Here is the plan:
After speaking with a few members, there seems to be an interest to paddle and do a little community service. We will meet up the last Thursday of each month at the New Richmond Kayak Ramp to splash around the Mighty Ohio. (It looks as though the river will be up some on the 25th, so let’s move Aprils paddle to May 2nd).
The idea is to meet an hour before push off time to police the area around the landing/ramp, and pick up any flotsam that may have found a home from the rise and fall of the river. Some supplies will be provided. My hope is the Tri-State Kayakers will adopt the ramp and help the village keep the ramp squared away till some grant $$ can be awarded next year.
Working on other details and more information will follow.
When – May[masked], and then hopefully the last Thursday of each month.
Time - Clean up starts at 5:30, in the water by 6:45.
Where – The New Richmond canoe/kayak ramp, which is located next to The Landing Restaurant at the corner of Front and Quarry Sts. GPS: N[masked] x W084 17.092.
Experience - You should have paddling experience for this paddle, as it may be getting dark as we paddle back to the landing. Be sure to bring your NAV light, and please note this reminder:
Vessels under Oars
“A vessel under oars... shall have an electric torch or lighted lantern showing a white light in sufficient time to prevent collision.” One that is visible for 360 degrees is best! Remember, your butt is on the water with the highest point being the top of your head. Boaters approaching from astern can’t see your headlamp! Making yourself as visible as possible is THE LAW & YOUR RESPONABILTY!
Pre-Paddle - Everyone is responsible for their own grub and fluids.
What To Bring - Yak / PFD - life vest (must be securely worn and fully buckled) / warm weather clothing / water / bug spray / lights/camera. Come on, you know what you need, we’re adults here!
The Green Kayak Market at 204 Front St. New Richmond has kayaks for rent. Check their web site at www.greenkayakmarket.com or call Chris at[masked] for more details.
Restrooms - Restroom close by.
Weather Forecast -
Thursday, May 2 at 6pm
Temperature: 77 °F Heat Index: 77 °F Surface Wind: SE 8mph
Sky Cover: 34% Precipitation Potential: 5% Relative Humidity: 50%
Thunder: <10% Rain: <10%
Thursday, May 2 at 8pm
Temperature: 73 °F Heat Index: N/A Surface Wind: SE 6mph
Sky Cover: 31% Precipitation Potential: 6% Relative Humidity: 57%
Thunder: <10% Rain: <10%
River Forecast -
Level 29’ Flow (kcfs) 91.6 Velocity 1.9 MPH
Normal Level 25.4 Flow (kcfs) 18 Velocity 1 MPH?
Post-Paddle Sustenance - OPEN
Liability Waiver - As always, by joining in this event you are acknowledging that you have read and agree to abide by the Tri-State Kayakers liability waiver. You can find this waiver on the Tri-State Kayakers web site, at: http://www.meetup.com/Tri-State-Kayakers/pages/Legal_Waiver/