Volunteer with our kayaks to help clean up Neenah Slough

  • May 10, 2014 · 8:00 AM

Last Spring, I paddled the Neenah Slough for the first time and was surprised that it was really scenic. The Neenah Park and Rec is having its 5th Annual Renew the Slough Clean Up on Saturday May 10 from 8 am to noon. It seems like a nice opportunity to paddle and volunteer at the same time. They will provide a light snack after the clean up.

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  • Valerie

    The first really nice day we have had in 2014 and a great way to spend the morning. VERY well organized by the Neenah Park District.

    May 10, 2014

  • Jeff D.

    Fun and successful morning! The highlight was Valerie fishing out a tire. I will post pictures.

    May 10, 2014

  • Bill S.

    Sorry, but a flooded basement is changing my plans.

    May 9, 2014

  • Jeff D.

    The weather forecast for Saturday morning looks terrific. Come join us!

    May 9, 2014

  • Valerie

    HI and thanks to Jeff, have got the truck/trailer parking under control.

    May 9, 2014

  • Valerie

    Hi and went over to Neenah today to check out Washington and H & D Parks. I trailer my kayak and there are only about 10 parking spaces at H & D , so I won't be able to attend.

    May 8, 2014

    • Jeff D.

      Valerie, I am sure we can figure out parking. You could drop of your kayak and park in a nearby lot, such as K-C, or you or you and I can go to Fritse Park, which is up the street and has a much bigger parking lot and a kayak launch.

      May 8, 2014

  • Jeff D.

    Here is more detail on the locations:
    Washington Park is at the intersection of Winneconne Ave and Harrison Street, which is on the west side of the tall overpass.

    Herb and Dolly Park is on North Lake Street, a couple minutes drive away.

    My cell is[masked]

    May 5, 2014

  • Fran

    The Herb & Dolly launch might be the best. The dock is not in yet, but parking and water access are so much better. You can meet at Washington and then head over to Herb & Dollys. Access at Washington is a long walk to carry boats and gear.

    I am not sure I am going. I am afraid once I start paddling I will forget to pick up trash.

    May 4, 2014

    • Jeff D.

      Fran, It looks to be a great day. Please join us.

      May 5, 2014

  • Jeff D.

    The waiver has too many characters to post in the system. I will bring some copies Saturday or I can forward the email to you. My email is [masked]

    May 5, 2014

  • Jeff D.

    Good morning. As of this minute, the weather forecast for Saturday is mostly sunny and a high of 66. Let's keep our fingers crosssed that the forecast holds.

    The plan is to first meet at Washington Park at 8:00 a.m. for about 30 minutes for instructions, and then we can drive over to Herb and Dolly Park to launch our kayaks. Please print and fill out the release that I will copy and paste into the next notice.

    See you Saturday morning.

    May 5, 2014

  • Brian

    Will you have enough kayaks or should I bring my own? Also, if you need more people, I may be able to find a couple more to join.

    May 5, 2014

  • Valerie

    Will watch for location!

    May 4, 2014

  • Abigail P.

    As for the location, Jeff, is it still Washington Park in Neenah off Winneconne? Thats where the shelter was where they hosted it from last time. They provided maps, ties for large items, general info.

    April 24, 2014

    • Jeff D.

      Abi, I am waiting for confirmation of our location. As John noted below, I suggested the new Dolly Smith Park, which is next to the slough, has a launch, and parking.

      April 24, 2014

  • Lisa B.

    Steve and I will be in Virginia on the 10th. We'll be sure to check it out once you fine folks have it in pristine condition! :)

    April 1, 2014

  • John S.

    Jeff, I think the best place for everyone to meet would be the Herb & Dolly Smith park @ 167 N. Lake St. The parking is good, plus they even have kayak ramps. Then you can go up the Slough from there.

    April 1, 2014

  • Coolie

    Ha! Found it! (it doesn't show up on the "road" map; you hafta look it up on "satellite" view.) Sorta reminds me of the East River in GB. If so....we're gonna need LOTS of bags! Count me in.

    April 1, 2014

  • vicki r.

    woops! I'll try to make it but not sure.... That slough is indeed a quiet exploration off Butte des Morts and when I visited it several years ago it sure needed a trash bag! It has indeed been in better shape in recent years. Good to know there is focused attention to it.

    April 1, 2014

  • Jeff D.

    Lisa, the slough runs from the south end of Little Lake Butte des Morts past the Bridgewood Hotel and golf course in south Neenah. Last spring, the water level was high, a blue heron stayed ahead of us, and it was surprisingly pretty.

    March 31, 2014

  • Lisa B.

    Have not heard of this area. Where is it located?

    March 31, 2014

  • Abigail P.

    It's a great clean up. I did it two years ago and I'll try to participate again. It's a nice paddle and a good cause. I'll RSVP closer to the date.

    March 31, 2014

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