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Welcome to the group that paddles Ohio‘s, rivers and creeks. If you enjoy paddling moving water (and some lakes too), this is the group for you! Keep in mind that paddling in moving water involves more inherent risk than paddling still water. Because of this, some paddles may not be appropriate for new or beginner paddlers. You must read and accept our release of liability prior to joining or attending any event. Now, lets go paddling!

Release of Liability Waiver: https://www.meetup.com/movingwater/pages/14230452/ACCIDENT_WAIVER_AND_RELEASE_OF_LIABILITY/

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Upcoming events (5+)

Fairborn Marsh - Beaver Creek Wetlands Winter Series Hike

Beaver Creek Wildlife Area

Hike the Beaver Creek Wetlands Winter Series - Fairborn Marsh (Can't make this date? This hike is duplicated with Dayton Hikers on Sat, 16 Feb) The wetlands are beautiful places in fall and winter. So let's get outside and visit the reserves of the Beaver Creek Wetlands. These places are very important to me and I love to visit them. This will be a discovery hike. Pace will not be fast as we will stop frequently to look, take pictures and talk about features of this reserve. In this series, we will visit all 11 reserves of the Beaver Creek Wetlands. LENGTH: About 2.0 miles DIFFICULT: Flat with slight hills, but prepare for mud and water AMENITIES: 52 acres accessible on east side with parking, hiking trail, observation deck, no restrooms EXTRAS: Bring water, camera and binoculars. ABOUT: Fairborn Marsh In 2000 the Beaver Creek Wetlands Association, with help from the Nature Conservancy and a partial donation, acquired the eastern 52 acres. This location has the largest natural open water marsh in the wetland corridor. The open water is particularly attractive to migrating waterfowl and shore birds. At the edges of the marsh, the higher ground is a quaking fen with a very high diversity of plant species. The forest is in early stages of succession from former agricultural land, and in the upland a restored prairie-savanna is in development. BCWA volunteers have worked to remove invasive honeysuckle, and to plant native oaks, hazelnut, spicebush and dogwoods. Boy Scouts have helped develop trails and construct the observation deck and many volunteers maintain the grounds. WHAT TO SEE: Enjoy a variety of ducks and shore birds in the marsh. Sandhill Cranes, warblers and other neotropicals are seen here, especially during migration. See Swamp Sparrow, Green Heron, Great Blue Heron, Eastern Towhee, wrens, and Cedar Waxwings. Plants include Skunk Cabbage, Puffball Fungi, Shrubby Cinquefoil, Swamp Roses, many sedges, Great Angelica, Marsh Marigolds, cattails, Burreed, Black Cherry, Bur Oaks, Indian Grass, Big Bluestem. About the Beaver Creek Wetlands: The Beaver Creek Wetlands encompass over 2000 acres along the Beaver Creek and Little Beaver Creek watershed. The Beaver Creek Wetlands were preserved through a community partnership that encourages the restoration of wetland and traditional upland habitats, such as forests and prairies. The wetlands are managed by the Beaver Creek Wetlands Association, a non-profit land trust that promotes the use of these protected areas for education, research and recreation. http://www.beavercreekwetlands.org LINKS: Fairborn Marsh http://beavercreekwetlands.org/maplocations-fairbornmarsh.html Pet Policy: Please leave pets at home. Thanks!

Countryside YMCA Roll Lessons / Practice

Countryside YMCA

Demo video link https://youtu.be/Xo7jiBI8JaQ Bill is back!!!! He and his crew are teaching rolling to up to 6 new students each week. New students pay $75 for the first session only. You learn using his equipment. After that, each session is $10, to cover the YMCA fee. For those of you that have been trained to roll with Bill Cacciolfi, the Lebanon pool will be available for kayak roll practice. Please pay Kathy Peterson the fee of $10 before putting your clean boat in the pool no earlier than 2:00 pm. Please bring exact change. The pool deck must be cleared by 5:15.  PS. This meet up is just an FYI. Signing up here does NOT give you access. Fees collected when you arrive. Bring a clean boat. I suggest letting Bill know via email if you plan to attend practice, just so he knows what to expect. Show up with a clean boat (smaller boats are easier to accommodate per Ms. Peterson), and exactly $10.00. I am posting this to get the word out to your group. Here is Bill's notice re-posted at his request. New Paddlers must contact Bill to secure a new student slot. From Bill...... Hi. I’ll be opening up pool practice for roll lessons again on Sundays at 2:00 to 5:15. if your a river veteran come use the pool for $10 bring your equipment , new students are $75 I provide 2 boats to learn skirt paddle and the all important dive mask, if you have your own bring it , also bring your boat, I just use mine a a teacher boat. Please pass this notice to all Paddle Rec sites and clubs please to help spread the word, Thanks see you in the pool Bill Cacciolfi New World Expeditions 830 Xenia Ave Yellow Springs Ohio[masked] [masked] George Davis[masked] [masked]

Countryside YMCA Roll Lessons / Practice (note time change this week only)

Demo video link https://youtu.be/Xo7jiBI8JaQ Bill is back!!!! He and his crew are teaching rolling to up to 6 new students each week. New students pay $75 for the first session only. You learn using his equipment. After that, each session is $10, to cover the YMCA fee. For those of you that have been trained to roll with Bill Cacciolfi, the Lebanon pool will be available for kayak roll practice. Please pay Kathy Peterson the fee of $10 before putting your clean boat in the pool no earlier than 2:00 pm. Please bring exact change. The pool deck must be cleared by 5:15.  PS. This meet up is just an FYI. Signing up here does NOT give you access. Fees collected when you arrive. Bring a clean boat. I suggest letting Bill know via email if you plan to attend practice, just so he knows what to expect. Show up with a clean boat (smaller boats are easier to accommodate per Ms. Peterson), and exactly $10.00. I am posting this to get the word out to your group. Here is Bill's notice re-posted at his request. New Paddlers must contact Bill to secure a new student slot. From Bill...... Hi. I’ll be opening up pool practice for roll lessons again on Sundays at 2:00 to 5:15. if your a river veteran come use the pool for $10 bring your equipment , new students are $75 I provide 2 boats to learn skirt paddle and the all important dive mask, if you have your own bring it , also bring your boat, I just use mine a a teacher boat. Please pass this notice to all Paddle Rec sites and clubs please to help spread the word, Thanks see you in the pool Bill Cacciolfi New World Expeditions 830 Xenia Ave Yellow Springs Ohio[masked] [masked] George Davis[masked] [masked]

Visit the Mound Science and Energy Museum (Mound Cold War Discovery Center)

Mound Cold War Discovery Center

The fourth Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm the MSEMA will sponsor a presentation at the Mound Cold War Discovery Center. This is open to the public and is free of charge. Note: Volunteers serve free coffee and cookies. Please bring some $ for a donation amount of your choosing. This weeks topic: The Spy! Web site: https://moundmuseum.com/ Video: https://youtu.be/UxV6p5FoL3I Mound Laboratory and the Mound site, located at southern edge of Miamisburg, between Dayton and Cincinnati, in Southwestern Ohio, hold significant places in the history of the Nuclear Age and in the hearts and minds of the dedicated scientists and workers who labored there for more than 50 years. The people, the plant, their research and manufactured items were at the leading edge of the Nuclear Age in the United States. Mound built components went with NASA to the moon, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and the sun reliably powering their instruments and keeping them at operational temperatures. They are still continuing in the same vein into interstellar space. The Mound Science and Energy Museum Association (MSEMA) is a non profit organization that was established to collect, preserve and make publicly accessible the heritage of the Mound Laboratory, its workers and its site. To that end, MSEMA has partnered with Dayton History to provide professionally designed enhanced displays that better educate visitors to the museum about the important work done at this site that helped win the Cold War. In honor of that effort the name has been changed to the Mound Cold War Discovery Center. In addition to the enhanced displays, there is a focus on educating the visitors on important related subjects like radiation. Operating hours have been expanded and admission is still free.

Past events (1,014)

Presentation | Pete and Ainsley Savard: SUP the Susquehanna River

Wright State University Student Union

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