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Girl Scouts fostering strong women at Lake County canoe base this summer

June 7, 2013 in Lake County News-Chronicle

In northern Lake County, about 10 miles from Ely down a long single-lane dirt road, a small group of volunteers is braving a steady drizzle and below average temperatures. Continue Reading

Dedicated local paddlers encounter life, peace and adventure on the water

November 11, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Al Larson and his river companions have racked up 2,500 river miles paddling South Dakota waterways.
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Paddling with tradition: GF teen builds birch bark canoe using traditional tools

May 26, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

For Talon Stammen of Grand Forks, building a canoe using materials he’d harvested with traditional tools was as much about the journey as the destination. He now has one of the few birch bark canoes to grace Lake of the Woods in the past century. Continue Reading

OUR OPINION: Fine weather highlights Red River’s canoeing potential

April 30, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Red River is a spectacular canoeing river slow and peaceful on most days, with lots of wildlife and little development along its banks.
But it lacks one vital amenity: namely, well-spaced canoe landings.
North Dakota should change that. Continue Reading

OUR OPINION: Boathouse could launch new era of recreation

October 12, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

In 2010, Fargo’s River Keepers group provided almost 200 canoe and kayak rentals to Red River boating enthusiasts.
Luckily, there’s a good chance that Grand Forks and East Grand Forks will see those numbers in summers to come. Continue Reading

Wild Side: Can you canoe?

August 4, 2011 in River Falls Journal

The recent extremely hot weather has driven many of us to seek refuge on the cool water. The Lower St. Croix River and most northern Wisconsin lakes swarm with big motor boats, water skiers and jet skis on the weekends. Continue Reading

Wildside: Seeking refuge by paddling

August 3, 2011 in Pierce County Herald

The recent extremely hot weather has driven many of us to seek refuge on the cool water. The Lower St. Croix River and most northern Wisconsin lakes swarm with big motor boats, water skiers and jet skis on the weekends. Many of us seek quieter surroundings; floating on a remote lake listening to loons, drifting down a river watching the islands slide by, or navigating through rapids when paddling a canoe or a kayak. Paddling is a sport that can carry you to beautiful places away from the crowds and put you in touch with the pulse of the earth. Continue Reading

OUR OPINION: Red River recreation: Fargo shows the way

May 18, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

River Keepers in Fargo hosts service projects, runs a Red River tour boat (that hosted 1,900 passengers in 2010), sponsors fishing clinics and does everything else a river conservation group should do.
Could a Grand Forks chapter do the same? Continue Reading

Here’s advice, warnings for those exploring Kinni

August 10, 2010 in River Falls Journal

Like his town of Clifton neighbor Rob Chambers, retired Dayton’s cabinet maker Steve Cochrane has rescued stranded Kinnickinnic River travelers. Those rescued, he says, were either unprepared, ill equipped or both. Continue Reading

OUR OPINION: Make Red River friendlier to canoes

July 6, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

The Red River not only is a national-class canoeing and boating resource, it’s also practically in residents’ backyard. It’s an area where a little attention from the state and nonprofit groups would go a long, long way.
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