Prairie State Canoeists

A canoe and Kayak Club

Upcoming events

    • 2017-09-23
    • TBD, depending on river conditions & need


    Date(s):
    September 23, 2017
    Leader: 
    Paul Klonowski
    Co-Leader: 
    Location:  TBD, depending on river conditions & need
    Skill Level:  Intermediate
    Category:  Clean up
    Details: This is a scheduled workday for the Lake County Forest Preserve District's Des Plaines River Stewardship Project. It's always a fun day on the river, and PSC members get Double Points, too!

    • 2017-09-23
    • 2017-09-24
    • Ontario, WI
    • 0

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    Date(s):
      September 23-24, 2017
    Leader:   Sherri Graham & John Anderson
    Co-Leader:  John & Marilyn Ziegler
    Location:  Ontario, Wi
    Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner
    Category:  Base camping
    Details:  This is our annual fall appreciation trip. Usually the colors are phenomenal and the river valley as seen from the lookout at the Wildcat Mountain State Park is breathtaking. The Kickapoo is known as the 'crookedist river in Wisconsin'; it is intimate and unspoiled! It never disappoints paddlers! We have a group camp site reserved at Wildcat Mountain State Park (the one in the trees). We will have our traditional feast/community dinner and campfire on Saturday night. Call/e-mail for details, to sign up for what to contribute to the dinner and to reserve your spot for the weekend!

    • 2017-10-04
    • Nippersink Creek - Pioneer Park to Canoe Base


    Date:
      Wednesday, October 4, 2017
    Leader: 
    Melinda Tury
    Location:  Nippersink Creek - Pioneer Park to Canoe Base 
    Skill Level:  Advanced beginner
    Category:  Flat water - day trip
    Details:  Car shift 10 am. This is another trip where the water level must be deep enough to paddle. Mostly forested along the way so the fall colors should be spectacular! Bring lunch, water, sunscreen, etc. PFD's must be worn while on the water. Please include a phone number in case of location change or cancellation due to weather. Map to the put in available upon request 

    • 2017-10-07
    • TBD, depending on river conditions & need


    Date(s):
    October 7, 2017
    Leader: 
    Paul Klonowski
    Co-Leader: 
    Location:  TBD, depending on river conditions & need
    Skill Level:  Intermediate
    Category:  Clean up
    Details: This is a scheduled workday for the Lake County Forest Preserve District's Des Plaines River Stewardship Project. It's always a fun day on the river, and PSC members get Double Points, too!

    • 2017-10-07
    • 2017-10-15
    • tbd
    • 0

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    Date:
     Saturday-Sunday, October 08-16, 2016

    Leaders:  Sherri Graham and John Anderson
    Details: You can join us for a day or two...or the whole trip!  Where we go and what we do depends on those who go, but is a goal to be up north near Traverse City, Sleeping Bear Dunes and Manistee National Forest.  Contact us for more details...

    • 2017-10-18
    • Fox River, SEBA Park South Elgin to Ferson Creek Park St. Charles


    Date:
      Wednesday, October 18, 2017
    Leader: 
    Melinda Tury
    Location:   Fox River, SEBA Park South Elgin to Ferson Creek Park St. Charles
    Skill Level:  Beginner
    Category:  Flat water - day trip
    Details:  Car shift 10 am. Alas - the paddling season is winding down. Come join us in a leisurely paddle down the Fox. Lunch will be at Salernos following the paddle to celebrate another wonderful year of paddling with the best people on the earth! PFD's must be worn while on the water. Bring water, sunscreen, dry bag, etc. Please include a phone number where you can be reached in case of location change or trip cancellation due to weather. Map to the put in available upon request. 

    • 2017-10-21
    • TBD, depending on river conditions & need


    Date(s):
    October 21, 2017
    Leader: 
    Paul Klonowski
    Co-Leader: 
    Location:  TBD, depending on river conditions & need
    Skill Level:  Intermediate
    Category:  Clean up
    Details: This is a scheduled workday for the Lake County Forest Preserve District's Des Plaines River Stewardship Project. It's always a fun day on the river, and PSC members get Double Points, too!

    • 2017-11-11
    • TBD, depending on river conditions & need


    Date(s):
    November 11, 2017
    Leader: 
    Paul Klonowski
    Co-Leader: 
    Location:  TBD, depending on river conditions & need
    Skill Level:  Intermediate
    Category:  Clean up
    Details: This is a scheduled workday for the Lake County Forest Preserve District's Des Plaines River Stewardship Project. It's always a fun day on the river, and PSC members get Double Points, too!

    • 2017-11-11
    • 4:00 PM
    • TBD


    Date(s):
      November 11, 2017
    Leader:  Ralf Jaeger
    Co-Leader:   Larry Jacklin
    Location:  Location TBD
    Details: Meeting details and location to be announced later. 

    PSC board meetings are open to the general membership.

    • 2017-11-11
    • 5:00 PM
    • Location TBD


    Date(s):
      November 11, 2017
    Leader:  Ralf Jaeger
    Co-Leader:   Larry Jacklin
    Location:  Location TBD
        Details:  The Social Hour will begin at 5:00 pm and Dinner will begin at 6:00 pm.

    Registration will be enabled when the details of location, cost, etc are set. An announcement will be sent at that time.

    • 2017-11-18
    • TBD, depending on river conditions & need


    Date(s):
    November 18, 2017
    Leader: 
    Paul Klonowski
    Co-Leader: 
    Location:  TBD, depending on river conditions & need
    Skill Level:  Intermediate
    Category:  Clean up
    Details: This is a scheduled workday for the Lake County Forest Preserve District's Des Plaines River Stewardship Project. It's always a fun day on the river, and PSC members get Double Points, too!

    • 2017-12-02
    • TBD, depending on river conditions & need


    Date(s):
      December 2, 2017
    Leader: 
    Paul Klonowski
    Co-Leader: 
    Location:  TBD, depending on river conditions & need
    Skill Level:  Intermediate
    Category:  Clean up
    Details: This is a scheduled workday for the Lake County Forest Preserve District's Des Plaines River Stewardship Project. It's always a fun day on the river, and PSC members get Double Points, too!

Past events

2017-09-20 Location Change: Fox River - Seba Park in South Elgin to St. Charles - was West DuPage River - Centennial Park to Weigand Park
2017-09-17 Kishwaukee River - Belvidere to Cherry Valley
2017-09-16 Fox River Cleanup "Its Our River Days"
2017-09-16 Bad Fish Creek
2017-09-10 Turtle Creek, O'Riley Rd to Sweet Allyn Park
2017-09-09 Willow Creek Cleanup
2017-09-09 Southern Michigan Rivers
2017-09-06 Kishwaukee River - Cherry Valley to Atwood Park
2017-09-03 Kishwaukee River - Cherry Valley to Atwood Pk
2017-09-02 Namekagon River Labor Day trip
2017-09-02 Des Plaines River, Lake County
2017-08-31 Sylvania Wilderness
2017-08-30 West Branch DuPage River Paddle & Pub!
2017-08-27 Introduction to Paddling - Canoeing
2017-08-27 Introduction to Paddling - Kayaking
2017-08-23 Salt Creek Evening Paddle & Dinner
2017-08-23 Pecatonica River - Two Rivers to Macktown
2017-08-20 NB Kishwaukee - County Line Road to Red Horse Bend
2017-08-19 Southern Michigan Rivers
2017-08-19 Des Plaines River, Lake County
2017-08-16 West Branch DuPage River Paddle & Pub!
2017-08-13 DuPage River (Wil-O-Way to Knoch Knolls)
2017-08-12 Solo Freestyle Canoe Clinic
2017-08-12 Southern Wisconsin Rivers - Bark River
2017-08-09 Salt Creek Evening Paddle & Dinner
2017-08-09 Wednesday Paddle Gang - Kishwaukee--Cherry Valley to Attwood
2017-08-06 Sugar River 'Avon Bottoms' Adventure
2017-08-05 Des Plaines River, Lake County
2017-08-02 West Branch DuPage River Paddle & Pub!
2017-07-29 Kish Paddlefest-paddle cancelled; live music & food still on
2017-07-29 Southern Michigan Rivers
2017-07-29 Des Plaines River, Lake County
2017-07-27 QuickStart Your Kayak
2017-07-27 QuickStart Your Canoe
2017-07-26 Salt Creek Evening Paddle & Dinner
2017-07-26 Wednesday Paddle Gang - WB DuPage River
2017-07-22 Mecan River
2017-07-21 4 Rivers Trip
2017-07-19 West Branch DuPage River Paddle & Pub!
2017-07-15 Fox River Sweep Cleanup
2017-07-15 Southern Michigan Rivers
2017-07-15 SB Kishwaukee - Kingston, IL Launch, Paddle/Work Day
2017-07-12 **CANCELLED** Salt Creek Evening Paddle & Dinner
2017-07-12 **CANCELLED** Kish- County Line Road to Red Horse Bend
2017-07-09 NB Kishwaukee - Cty Line Rd to Red Horse Bend
2017-07-08 Navigating your way through the wilderness with map and compass
2017-07-08 Southern Michigan Rivers
2017-07-07 Pine and Manistee Rivers near Wellston MI
2017-07-05 West Branch DuPage River Paddle & Pub!
2017-07-02 NB Kishwaukee - Cty Line Rd to Red Horse Bend
2017-07-01 Local trips---July 4th weekend
2017-07-01 July 4th Weekend
2017-07-01 Bad Fish Creek
2017-07-01 Des Plaines River, Lake County
2017-06-28 Salt Creek Evening Paddle & Dinner
2017-06-28 South Branch of the Kishwaukee River - Genoa to Kirkland
2017-06-26 Kayak and Canoe Rescue Tune Up Skill Builder-CANCELLED
2017-06-25 Moving Water I for Canoe - RESCHEDULED
2017-06-25 New Member Trip
2017-06-24 Southern Michigan Rivers
2017-06-21 West Branch DuPage River Paddle & Pub!
2017-06-18 Moving Water II Kayaking
2017-06-17 Robinson Creek and East Branch of Black River --West Central Wisconsin
2017-06-17 Moving Water II Canoe-CANCELLED
2017-06-17 Blues on the Fox
2017-06-16 Wisconsin Canoe Symposium
2017-06-14 Canceled - Salt Creek Evening Paddle & Dinner
2017-06-14 **CANCELLED**West DuPage River - Weigand Park (Naperville)
2017-06-11 DuPage River (Wiegand to Eaton)
2017-06-10 Mecan River- Central Wisconsin
2017-06-10 Des Plaines River, Lake County
2017-06-10 PSC Swift Water Rescue Workshop for Instructors/Aids
2017-06-07 West Branch DuPage River Paddle & Pub!
2017-06-04 DuPage River
2017-06-03 Southern Wisconsin Rivers
2017-06-03 DuPage River Sweep
2017-06-02 Manitowish River Weekend - CANCELLED
2017-05-31 West Branch DuPage River Paddle & Pub!
2017-05-31 Kishwaukee River - Belvidere to Cherry Valley
2017-05-27 LAKE MONROE CANOE CAMPING 5/27-5/29
2017-05-27 Fox River
2017-05-27 Des Plaines River, Lake County
2017-05-22 NW Michigan Spring Trip
2017-05-21 Moving Water I Kayaking
2017-05-21 60TH ANNUAL DES PLAINES RIVER CANOE&KAYAK MARATHON AND MINITHON
2017-05-21 Des Plaines River, Lake County CANCELLED
2017-05-20 Moving Water I for Canoe - CANCELLED
2017-05-20 DuPage River Sweep - CANCELLED SEE JUNE 3rd POST
2017-05-17 Salt Creek Evening Paddle & Dinner
2017-05-17 West DuPage River - Centennial Park to Knock Knolls Park
2017-05-14 Mazon River
2017-05-14 NE Iowa Rivers and Creeks
2017-05-13 Willow Creek Cleanup
2017-05-13 DuPage River from Weigland Park to Plainfield
2017-05-13 DuPage River from Shorewood to Channahon - CANCELED
2017-05-13 Paddle in the Park
2017-05-10 West Branch DuPage River Paddle & Pub!
2017-05-07 DuPage River - Plainfield to Shorewood
2017-05-06 DuPage River
2017-05-03 Salt Creek Evening Paddle & Dinner
2017-05-03 CANCELLED - Des Plaines River - Russell Road to Wadsworth
2017-05-03 DuPage River Exploratory
2017-04-30 Introduction to Paddling - Canoe
2017-04-30 Introduction to Paddling - Kayak
2017-04-29 DuPage River from Naperville to Plainfield
2017-04-26 West Branch DuPage River Paddle & Pub!
2017-04-23 West Branch DuPage in Naperville
2017-04-22 Mazon River
2017-04-22 Lake Series #1 - Argyle & Spring Lakes
2017-04-19 Salt Creek Evening Paddle & Dinner
2017-04-19 CANCELLED - Wednesday Paddle Gang Season Opener on the Fox River
2017-04-15 West Branch DuPage - Warrenville to Naperville
2017-04-08 West Branch DuPage, St.Charles Rd to Mack Rd.(with soup)
2017-04-02 Carroll Creek, Mt. Carroll, IL
2017-04-01 Fox River - Yorkville to Millbrook or Millington
2017-03-29 Reel Paddling Film Festival World Tour 2017
2017-03-26 Nippersink Creek
2017-03-25 Spring Potluck and Member Meeting
2017-03-25 Spring Board Meeting
2017-03-19 SB Kishwaukee, Oak Ridge FP - Kishwuakee FP
2017-03-18 Ferson Creek
2017-03-17 MISSOURI PADDLING -- MARCH 2017
2017-03-10 PSC Booth at Canoecopia
2017-02-25 PSC Febuary Social
2017-02-18 NB Kishwaukee, Cty Line Rd - Red Horse Bend
2017-01-21 January Potluck and Member Meeting
2017-01-21 January Board Meeting
2017-01-07 PSC January Social 2017
2017-01-01 Happy Canoe Year
2017-01-01 New Years Day - Kishwaukee River
2016-12-10 First Aid and CPR training
2016-12-03 Des Plaines River Cleanup - Lake County
2016-11-25 Burn off that turkey Fox river paddle
2016-11-20 SB Kishwaukee River
2016-11-19 PSC Instructor 2017 Planning
2016-11-13 Kishwaukee South Branch (Rt. 64 to Baseline Rd.)
2016-11-12 2016 Fall Dinner
2016-11-07 Fox River 'Dells' Trip
2016-11-06 Kishwaukee River South Branch (Genoa to Kirkland)
2016-10-29 Halloween Trip
2016-10-29 Des Plaines River Cleanup - Lake County
2016-10-26 Fox River, Seba Park (S Elgin) - Ferson Creek Park (St. Charles)
2016-10-22 North Kishwaukee (Marengo to Belvidere)
2016-10-22 Fall leaves on the Lower Fox
2016-10-12 Fox River, Yorkville - 'Paddlers Choice'
2016-10-08 Michigan Fall Colors Trip
2016-10-08 Des Plaines River Cleanup
2016-10-02 Fox River , Yorkville to Millington
2016-10-02 Des Plaines River Paddle
2016-10-01 PSC/Leave No Trace Fall Awareness Event
2016-09-28 Pecatonica
2016-09-24 DuPage River
2016-09-24 Kickapoo River
2016-09-18 Badfish Creek
2016-09-17 Its Our River Days Fox River Clean Up
2016-09-17 Fawn/Pigeon Rivers
2016-09-14 Kishwaukee River, Belvidere - Cherry Valley
2016-09-11 Kishwaukee River
2016-09-10 Willow Creek Cleanup
2016-09-10 Southern Michigan Rivers
2016-09-10 Des Plaines River Cleanup
2016-09-08 Labor Day Trip for Procrastinators
2016-09-03 Lost Canoe Area, WI
2016-09-03 Namekagon River Labor Day trip
2016-09-01 Silvanina Wilderness Rec Area
2016-08-31 West Branch DuPage River Paddle & Pub!
2016-08-31 Mid-Week Paddle Gang - East Branch DuPage River
2016-08-28 Introduction to Paddling - Canoeing
2016-08-28 Introduction to Paddling - Kayaking
2016-08-24 Salt Creek Evening Paddle & Dinner
2016-08-21 Lower WI/IL Paddle
2016-08-21 Kankakee River
2016-08-20 Kishwaukee River - Cherry Valley to Atwood Pk
2016-08-20 Boundary Waters Trip
2016-08-20 Kankakee River
2016-08-17 West Branch DuPage River Paddle & Pub!
2016-08-17 Wednesday Paddle Gang
2016-08-14 Sugar River 'Bottoms Adventure Paddle'
2016-08-13 Solo Freestyle Canoe Clinic
2016-08-10 Salt Creek Evening Paddle & Dinner
2016-08-06 Southern Michigan Rivers
2016-08-06 Des Plaines River Cleanup
2016-08-06 Fox River Clean-Up
2016-08-03 West Branch DuPage River Paddle & Pub!
2016-08-03 Wednesday Paddle Gang
2016-07-30 Wisconsin River Luau!
2016-07-30 Kishwaukee Paddle Fest
2016-07-27 Salt Creek Evening Paddle & Dinner
2016-07-24 DuPage River
2016-07-23 Fox river sweep Jon Duerr Forest Preserve (Blackhawk) to Ferson Creek Park
2016-07-23 LIttle Manistee River
2016-07-22 Four River Trip
2016-07-20 West Branch DuPage River Paddle & Pub!
2016-07-20 Pecatonica River, Two Rivers Park - Macktown Park
2016-07-17 Nippersink Creek - Keystone to Pioneer
2016-07-17 Fourth Annual Dog Paddle
2016-07-16 Mecan River
2016-07-16 Illinois Whitewater Festival & Buttercup Series Races
2016-07-16 PSC / LEAVE NO TRACE Summer Awareness Event
2016-07-16 Kishwaukee River Cleanup
2016-07-13 Salt Creek Evening Paddle & Dinner
2016-07-12 Kayak and Canoe Rescue Tune Up Skill Builder
2016-07-10 DuPage River Paddle
2016-07-09 Southern Michigan Rivers
2016-07-09 Des Plaines River Cleanup
2016-07-06 West Branch DuPage River Paddle & Pub!
2016-07-06 SB Kishwaukee River, Genoa - Kirkland
2016-07-04 July 4th on the Kish
2016-07-02 Upper Manistee River
2016-07-02 Nippersink Creek
2016-06-29 Salt Creek Evening Paddle & Dinner
2016-06-25 Southern Wisconsin Rivers
2016-06-22 West Branch DuPage River Paddle & Pub!
2016-06-22 Kishwaukee River, Cherry Valley to Atwood Park
2016-06-18 Blues on the Fox
2016-06-18 Kishwaukee River - Cherry Valley to Atwood Pk
2016-06-18 Navigating your way through the wilderness with map and compass
2016-06-18 Mecan River
2016-06-17 ACA L1/2 River Kayak Instructor Update
2016-06-17 ACA Essentials of River Kayaking Instructor L1/2 ICW
2016-06-17 Wisconsin Canoe Symposium
2016-06-16 ACA L1/2 Solo Canoe Instructor Update
2016-06-15 Salt Creek Evening Paddle & Dinner
2016-06-15 ACA L1/2 Canoe Touring (Tandem) Instructor Update
2016-06-12 Kishwaukee River - South Branch
2016-06-12 Moving Water 1 Kayaking
2016-06-11 Des Plaines River: Isle A La Cache River Festival
2016-06-11 Southern Michigan Rivers
2016-06-11 Des Plaines River Cleanup
2016-06-11 PSC Moving Water I - Canoeing
2016-06-08 West Branch DuPage River Paddle & Pub!
2016-06-08 WB DuPage, Centennial Park - Knoch Knolls Park
2016-06-05 New Member Trip
2016-06-04 Robinson Creek and East Branch of Black River
2016-06-01 Salt Creek Evening Paddle & Dinner
2016-05-31 Southern Indiana Streams
2016-05-29 SB of Kishwaukee River - Genoa to Kirkland
2016-05-28 Sugar River - Nelson Rd to Two Rivers
2016-05-27 Lost Canoe Area, Wisconsin
2016-05-25 DesPlaines River, Russell Road - Wadsworth Road
2016-05-22 Canoe Instructor Skills Workshop
2016-05-22 DesPlaines River Canoe & Kayak 59th Annual Marathon
2016-05-21 Introduction to Paddling-Kayaking
2016-05-21 Annual DuPage River Sweep
2016-05-21 PSC Introduction to Paddling - Canoeing
2016-05-18 Salt Creek Evening Paddle & Dinner
2016-05-15 DuPage River
2016-05-15 Des Plaines River Cleanup
2016-05-14 Willow Creek Cleanup
2016-05-14 DuPage River, Plainfield to Shorewood
2016-05-14 Paddle in the Park
2016-05-11 West Branch DuPage River Paddle & Pub!
2016-05-11 Nippersink Creek
2016-05-08 Mazon River
2016-05-07 DuPage River (Lions Pk to McDowell)
2016-05-04 Salt Creek Evening Paddle & Dinner
2016-05-01 DuPage River
2016-05-01 Des Plaines Confluence trip
2016-04-30 WB DuPage River
2016-04-30 Des Plaines River Cleanup - Lake County
2016-04-27 Kishwaukee River, Belvidere to Cherry Valley
2016-04-24 Mazon River
2016-04-24 PSC / LEAVE NO TRACE Spring Awareness Event
2016-04-24 Kishwaukee River
2016-04-23 WB DuPage River
2016-04-23 Banner Marsh Inaugural Water Trail Paddle
2016-04-23 WB DuPage River
2016-04-17 WB DuPage River
2016-04-16 Mazon River
2016-04-13 Fox River Mid-Week Paddle Gang Season Opener
2016-04-09 WB DuPage River, Upper Section - Soup Trip
2016-04-03 Mazon River
2016-04-03 Turtle Creek
2016-04-03 Des Plaines River Cleanup - Lake County
2016-04-03 Ferson Creek
2016-03-26 West Branch DuPage River
2016-03-26 SB Kishwaukee River
2016-03-23 Reel Paddling Film Festival World Tour 2016
2016-03-19 PSC Spring Potluck and Meeting
2016-03-19 Spring Board Meeting
2016-03-19 Nippersink Creek
2016-03-17 Missouri Ozarks Paddling: March 2016
2016-03-12 Dutch Treat Dinner after Canoecopia
2016-03-11 PSC Booth at Canoecopia
2016-02-28 DuPage River
2016-02-28 Kishwaukee River, Cherry Valley - Atwood FP
2016-02-27 Febuary Social
2016-02-14 Rescue Tune Up
2016-02-14 Everything you need to know before buying a kayak
2016-01-30 January Social
2016-01-16 January Potluck and Member Meeting
2016-01-16 January Board Meeting
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