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  • Cold Iowa Winter Drives Reflection & Planning

    Iowa winter, and the unusually cold temperatures encourage us to reflect on past paddling adventures. . . and plan for future ones. Whether you are reading, googling, or preparing to attend a paddling show, we wish you pleasant dreams. We also hope to visit with you at the Feb 9-11 CSO Paddlesport Expo in Indianola, or at the Feb 24 ICNC Paddle Day in Cedar Rapids.

    We encourage you to visit the IWTA Website 2018 Events Calendar to review over 100 indoor & outdoor events, holidays, observances, astronomical occurrences, etc.–a great resource of things to plan for, or plan around, as you develop your WT programming for 2018. Your additions and corrections are always welcome.

    The Mid Mo January Newsletter issue includes the 2018 Full Moon Schedule AND the 2018 Meteor Shower Schedule. Both can be useful for planning astronomy events, evening outings, floats or camping trips.  Also in the Newsletter:

    • The Iowa Legislature is now in session, so check our item for dates, link to ID your legislator & contact info, signups for email updates.
    • We hope you enjoy the 115 history, highlights, and trivia items in the updated “Iowa Paddling Chronology.” Thanks to all who made contributions and corrections.
    • The recent really cold weather has grown some serious ice on many Iowa lakes, but please read our item on “Ice Safety Reminders” from the Iowa DNR.

     

  • Welcome to 2018! And a Very Cold Beginning to the New Year.

    So many events, so much to do, we hardly know where to start. Paddling or angling skills development, perhaps?

    Progress report–IWTA is currently at 1450 suscribers, an excellent start toward reaching 1500 sometime in 2018.

    The Jan 1 IWTA Newsletter issue includes the 2018 Full Moon Schedule–great opportunities for scheduling floats and hikes, astronomy and history events. Not a likely paddling opportunity, but note the two full moons in January.

    The Iowa Legislature convenes on Jan 8, so check our Newsletter item for dates, link to ID your legislator & contact info, signups for email updates.

    Nominations are now closed, but watch for the Iowa Rivers Revival “River Town of the Year” award announcement, coming soon.

    We hope you enjoy the history, highlights, and trivia in the updated “Iowa Paddling Chronology 2017.” Special thanks to all who made contributions and corrections.

    The last few days of really cold weather have grown some serious ice on many Iowa lakes, but please read our Newsletter item on”Ice Safety Reminders” from the Iowa DNR.

    Please keep those 2018 WT-related events and dates coming. We’re building the annual planning calendar, including events in this Newsletter, and will have them posted to the IWTA Website within the next couple of weeks.

    If you are looking for 2018 event ideas, we suggest that you check out the IWTA Calendar and back issues of the IWTA Newsletter, both found on the IWTA Website.