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.

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