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River and Water Related Events in CT

ACA Coastal Kayak Instructor Program, Norwalk ( September 4, 2015 )

Wesleyan boat launch to Glastonbury Ferry and back ( September 5, 2015 )

SEP 5-- Paddle 40 Mile Riv to - PLOPUASSONA BEACH & Self Rescue Practice Options ( September 5, 2015 )

ACA Coastal Kayak Instructor Program, Norwalk ( September 6, 2015 )

Swallow Paddle ( September 10, 2015 )

Selden Neck State Park ( September 12, 2015 )

Rough Water Workshop ( September 13, 2015 )

HVA Free Paddle Trip - Bartholomew's Cobble to Falls Village ( September 19, 2015 )

Pomperaug River Watershed - 10th Annual Macroinvertebrate Survey ( September 19, 2015 )

Paddle, Fun With Kayaks, East Lyme ( September 19, 2015 )

Water Utility Coordinating Committees – Informational Meetings ( September 22, 2015 )

CT River Source to Sea Cleanup ( September 25, 2015 )

CT River Source to Sea Cleanup ( September 26, 2015 )

Paddle Salmon River, East Haddam, Branford Kayak Meetup Group ( September 26, 2015 )

Mystic River moonlight paddle ( September 27, 2015 )

Annual ConnYak Picnic ( September 27, 2015 )

CT Watershed Conservation Network Conference ( September 29, 2015 )

Thimble Islands paddle ( October 18, 2015 )

Other Event Calendars


ACA Coastal Kayak Instructor Program, Norwalk

Friday, September 4, 2015, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Base at Calf Pasture Beach, 48 Calf Pasture Beach Road, Norwalk, CT

Scott Szczepaniak, of Sea Kayak Carolina, will be the Instructor Trainer for the course. The dates and prices are as follows:

New Level 2 candidates (3-days, 9/4 - 9/6) $375

New Level 3 candidates (5-days, 9/4- 9/8) $625

L2 to L3 upgrade (3-days, 9/6 - 9/8) $375

L3 update (9/6 - 9/8) $375

L2 update (9/4 - 9/6) $375

Sea Kayak Connecticut has high-quality sea kayaks and equipment for rent if needed.

The maximum enrollment is 10 candidates, (space presently available for 6) so please reach out to to David to reserve your spot as soon as possible.

Not 100% sure? Then please check out the Pre-ICW being held on 7/18 and 7/19 here - http://www.connyak.org/cgi-bin/Commercial.pl/page/1/md/read/id/361/sbj/pre-icw-7-18-7-19/

Please contact David at seakayakct.com for more information or to register.

Event Date: September 4, 2015

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/StamfordKayakGroup/events/223813321/?a=ea1_grp&rv=ea1&_af=event&_af_eid=223813321

(posted July 13, 2015, number 65) Water Trail: yes

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Wesleyan boat launch to Glastonbury Ferry and back

Saturday, September 5, 2015 10:00 AM Harbor Park 80 Harbor Drive, Middletown, CT (map) black subaru forester w/ blue and white kayak. Class 1-2 This paddle is geared to the long distance paddlers with the stamina to paddle 10 to 15 miles in a day, It is a nice paddle and very do-able. We will paddle from the Wesleyan Launch site up to the Glastonbury Ferry Landing where we will take a break for food and drink at the concession stand, then it is back to the put-in in Middletown. Organizer: Marc LaComb e-mail: blkangel1@yahoo.com cell: 860-919-0610 Call for direction questions. YOU MUST CALL if you are going to cancel at the last minute so we aren't waiting for no-shows.

Event Date: September 5, 2015

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/BranfordKayaking/events/223227901/?a=ea1_grp&rv=ea1&_af=event&_af_eid=223227901

(posted June 15, 2015, number 463) Water Trail: yes

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SEP 5-- Paddle 40 Mile Riv to - PLOPUASSONA BEACH & Self Rescue Practice Options

Saturday, September 5, 2015 11:00 AM 40 Mile River Boat Ramp 23 OAKRIDGE DR, OLD LYME, CT (map) I will be wearing my BRIGHT ORANGE HUNTING HAT near the boat put in spot. Hi Everyone, It is Labor Day Weekend, there may be more traffic than usual on this OFFICIAL CLOSING of SUMMER.. plan accordingly.. My feeling of this impending coming situation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcEAI5p-wUg OK, Still more paddle and other events to come though before it snows again... This is a local ocean and easy paddle for most of us with a "PLOP YOUR ASS on The BEACH" option ----or----- for those that want to practice SELF RESCUE in a protected area with me, and/or then in ocean conditions, this option is also available. Please bring a paddle float and pump if you have one, i will have 2 available for those using my boats. After Paddle Pot Luck fireside BBQ is nearby for those interested. ------------------------------- Getting to the paddle site: Use Approximate # 23 OAKRIDGE DR OLD LYME to get you close enough, drop off and park in the big lot. Follow brown boat ramp signs. Drop off kayaks in circle and go back to lot to park. -------------------------------- Fireside Pot Luck is in an old rest area on the way home.. approximate gps address: 189 Shore Rd. Old Lyme. Bring your chairs, beverages, and good food.. --- See those interested at the put in site or the beach if arriving later. al-r

Event Date: September 5, 2015

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/HCR-SK/events/224873099/?a=ro2_gnl&gj=ro2_e&rv=ro2_e&_af=event&_af_eid=224873099

(posted August 31, 2015, number 379) Water Trail: yes

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ACA Coastal Kayak Instructor Program, Norwalk

Friday, September 6, 2015, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Base at Calf Pasture Beach, 48 Calf Pasture Beach Road, Norwalk, CT

Scott Szczepaniak, of Sea Kayak Carolina, will be the Instructor Trainer for the course. The dates and prices are as follows:

New Level 2 candidates (3-days, 9/4 - 9/6) $375

New Level 3 candidates (5-days, 9/4- 9/8) $625

L2 to L3 upgrade (3-days, 9/6 - 9/8) $375

L3 update (9/6 - 9/8) $375

L2 update (9/4 - 9/6) $375

Sea Kayak Connecticut has high-quality sea kayaks and equipment for rent if needed.

The maximum enrollment is 10 candidates, (space presently available for 6) so please reach out to to David to reserve your spot as soon as possible.

Not 100% sure? Then please check out the Pre-ICW being held on 7/18 and 7/19 here - http://www.connyak.org/cgi-bin/Commercial.pl/page/1/md/read/id/361/sbj/pre-icw-7-18-7-19/

Please contact David at seakayakct.com for more information or to register.

Event Date: September 6, 2015

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/StamfordKayakGroup/events/223813321/?a=ea1_grp&rv=ea1&_af=event&_af_eid=223813321

(posted July 13, 2015, number 66) Water Trail: yes

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Swallow Paddle

Thursday, September 10, 2015, 5 - 8 PM

Join CRWC & the CT River Museum for a sunset paddle on the CT River to see the swirling flocks of Tree Swallows, numbering in the hundreds of thousands, performing their nightly aerial ballet. Each year, in late summer, Tree Swallows from all over southern New England begin to amass on the CT River to feed on insects, preparing for their southern migration. Every night through September they collect above the marshes at the mouth of the CT River and swirl overhead in enormous flocks before descending into the tall grass marshes to roost for the night. A spectacular sight. p>

To register, contact the museum at 860-767-8269 x110 or crm@ctrivermuse​um.org.

Event Date: September 10, 2015

For more information go to http://www.ctriver.org/news-events/

(posted June 23, 2015, number 61) Water Trail: yes

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Selden Neck State Park

Saturday, September 12, 2015 10:00 AM Pratts Cove Essex Street, Deep River, CT (map) Class 1 paddle, Loop around Selden Island then back. Organizer: Chris Mason Contact: 203-623-3875 for last minute directions or late cancellation.

Event Date: September 12, 2015

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/BranfordKayaking/events/223565351/?a=me1_evn&rv=me1&_af_eid=223565351&_af=event

(posted , number 200) Water Trail: yes

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Rough Water Workshop

Saturday, September 12, 2015 8:00 AM to Sunday, September 13, 2015, 4:00 PM Esker Point Beach 900 Groton Long Point Road, Groton, CT (map) I am reposting this for paddlers who may not be aware of the opportunities available. This is from a posting on the ConnYak commercial bulletin board. I listed Esker Point as the location as this will get you close. You will need to register to find the actual location. Rough Water Workshop September 12-13 I’m joining Matt Kane (owner/operator Prime Paddlesports and host of the Hudson Kayak Symposium) in delivering a Rough Water Workshop the weekend of September 12-13. Venues options will be the overfalls/races in the Fisher Island Sound and rocks/surf along coastal RI. Perfect time of year as there is much less power boat traffic and water temps are still summer time warm. This course will focus on open water boat handling skills, forecasting conditions and safe group participation/leadership. This is a solid preparatory training for any of the upcoming rough water symposium and we’ll be dealing with some of the great material you would encounter in a BCU 2-3 Star or ACA L2-3 training and assessments. As coaches, Matt and I offer “individualized instruction” which means all participants will work on what they want and need as opposed to following a pre ordained itinerary. Pods will be small and attention to you will be paid. Cost is $300/weekend or $175/day. For gory details contact Gerry@SeaSherpaKayak.com. To register contact Matt at info@PrimePaddleSports.com.

Event Date: September 13, 2015

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/ConnYak-Connecticut-Sea-Kayakers/events/225010227/?a=ea1_grp&rv=ea1&_af_eid=225010227&_af=event

(posted August 31, 2015, number 202) Water Trail: yes

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HVA Free Paddle Trip - Bartholomew's Cobble to Falls Village

Sept. 19, 2015

Join the Housatonic Valley Association for a free paddle trip on the Housatonic River from Bartholomew's Cobble, MA, to Falls Village, CT.

To register, call 413-394-9796 or email dregan@hvatoday.org or adixon@hvatoday.org.

Event Date: September 19, 2015

For more information go to http://hvatoday.org/events-and-news/events/show/free-housatonic-paddle-trips-beginning-may-30-through-september-19

(posted April 22, 2015, number 725) Water Trail: yes

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Pomperaug River Watershed - 10th Annual Macroinvertebrate Survey

10th Annual Macroinvertebrate Survey

Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition invites volunteers on a treasure hunt for high-quality streams. Emphasis will be placed on surveying small brooks, streams, and creeks in Bethlehem, Woodbury, and Southbury, the main towns in the Pomperaug Watershed. This approach follows recent changes in the statewide program for Rapid Bioassessment by Volunteers (RBV), which is facilitated by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and where PRWC submits its findings.

Adults and children over age 12 (with an adult) are welcome to participate.

Rain Date: September 26,2015.

Event Date: September 19, 2015

For more information go to http://www.pomperaug.org/#!events/c1jf3

(posted May 21, 2015, number 54) Water Trail:

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Paddle, Fun With Kayaks, East Lyme

Saturday, September 19, 2015 10:00 AM Powers Lake Whistletown Road, East Lyme, CT (map) Leader: Barry Gorfain, [masked] [masked] (best time to call: before 9pm) Please contact Barry with questions; Tom Ebersold is posting this event, but not organizing it. NEW LOCATION. Powers Lake, East Lyme. Meet at 10 AM at the boat launch, off Whistletown Road, East Lyme. Brush up old kayaking skills and learn new ones in this hands-on, in-the-water training session. Learn about boat setup and safety equipment. Skills practiced include strokes and self- and assisted rescues. Learn to wet exit and re-entry so you are qualified to participate in Connecticut chapter sea kayak trips. Participants must supply their own boat, paddle, life jacket (PFD) and other equipment. Wear a bathing suit; everyone gets wet! Free! Beginners welcome. Driving Directions: I-95 North or South to Exit 74. Left onto Rt. 161 for 0.3 miles. Left onto Rt. 1 for 0.5 miles. Right onto Upper Pattagansett Rd. for 2.7 miles. Bear right onto Whistletown Rd. for 0.6 miles. Right down unmarked road to ramp.

This Meetup repeats on the 3rd Saturday of every month

Paddle, Fun With Kayaks, East Lyme 1 going Sat Oct 17 10:00 AM

Paddle, Fun With Kayaks, East Lyme 1 going Sat Nov 21 10:00 AM

Paddle, Fun With Kayaks, East Lyme 1 going Sat Dec 19, 10:00 AM

Paddle, Fun With Kayaks, East Lyme 1 going Sat Jan 16, 2016, 10:00 AM

Paddle, Fun With Kayaks, East Lyme 1 going Sat Feb 20, 2016, 10:00 AM

Event Date: September 19, 2015

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/AMC-CT-Chapter/events/222628958/

(posted July 27, 2015, number 229) Water Trail: yes

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Water Utility Coordinating Committees – Informational Meetings

From: Lori J. Mathieu, Public Health Section Chief, Drinking Water Section Subject: Water Utility Coordinating Committees – Informational Meetings The Department of Public Health (DPH) intends to convene the three Water Utility Coordinating Committees (WUCCs) early in 2016. You are being sent this letter because you may be a stakeholder in this process. Informational meetings will be held for each of the three management areas prior to convening the WUCCs to discuss this important planning initiative. A map of the three management areas is attached to this letter; it includes a brief summary of the WUCC process and history. The list below includes the locations, dates, and times of the three meetings. Central Corridor City of Middletown Town Hall Tuesday, September 22, 2015 from 1:00pm-3:00pm Western Town of Brookfield Town Hall Thursday, September 24, 2015 from 10:00am-12:00pm Eastern Eastern Connecticut State University Wednesday, September 30, 2015 from 10:00am-12:00pm Each of these meetings will include a presentation by DPH staff, discussion of questions submitted prior to the meetings, and an open comment period. Please RSVP by September 15, 2015 to dphwucc@ct.gov with your name, affiliation, any questions you would like addressed at the meeting, and the meeting location(s) you are attending. Please only attend a meeting in which you believe you are a stakeholder and if you have RSVP’d as there are space and parking considerations. DPH is an equal opportunity provider. If you require aid/accommodation to participate fully and fairly, please contact Eric McPhee at 860 509‐ 7333. Additional information, including specific locations, parking arrangements, and a detailed agenda will be provided to those who have RSVP’d. If you have any questions regarding these meetings or the WUCCs please contact Justin Milardo or Rich Iozzo at 860-509-7333. cc: Ellen Blaschinski, Public Health Branch Chief, DPH

Event Date: September 22, 2015

For more information go to http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3139&q=387352

(posted August 31, 2015, number 249) Water Trail: No

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CT River Source to Sea Cleanup

CRWC’s 19th Annual Source to Sea Cleanup is scheduled for September 25 & 26, 2015.

The Source to Sea Cleanup is an annual trash cleanup of the Connecticut River system – rivers, streams and banks, parks, boat launches, trails and more. Each fall, thousands of volunteers of all ages and abilities head out to places of their choice all along the four-state watershed (NH, VT, MA, CT) to clean the Connecticut River and its tributaries on foot or by boat.

See more at: http://www.ctriver.org/projects/source-to-sea-cleanup/#sthash.kJgfE1NO.dpuf

Event Date: September 25, 2015

For more information go to http://www.ctriver.org/projects/source-to-sea-cleanup/

(posted June 23, 2015, number 62) Water Trail: yes

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CT River Source to Sea Cleanup

CRWC’s 19th Annual Source to Sea Cleanup is scheduled for September 25 & 26, 2015.

The Source to Sea Cleanup is an annual trash cleanup of the Connecticut River system – rivers, streams and banks, parks, boat launches, trails and more. Each fall, thousands of volunteers of all ages and abilities head out to places of their choice all along the four-state watershed (NH, VT, MA, CT) to clean the Connecticut River and its tributaries on foot or by boat.

See more at: http://www.ctriver.org/projects/source-to-sea-cleanup/#sthash.kJgfE1NO.dpuf

Event Date: September 26, 2015

For more information go to http://www.ctriver.org/projects/source-to-sea-cleanup/

(posted June 23, 2015, number 64) Water Trail: yes

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Paddle Salmon River, East Haddam, Branford Kayak Meetup Group

Saturday, September 26, 2015, 10:00 AM

117E Haddam Moodus Road, East Haddam, CT

Organizer: Chris Mason

e-mail: johnsoehnlein@yahoo.com

203-623-3875 Call for last-minute direction questions or to let us know of your last-minute cancellation.

Event Date: September 26, 2015

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/BranfordKayaking/events/221471150/?a=ea1_grp&rv=ea1&_af=event&_af_eid=221471150

(posted July 13, 2015, number 71) Water Trail: yes

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Mystic River moonlight paddle

Sunday, September 27, 2015 5:30 PM Mystic River 95 Boat Launch 604 River Rd, Mystic, CT (map) black subaru forester w/ blue and white kayak. class 1-4 Organizers: Marc LaComb John Soehnlein e-mail: blkangel1@yahoo.com e-mail: johnsoehnlein@yahoo.com cell: 860-919-0610 cell: 203-214-7553 Call for direction questions or to inform us of your last minute cancellation.

Event Date: September 27, 2015

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/BranfordKayaking/events/221471120/?a=ea1_grp&rv=ea1&_af=event&_af_eid=221471120

(posted June 15, 2015, number 666) Water Trail: yes

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Annual ConnYak Picnic

Sunday, September 27, 2015 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM William's Beach Park - Mystic YMCA 1 Harry Austin Drive, Mystic, CT ConnYak will hold their fall picnic at Williams Beach/Mystic YMCA. We have reserved the pavilion from 11:00am to 1:00pm. More details will be posted as we develop detailed plans. A ConnYak representative(s) will be at the Y from 8:00am until 5:00pm, depending on need. We encourage those whole want to do a paddle before and/or after the picnic to either do their own thing or join one of the posted paddles for the day. You can drop your food off at the Y and pick your dishes/pots in the afternoon. So a possible paddle would be to launch from Esker Point, come to the picnic for lunch, and then paddle back to Esker in the afternoon. Or, you can launch from the Y beach. Anyone who wants to help with the picnic please contact me.

Event Date: September 27, 2015

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/ConnYak-Connecticut-Sea-Kayakers/events/224978775/?a=ea1_grp&rv=ea1&_af=event&_af_eid=224978775

(posted August 31, 2015, number 676) Water Trail: yes

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CT Watershed Conservation Network Conference

The Connecticut Watershed Conservation Network (CWC Network) is an environmental forum sponsored by Rivers Alliance of Connecticut. The Network brings together members of river and watershed groups, land trusts, conservation commissions, government agencies, and other stakeholders to identify ways we can improve our communication, share our organizational resources, and better coordinate our watershed protection efforts statewide. The CWC Network welcomes all people and groups interested in watershed conservation in Connecticut. If you would like more information or wish to support us, please contact us at 860-361-9349 or e-mail to rivers@riversalliance.org. Services offered include e-mail news, two annual conferences, special workshops, and answers to your conservation questions.

Event Date: September 29, 2015

For more information go to http://www.cwcnetwork.org/CWCN/cwcn.cfm?page=main.htm&title=Welcome to the Connecticut Watershed Conservation Network

(posted August 31, 2105, number 176) Water Trail: No

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Thimble Islands paddle

Sunday, October 18, 2015 10:00 AM Thimble Islands - Stony Creek 178 Thimble Island Rd, Branford, CT (map) On street parking only, Ocean class 2-4 Organizer: John Soehnlein e-mail: johnsoehnlein@yahoo.com cell: 203-214-7553 call for last minute direction questions or to let us know of your last minute cancellation.

Event Date: October 18, 2015

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/BranfordKayaking/events/221471150/?a=ea1_grp&rv=ea1&_af=event&_af_eid=221471150

(posted June 15, 2015, number 651) Water Trail: yes

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Archived Event Listings: Are you looking for an event listed on this page sometime in the past? You can get over 300 of them going back to 2008 here: Past River Related Events in Connecticut. Warning: its a big page, takes a while to load, many graphics are no longer available and many of the links are no longer active.

Rivers Alliance of Connecticut
PO Box 1797, 7 West Street 3rd Floor, Litchfield, CT 06759-1797
860-361-9349
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