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Paddle with the Iowa River Friends – Saturday, 7/18

Iowa River Friends is arranging a float/paddle on an interesting stretch of the Iowa River on Saturday, July 18, starting at 10am at Hills Access.  The trip will go down river to historic River Junction, with naturalists travelling with us to deepen our knowledge of the river, its flora and fauna, and the riparian area.  The trip is open to the public and families are encouraged.  People are invited to bring their own canoes or kayaks, and a limited number of canoes will be available for those without a boat.

Among the naturalists coming along is Brad Friedhoff, Conservation Program Manager for Johnson County.  Participants should come away with enjoyment of the Iowa River and its life, and awareness of the challenges we have in its improvement.  (And paddling is fun!)

People are encouraged to pack a lunch (in a waterproof bag, of course) for a picnic at River Junction park. The usual advisories about life jackets, water bottles and hydration, hats and sunscreen are in effect.  There is no cost but people are asked to register by July 15 by contacting John Christenson at jdchris36@gmail.com, giving name(s), email, need for a boat or have one to loan.  In case of inclement weather or other need for cancellation, news will be posted on the Iowa River Friends website, www.iowariverfriends.org.   For more information contact Bob Sessions at 471-0517 or sessions.bob@gmail.com.

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