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Water Trails Events in CT

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2014 Paddle Nation Project Grants ( Event Date: April 18, 2014 )

The Last Green Valley's Walktober Submissions Due ( Event Date: April 24, 2014 )

2014 Long Island Sound Citizens Summit ( Event Date: April 25, 2014 )

Earth Month and River Cleanup Funds Available from The Last Green Valley ( Event Date: April 30, 2014 )

Great Island Old Lyme Paddle with the Branford Kayak Group ( Event Date: May 3, 2014 )

2014 Naugatuck Valley River Race and Beacon Falls Lions Duck Festival ( Event Date: May 3, 2014 )

SCANTIC SPRING SPLASH ( Event Date: May 4, 2014 )

East River State boat launch with the Branford Kayak Group ( Event Date: May 4, 2014 )

Help Aquarion find and recognize Connecticut's top environmental volunteers. ( Event Date: May 7, 2014 )

Clinton Landing Paddle with the Branford Kayak Group ( Event Date: May 10, 2014 )

Wheeler Wildlife Management Area Paddle with the Branford Kayak Group ( Event Date: May 11, 2014 )

Bantam Lake Paddle with the Branford Kayak Group ( Event Date: May 17, 2014 )

Willimantic Riverfest 2014 ( Event Date: May 17, 2014 )

Connecticut River Paddle from Riverside Park Hartford with the Branford Kayak Group ( Event Date: May 18, 2014 )

Four Mile River Paddle with the Branford Kayak Group ( Event Date: May 24, 2014 )

Membunketsuck River Paddle with the Branford Kayak Group ( Event Date: May 25, 2014 )

Lake Waramaug Paddle with the Branford Kayak Group ( Event Date: May 31, 2014 )

paddle off to the birds of prey ( Event Date: June 1, 2014 )

Paddle for a Cure on the Quinebaug ( Event Date: June 8, 2014 )

Paddle Trip on Chase Reservoir Killingly, CT ( Event Date: July 14, 2014 )

Paddle on Pachaug Pond ( Event Date: August 12, 2014 )

Housatonic Valley Paddle Club (HVPC) ( Event Date: December 31, 2014 )

 

Other paddling event calendars:
ConnYAK at http://www.connyak.org/Yakevents.htm
Paddle Killingly at http://www.meetup.com/PaddleKillingly/events/calendar/?scroll=true#calendar

2014 Paddle Nation Project Grants

Outdoor Nation is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications from non-profit organizations who are interested in connecting young Americans with their waterways through recreational paddling. This funding opportunity supports pioneering projects and initiatives that are youth-developed and that result in increased paddling participation.

Proposals must be submitted by April 18, 2014.

We're giving away $40,000 to the best paddlesport projects.

Outdoor Nation and our awesome partners - Emerald Expositions, top paddle-sport companies and the National Park Service - are looking for the most innovative projects that connect young Americans to their waterways through recreational paddling. We're awarding $40,000 to the top 16 ideas!

Yes, you read correctly. Outdoor Nation is looking for the top projects reinforcing the idea that recreational paddling is one of the most accessible and impactful ways to introduce young Americans to the outdoors. Think you or someone you know has the best idea for a project? Share this opportunity or APPLY NOW!
Event Date: April 18, 2014

For more information go to http://outdoornation.org/grants?utm_source=We%27re+giving+away+%2440%2C000+to+Paddle+Projects%21+&utm_campaign=Paddle+Nation+2014&utm_medium=email

(posted March 18, 2014, number 317)


The Last Green Valley's Walktober Submissions Due

It is that time of year again where we begin planning for The Last Green Valley's Walktober.

We hope you will consider leading a walk, bike, paddle, horse ride or event for 2014. The deadline for submitting an experience is April 24th. Last year we had over 50,000 participants and we hope to have even more this year! Click here for The Walktober submission form and you can also find it on our website.

We will also be holding a Walktober Committee Meeting for former and new Walk Leaders on Monday, April 7th at 4:00 p.m. at our TLGV office, 203B Main St., Danielson, CT. Please email Valerie@tlgv.org or call 860-774-3300 if you would like to join us or with any questions.

Thank you for supporting Walktober!
Event Date: April 24, 2014

For more information go to http://www.tlgv.org/resources/walktober2013info.html

(posted April 1, 2014, number 373)


2014 Long Island Sound Citizens Summit

Please join us for a historical event Friday, April 25, 2014 9:00am until 3:30pm celebrating Long Island Sound’s past and charting its future on the 400th Anniversary of Adriaen Block’s voyages of discovery.

We are honored to announce John Cronin-Time Magazines, "Hero for the Planet," as our keynote speaker! In addition, experts from multiple fields, including federal state and local legislators will discuss past, present and future opportunities on the Sound as it relates to the Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan.

Iona College, 715 North Avenue, New Rochelle, New York 10801
Event Date: April 25, 2014

For more information go to https://www.facebook.com/events/244056325766351/?source=1

(posted February 24, 2014, number 286)


Earth Month and River Cleanup Funds Available from The Last Green Valley

Cleanup Funds Available Clean Up! Green Up! For the third year in a row, The Last Green Valley, Inc. (TLGV) is pleased to announce the availability of funds for nonprofit organizations and municipal, regional, state or federal agencies that sponsor a 2014 Earth Month or River Cleanup in the region. * TLGV will reimburse your organization up to $500 for expenses like publicity, cleanup supplies such as trash bags and work gloves, and food for your volunteers. * TLGV will also help publicize your event and work with you to recruit more volunteers. * Last year, 1095 volunteers removed more than 13,000 pounds of trash from our rivers, parks, and roadways! Here’s what you need to do: Submit a letter to TLGV, on your organization’s letterhead, at least four weeks before the proposed event. Be sure to: * Include basic details about your cleanup – what, when, where, and who – plus your contact information, including an email address; * Tell us what you hope to accomplish; * Submit a budget detailing how you will use TLGV funds; * Let us know who will be picking up and disposing of the trash (we can’t cover that cost); * Explain how you will involve youth – the future stewards of The Last Green Valley; * Describe how you will publicize not just the event, but the results; and * For nonprofit organizations, submit a copy of your 501(c) letter from the IRS. TLGV reserves the right to approve or deny funds based upon the likelihood of project success and the availability of funds. We will contact you within two weeks of your submission. If TLGV approves funding, you will need to sign a short agreement and promise to acknowledge TLGV's funding in your publicity materials. To help compile accomplishments, we will also ask you to complete and return the TLGV "Trash Tracker" forms. For more information, contact Lois Bruinooge at (860) 774-3300 or lois@tlgv.org.
Event Date: April 30, 2014

For more information go to http://www.tlgv.org/preserve/cleanup-funds-available.html

(posted March 27, 2014, number 354)


Great Island Old Lyme Paddle with the Branford Kayak Group

Sat May 03 10:00 AM

Great Island Old Lyme Boat Ramp Smith Neck Rd, Old Lyme, CT

Our first paddle of the season, be prepared for possible cold water. Directions: Route 156, South to end of Smith Neck Road and Great Island Wildlife Area.

Hosted by: Marc LaComb (Organizer)

More Paddling:

East River State boat launch Sun May 04 10:00 AM
East River Madision Boat Launch Neck Road , Guilford, CT
168 Circle Beach Road, Guilford.
Directions: Rte. 1 South on Neck Road approximately 2 Miles, Launch entrance on right.
Hosted by: Marc LaComb (Organizer)

Clinton Landing, Clinton Sat May 10 10:00 AM
Clinton Landing 54 East Main Street, Clinton, CT
Boat launch is behind Town Hall on Rte. 1 plenty of parking
Hosted by: Marc LaComb (Organizer)

Wheeler Wildlife Management Area Milford Sun May 11 10:00 AM
Charles E. Wheeler Wildlife Area Court Street, Milford, CT
Directions: From the east: I-95 South to exit 34. Turn Right onto Bridgeport Avenue. Turn Left onto Naugatuck Avenue, turn right onto Milford Point Road, turn right onto...
Hosted by: Marc LaComb (Organizer)

Bantam Lake Morris / Litchfield Sat May 17 10:00 AM
Morris Boat Launch (on Bantam Lake) Boat launch, Morris, CT
Boat launch in Morris, CT corner of Rte. 209 and Palmer Road Morris. Route 8 North to exit 44, Rte 202 west to rte.209 South, turn onto Palmer Road launch is on the right.
Hosted by: Marc LaComb (Organizer)
Event Date: May 3, 2014

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/BranfordKayaking/

(posted March 18, 2014, number 307)


2014 Naugatuck Valley River Race and Beacon Falls Lions Duck Festival

The Annual Race was started by concerned citizens and community organizations along the Naugatuck Valley in an effort to bring awareness to the Naugy’s continued restoration and return to a recreational river after years of industrial neglect. The Naugatuck River Watershed is a partner in the events and is one of the recipients of the donations we collect to participate in the timed race. The Naugatuck Valley River Race has helped to foster renewed efforts to develop a safe Water Trail along the Naugatuck River. In fact, the Naugatuck River Greenway Committee, in response to the success of the first race, added several boat launches into the proposed Greenway plans in each town along the route and have added additional events like this year’s 2nd Annual Naugatuck River Greenway Paddle Day (May 10th, 2014), a 12-mile non-competitive course from Thomaston to Waterbury. The event brings racers and their families from all around New England to run the Naugy. As much as it is a race event, many will be paddling at their own pace — but, experienced paddlers only, as the Naugy at higher levels can be unforgiving. Hope to see you there, and thank you for making a difference! 6th Annual Naugatuck Valley River Race On Saturday, May 4th, 2013 we held our yearly charity NVRR event — The Naugatuck Valley River Race and Naugatuck River Festival — along with The Beacon Falls Lions’ Charity Duck Race and The Taste of Beacon Falls events. We would just like to thank all of the racers, vendors, Beacon Falls Lions and Lionesses, Naugatuck Valley Outdoors Club & AMC, US States Power Squadron members, race sponsors and our public supporters that helped make last year’s 5th Annual Naugatuck Valley River Race and Beacon Falls Duck Festival a success! A special thanks to: All those worked Water safety; NVOC and AMC members and all the Valley’s First Responders that helped to make it another safe event this year. We are already planning on next year’s event! Thanks again to all! All proceeds above and beyond the event’s operating costs are donated to local organizations that are contributing to the health of Naugatuck River and Valley charities. 2013 Naugatuck River Race Results We would just like to thank all of the racers, vendors, Beacon Falls Lions and Lionesses, Naugatuck Valley Outdoors Club & AMC, US States Power Squadron members, race sponsors and our public supporters that help make the Annual Naugatuck Valley River Race and Beacon Falls Duck Festival a success! A special thanks to: All those work Water safety; NVOC and AMC members and all the Valley’s First Responders that help to make it a safe event every year. Thanks again to all!
Event Date: May 3, 2014

For more information go to http://www.4ctoutdoors.com/naugatuck-river/nvrr/

(posted March 20, 2014, number 336)


SCANTIC SPRING SPLASH

2014 - 23th ANNUAL SCANTIC SPRING SPLASH RESCHEDLULED FROM Sunday, March 30 TENTATIVELY TO MAY 4

Be a Fan, Donate a Can" Help Us Fill Up the Canoe with non-perishable foods for The Enfield Food Shelf!

Registration: 9:00 am to 11:00 am in the Powder Hollow Barn at the Finish by South Maple Street Bridge.

Last pre-start bus to Novice and Race Start Area at 11:05. Don't be left behind - be early, the bus fills up.

Reminder - Everyone needs to go to finish line (Powder Mill Barn) to pick up their numbered Bibs for the race. 32 South Maple Street, Enfield Ct ( Even for all those who pre-registered )

Start Times: Mandatory Race Meeting: 11:15am Novice Start: 11:30 Racing Classes Start: 12:00 Pm

Entry Fee: $20.- per individual, Benefits The Enfield Food Shelf This includes insurance fee. Note: Entry Fee is pending final insurance fee. Point Series: •NECKRA Downriver point series -- (NECKRA.ORG)

Racing Course: 5 Miles with 1 mandatory Portage from Somersville, CT to Powder Hollow Barn in Hazardville. 3 Class II Rapids, including the popular finish area.

Lots of spectators. Race is a part of New England Canoe Association Series (NECRA)

* NEW RULES FOR RACING FOR 2014 * All boaters entering the entire 5 mile race must wear helmets including all kayakers. ( Bicycle, skateboarding, or whitewater helmets are acceptable )

PLEASE DOWNLOAD AND FILL OUT REGISTRATION FORMS at http://www.scanticspringsplash.org/

One waiver for each paddler, but only one registration form for each boat.

Any questions email Mike Dynia at mdynia@yahoo.com (860 745 9986) or jeffdynia1@cox.net

Other paddling access places in the area can be found at http://www.ctwatertrails.org/areas/wtarea.cfm?area=windsorlocksbroadbrook#map and http://www.ctwatertrails.org/areas/wtarea.cfm?area=ellingtonstaffordsprings#map


Event Date: May 4, 2014

For more information go to http://www.scanticspringsplash.org/

(posted March 6, 2014, number 298)


East River State boat launch with the Branford Kayak Group

Sun May 04 10:00 AM
East River Madision Boat Launch Neck Road , Guilford, CT
168 Circle Beach Road, Guilford.
Directions: Rte. 1 South on Neck Road approximately 2 Miles, Launch entrance on right.
Hosted by: Marc LaComb (Organizer)

More Paddling:

Clinton Landing, Clinton Sat May 10 10:00 AM
Clinton Landing 54 East Main Street, Clinton, CT
Boat launch is behind Town Hall on Rte. 1 plenty of parking
Hosted by: Marc LaComb (Organizer)

Wheeler Wildlife Management Area Milford Sun May 11 10:00 AM
Charles E. Wheeler Wildlife Area Court Street, Milford, CT
Directions: From the east: I-95 South to exit 34. Turn Right onto Bridgeport Avenue. Turn Left onto Naugatuck Avenue, turn right onto Milford Point Road, turn right onto...
Hosted by: Marc LaComb (Organizer)

Bantam Lake Morris / Litchfield Sat May 17 10:00 AM
Morris Boat Launch (on Bantam Lake) Boat launch, Morris, CT
Boat launch in Morris, CT corner of Rte. 209 and Palmer Road Morris. Route 8 North to exit 44, Rte 202 west to rte.209 South, turn onto Palmer Road launch is on the right.
Hosted by: Marc LaComb (Organizer)
Event Date: May 4, 2014

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/BranfordKayaking/

(posted March 18, 2014, number 308)


Help Aquarion find and recognize Connecticut's top environmental volunteers.

Help Aquarion find and recognize Connecticut's top environmental volunteers.

Think of a person, non-profit, or company who has made a real difference to our environment. It could be through a volunteer effort to protect our water sources. Improve air quality. Safeguard farmland. Or improve wildlife habitat. You’ll find all the criteria below.

And don’t be shy about telling us what you’ve achieved. We welcome self-nominations and renominations!

We will announce the winners on June 7, 2014 at a special event to be held at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo. U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal will be on hand to honor the winners,

So send in your nomination today. Click here for the Online Award Nomination Form or here to download the Award Nomination Form PDF. You'll find the Nomination Guidelines and Tips here

Awards

•Adult,small and large business, and non-profit: $2500 grant to the environmental non-profit of each winner’s choice
•Student (Grade 9-12): $1000 award

Criteria

Awards will be given to volunteer projects that excel at:
•Significantly contributing to the improvement of environmental quality through the protection, conservation, restoration and/or stewardship of natural resources:
◦Air
◦Water
◦Soils
◦Plant and wildlife communities
•Demonstrating a high achievement level
•Creating sustainable or reproducible results
Any nominated program must have been in place for one at least one year prior to submission, with the exception of a student nomination, which may have been proposed as a school project within the previous 90 days.

Nomination Deadline: All nominations must be received via our website or through the mail by May 7, 2014.

Click here for the Online Award Nomination Form or here to download the Award Nomination Form PDF.


Event Date: May 7, 2014

For more information go to http://www.aquarion.com/CT/2014-award-details

(posted February 24, 2014, number 285)


Clinton Landing Paddle with the Branford Kayak Group

Sat May 10 10:00 AM
Clinton Landing 54 East Main Street, Clinton, CT
Boat launch is behind Town Hall on Rte. 1 plenty of parking
Hosted by: Marc LaComb (Organizer)

More Paddling:

Wheeler Wildlife Management Area Milford Sun May 11 10:00 AM
Charles E. Wheeler Wildlife Area Court Street, Milford, CT
Directions: From the east: I-95 South to exit 34. Turn Right onto Bridgeport Avenue. Turn Left onto Naugatuck Avenue, turn right onto Milford Point Road, turn right onto...
Hosted by: Marc LaComb (Organizer)

Bantam Lake Morris / Litchfield Sat May 17 10:00 AM
Morris Boat Launch (on Bantam Lake) Boat launch, Morris, CT
Boat launch in Morris, CT corner of Rte. 209 and Palmer Road Morris. Route 8 North to exit 44, Rte 202 west to rte.209 South, turn onto Palmer Road launch is on the right.
Hosted by: Marc LaComb (Organizer)
Event Date: May 10, 2014

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/BranfordKayaking/

(posted March 18, 2014, number 309)


Wheeler Wildlife Management Area Paddle with the Branford Kayak Group

Sun May 11 10:00 AM
Charles E. Wheeler Wildlife Area Court Street, Milford, CT
Directions: From the east: I-95 South to exit 34. Turn Right onto Bridgeport Avenue. Turn Left onto Naugatuck Avenue, turn right onto Milford Point Road, turn right onto...
Hosted by: Marc LaComb (Organizer)

More Paddling:

Bantam Lake Morris / Litchfield Sat May 17 10:00 AM
Morris Boat Launch (on Bantam Lake) Boat launch, Morris, CT
Boat launch in Morris, CT corner of Rte. 209 and Palmer Road Morris. Route 8 North to exit 44, Rte 202 west to rte.209 South, turn onto Palmer Road launch is on the right.
Hosted by: Marc LaComb (Organizer)
Event Date: May 11, 2014

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/BranfordKayaking/

(posted March 18, 2014, number 310)


Bantam Lake Paddle with the Branford Kayak Group

Sat May 17 10:00 AM
Morris Boat Launch (on Bantam Lake), Morris, CT
Boat launch in Morris, CT corner of Rte. 209 and Palmer Road Morris. Route 8 North to exit 44, Rte 202 west to rte.209 South, turn onto Palmer Road launch is on the right.
Hosted by: Marc LaComb (Organizer)
Event Date: May 17, 2014

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/BranfordKayaking/

(posted March 18, 2014, number 311)


Willimantic Riverfest 2014

Riverfest 2014 - Save the Date!

Please join us on Saturday, May 17, 2014 for Willimantic Whitewater Partnership's Riverfest event. We are planning a float from Eagleville Dam down to Bridge Street in Willimantic. There will also be music and food and....

More details to come about additional festivities planned and how to sign up for the float. Please like and share this post on your timeline so that you will be kept up to date with all the latest details.

Please come, and bring the whole family!

Hope to see you there!!
Event Date: May 17, 2014

For more information go to http://www.willimanticwhitewater.org/content/more-riverfest-information

(posted March 30, 2014, number 369)


Connecticut River Paddle from Riverside Park Hartford with the Branford Kayak Group

Sunday, May 18, 2014 10:00 AM

Hartford, Connecticut River, Riverside Park Riverside Park, Hartford, CT

I-91 Exit 33, East on Jennings Road. Take first right then next left to Riverside Park and launch area
Event Date: May 18, 2014

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/BranfordKayaking/events/171951142/?a=ea1_grp&rv=ea1

(posted March 18, 2014, number 315)


Four Mile River Paddle with the Branford Kayak Group

Saturday, May 24, 2014 10:00 AM

Four Mile River Boat Launch Oakridge Drive, Old Lyme, CT

Launch is located on the West side of Four Mile River. Route 156, turn east on Oak Ridge Drive, First right to launch area.
Event Date: May 24, 2014

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/BranfordKayaking/

(posted March 18, 2014, number 312)


Membunketsuck River Paddle with the Branford Kayak Group

Sunday, May 25, 2014 10:00 AM

Membunketsuck river launch off I95, Clinton, CT

I-95 to Horse Hill Road exit in Clinton, off south bound ramp turn left, off North bound ramp turn right. Proceed a short way to the stop sign, bear right and proceed a short way. The launch is on the left by the side of the bridge. Parking for 4 or 5 cars.
Event Date: May 25, 2014

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/BranfordKayaking/events/171962482/?a=ea1_grp&rv=ea1&_af_eid=171962482&_af=event

(posted March 18, 2014, number 314)


Lake Waramaug Paddle with the Branford Kayak Group

Saturday, May 31, 2014 10:00 AM

Lake Waramaug State Park, 30 Lake Waramaug Road, Kent, CT, Kent, CT

The launch is located in the state park.
Event Date: May 31, 2014

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/BranfordKayaking/events/171963392/?a=ea1_grp&rv=ea1

(posted March 18, 2014, number 313)


paddle off to the birds of prey

Sunday, June 1, 2014 8:45 AM Green Chimney School Doansburg Rd., Brewster, NY

First we paddle THE PLACE GETS CROWDED. The birds of prey starts at 11am but we need to be in the parking lot well before the visitors get there. so we need to be parked by 8:45am.

a paddle to start the day then---if you want go over to the birds

22nd Annual Birds of Prey Day

Sunday, June 2 • 10 am - 4:30 pm

An annual celebration dedicated to children, the environment

Over 100 birds

Free-flying demos

Top wildlife experts

Live animal presentations

Celebrity guests include: Jim Fowler, Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom. Robert F. Kennedy, Jr, Environmental Lawyer & Ecologist. Brian Bradley, Sky Hunters in Flight. Wes Laraway, New York Wildlife Rescue Center. Bruce Lowder, Animal Encounters.

$15 Adults $5 Seniors
Event Date: June 1, 2014

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/StamfordKayakGroup/events/176698062/?a=ea1_grp&rv=ea1&_af_eid=176698062&_af=event

(posted April 13, 2014, number 375)


Paddle for a Cure on the Quinebaug

Sunday, June 8, 2014 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Riverside Park Greenway Drive , Brooklyn, CT

http://www.facebook.com/paddleforacure

Paddle for a Cure is like a walk-a-thon(relay for life) BUT WE WILL BE PADDLING not walking. 100% of the Money we raise goes to Day Kimball Hospital in Putnam, CT for the Oncology Department. "Money Raised in this Area to Help People in this Area".

Paddle will take place on the Quinebaug River at the Riverside Park in Brooklyn, CT (Greenway Drive off Day Street)

The paddle will be an easy one. It is easy going. This paddle will be good for beginners and up. We will go up river and then back down.

Rivers Alliance of CT Water Trails Map: http://www.ctwatertrails.org/areas/wtarea.cfm?area=hamptondanielson


Event Date: June 8, 2014

For more information go to http://www.facebook.com/paddleforacure

(posted November 11, 2013, number 269)


Paddle Trip on Chase Reservoir Killingly, CT

Paddle Killingly is a group of random individuals who get together once a week and paddle in the waters of North East Connecticut.

We are very excited to offer a series of paddles during the late spring and summer evenings. Our nights flip-flop Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

These paddles are for anyone who is interested in learning a bit about North East Connecticut, water access in the North East, and what the North East has to offer paddlers of all ages and skill levels. The majority of these paddles are on lakes, ponds, or very slow moving waters.

Website : http://paddlekillingly.webs.com/

Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/paddlekillingly

Rivers Alliance of Connecticut Water Trails Map: http://www.ctwatertrails.org/areas/wtarea.cfm?area=eastkillinglyclayville


Event Date: July 14, 2014

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/PaddleKillingly/events/156264902/?a=ea1_grp&rv=ea1&_af_eid=156264902&_af=event

(posted December 24, 2013, number 274)


Paddle on Pachaug Pond

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 5:30 PM Pachaug Pond Boat Launch 945 Voluntown Road Griswold, CT

Rivers Alliance of CT Water Trails map: http://www.ctwatertrails.org/areas/wtarea.cfm?area=norwichjewettcity


Event Date: August 12, 2014

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/PaddleKillingly/events/157267062/?a=ea1_grp&rv=ea1&_af_eid=157267062&_af=event

(posted December 27, 2013, number 275)


Housatonic Valley Paddle Club (HVPC)

Founded in 2001, the Housatonic Valley Paddle Club (HVPC) is an eclectic group of active paddlers who enjoy exploring the various waterways of the Housatonic Valley and other areas of upper Fairfield County and Litchfield County.

Our goal is to bring together fellow paddlers of all skill levels and paddle in an environmentally friendly manner while enjoying the camaraderie of those with similar interest. We schedule various types of activities throughout the year: paddling, camping and picnicking in the warm seasons; hiking, bowling, and dining when it's too cold to paddle.

Most of HVPC's paddle outings tend to be comfortably-paced, moderate-distance excursions on flat water; and are a good venue for newer paddlers, or those who just enjoy quiet, low-key paddles with lots of socializing.

You will find us to be a very friendly club and we welcome paddlers of all levels and interests. If you don’t yet have a boat, we can guide you as to what to buy or rent, along with the required necessities, such as whistles and PFDs. An annual skills workshop is held every year on Mt. Tom Pond and has proven helpful for novices as well as more experienced paddlers.

Some of our favorite venues include Candlewood Lake (pre-Memorial Day and post-Labor Day), Lake Waramaug, the Lake Lillinonah and Lover's Leap sections of the Housatonic, Lake McDonough and Mt. Tom Pond. Bantam Lake, Bantam River, the Twin Lakes, and New York State's Great Swamp are also visited on a regular basis.

While we are an easy-going group, we take safety seriously. PFDs and whistles must be worn when paddling with the club. A signed release of liability is also mandatory. Note that the Housatonic Valley Paddle Club, its organizers, and its members assume no legal and or civil responsibility for or to any individual or event. Your personal safety is your responsibility alone.

NOTE: HVPC is currently transitioning from our old site to the Meet Up site and we are currently getting our existing members up to speed with the features of this new site. It may take some time (possibly several weeks) for new members to receive their notice of admission. Thank you for your patience! Note also, for the safety of our members, we do require that you have a recognizable profile picture.

We're 45 Social Paddlers Join us! New members must be approved by the Organizer Content of this Meetup Group is only visible to members

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 7:00 AM Impromptu Paddle 6 Social Paddlers attending
Event Date: December 31, 2014

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/HVPC-Housatonic-Valley-Paddle-Club/?gj=ej1b&a=wg2_rdmr

(posted March 20, 2014, number 335)