“Jones CCB Fall Colors & Archaeology Paddle,” Wapsi River, Olin to Jungletown

When:
October 20, 2018 @ 10:00 am
2018-10-20T10:00:00-05:00
2018-10-20T10:15:00-05:00
Where:
Olin
IA 52320
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Michele Olson
(563)487-3541 office

Oct 20; Jones CCB Fall Colors & Archaeology Paddle. Put-in at 10:00 am at Olin, ends at Jungletown River Access. Enjoy the fall colors and good company, and celebrate International Archaeology Day with a short presentation during a sandbar lunch break.  Bring your own lunch and snacks.  Limited number of canoes and equipment available.  Pre-register by emailing naturalist@co.jones.ia.us

Join the Jones County Conservation Department Staff as we enjoy the sights, sounds, and colors of fall on the beautiful Wapsipinicon River.  We’ll put-in near Olin, Iowa and travel downriver 6.1 miles to our take-out at the Jungletown River Access.  Explore the heavily wooded and secluded twists and turns of the Wapsipinicon River passing scenic bluffs before stopping on a sandbar to eat a snack/lunch and learn some interesting historical and archaeological gems.  Don’t miss your chance to catch a glimpse of bald eagles, river otter, wood ducks, great blue heron, and the vibrant colors of autumn on the river! Participants will need to bring a kayak or canoe and paddles, dry bag, extra clothing, safety gear, and food/snacks.  Participants will need to pre-register by emailing naturalist@co.jones.ia.us by 4 PM on Thursday, October 18th.  Fall paddling can be challenging due to water temperature and weather conditions and are recommended for experienced paddlers.  A limited number of canoes and equipment will be available for participant use – please inquire upon registering, if needed.