Prairie State Canoeists

A canoe and Kayak Club

Upcoming events

    • 2017-07-26
    • Weiland Park to 135th Street


    Date:
      Wednesday, July 26, 2017
    Leader: 
    Melinda Tury
    Location:  DuPage River-Weigland to 135th Street
    Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
    Category: Flat water - day trip
    Details:  Paddle from Weigland Park in Naperville to 135th St. PFD's required. Carshift at 10 AM. Bring water, lunch, sunscreen, bug spray, etc. PFD's must be worn while on the water. Please include a phone number when you register for this trip in case of changes. The river level should have dropped enough by Wed. to safely paddle. Map to put in available upon request.

    • 2017-07-26
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Cricket Creek FP, Addison to Eldridge Park, Elmhurst


    Date:   Wednesday, July 26, 2017
    Leader:  
    Steve Sinderson
    Location: Cricket Creek Forest Preserve, near Fullerton & Villa Ave, Addison
    Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner
    Category:   Evening Paddle
    Details: We will begin our paddle promptly at 6 p.m. from Cricket Creek Forest Preserve in Addison. We will paddle to Eldridge Park in Elmhurst where a car will be spotted for a reverse shuttle. This will be a quick trip; about 2 hours, however there is one small dam we must portage. We will return drivers to the put-in to pick up cars and then return to Eldridge Park to load boats. We will meet after the paddle (approx. 9 p.m.) HB Jones located at 551 South York Street in Elmhurst for a late dinner/snack and some camaraderie. Please contact the trip leader if you intend to paddle; the shuttle logistics are important!    Please contact Steve Sinderson  630-878-1194

    • 2017-07-27
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Patterson Lake, Aurora, IL
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    Registration is closed


    Date:  Thursday, July 27, 2017
    Leader:   Bill Kessler
    Location:  Patterson Lake, Aurora, IL
    Skill Level:  Beginner
    Category:  Instruction

    QuickStart is a short, 2-hour course on the introductory skills to safely paddle your canoe. If you've only got a couple hours, this is the class for you!

    Come out on a warm summer evening for a condensed yet powerful session on paddling tips, including time for some individual coaching. 

    Pricing:
    PSC Member: Early bird registration: $15 (if registered by June 27) Regular pricing: $20 (after June 27)

    Non-PSC Member: Early bird registration: $35 (if registered by June 27) Regular pricing: $40 (after June 27)

    Participants will need to bring their own boat, paddle, PFD, snacks, lunch, and all personal items. Instructors will contact participants prior to the event with special instructions or equipment needs.

    Registration will close on July 20 at Midnight.

    • 2017-07-27
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Patterson Lake, Aurora, IL
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    Registration is closed


    Date:  Thursday, July 27, 2017
    Leader:   Gordon Elgelbach
    Location:  Patterson Lake, Aurora, IL
    Skill Level:  Beginner
    Category:  Instruction

    QuickStart is a short, 2-hour course on the introductory skills to safely paddle your kayak. If you've only got a couple hours, this is the class for you!

    Come out on a warm summer evening for acondensed yet powerful session on paddling tips, including time for some individual coaching. 

    Pricing:
    PSC Member: Early bird registration: $15 (if registered by June 27) Regular pricing: $20 (after June 27)

    Non-PSC Member: Early bird registration: $35 (if registered by June 27) Regular pricing: $40 (after June 27)

    Participants will need to bring their own boat, paddle, PFD, snacks, lunch, and all personal items. Instructors will contact participants prior to the event with special instructions or equipment needs.

    Registration will close on July 20 at Midnight.

    • 2017-07-29
    • TBD, depending on river conditions & need


    Date(s):
      July 29, 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!

    • 2017-07-29
    • 2017-07-30
    • Glacial Heritage Area - Between Milwaukee and Madison


    Date:
     Saturday-Sunday, July 29-30, 2017

    Leaders:  Sherri Graham and John Anderson
    Details: This is a great place for a weekend getaway...not too far from home...less than a 2 hour drive from most west/nw 'burbs...Join us for one or both days and camping Saturday night. We will paddle two stretches of the Bark River.  Camping will be at Rome Riverside Campground in Rome/Sullivan, WI @$10/tent/night. Contact us for details...

    • 2017-07-29
    • 8:30 AM
    • 6802 42nd St., Rockford, IL


    Date(s):
      July 29, 2017
    Leader:  Darrel Grove
    Co-Leader:  
    Location:  meet at Kishwaukee Paddle Fest
    Skill Level:  beginner
    Category:  paddling
    Details:  meet at Kishwaukee Paddle Fest (6802 42nd St. Rockford, IL) at 8:30 am so we can get our boats and gear on the 9:00 am shuttle to Baumann Park. We will paddle downstream to the Paddle Fest and hopefully catch the live music.

    There are additional shuttles at 10:30, noon and 2:00.

    There will be food and drink at the event so be sure to bring a chair and enjoy the 3 bands who will be performing. I believe you can camp out on Friday and Saturday night, if you want. Keep an eye on the Kishwaukee Paddlefest facebook page for more details as they develop.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/204920199984646/

    Note: the Kishwaukee Paddle Fest is not a PSC-run event but there will be plenty of PSC members there.

    • 2017-08-02
    • 6:00 PM
    • tbd - based on water levels

    Check with us for the location, it will be based on the water levels....  We generally paddle either from from the Canoe Launch at Mack Road, Warrenville to McDowell Grove FP in Naperville or from Lion's Park in Winfield to Mack Road, Warrenville.
    Date: Wednesday, August 2, 2017
    Leaders:  Sherri Graham and 
    John Anderson
    Details: We will begin our paddle promptly at 6 p.m. The trip will be under 2 hours ~4.5 miles (we will spot a car at the takeout for a reverse shuttle). After returning to load boats/gear,  we will head over to Two Brothers Tap House located @ 30w315 Calumet Ave, Warrenville (in the industrial area nw of Route 56 & 59 @ approx. 8:00 - 8:15 p.m.) for a late dinner/snack and some camaraderie. Please contact us if you plan to paddle (the shuttle logistics are very important).


    • 2017-08-05
    • TBD, depending on river conditions & need


    Date(s): 
    August 5, 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!

    • 2017-08-05
    • 2017-08-06
    • St Joseph County, Michigan (Three Rivers - Nottawa)


    Date:
     Saturday-Sunday, August 5-6, 2017

    Leaders:  Sherri Graham and John Anderson
    Details: We will be helping with a cleanup on Saturday with the St Joseph County Conservation District and paddling another stretch on Sunday...camping in Amish County...$5/person/night....contact us for details.

    • 2017-08-09
    • TBD


    Date:
      Wednesday, August 9, 2017
    Leader: 
    Melinda Tury
    Location:  TBD
    Skill Level: 
    Category: 
    Details:  Location of this trip will be determined after looking at water levels and weather reports. It will be posted three to four days before the trip.

    • 2017-08-09
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Cricket Creek FP, Addison to Eldridge Park, Elmhurst


    Date:   Wednesday, August 9, 2017
    Leader:  
    Steve Sinderson
    Location: Cricket Creek Forest Preserve, near Fullerton & Villa Ave, Addison
    Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner
    Category:   Evening Paddle
    Details: We will begin our paddle promptly at 6 p.m. from Cricket Creek Forest Preserve in Addison. We will paddle to Eldridge Park in Elmhurst where a car will be spotted for a reverse shuttle. This will be a quick trip; about 2 hours, however there is one small dam we must portage. We will return drivers to the put-in to pick up cars and then return to Eldridge Park to load boats. We will meet after the paddle (approx. 9 p.m.) HB Jones located at 551 South York Street in Elmhurst for a late dinner/snack and some camaraderie. Please contact the trip leader if you intend to paddle; the shuttle logistics are important!    Please contact Steve Sinderson  630-878-1194

    • 2017-08-12
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Lake Atwood, at The Hollows Conservation Area, Cary, IL
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    Date(s):
      August 12, 2017
    Leader: 
    Tracy Hunt 630-329-4669
    Co-Leader:   Paul Klonowski 847-687-2477
    Location:  Lake Atwood, at The Hollows Conservation Area, Cary, IL
    Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner
    Category:  Paddling, Instruction 

    Details:  F
    reeStyle Canoeing is the "art and science" of quietwater paddling. It emphasizes smooth, efficient flatwater paddling and precision boat control. FreeStyle techniques can be applied to all canoeing situations, from goofing off on a local pond to whitewater.

    FreeStyle canoeing requires no special equipment: justa canoe, a straight-shaft paddle, a life jacket (PFD), and for most folks, a kneeling pad.  Prerequisite to this class is the ability to make your solo canoe travel in a straight line.

    This class will primarily focus on Introductory FreeStyle technique for the solo canoeist.  Bring your own solo canoe, PFD, paddle, and kneeling pad if you have one.  Also bring lunch, plenty of non-alcoholic beverages to drink, and dress for the weather – we paddle unless there’s lightning.  Bring a couple of complete changes of clothing – we all may get wet. 

    FreeStyle technique is also used in conjunction with music, creating an expressive, interpretive art form. You can search YouTube for “Freestyle Canoe” for sample videos of this.  While Interpretive Freestyle is beyond the scope of this class, we may include short demos as time permits.

    This class will be led by Certified Instructors from the American Canoe Association.  To learn more about Freestyle Canoeing, visit http://freestylecanoeing.com/

    Cost of the class is $50 for ACA members (bring your membership card); $5 additional for non -American Canoe Association members.  Class size is limited to 10 participants. Fees to be paid on site, the day of the class.

    If you have questions or concerns, contact leaders.

    • 2017-08-13
    • 9:00 AM
    • 210 N. Stauffer Dr, Naperville, IL


    Date(s):
      August 13, 2017
    Leader:  Darrel Grove
    Co-Leader:  
    Location:  Wil-O-Way Commons Park, Naperville
      Skill Level:  advanced beginner
    Category:  paddling
    Details:  meet at Wil-O-Way Commons Park (right in front of 210 N. Stauffer Dr., Naperville -- this is where N. Stauffer intersects Hidden Springs Dr. and is about 5 blocks north of W. Jefferson Ave.) 9:00 am to unload boats/gear and be ready for a 9:30 am car shuttle.

    Take out will be at Knoch Knolls Park.

    I will be monitoring water levels to make sure we can run this section to keep an eye out for updates a few days before the trip. 

     

    • 2017-08-16
    • 6:00 PM
    • Mack Road in Warrenville to McDowell Grove in Naperville

    Check with us for the location, it will be based on the water levels....  We generally paddle either from from the Canoe Launch at Mack Road, Warrenville to McDowell Grove FP in Naperville or from Lion's Park in Winfield to Mack Road, Warrenville.
    Date: Wednesday, August 16, 2017
    Leaders:  Sherri Graham and 
    John Anderson
    Details: We will begin our paddle promptly at 6 p.m. The trip will be under 2 hours ~4.5 miles (we will spot a car at the takeout for a reverse shuttle). After returning to load boats/gear,  we will head over to Two Brothers Tap House located @ 30w315 Calumet Ave, Warrenville (in the industrial area nw of Route 56 & 59 @ approx. 8:00 - 8:15 p.m.) for a late dinner/snack and some camaraderie. Please contact us if you plan to paddle (the shuttle logistics are very important).


    • 2017-08-19
    • TBD, depending on river conditions & need


    Date(s): 
    August 19, 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!

    • 2017-08-19
    • 2017-08-20
    • St Joseph County, Michigan (Three Rivers - Nottawa)


    Date:
     Saturday-Sunday, August 19-20, 2017

    Leaders:  Sherri Graham and John Anderson
    Details: We will be helping with a cleanup on Saturday with the St Joseph County Conservation District and paddling another stretch on Sunday...camping in Amish County...$5/person/night....contact us for details.

    • 2017-08-23
    • Pecatonica River - Harrison, IL to Rockton, IL


    Date:
      Wednesday, August 23, 2017
    Leader: 
    Melinda Tury
    Location:  Pecatonica - Two Rivers to Macktown
    Skill Level: Beginner
    Category:  Flat water - day trip
    Details:  Car shift 10 am. This trip will be a lazy trip down the Pecatonicia - a mostly straight flat water river but always has enough water to paddle in. Bring water, lunch, sunscreen, bug spray, etc. PFD's must be worn while on the water. Please include a phone number in case of location change or trip cancellation due to weather. Map to the put in available upon request.

    • 2017-08-23
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Cricket Creek FP, Addison to Eldridge Park, Elmhurst


    Date:   Wednesday, August 23, 2017
    Leader:  
    Steve Sinderson
    Location: Cricket Creek Forest Preserve, near Fullerton & Villa Ave, Addison
    Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner
    Category:   Evening Paddle
    Details: We will begin our paddle promptly at 6 p.m. from Cricket Creek Forest Preserve in Addison. We will paddle to Eldridge Park in Elmhurst where a car will be spotted for a reverse shuttle. This will be a quick trip; about 2 hours, however there is one small dam we must portage. We will return drivers to the put-in to pick up cars and then return to Eldridge Park to load boats. We will meet after the paddle (approx. 9 p.m.) HB Jones located at 551 South York Street in Elmhurst for a late dinner/snack and some camaraderie. Please contact the trip leader if you intend to paddle; the shuttle logistics are important!    Please contact Steve Sinderson  630-878-1194

    • 2017-08-27
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Hidden Lake, Downers Grove, IL


    Date:  Sunday, August 27, 2017
    Leader:   John Chase
    Location:  Hidden Lake, Downers Grove, IL
    Skill Level:  Beginner
    Category:  Instruction

    This is the first in our PSC Training Series, Introduction to Paddling for Kayak. It will be held at Hidden Lake FP in Lisle/Downers Grove. This ACA course will teach you the basics of paddling your kayak. Some paddling strokes you will learn include: fwd, rev, stop, spin (pivot), sideways (abeam), turning and many other skills to paddle your craft skillfully on calm protected waters.

    Pricing:
    PSC Member: Early bird registration: $15 (if registered by July 27) Regular pricing: $20 (after July 27)

    Non-member: Early bird registration: $35 (if registered by July 27) Regular pricing: $40 (after July 27)

    Participants will need to bring their own boat, paddle, PFD, snacks, lunch, and all personal items. Instructors will contact participants prior to the event with special instructions or equipment needs.

    Registration will close on August 24 at Midnight.

    • 2017-08-27
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Hidden Lake, Downers Grove, IL


    Date:  Sunday, August 27, 2017
    Leader:   Sherri Graham
    Location:  Hidden Lake, Downers Grove, IL
    Skill Level:  Beginner
    Category:  Instruction

    This is the first in our PSC Training Series, Introduction to Paddling for Canoe. It will be held at Hidden Lake FP in Lisle/Downers Grove. This ACA course will teach you the basics of paddling your canoe. Some paddling strokes you will learn include: fwd, rev, stop, spin (pivot), sideways (abeam), turning and many other skills to paddle your craft skillfully on calm protected waters.

    Pricing:
    PSC Member: Early bird registration: $15 (if registered by July 27) Regular pricing: $20 (after July 27)

    Non-PSC Member: Early bird registration: $35 (if registered by July 27) Regular pricing: $40 (after July 27)

    Participants will need to bring their own boat, paddle, PFD, snacks, lunch, and all personal items. Instructors will contact participants prior to the event with special instructions or equipment needs.

    Registration will close on August 24 at Midnight.

    • 2017-08-30
    • 6:00 PM
    • tbd - based on water levels

    Check with us for the location, it will be based on the water levels....  We generally paddle either from from the Canoe Launch at Mack Road, Warrenville to McDowell Grove FP in Naperville or from Lion's Park in Winfield to Mack Road, Warrenville.
    Date: Wednesday, August 30, 2017
    Leaders:  Sherri Graham and 
    John Anderson
    Details: We will begin our paddle promptly at 6 p.m. The trip will be under 2 hours ~4.5 miles (we will spot a car at the takeout for a reverse shuttle). After returning to load boats/gear,  we will head over to Two Brothers Tap House located @ 30w315 Calumet Ave, Warrenville (in the industrial area nw of Route 56 & 59 @ approx. 8:00 - 8:15 p.m.) for a late dinner/snack and some camaraderie. Please contact us if you plan to paddle (the shuttle logistics are very important).


    • 2017-08-31
    • 2017-09-03
    • Sylvania Wilderness


    Date:
      August 31 thru September 3
    Leader: 
     Joan Taylor 
    Location:  near Watersmeet, MI, on the Wisc/Michigan border
    Skill Level:  Beginner
    Category:  Flat water
    Details:  Base camp at Silvania Wilderness. Canoeing in the wilderness and nearby rivers.  Pot luck on Saturday night. For more info contact leader.

    • 2017-09-02
    • TBD, depending on river conditions & need


    Date(s): 
    September 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!

    • 2017-09-02
    • 2017-09-04
    • Trego, WI
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    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

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    Date(s):  September 2-4, 2017
    Leader:   
    Sherri Graham and John Anderson
    Co-Leader:   John & Marilyn Ziegler
    Location:  Trego, WI
    Skill Level:  Advance Beginner
    Category:  River Camping, Advance Beginner
    Details:  Contact trip leader for details.  There is a limit of 12 paddlers for this river camping trip so reserve your spot early if you plan to attend!

    • 2017-09-06
    • Kishwaukee River - Cherry Valley to Atwood Park


    Date:
      Wednesday, Sept 6, 2017
    Leader: 
    Melinda Tury
    Location:  Kishwaukee River - Cherry Valley to Atwood Park
    Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner
    Category:  Flat water - day trip
    Details:  Car shift 10 am. come paddle down this beautiful stretch of the the Kishwaukee River. Bring lunch, water, sunscreen, bug spray, etc. PFD's must be worn while on the water. Please include a phone number where you can be reached in case of location change or trip cancellation because of weather. Map to the put in available upon request. 

    • 2017-09-09
    • 2017-09-10
    • St Joseph County, Michigan (Three Rivers - Nottawa)


    Date:
     Saturday-Sunday, September 9-10, 2017

    Leaders:  Sherri Graham and John Anderson
    Details: We will be helping with a cleanup on Saturday with the St Joseph County Conservation District and paddling another stretch on Sunday...camping in Amish County...$5/person/night....contact us for details.

    • 2017-09-09
    • 8:30 AM
    • 899 Jay Street Elgin, IL


    Date(s):
      September 9, 2017
    Leader:  John Ziegler
    Co-Leader:   Brad DeArk
    Location:  899 Jay Street Elgin, IL
    Skill Level:  Beginner
    Category:  Cleanup
    Details: 
    This is a walking stream/streambank cleanup due to low water and/or narrow stream. Meet at the Izaak Walton League lodge about 8:30 to sign in, get supplies (gloves, bags & some tools) and find out where to go. Wear clothes that you can get wet and dirty. Dress for the weather. Lunch is provided for the workers.

    Contact leader with questions. Please register for this free event.

    • 2017-09-16
    • 2:00 PM
    • Fox RIver, Algonquin


    Date(s):
      September 16, 2017
    Leader: Jodie Auliff
    Co-Leader:  
    Location:  Cornish Park, Algonquin
    Skill Level: Beginner
    Category:  Cleanup
    Details: 
    We put in at the Algonquin Dam (Cornish Park) and take out at Fox River Shores before the Carpentersville Dam.   This is part of it's a river days and Algonquins community days.  Last year we did a initial shuttle and a reverse shuttle.   Last year the paddlers set off at 2 PM. Exact time will be updated when I hear from Algonquin.

    • 2017-09-20
    • West DuPage River - Centennial Park to Weigand Park - water level dependent


    Date:
      Wednesday, Sept 20, 2017
    Leader: 
    Melinda Tury
    Location:  West DuPage River - Centennial Park to Weigand Park - water level  dependent
    Skill Level:  Advanced beginner
    Category:  Flat water, with some riffle zones
    Details:  Car shift 10 am. This is a delightful section of the river to paddle with numerous riffles, twists, and turns making for a fun paddle IF there is enough water in the river to paddle. Bring water, sunscreen, etc. Lunch will be after the paddle because of private property all along the trip route. PFD's must be worn while on the water. Please include a phone number where you can be reached in case of location change or cancellation due to weather. Map to the put in available upon request.

    • 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


    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
    • 6


    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

2017-07-22 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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