official American Canoe Association instructor trainings and at a fraction of the costs.

Mosquito Fleet and Backbone Campaign are helping to host this training at the site of last year's infamous showdown with Shell's icebreaker the Fennica.

Reserve your spot in a boat by selecting one of the "ticket" levels below. We work to make kayaktivism accessible to all, select a level that matches you means (If you are RSVPing for more than yourself then just increase the quantity).
  • May 07, 2016 at 10:00am – 1:30pm
  • Cathedral Park Boat Launch
    6551 N Baltimore Ave
    Portland, OR 97203
    United States
    Google map and directions
  • $5.00 USD
  • Eric Ross


Join fellow Kayaktivists for this training!

$100.00 Sponsor a Kayaktivist!

Benevolent Gentry: Thank You! This level sponsors a activist through the 3 trainings to become a full fledge Kayakitivst safety lead!

$60.00 Kayaktivist +1

Mid-Upper Income: Help us ensure Kayaktivism is accessible to everyone regardless of financial means. Covers the cost of boats for you and a fellow Kayaktivist.

$30.00 Break Even Kayaktivist Training

Mid-Low Income: This covers the cost of kayak rental and boat transportation.

$15.00 1/2 of Break Even Cost for Training

Low Income: Covers half the cost of boat transport and rentals.

$5.00 Sliding-Scale Kayaktivist Training

Reserve your spot! This helps us ensure there's enough boats.

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  • Elliott Grey
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