This 1.5 hour beginner-friendly class will begin at the Picnic Pavilion on Riverlands Way in the Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary. Mississippi River Water Trail Association staff will discuss water safety guidelines and review the basics to kayaking on Ellis Bay. Participants and guides will then launch their boats and set off to paddle around Ellis Bay. Each session will be accompanied by a Riverlands environmental educator that can interpret and highlight the diverse wildlife that can be viewed along the Mississippi River. * Participants will meet at the Picnic Pavilion on Riverlands Way (just down the road/past the Audubon Center at Riverlands).
Our boats are typically limited to 300 lbs. Please contact Emily if you weigh 260 lbs or above, so that we can accomodate with the appropriate kayak. Email: Emily.Connor@Audubon.org to inquire more.
What to Wear/Bring:
- We highly recommend you wear synthetic fabrics only (no cotton).
- Closed toe shoes are required
- We recommend wearing sunblock
- Hats are also recommended
- Water for hydration
This event is being held in collaboration with the US Army Corps of Engineers and on USACE property, but is not a USACE sponsored event.