Beginning on May 7, and on the first Saturday of each month, the PPA will be hosting paddle events on different sections of the Kankakee River, along with forays onto the Iroquois River, Vermillion River, DuPage River, and Rock Creek. All are welcome to join us. Participants must wear personal flotation devices during the paddle. While we do not provide equipment or transportation, we do help coordinate placement of vehicles at the takeout point.
The Kankakee River is one of only thirty-three (33) rivers in the country having been designated a National Water Trail. Each section of the river is unique, from a winding bayou to a broad expanse; from broad vistas to islands; and with opportunities to spot eagles, beavers, and other wildlife. The Kankakee River is also one of the cleanest rivers in the country and provides for unparalleled fishing opportunities.
The Potawatomi Paddlers also be hosting two paddle training sessions in September designed for beginning and advanced Paddlers.
Additionally, throughout the summer, members of the PPA will be staffing an information table at various community festivals and farmers markets. Materials will be available about the PPA and our event schedule. We will also be selling 50/50 raffle tickets to help fund kayak launch enhancements along the Kankakee River.
For more information on the PPA, our event schedule and to purchase raffle tickets, please visit our website at KankakeeRiverPPA.org.