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Jeff F.

Event Organizer


Peoria, IL

Member since:

November 10, 2012


Do you own a kayak or canoe?

Yes! Kayaks, tandem canoes and solo canoes.

What is your experience level with paddling and where have you paddled before?

Intermediate paddler compared to pro's. I have paddled rivers and lakes in Illinois, Indiana , Wisconsin and Oregon.

Do you belong to any other paddling clubs?

I support the ACA, IPC, Prairie state canoeist and the Mackinaw Canoe club. I also run the Facebook group "Solo Canoe" which many solo canoeist from US , Canada and Europe share their pictures stories and knowledge. It's a pleasure to share this wonderful lifestyle of paddling with everyone of you!!

What would you like from this club?

Friendships and new paddling memories ! In addition we improve / educate people on why they should take ownership in our land lakes and waters. It is not enough to just simply go around and clean up after people which only enables them to keep throwing it out there. I realize some learn by our examples of caring and efforts but we need to get in to schools and push educators and parents to teach these values. We need better DNR enforcement of stiffer fines and watchful eyes. These are the kind of things I have stirring around in my heart when I paddle Illinois waters and see the trash ! Jeff Fitch and I approve this ad! ;)

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Hello! My name is Jeff and I live to be outdoors on a lake ,river or trail. I use a Nikon D-7000 to shoot everything in sight. I have a wonderful wife named Sue and we have two Corgi's that go with us paddling . We have both solo Canoes and Kayaks .

What Jeff F. is saying about this Meetup Group

It's a great group of paddlers!!!

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