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Water Trails Events in CT

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Branford Kayak Group - Lake Waramaug ( Event Date: May 30, 2015 )

ConnYak - Meet at the Beach (Groton) ( Event Date: May 30, 2015 )

'Save the Lake Day' cleanup of Lake Lillinonah ( Event Date: May 30, 2015 )

Branford Kayak Group - Blacks River Moonlight Paddle, Old Lyme ( Event Date: May 31, 2015 )

CT-AMC: Paddle Tariffville, Class 2-3 ( Event Date: June 4, 2015 )

ConnYak - Paddle from Branford River Launch to Farm River ( Event Date: June 6, 2015 )

HVPC - Down the Hatch Paddle ( Event Date: June 6, 2015 )

City of Torrington's Naugatuck River Clean Up ( Event Date: June 6, 2015 )

Pequonnock River Steamside Buffer Remediation ( Event Date: June 6, 2015 )

Proposed Stream Flow Classifications for the South Central Coastal River Basin ( Event Date: June 9, 2015 )

CT-AMC: Paddle Tariffville, Class 2-3 ( Event Date: June 11, 2015 )

Branford Kayak Group - Thimble Islands ( Event Date: June 13, 2015 )

Branford Kayak Group - Connecticut River, Baldwin Bridge ( Event Date: June 14, 2015 )

Paddle for the Cure - Killingly ( Event Date: June 14, 2015 )

Paddle for the Cure - Killingly ( Event Date: June 14, 2015 )

CT-AMC: Paddle Tariffville, Class 2-3 ( Event Date: June 18, 2015 )

CT-AMC: Paddle Aspinook Pond and Quinebaug River ( Event Date: June 19, 2015 )

Paddle Killingly - Roseland Lake ( Event Date: June 23, 2015 )

CT-AMC: Paddle Tariffville, Class 2-3 ( Event Date: June 25, 2015 )

Branford Kayak Group - Bluff Point State Park ( Event Date: June 27, 2015 )

CT-AMC: Fun with Kayaks, Powers Lake, East Lyme ( Event Date: June 27, 2015 )

Branford Kayak Group - Connecticut River Wesleyan Boat Launch Middletown, Moonlight Paddle ( Event Date: June 28, 2015 )

Paddle Killingly - Eagleville Pond ( Event Date: July 1, 2015 )

Paddle Killingly - Quinebaug River, Brooklyn ( Event Date: July 7, 2015 )

Paddle Killingly - Mansfield Hollow (North) ( Event Date: July 15, 2015 )

ConnYak - Thimble Island Paddle ( Event Date: July 18, 2015 )

Paddle Killingly - Five Mile River, Danielson ( Event Date: July 29, 2015 )

Paddle Killingly - Pachaug River, Voluntown ( Event Date: August 4, 2015 )

FVTU Campground Cookout ( Event Date: August 8, 2015 )

Annual Farmingon River Campout With FVTU ( Event Date: August 9, 2015 )

Paddle Killingly - Quaddick Lake, Thompson ( Event Date: August 12, 2015 )

Paddle Killingly - Quinebaug River, Butts Bridge ( Event Date: August 18, 2015 )

Paddle Killingly - Mansfield Hollow (South) ( Event Date: August 26, 2015 )

HVA Free Paddle Trip - Bartholomew's Cobble to Falls Village ( Event Date: September 19, 2015 )

 

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

Branford Kayak Group - Lake Waramaug

Saturday, May 30, 2015, 10 AM To join this Meet-up group, go to http://www.meetup.com/BranfordKayaking/.
Event Date: May 30, 2015

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

(posted July 1, 2014, number 30)


ConnYak - Meet at the Beach (Groton)

Saturday, May 30, 2015, 10 AM - 3 PM

For years, wooden kayak enthusiasts have met at the beach at Bluff Point State Park in Groton, Connecticut. We will be gathering again this year. Come see what builders have made over the winter. Test paddle kayaks that you are interested in building. Talk to other people who like wooden kayaks. Meet at Bluff Point State Park (Depot Road, Groton, CT)
Event Date: May 30, 2015

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/ConnYak-Connecticut-Sea-Kayakers/events/221328050/

(posted April 2, 2015, number 22)


'Save the Lake Day' cleanup of Lake Lillinonah

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Meet at Rt. 133 boat launch in Bridgewater.

You'll be transported around the lake to collect man-made debris from the shoreline. As in years past, Friends of the Lake (with the help of many great sponsors) provides a dumpster, gloves, garbage bags, water, and perhaps other goodies and refreshments upon your return around noon.

Dress appropriately; sturdy shoes that can get wet are recommended. Don’t forget a hat and sunscreen, and your smile. The water's not cold; it’s refreshing!


Event Date: May 30, 2015

For more information go to http://www.friendsofthelake.org/about/news_detail/save_the_lake_day2/

(posted April 23, 2015, number 7)


Branford Kayak Group - Blacks River Moonlight Paddle, Old Lyme

Sunday, May 31, 2015, 10 AM To join this Meet-up group, go to http://www.meetup.com/BranfordKayaking/.
Event Date: May 31, 2015

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/BranfordKayaking/events/221470704/

(posted July 1, 2014, number 31)


CT-AMC: Paddle Tariffville, Class 2-3

Thursday, June 4, 2015,

Join us for a weeknight paddle on the Tarriffville section of the Farmington River. Great opportunity for newer paddlers to hone their river running and play-boating skills! Contact L for more information.

Leader

Chris DeGraaf

860-751-9457 (best time to call: NCA-9 pm)

mchristian.degraaf@gmail.com

Registration is required for this activity.


Event Date: June 4, 2015

For more information go to http://www.ct-amc.org/paddle/triplistings.shtm

(posted May 8, 2015, number 51)


ConnYak - Paddle from Branford River Launch to Farm River

Saturday, June 6, 2015, 10 AM - 1 PM

Meet at Branford River State Boat Launch, 38 Goodsell Point Road, Branford, CT
Event Date: June 6, 2015

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/ConnYak-Connecticut-Sea-Kayakers/events/221535406/

(posted April 2, 2015, number 23)


HVPC - Down the Hatch Paddle

Housatonic Valley Paddling Club Meetup

Saturday, June 6, 2015, 10:30 AM

Meet: Lattin's Cove state launch ramp, 8 Forty Acre Mt. Road, Danbury, CT

Rick Knowles and the HVPC welcomes paddlers of all skill levels to join in on a paddle from Lattins Cove to Down the Hatch, launching and in water at Lattins by 10:30 am. We will circle up after launch for introductions and safety guidelines, paddle around a few islands and to Down the Hatch for lunch, arriving at 11:50. Following lunch and camaraderie, we will return to Lattins Cove launch by 2 pm. All friends, members and those interested in paddling are welcome. This is a moderate paddle going a total of 4+ miles (know your limits). All paddlers must use the buddy system and wear a pfd, and have a whistle, hydration and cash for lunch. To avoid any confusion, total group lunch cost will be divided by all who partake including gratuity and tax (cash only) unless individual special arrangements are made with restaurant prior to order.


Event Date: June 6, 2015

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/HVPC-Housatonic-Valley-Paddle-Club/events/190499572/?a=ea1_grp&rv=ea1&_af_eid=190499572&_af=event

(posted May 9, 2015, number 40)


City of Torrington's Naugatuck River Clean Up

Saturday, June 6, Clean-up: 9 a.m. to noon. Free volunteer lunch: noon

The City of Torrington and Trout Unlimited are sponsoring the 9th Annual Naugatuck River Clean Up & Cook Out. The clean up will take place Saturday, June 6 from 9 a.m. to noon. The staging area will be at the Sullivan Senior Center located at 88 East Albert Street. Volunteers are need to help clean up the Naugatuck River and surrounding areas. Latex gloves and garbage bags will be provided.

For more details, contact Rista Malanca at 860-489-2221 or rista_malanca@torringtonct.org.
Event Date: June 6, 2015

For more information go to http://www.naugatuckriver.net/whats_happening/news/340/

(posted May 21, 2015, number 55)


Pequonnock River Steamside Buffer Remediation

Pequonnock River Steamside Buffer Remediation Postponed till May 2015, Wolfe Park at Great Hollow Lake

A grant by Connecticut DEEP for remediating the stream-side buffer where the same Pequonnock River flows southward into Great Hollow Lake in Wolfe Park will be used for Site-preparation and a community mobilization of volunteers to enhance the topography with plantings of native trees and shrubs.

National Trails Day June 6, 2015 will be combined with The Pequonnock River Steamside Buffer Remediation at Great Hollow Lake
Event Date: June 6, 2015

For more information go to http://monroeconservation.org/default.htm

(posted May 26, 2015, number 704)


Proposed Stream Flow Classifications for the South Central Coastal River Basin

Proposed Stream Flow Classifications for the South Central Coastal River Basin. Public information sessions will be held, as follows: South Central Regional Council of Governments 127 Washington Avenue, 4th Floor West North Haven, CT 06473 Tuesday, June 9, 2015 2 sessions: 2:00 – 4:00 pm and 6:00 – 8:00 pm

The maps are available on-line at www.ct.gov/deep/streamflow. Such maps include river and stream segments in the following towns: Ansonia, Berlin, Bethany, Branford, Bristol, Cheshire, Chester, Clinton, Deep River, Derby, Durham, East Haven, Essex, Guilford, Haddam, Hamden, Killingworth, Madison, Meriden, Middlefield, Middletown, Milford, New Britain, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Old Saybrook, Orange, Plainville, Prospect, Southington, Wallingford, Westbrook, West Haven, Wolcott, and Woodbridge.

A short presentation on how the Stream Flow Classification maps were developed will be given, copies of the maps will be available for inspection, and Department staff will be on hand to answer questions at these information sessions.

Map of Proposed Stream Flow Classifications is at http://ctdeep.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/?appid=a2ec9be927244110a56205b2dfe71747

The proposed Stream Flow Classification of a stream or river segment is based on ecological conditions and human use characteristics, and determines flow management goals and applicable flow standards for that segment. Proposed Stream Flow Classifications were developed using known information on factors indicative of the degree of human alteration of natural stream flow, environmental flow needs and existing and future needs for public water supply.

In 2005 the Connecticut General Assembly passed Public Act 05-142 (CGS Section 26-141a and b) which required the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) to work with the Department of Public Health and stakeholders to update standards for maintaining minimum flows in rivers and streams. The act requires these standards to balance the various uses of water by providing for river and stream ecology, wildlife and recreation while providing for the needs and requirements of public health, flood control, industry, public utilities, water supply, public safety, agriculture and other lawful uses of water.

Extensive effort by DEEP and numerous stakeholders and work groups culminated in adoption of the Stream Flow Standards and Regulations on December 12, 2011. The process of classifying the streams and rivers of the State began with the Southeast Coastal, Pawcatuck and Thames Major basins and the stream flow classifications were finalized on October 7, 2014. Stream flow classifications for the South Central Coastal River Basin have been drafted and public review has begun.
Event Date: June 9, 2015

For more information go to http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2586&Q=565850&deepNav_GID=1511

(posted May 26, 2015, number 611)


CT-AMC: Paddle Tariffville, Class 2-3

Thursday, June 11, 2015,

Join us for a weeknight paddle on the Tarriffville section of the Farmington River. Great opportunity for newer paddlers to hone their river running and play-boating skills! Contact L for more information.

Leader

Chris DeGraaf

860-751-9457 (best time to call: NCA-9 pm)

mchristian.degraaf@gmail.com

Registration is required for this activity.


Event Date: June 11, 2015

For more information go to http://www.ct-amc.org/paddle/triplistings.shtm

(posted May 8, 2015, number 50)


Branford Kayak Group - Thimble Islands

Saturday, June 13, 2015, 10 AM To join this Meet-up group, go to http://www.meetup.com/BranfordKayaking/.
Event Date: June 13, 2015

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

(posted July 1, 2014, number 32)


Branford Kayak Group - Connecticut River, Baldwin Bridge

Sunday, June 14, 2015, 10 AM To join this Meet-up group, go to http://www.meetup.com/BranfordKayaking/.
Event Date: June 14, 2015

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

(posted July 1, 2014, number 33)


Paddle for the Cure - Killingly

Sunday, June 14, 2015, 10 AM

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

The paddle will take place on the Quinebaug River, starting at the Riverside Park in Brooklyn, CT (Greenway Drive off Day Street). The paddle will be an easy one -- good for beginners and up. We will go up river and then back down.


Event Date: June 14, 2015

For more information go to http://www.bluepineoutdoors.com/paddle-for-a-cure/

(posted May 7, 2015, number 8)


Paddle for the Cure - Killingly

Sunday, June 14, 2015, 10 AM

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

The paddle will take place on the Quinebaug River, starting at the Riverside Park in Brooklyn, CT (Greenway Drive off Day Street). The paddle will be an easy one -- good for beginners and up. We will go up river and then back down.


Event Date: June 14, 2015

For more information go to http://www.bluepineoutdoors.com/paddle-for-a-cure/

(posted May 7, 2015, number 8)


CT-AMC: Paddle Tariffville, Class 2-3

Thursday, June 18, 2015,

Join us for a weeknight paddle on the Tarriffville section of the Farmington River. Great opportunity for newer paddlers to hone their river running and play-boating skills! Contact L for more information.

Leader

Chris DeGraaf

860-751-9457 (best time to call: NCA-9 pm)

mchristian.degraaf@gmail.com

Registration is required for this activity.


Event Date: June 18, 2015

For more information go to http://www.ct-amc.org/paddle/triplistings.shtm

(posted May 8, 2015, number 52)


CT-AMC: Paddle Aspinook Pond and Quinebaug River

Friday, June 19, 2015, 9 AM

Meet at the boat launch at Butts Bridge in Canterbury. This will be a leisurely paddle of the pond and river. We will start out heading south into Aspinook Pond and paddle down to the dam. At that point we will turn north heading back to the start point, and continue on up the Quinebaug River passing under Butts Bridge. For those who wish to cut this journey short can exit as we pass the start point. Participants should plan on a 3-4 hour paddle. Life jackets are mandatory and must be worn for the duration of the trip. Bring a snack/lunch and plenty of water. An option of a one night camp over is available at a local campground the night before. Contact the group leader ASAP if interested in the camp over. Reservation are required for the paddle trip.
Event Date: June 19, 2015

For more information go to http://www.ct-amc.org/flatwater/flatlistings.shtm

(posted May 8, 2015, number 43)


Paddle Killingly - Roseland Lake

Tuesday, June 23, 2015, 5:30 PM Meet at Roseland Park Road, Woodstock, CT
Event Date: June 23, 2015

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

(posted May 7, 2015, number 12)


CT-AMC: Paddle Tariffville, Class 2-3

Thursday, June 25, 2015,

Join us for a weeknight paddle on the Tarriffville section of the Farmington River. Great opportunity for newer paddlers to hone their river running and play-boating skills! Contact L for more information.

Leader

Chris DeGraaf

860-751-9457 (best time to call: NCA-9 pm)

mchristian.degraaf@gmail.com

Registration is required for this activity.


Event Date: June 25, 2015

For more information go to http://www.ct-amc.org/paddle/triplistings.shtm

(posted May 8, 2015, number 53)


Branford Kayak Group - Bluff Point State Park

Saturday, June 27, 2015, 10 AM To join this Meet-up group, go to http://www.meetup.com/BranfordKayaking/.
Event Date: June 27, 2015

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

(posted July 1, 2014, number 34)


CT-AMC: Fun with Kayaks, Powers Lake, East Lyme

Saturday, June 27, 2015, 10 AM

Meet at 10 AM at the boat launch, off Whistletown Road, East Lyme. Brush up old kayaking skills and learn new ones in this hands-on, in-the-water training session. Learn about boat setup and safety equipment. Skills practiced include strokes and self- and assisted rescues. Learn to wet exit and re-entry so you are qualified to participate in Connecticut chapter sea kayak trips. Participants must supply their own boat, paddle, life jacket (PFD) and other equipment. Wear a bathing suit; everyone gets wet! Free! Beginners welcome.
Event Date: June 27, 2015

For more information go to http://www.ct-amc.org/flatwater/flatlistings.shtm

(posted May 8, 2015, number 44)


Branford Kayak Group - Connecticut River Wesleyan Boat Launch Middletown, Moonlight Paddle

Sunday, June 28, 2015, 10 AM To join this Meet-up group, go to http://www.meetup.com/BranfordKayaking/.
Event Date: June 28, 2015

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

(posted July 1, 2014, number 36)


Paddle Killingly - Eagleville Pond

Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 5:30 PM Meet at 30 Pine Lake Drive, Coventry, CT
Event Date: July 1, 2015

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

(posted May 7, 2015, number 13)


Paddle Killingly - Quinebaug River, Brooklyn

Tuesday, July 7, 2015, 5:30 PM Meet at Riverside Park Greenway Drive , Brooklyn, CT
Event Date: July 7, 2015

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

(posted May 7, 2015, number 15)


Paddle Killingly - Mansfield Hollow (North)

Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 5:30 PM Meet at Mansfield Hollow Boat Launch, Bassetts Bridge Rd., Mansfield Center, CT
Event Date: July 15, 2015

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

(posted May 7, 2015, number 16)


ConnYak - Thimble Island Paddle

Saturday, July 18, 2015, 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Meet at boat launch on Trolley Road, Guilford, CT.
Event Date: July 18, 2015

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/ConnYak-Connecticut-Sea-Kayakers/events/221535406/

(posted April 2, 2015, number 24)


Paddle Killingly - Five Mile River, Danielson

Wednesday, July 29, 2015, 5:30 PM Meet at Water St., Danielson, CT
Event Date: July 29, 2015

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

(posted May 7, 2015, number 17)


Paddle Killingly - Pachaug River, Voluntown

Tuesday, August 4, 2015, 5:30 PM Meet at Beachdale Pond Boat, 115 Ekonk Hill Road, Voluntown, CT
Event Date: August 4, 2015

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

(posted May 7, 2015, number 18)


FVTU Campground Cookout

Campground Cookout – Saturday, August 8th 1 PM TIL ??? – Join our happy campers for some food and fishing at our annual campground cookout at Austin F. Hawes Memorial Campground in Barkhamstead. We provide the burgers and dogs, you bring a side or dessert. You do not need to have a campsite to attend. Check back here for site information and cancellation information if the weather looks threatening as the date gets closer. Click here for location information.
Event Date: August 8, 2015

For more information go to http://fvtu.org/?p=484

(posted April 2, 2015, number 14)


Annual Farmingon River Campout With FVTU

Annual Farmingon River Campout – August 7-9 IMAG0950 Fishing, campfires, cookouts and friends. The chapter has 5 sites reserved at Austin Hawes Campground in Barkhamsted for this weekend. Sites are reserved on a first come-first serve basis. To reserve a site, please contact Alicea Charamut at alicea@fvtu.org.
Event Date: August 9, 2015

For more information go to http://fvtu.org/?p=617

(posted April 2, 2015, number 6)


Paddle Killingly - Quaddick Lake, Thompson

Wednesday, August 12, 2015, 5:30 PM Meet at Quaddick State Park 818 Quaddick Town Farm Road, Thompson, CT
Event Date: August 12, 2015

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

(posted May 7, 2015, number 19)


Paddle Killingly - Quinebaug River, Butts Bridge

Tuesday, August 18, 2015, 5:30 PM Meet at Butts Bridge, 67 Butts Bridge Road (Rt. 688), Canterbury, CT
Event Date: August 18, 2015

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

(posted May 7, 2015, number 20)


Paddle Killingly - Mansfield Hollow (South)

Wednesday, August 26, 2015, 5:30 PM Meet at Mansfield Hollow Boat Launch, Bassetts Bridge Rd., Mansfield Center, CT
Event Date: August 26, 2015

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

(posted May 7, 2015, number 21)


HVA Free Paddle Trip - Bartholomew's Cobble to Falls Village

Sept. 19, 2015

Join the Housatonic Valley Association for a free paddle trip on the Housatonic River from Bartholomew's Cobble, MA, to Falls Village, CT.

To register, call 413-394-9796 or email dregan@hvatoday.org or adixon@hvatoday.org.


Event Date: September 19, 2015

For more information go to http://hvatoday.org/events-and-news/events/show/free-housatonic-paddle-trips-beginning-may-30-through-september-19

(posted April 22, 2015, number 725)