Tuesday, October 27, 2015

CRUISE 57 to 26 & Wetland clean-up

We’re going to cruise the Big Sioux River, from 57th (Farm Field) to 26th (Rotary-Norlin Park) on Sunday, Nov. 1.  Meet at Farm Field at 1:00 pm to shuttle before the cruise.

When we arrive at 26th street access, we’ll take an hour or so to pick up trash in the area.  This is a SDCKA commitment to clean this “Adopted Wetland” twice a year.  Bags and latex gloves will be provided.

Hope to see you there!! 

Mary Finck
SD Canoe & Kayak Association

Cell: 605-366-3924 

Monday, October 19, 2015

Partnership with ACA, LL Bean Leads to Safer Streams

The South Dakota Canoe & Kayak Association sends its thanks to the American Canoe Association for its help in developing paddler-friendly gates on the Split Rock Creek and Big Sioux River.

The ACA helped us to apply for and receive a Club Fostered Stewardship Grant from L.L. Bean. The funds were used to build and install gates like the ones in these photos. The gates make sure paddlers avoid fences while not encumbering livestock-owning land owners with the issues of lost cattle or other problems.

Funding allowed for volunteers including Mitchell Joldersma, Norwood "Woody" Baybridge, Dave Schaefer and Dave Finck, along with others, to construct a gate. Plans for more projects will be announced here and on our Facebook page. If you would like to help out, please contact a SDCKA board member via this site's comments section or by Facebook instant message. Thanks again to all who put in the time and effort to make Project Safe Passage a success.