Pink Full Moon Paddle


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Hey gang,

As I post event for the AKA, I'm going to invite you!

We do these programs as a means to raise funds for the non-profit However, I'm going to extend the invitation for ALL River Rats to join us at obviously no charge.

Come join the American Kayaking Association and help us celebrate the Pink Full Moon!

In ancient times, it was common to track the seasons by the lunar calendar (as opposed to the solar calendar which came later).

Native American tribes once observed the seasons by giving distinctive names to each recurring full moon. Time was not recorded by using the months of the Julian or Gregorian calendar. Many of the traditional names we use in The Old Farmer’s Almanac come from the Algonquian tribe because they lived in the same regions as Colonial Americans.

April’s full Moon is called the Full Pink Moon, heralding the appearance of the “moss pink,” or wild ground phlox—one of the first spring flowers.

Where to Meet:

We'll put in at the Oxbow boat launch and paddle north towards the eagles nest to see what we can observe.

Paddlers from 18-93 are welcomed! The American Kayaking Association's staff consist of qualified ACA Cerified Instructors to insure you and your loved ones enjoy themselves on the water without the risk of injury.

We'll provide a brief QuickStart introduction to the safety of water sports and the benefits of participation.


7:00-7:15 = Kayak Instruction

7:20-10:15 = Paddling

10:15-10:30 = Load up and depart

What to bring:

1. Hat

2. Water Shoes

3. Bug Spray

4. Plenty of Fluids

5. Light/Heavy Jacket