Paddle in the Park


Monday, August 12, 2019

This week’s paddle is open to adults only. We’ll explore this 10-mile section of river and discuss issues of erosion and management along the way. This section will take two to four hours to paddle. Participants should pack a lunch for a sandbar picnic.

To register: Email or call 319-645-1011 to register. Participants are required to be at least 10 years old unless stated otherwise. Spaces are limited to the available JCC kayaks, but some will allow additional paddlers with personal kayaks. More details about location, time paddling, etc. will be shared upon registration. Each event is dependent on safe weather conditions and water levels, and the program may be canceled or moved to a new location if needed. 

About the Paddle in the Park program series: This series is designed to help the public explore new natural areas, but also to further the conversation on water quality. During each paddle, time will be set aside for citizen science. Paddlers will help the naturalist gather water quality data and sample for aquatic macroinvertebrates (insects and other small creatures that tell us a lot about the health of the water body). Thus, paddlers are helping to gather a snapshot of the health of each aquatic system, data that will ideally be built on year after year. 

To Register

This event is accepting email reservations.Email or call 319-645-1011 to register.


Paddle in the Park


Monday, August 12, 2019
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM


Cedar River: Palisades to Sutliff
Palisades-Kepler State Park Lower Boat Ramp
700 Kepler Dr
Mt Vernon, IA 52314

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