September-Migrations, High Water, Event Cancellations

Linn County Conservation has canceled the three Voyageurs Canoe paddling opportunities and related activities scheduled Sep 7, 9, 10 due to high water levels on the Wapsipinicon River in Pinicon Ridge Park. Continuing rainfall and high river levels may impact additional events across Iowa–please plan accordingly.

Birds are migrating. Monarchs are migrating. It’s September in Iowa, a great month to maximize our Iowa Water Trails visits by land or water. Mother Nature continues to alter our plans with occasional storms and fluctuating water levels, but we persevere.

You might expect that WT-related events and activities would be slowing down at this point in the year, but the number of items in the Sep IWTA Newsletter indicates otherwise. September offers many opportunities to enjoy and support your Iowa WTs. Please note the heads-up to several Oct events, for which space may be limited, and preregistration may be required.

Just a reminder: Iowa Water Trails are not just for paddlers. Although paddlers are among the most visible and 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 WTs. Please contact us if you have an event, activity, or new special interest group to publicize.