Events

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Mar
24
Sun
“Kayak & SUP Clinic,” Bender Pool, Cedar Rapids @ Bender Pool
Mar 24 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

“Kayak & SUP Clinic,” Noon-3:00 pm in Cedar Rapids. (Times to be confirmed)

Learn & practice basics of kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) in the warm & controlled environment of Bender Pool, 940 14th Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids. All equipment provided, you bring swimwear & wear it in pool. Experienced paddlers will share skills & enthusiasm with beginners and those wishing to improve abilities. Clinic will cover safety tips, types of boats/boards, paddling skill/techniques (sorry, no kayak roll instruction), entering/exiting water, where to go kayaking/paddleboarding.

Pre-registration at http://www.cedar-rapids.org/residents/parks_and_recreation/index.php   or call 319-286-5566. $10 per person, space limited, day of event registration if there are openings. Ages 10 and up, youth must be supervised. Info about Bender Pool at 319-286-5790.  For questions on the clinic, call Wickiup Hill (319) 892-6485, or e-mail Chuck at Chuck.Ungs@LinnCounty.org

Sponsored by Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation, Linn County Conservation, and CrawDaddy Outdoors.

 

Mar
26
Tue
Sweet Marsh Migration Paddling @ Sweet Marsh
Mar 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

MARSH MIGRATIONS Embrace spring and get outdoors! Marsh migrations are a great way to start the spring paddling season. These easy, flat water kayak floats are led by CrawDaddy owner Darrin Siefken and renowned wildlife photographer Kip Ladage. Join them on a paddle through Sweet Marsh in rural Tripoli to see a variety of migrating waterfowl and other avian species.

Cost:  $10 with your own vessel or $20 with kayak rental

Mar
30
Sat
Bremer County Nature Alliance Banquet with Jim Pease @ American Legion
Mar 30 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Speaker Jim Pease and his topic is “Reflections on Iowa Rivers and their Futures”.
A pork and chicken dinner is being catered and there will be a cash bar.  Ticket cost is $25.00 a person which includes BCNA membership.  There will also be a silent auction.

Ticket  sales end March 25.

Apr
2
Tue
Sweet Marsh Migration Paddling @ Sweet Marsh
Apr 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

MARSH MIGRATIONS Embrace spring and get outdoors! Marsh migrations are a great way to start the spring paddling season. These easy, flat water kayak floats are led by CrawDaddy owner Darrin Siefken and renowned wildlife photographer Kip Ladage. Join them on a paddle through Sweet Marsh in rural Tripoli to see a variety of migrating waterfowl and other avian species.

Cost:  $10 with your own vessel or $20 with kayak rental

Apr
4
Thu
Kayak Demo Days with Crawdaddy Outdoors @ Avenue of the Saints Lake, rural Waverly.
Apr 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Get off the couch and into a kayak. Kayaking is a great leisure time recreational activity that can
be enjoyed by individuals or the whole family. The CrawDaddy fleet of 16+ kayaks provides
options for every kayaking interest from river floats to specialized fishing kayaks. Visit our web-
site for specific models or call the store to request a demo of a model. Be sure to demo paddles
and PFD’s to round out your kayak purchase.

Located at Avenue of the Saints Lake, rural Waverly. This is located 1 mile west of the Hwy 3
and Hwy 218 intersection. Turn south on Aspen Avenue and follow the gravel until you reach
the lake.

 

Apr
6
Sat
Canoesport Outfitter “DemoFest,” Lake Ahquabi, Indianola @ Lake Ahquabi State Park
Apr 6 all-day

Apr 6; Canoesport Outfitter “DemoFest,” Lake Ahquabi, south of Indianola.  Biggest CSO on-water demo of the year. Fee, preregistration required. Opportunity for new & seasoned paddlers to try out new designs & ongoing models, plus a variety of paddles & lifejackets. Full schedule of events on website  https://www.canoesportoutfitters.com/demofest  Phone 515-961-6117  or Toll Free: 1-800-257-6080

Apr
12
Fri
Whiterock Conservancy Kayaking/Camping: Middle Raccoon River @ Whiterock Conservancy Campground.
Apr 12 – Apr 14 all-day

Join Crawdaddy Outdoors for a kayaking and camping trip to the Middle Raccoon River in Western Iowa. Paddle through the enchanting sandstone cliffs of the Whiterock Valley and camp at the Whiterock Conservancy Campground.

Cost: $ 225.00 per person (includes meals, transportation and gear)

 

Sweet Marsh Migration Paddling @ Sweet Marsh
Apr 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

MARSH MIGRATIONS Embrace spring and get outdoors! Marsh migrations are a great way to start the spring paddling season. These easy, flat water kayak floats are led by CrawDaddy owner Darrin Siefken and renowned wildlife photographer Kip Ladage. Join them on a paddle through Sweet Marsh in rural Tripoli to see a variety of migrating waterfowl and other avian species.

Cost:  $10 with your own vessel or $20 with kayak rental

Apr
14
Sun
Trailgate Party: Celebrating Water Trails @ Story Conservation Center
Apr 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Reservations not required

Apr
16
Tue
Sweet Marsh Migration Paddling @ Sweet Marsh
Apr 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

MARSH MIGRATIONS Embrace spring and get outdoors! Marsh migrations are a great way to start the spring paddling season. These easy, flat water kayak floats are led by CrawDaddy owner Darrin Siefken and renowned wildlife photographer Kip Ladage. Join them on a paddle through Sweet Marsh in rural Tripoli to see a variety of migrating waterfowl and other avian species.

Cost:  $10 with your own vessel or $20 with kayak rental