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Kayaker To Set Up Free Life Jacket Locations

Posted 7/10/2013 12:37 PM by MDGREGORY

Carl VanEtten, a long time avid kayaker, has taken it upon himself to set up locations along the Spokane River for people to borrow life jackets while enjoying the water. VanEtten has locations along the Centennial Trail at the Stateline, Harvard Road, Barker Road and Mirabeau trailheads. Life jackets will be located in a box on the back side of the Centennial Trail map at each of these locations.

VanEtten said he took this project on to ensure everyone on the river has access to life jackets and can have a safe, fun experience on the water. Individuals that borrow these life jackets are asked to return the jackets at any of these locations after they are finished using them. People interested in donating life jackets for this cause can donate them at any SCOPE station.