South Slough's New Canoe Naming
July 8 5:00 PM (541)-888-5558, ext. 58 Website
The 24-foot long, 250 pound canoe was donated to the Reserve by the Friends of South Slough. It is made of fiberglass and modeled after Pacific Northwest Indian dugouts, which were fast and efficient.
In keeping with its heritage, the canoe will be named in honor of Buddy Metcalf and Bob Younker, members of the Coquille Indian Tribe who were among the earliest to promote ecological habitat restoaration.
The canoe will be named Chmoosh (pronounced shoo-moosh), in honor of Buddy Metcalf and Bob Younker’s tribal name, which means, “Floating Log-Go with the Tide.”
The naming festivities will take place at Sunset Bay State Park north end, July 8, from 5-9 pm.
For more information, call (541)-888-5558, ext. 21 or go to: http://www.southsloughestuary.org