Iowa Water Trail Association (IWTA)


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We continue to stress that Iowa Water Trails are not just for paddlers. Although paddlers are among the most visible & most frequent WT users, we would like to hear more from those of you who pursue archaeology, history, geology, angling, birding, photography, biology, etc. in any way related to our WT’s. The cooler months are a good time to draw the public to indoor events focus on any of these. Please contact us if you have an event, activity, or new special interest group to publicize.

It’s time to gather cold weather emergency gear in your vehicle. A few items can be very useful to you or others when facing a night in the vehicle, being stuck in a drift, or assisting an ice rescue. Among the items to consider are a shovel, jug of sand, sleeping bag, throw line, PFD, energy snacks, water, extra hats & gloves.