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Two Canoe Class this fall offered by the University of Louisville - A perfect way to learn about paddling opportunities in our area

David Wicks
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Louisville, KY
Post #: 9
Come and Join either or both courses. It is a perfect opportunity to get to know Louisville water ways.

Exploring the Waterways of Metro Louisville 9/5-10/10
(rain date: 10/17) 6 Thursdays, 5:30-8:30 p.m

Learn how to safely paddle a canoe as you explore some of Jefferson County’s 790 miles of streams and rivers. This course features a lecture/discussion session and five canoe trips on these streams: Beargrass Creek, Harrods Creek, Salt River, Floyds Fork, and the Ohio River. Paddle trips will be in 15-person Voyageur canoes except for the Floyds Fork trip, which will be in tandem canoes.

This course also addresses our region’s water quality and showcases people in the community who are working to restore our creeks, revitalize our sewer and flood infrastructure, reconnect communities to the Ohio River, and expand recreational opportunities along the waterfront.

Location: Community Boat House, Waterfront Park and five launching sites. Participants are responsible for their own transportation.

Instructors: Dr. David Wicks, certified instructor for the American Canoe Association, president of the Kentucky Conservation Committee, and owner of Get Outdoors Kentucky; Kandris Goodwin and Carol Challis, certified instructors for the American Canoe Association

Introduction to River Canoeing 9/9-10/14
(rain date: 10/21) 6 Mondays, 6-8 p.m.

This introductory American Canoe Association class focuses on the development of river paddling skills. You’ll learn to catch large eddies, perform simple peel outs and ferries, recognize and avoid hazards, perform rescues, and respond to emergencies on moving-water rivers. All classes will be conducted in two-person canoes on the following waterways: Harrods Creek, Floyds Fork, Long Run Lake, and the Ohio River. This class is NOT a prerequisite for “Exploring the Waterways of Metro Louisville.”

Location: Various waterways. Directions and a list of required personal gear will be provided following registration. Participants are responsible for their own transportation.

Instructors: Dr. David Wicks, certified instructor for the American Canoe Association, president of the Kentucky Conservation Committee, and owner of Get Outdoors Kentucky; Anne Littlebird and Scott Workman, certified instructors for the American Canoe Association

To register click here http://louisville.edu...­
Joe Miller
user 13170981
Louisville, KY
Post #: 18
Wow, these both look great.
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