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Willamette Valley Kalapuya River Canoe Workshop

July 23, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Learn about traditional Native American river canoes and shape your own clay model with Agency Creek Expressions.

Friends of Netarts Bay WEBS is excited to announce that Brian Krehbiel of Agency Creek Expressions, LLC. will be returning to explore tribal traditions and knowledge with our community. Brian will bring many offerings to Netarts and lead participants in shaping a small, clay model of a Willamette Valley Kalapuya River Canoe. As Brian shares, this is “from me to you from my tribes here in Oregon.” This event is great for families!

During this two-day program Brian will assist participants, answer questions and offer storytelling. The group will be guided in making a small model shovel nose canoe out of clay approximately 5-6 inches x 1inch. Participants will also get to see and learn about Brian’s own canoe made with traditional Native American techniques.


You are also invited to Cape Meares Lake for an additional and optional experience: launch your personal canoe/kayak and tour the lake with Brian, view his hand made canoe and listen to his stories. We may even gather tule/cattail for a future WEBS project/program. This additional experience is open for older participants (teens to adults only) and limited to 12 participants on a first come first serve basis.

Brian is a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde and he has 15+ years of experience as a tribal educator. Although Brian is an enrolled member of Grand Ronde, his tribal lineage descends from: Nipissing band of Ojibway, Chinook, Luckiamute Kalapuya, Umpqua, Iriquois, Shasta, Tillamook, Takilma, Mary’s River Kalapuya, German, Irish and Spanish.


  • This two-day in-person event is open to individuals and families. It is most appropriate for children entering 4th grade and higher.
  • All supplies will be provided by WEBS
  • Optional: Cape Meares Lake paddle for participating teens to adults only – Participants are responsible for their canoes, kayaks and water safety.


July 23rd: Family Friendly Canoe Modeling

10 am – 2 pm

July 24th: Optional Cape Meares paddle with personal canoe/kayak/SUP with possible gathering (tule and/or cattail)*

9 am -11am

*Teens and adults only. Teens must be accompanied by a parent.

(Weather permitting)

July 24th: Continuation Family Friendly Canoe Modeling – Paint Canoes

2 pm – 4 pm


Registration Required: To make this program possible, we are limiting the size of the group. YOU MUST REGISTER to join.


Cost: There is no cost to attend this program, but we invite you to participate in our matching gift challenge!

All donations made between June 15 and September 15 will be matched dollar for dollar by the Charles A Becker Foundation! Help us reach our goal of raising $10,000 to expand programming, support organizational capacity, and explore new opportunities. Learn more at netartsbaywebs.org/matching-gift-challenge.


An Explore Nature Partnership Cross listed Event