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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+)

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. 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.

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]

Koogler Reserve - Beaver Creek Wetlands Winter Series Hike

Koogler Wetland/Prairie Reserve

Hike the Beaver Creek Wetlands Winter Series - Koogler Wetland/Prairie Reserve (Can't make this date? This hike is duplicated with Dayton Hikers on Sat, 9 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 1.0 miles total (depending on water levels) DIFFICULTY: Flat but prepare for possible mud, standing water. AMENITIES: Koogler Wetland/Prairie Reserve: 47 acres with parking, hiking trails, boardwalk, observation platform, no restrooms. EXTRAS: Bring water, camera and binoculars. ABOUT: Koogler Wetland/Prairie Reserve Acquired in 2003, Beavercreek Township secured this site with a Clean Ohio Grant, a contribution from the Koogler family and participation by the BCWA. Future plans include an observation deck in the swamp and a boardwalk. Koogler Reserve features the only large swamp in the wetlands. The upland prairie and wet prairie were restored by Beavercreek Township and the Ohio Division of Wildlife. Trails and boardwalk were constructed by the Beaver Creek Wetlands Association volunteers with a Dayton Foundation grant. WHAT TO SEE: Come to bird watch - woodpeckers, woodcock, Prothonotory Warblers, many spring migrants, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow Warbler, Eastern Towhee and enjoy unique wetland plants such as Skunk Cabbage and tall prairie grasses, Big Bluestem, coneflowers, sedge meadows, and the wet woodland trees. See Beaver Creek, frogs, toads and salamanders and sometimes North American Beaver. 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: Koogler Wetland/Prairie Reserve http://beavercreekwetlands.org/maplocations-koogler.html Pet Policy: Please leave pets at home. Thanks!

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