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First Annual Illinois Water Trail Conference

Monday, October 15th, 2018

Hosted by: ILLINOIS PADDLING COUNCIL

and the Potawatomi Paddlers Association

FOUR RIVERS ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATIONAL CENTER

25055 W. Walnut Lane, Channahon, Illinois 60410

 

 

Discussions to focus on

Benefits of Water Trails

How to establish Water Trails

Community Engagement

National Water Trail Designation

Living Water Trail – Paddle Events

Leave no Trace Campsites

Fundraising

Illinois Paddling Council

 

 

 

Anticipated Participants to include

Water Trail and Waterway Advocacy Groups

Federal, State and Regional Planning Agencies

City and County Planners and Administrators

Planning Consultants

Kayak/Canoe Enthusiasts

Event Planners

Local Canoe and Kayak Organizations

 

Confirmed speakers include

 

Diane Banta, National Park Service

Laura Barghusen, Openlands

Karen Miller, Kane County Development, Fox River

Joe Ginger, Pecatonica River Foundation

Carol Hays, Prairie Rivers Network

Scott Hewitt, Sangamon River “Abe Lincoln Trail”

 

Learn what it took to create the existing Water Trails and the resources available to establish others.  Watch for detailed program announcement to come Interested to attend? Please respond at  http://www.illinoispaddling.info/wtc/

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