NEWS

Little Calumet River Cleanup Video
Check out this video about the Little Calumet River Cleanup! https://youtu.be/_zfoc_kjkaw Michael Taylor, Steward of the Little Calumet River in Illinois had a busy day at Kickapoo Woods. First, he…
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To Cancel or Not to Cancel - That is the Question
–By Sigrid Pilgrim My husband, Alan, is Co-Chair of the Des Plaines River Canoe & Kayak Marathon (DPRM). The advent of the Corona pandemic, social distancing, stay-at-home orders, the closing…
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Let's Go Paddling the (Dam) Fox River
–By Don Mueggenborg There are a total of 13 dams on the Fox in Illinois – most are easy portages. As long as you use some sense, rivers are a…
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Where Is My Sea Kayak Rack
–By Sigrid Pilgrim For years I have been fortunate that the City of Evanston has a boat storage facility at the Dempster Street Beach on Lake Michigan. It’s nice to…
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Choices on Where to Paddle
-By Greg Taylor According to an article in the Ozarks Independent, a 30-year-old man was probably caught up in a “hydraulic” below a dam on Lake Springfield on the James…
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President, Potawatomi Paddlers Associaion
–By Frank Koehler POTAWATOMI PADDLERS TO PARTICIPATE IN DRAGON BOAT RACES In cooperation with the Kankakee Valley Park District, The Potawatomi Paddlers (PPA) have entered a team in this new…
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Have You Paddled the ??????
–By Don Mueggenborg Some places seldom paddled in Illinois: The Fox River between Silver Springs State Park and Shuh Shuh Gun Canoe Landing. We discovered this canoe landing a couple…
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My Adventures in Canoeing
-By Don Mueggenborg It’s been over 70 years since I first paddled a canoe at Boy Scout Camp Delevan. I have had my share of adventures and fun. Maybe my…
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New Boat Launch on the DuPage River in Lisle - Finally
The forever on again off again project? The first public launch on the East Branch of the DuPage River has long been in the works. The Lisle Park District started…
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Pedal, Paddle, & Hike
Pedal, Paddle, and Hike! Those words embody the vision we had when work started on developing the Pecatonica River as a water trail in Stephenson County. We worked long and…
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Canoe Trivia
Some questions that have popped into my mind while stuck in the house. I ask the questions – give my answer. Think of your answer and share with us. 1.…
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