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Healing souls, nurturing diverse leaders along the Willamette River

Despite a growing awareness of the benefits of time spent in nature, national surveys of outdoor recreation participants indicate the community skews older, whiter and wealthier.

Through his nonprofit, Soul River Inc., Portland veteran Chad Brown is determined to change those statistics. Learn how Brown used a fishing trip on the Middle Fork Willamette River to share the healing power of rivers with veterans and underserved youth.

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