Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Jay Heath Water Trail Dedication June 13

Please consider joining us for an extra-special event at noon June 13. South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks have dedicated a stretch of the Big Sioux River as the newly christened Jay Heath Water Trail and the ceremony to make it official is that Tuesday near Brandon.

Jay Heath was a longtime member of our club; he helped found it, in fact, back in 1981. He loved the water and his blog, Kayaking the Lakes of South Dakota has helped countless folks get on the water in our area. (A link to it is on the right side of this page.)

Join us for the event and if you wish, you can also bring your kayaks and take part in the inaugural Jay Heath Trail Cruise which follows after the dedication. It's about a one-hour cruise on the Big Sioux River, now named for our member.

We hope we'll see you there and that you'll spread the word about this event! Thank you -- here is a simple map to the site, 300 W. Holly Boulevard, Brandon, S.D.


Paddling Fairs This Weekend - June 10-11

Two free-for-the public paddling fairs are coming up this weekend - we hope you'll join us and spread the word.

The first event is Saturday, June 10 at Lake Yankton's Festival. It'll be from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Lake Yankton. Volunteers are welcome to help share the sport, and the public will use our boats to learn a bit more about kayaking.

The second event is a big one - the annual Paddling Fair at Family Lake is from 1-4 p.m. Sunday June 11. The lake is located on the west side of Sioux Falls (pictured) and usually hundreds of folks come out for this one.

We could use your help and hope you'll join one or both of these awesome shindigs! Feel free to call or write Jarett (605-941-4940) or Dave (605-366-6844) for more information!

Lake Yankton: Take Toe Road to near Chief White Crane State Park; the lake is on the left side, across the road from the tail races of the Gavins Point Dam. We'll be near the training dock.

Family Lake Park: Take W. 12th Street to Tea/Ellis Road. Park is on north side of 12th Street; you'll see the signs and our tent canopy.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Cleanups Galore - Please Consider Joining Us

April 22 is Earth Day and you can help!

The club will be completing its Greenway Cleanup at Legacy Park at the intersection of West 12th Street and Skunk Creek in Sioux Falls from 8:30 a.m.-noon, and we hope you'll join us. 

You can even bring your craft and do some bank-cleanup from the water. Going to be good weather, so join us.

If you're booked tomorrow, the National Park Service is hosting its annual Yankton Cleanup on May 6. That begins at 8 a.m. near the Riverside Park boat ramp.

Get involved! We'd love to see you there!

SDCKA SCHEDULED EVENTS 2017

2017 SDCKA SCHEDULED EVENTS


April
22- Greenway clean-up 9:00AM-12:00 noon
27  – Thursday on the Plaatz (Vermillion)

May
3 - Wetland clean-up
6  –  Dam N Back (Yankton)
9  –  Big Sioux Water Festival (SDSU Brookings) 9 -2
26-28 – SD Kayak Challenge (Yankton - S. Sioux City)

June
TBA - Big Sioux Water Trail (research trip)
11- Adaptive Paddling (Family Park, Sioux Falls) 9-noon
11 - Paddling Fair (Family Park, Sioux Falls) 1-4 pm
17 - Triathlon (Wall Lake) 7-10 am
24 - Friends of MNRR Picnic, Clay County Park and Goat Island, Vermillion area (time not yet set)


July
7-8  –  Fort to Field 50 (Fort Randall Dam, Springfield, SD) 7:30 am
29 – Lake Pelican Night Paddle & Movie (Watertown, SD) Dusk

August
5 – Outdoor University (The Outdoor Campus East, Sioux falls, SD) 10 am-3 pm
8-11 – MR340 Kansas City to St Charles (check website)
19 – Yankton Riverboat Days – 6 mile kayak race
19 – Sioux Falls River Fest – Canoe Rides at Cherapa. 5 – 8 pm

26-27 – Missouri National Recreational River Overnight   http://www.mnrr100.com

Monday, April 10, 2017

2017 SDCKA EVENTS UPDATE APRIL 10, 2017

2017 SDCKA SCHEDULED EVENTS

February
12- Pool Session EmBe (Sioux Falls) 10 am to Noon
26- Pool Session EmBe (Sioux Falls) 10 am to Noon

March
14-15 Sioux Empire Water Fest USF Stewart Center 8 am-3 pm

April
22- Greenway clean-up 9:00AM-12:00 noon
27  – Thursday on the Plaatz (Vermillion)

May
6  –  Dam N Back (Yankton)
9  –  Big Sioux Water Festival (SDSU Brookings) 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
TBD  –  Greenway Clean-up ( Legacy Park 8-11 a.m.)
26-28 – SD Kayak Challenge (Yankton - S. Sioux City)

June
TBA - Big Sioux Water Trail (research trip)
11- Adaptive Paddling (Family Park, Sioux Falls) 9-noon
11 - Paddling Fair (Family Park, Sioux Falls) 1-4 pm
17 - Triathlon (Wall Lake) 7-10 am
24 - Friends of MNRR Picnic, Clay County Park and Goat Island, Vermillion area (time not yet set)


July
7-8  –  Fort to Field 50 (Fort Randall Dam, Springfield, SD) 7:30 am
29 – Lake Pelican Night Paddle & Movie (Watertown, SD) Dusk

August
5 – Outdoor University (The Outdoor Campus East, Sioux falls, SD) 10 am-3 pm
8-11 – MR340 Kansas City to St Charles (check website)
19 – Yankton Riverboat Days – 6 mile kayak race
19 – Sioux Falls River Fest – Canoe Rides at Cherapa. 5 – 8 pm

26-27 – Missouri National Recreational River Overnight   http://www.mnrr100.com

Sunday, February 26, 2017

2017 SDCKA EVENTS

2017 SDCKA SCHEDULED EVENTS

February
12- Pool Session EmBe (Sioux Falls) 10 am to Noon
26- Pool Session EmBe (Sioux Falls) 10 am to Noon

March
14-15 Sioux Empire Water Fest USF Stewart Center 8 am-3 pm

April
27  – Thursday on the Plaatz (Vermillion)

May
6  –  Dam N Back (Yankton)
9  –  Big Sioux Water Festival (SDSU Brookings) 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
TBD  –  Greenway Clean-up ( Legacy Park 8-11 a.m.)
26-28 – SD Kayak Challenge (Yankton - S. Sioux City)

June
TBA - Big Sioux Water Trail (research trip)
11- Adaptive Paddling (Family Park, Sioux Falls) 9-noon
11 - Paddling Fair (Family Park, Sioux Falls) 1-4 pm
17 - Triathlon (Wall Lake) 7-10 am
24 - Friends of MNRR Picnic, Clay County Park and Goat Island, Vermillion area (time not yet set)


July
7-8  –  Fort to Field 50 (Fort Randall Dam, Springfield, SD) 7:30 am
29 – Lake Pelican Night Paddle & Movie (Watertown, SD) Dusk

August
5 – Outdoor University (The Outdoor Campus East, Sioux falls, SD) 10 am-3 pm
8-11 – MR340 Kansas City to St Charles (check website)
12 – Missouri National Recreational River Float (check website)
19 – Yankton Riverboat Days – 6 mile kayak race
19 – Sioux Falls River Fest – Canoe Rides at Cherapa Place 5 – 8 pm

Sunday, February 19, 2017

THREE POOL SESSIONS PLANNED

THREE POOL SESSIONS PLANNED SUNDAY FEBRUARY 26TH SIOUX FALLS, PIERRE, AND WATERTOWN.

    SDCKA has THREE POOL SESSIONS planned Sunday February 26,  2017 10:00 AM-Noon
(1) EMBE 300 W 11th St. Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57104
Please make sure your boats are clean! A bucket of water will be available to wipe out your boats if needed.  Please call Norwood Baybridge ( Woody) 605-338-4184 or Mary Finck at 605-366-3924 or Dave Finck 605-366-6844 to let us know if you are coming or have any questions .  If you are a member of SDCKA there is no charge, if you don't belong there is a $10.00 fee, applications will be available if you wish to join SDCKA.  Hope to see you there .

      (2) Pat Wellner has  a pool session scheduled in Pierre concurrent with the Embe pool session on February 26.
The Pierre pool session is from 10 AM to noon at the Oahe YMCA. Please let Pat know if you plan to attend.
Pat Wellner (605) 222-7447

     (3) Roger Foote has scheduled a pool session in Watertown on Feb 26 - From 10 to noon at the Rec center. Bring your clean boat to the East door...members are free, 10 bucks gets you a membership! Please let him know if you plan on coming.  Roger Foote (605) 880-9943