The Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition (SWCC) is a community based non-profit organization established in 2004 by individuals living and working in the Skeena watershed.
Our legacy is embodied by the projects we deliver which increase the connection and sense of responsibility that people have with the physical, cultural and spiritual landscape of the Skeena. These programs nourish the most powerful levels of citizen engagement; a sense of responsibility & love of place. No other program that SWCC offers represents this commitment more than our Community Rafting Programs.
Since 2009, we have been offering free summer rafting programs for youth, women, men, families, schools etc. in the villages, reserves and communities of northwest British Columbia’s Skeena river watershed.
These rafting programs offer groups in our watershed a white-water guide training program that is focused on safety, technical river skills and watershed awareness. These trips specialize in empowerment through sincere relationship building between people and the river and among the diverse participants with a dynamic challenge-by-choice program. SWCC envisions these rafting trips as a training ground for the Skeena’s next generation of river guides and community leaders.