Earn an American Canoe Association (ACA) certification as you explore some of Jefferson County’s 790 miles of streams and rivers. Using the ACA curriculum, you’ll be introduced to canoeing safety, paddle strokes, and navigation skills. This new class features two lecture/discussion sessions and four canoe trips on these streams: Beargrass Creek, Harrods Creek, Salt River, and Floyds Fork. Three of the paddle trips will be in 15-person Voyageur canoes and the fourth, on Floyds Fork, will be in tandem canoes. This course also addresses our region’s water quality, showcasing people in the community who are working to restore our creeks, revitalize our sewer and flood infrastructure, reconnect communities to the Ohio River, and expand recreational opportunities along the waterfront.
Register early! Enrollment is limited to 15 and a sell-out is expected. Directions and a list of required personal gear will be provided following registration.Participants are responsible for their own transportation.
Instructor Dr. David Wicks, certified instructor for the American Canoe Association, president of the Kentucky Conservation Committee, owner of Get Outdoors Kentucky, and retired director of the Jefferson County Public Schools’ Center for Environmental Education. This class meets for 6 weeks on Tuesday nights. Cost includes canoe and safety equipment.
Location: Community Boat House, Waterfront Park (sessions one and two) and four launching sites.
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