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Fall Paddling Series

Written by Mike Ziegler
    Wednesday, 04 September 2013
Fall Paddling Series

As the days get shorter and the acorn squash fatter, the rivers of our city will soon be awash in streaks of yellows, oranges, and reds. But if there’s one thing that won’t be waning (at least for me), it’s the itch to be out and active along Milwaukee’s waterways. Do you find yourself in the, ahem, same boat? Then let’s give the Milwaukee River some much deserved autumnal love with the Urban Ecology Center’s Fall Paddling Series!

This fall, and especially this September, we’re ramping things up on the river and rolling out some brand new programs. A lumberjack kayak? A full moon canoe ride? A costume paddle downtown? As sure as a sweep stroke, we’ll be offering a program for each of these unique aquatic activities and more. We hope you'll join us for one (or all!) of these fun fall adventures on the water!

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River Cleanup by Canoe: Kinnickinnic River
Sunday, September 8th
1 - 4 p.m.
Who needs a garbage truck? We have canoes! Join us for a trash pick-up near the mouth of the Kinnickinnic River. Space is limited.
Click here to register!

Lumberjack Kayak and Brunch
Sunday, September 15th
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Come in flannel and get ready for flapjacks! We'll paddle a scenic stretch of the Milwaukee River and pull off for a family style brunch at Hubbard Park Lodge's rustic restaurant. Meet by the Hubbard Park parking lot. Cost of breakfast included. Register by September 14 at 5:00 pm.
Click here to register!

River Cleanup by Canoe: Downtown Milwaukee
Friday, September 20th
5 - 7 p.m.
Help improve river aesthetics and protect wildlife; join us for a trash pick-up on the river through downtown Milwaukee. Meet at the Rowing Club Boathouse.
Click here to register!

Full Moon Paddle
Friday, October 18th
6:30 - 9 p.m.
With the full moon above and reflected city lights below, paddle down the Milwaukee River. See the city, and the full moon, as you never have before! Meet at Milwaukee Rowing Club. Register by October 17th at 5:00 pm.
Click here to register!

Costume Canoe Cavalcade
Sunday, October 27th
3 - 6 p.m.
Grab some friends, dress-up in your most creative costume and join the Urban Ecology Center for a costumed canoe paddle to downtown Milwaukee and back. We will meet at the Rowing Club Boathouse on Commerce Street. Registration required by October 25th.
Click here to register!


Mike Ziegler

Mike Ziegler

Mike Ziegler is the seasonal Urban Adventure Specialist at the Urban Ecology Center. He’s happy to hold that position; not only because it allows him to engage others in his love for having fun in the wilds of Milwaukee, but also because he’s now able to tell his parents you actually can get a job as an adventurer! Mike gets energy from building supportive and vibrant communities welcoming to all its members, as well as from the sun. 

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