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Introduction to Kayak Course :: Saturday, August 2, 2014 :: 9 am to 3 pm

This Event is Full!

Last chance this summer to take this popular 6 hour ACA Certified course for beginning kayakers. The course will focus on safety on the water, improving paddling skills, and practicing rescue techniques. Participants will come away from the course with the confidence to explore quiet waters in the watershed. Course limited to 6. Fee includes kayaks, paddles, and life jackets. Wear appropriate clothes for the weather and water shoes. Expect to get into the water at some point. Bring sun protection, lunch and water.
Location: WPWA Campus, 203 Arcadia Road, Hope Valley, RI
Pre-registration required.

WPWA Member Price: $40.00/person      Non-Member Price: $50.00/person

For More Information Contact: Denise Poyer: denisep@wpwa.org, 401-539-9017


Almost Full Moon Paddle :: Saturday, August 9, 2014 :: 7 to 9 pm

The day before a full moon the moon rises earlier so that we will be able to enjoy it a little longer on this beautiful evening paddle. We put in at the historic Kenyon Grist Mill in Usquepaugh and paddle up the Queen River. Put your boat in the water as the sun sets and paddle back as the super full moon rises over the river.

Paddlers must wear appropriate life jackets - no self inflatables. Bring water and headlamps. Bring your own boat or rent one from Queen's River Kayaks for an extra fee.

WPWA Member Price: $10.00/person      Non-Member Price: $20.00/person

Kayaks: A limited number of single person 9 foot kayaks are available for this event at a price of $10 for WPWA members or $20 for non-members. Boats may be reserved when you register for the event.

For More Information Contact: Denise Poyer: denisep@wpwa.org, 401-539-9017


Bioluminescent Paddle SECOND NIGHT ADDED!! :: Thursday, August 21, 2014 :: 7:30 to 9:30 pm

This Event is Full!

SORRY, THIS EVENT IS ALREADY FILLED. IF YOU WISH TO BE PUT ON A WAITING LIST PLEASE EMAIL DENISE POYER denisep@wpwa.org.

Due to popular demand we are adding a second night for this wonderful event.
During summer months, as the water temperatures rise, ctenophores, or comb jellyfish, make their way into estuaries and salt ponds in southern RI. One of the most remarkable characteristics of these small creatures is their ability to glow when agitated. To experience this natural light show after dark, WPWA and the Salt Ponds Coalition are providing a fascinating paddle on a salt pond in Charlestown, RI. Paddlers will be amazed by the radiance emitted by the comb jellies in the water with every stroke of their paddle. Information about the critters and their habitats will be discussed.

Since this paddle takes place after dark, be sure to bring headlamps or flashlights. A limited number of single-person 9 foot kayaks are available for an extra donation. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

WPWA Member Price: $10.00/person      Non-Member Price: $20.00/person

For More Information Contact: Denise Poyer: denisep@wpwa.org, 401-539-9017


Bioluminescent Paddle :: Friday, August 22, 2014 :: 7:30 to 9:30 pm

This Event is Full!

SORRY, THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. IF YOU WISH TO BE PUT ON A WAITING LIST EMAIL DENISE POYER denisep@wpwa.org.

During summer months, as the water temperatures rise, ctenophores, or comb jellyfish, make their way into estuaries and salt ponds in southern RI. One of the most remarkable characteristics of these small creatures is their ability to glow when agitated. To experience this natural light show after dark, WPWA and the Salt Ponds Coalition are providing a fascinating paddle on a salt pond in Charlestown, RI. Paddlers will be amazed by the radiance emitted by the comb jellies in the water with every stroke of their paddle. Information about the critters and their habitats will be discussed.

Since this paddle takes place after dark, be sure to bring headlamps or flashlights. A limited number of single-person 9 foot kayaks are available for an extra donation. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

WPWA Member Price: $10.00/person      Non-Member Price: $20.00/person

For More Information Contact: Heather Hamilton: heather@wpwa.org, 401-539-9017


Almost Full Moon Sept Paddle :: Sunday, September 7, 2014 :: 6:30 to 8:30 pm

The day before a full moon the moon rises earlier so that we will be able to enjoy it a little longer on this beautiful evening paddle. Join WPWA on this delightful latesummer evening paddle heading upstream on the Wood River from the WPWA campus. Begin your adventure as the sun sets & paddle back as the almost full moon rises over the river.

WPWA Member Price: $10.00/person      Non-Member Price: $20.00/person

Kayaks: A limited number of single person 9 foot kayaks are available for this event at a price of $10 for WPWA members or $20 for non-members. Boats may be reserved when you register for the event.

For More Information Contact: Denise Poyer: denisep@wpwa.org, 401-539-9017


Eppley Wildlife Refuge Paddle and Hike :: Saturday, October 11, 2014 :: 9 am to 1 pm

Celebrate fall with this unique trip into the Audubon Society of RI’s special Marion Eppley Wildlife Refuge. One of the largest refuges owned by Audubon, the Eppley Refuge is not open to the public, but is maintained as an unspoiled and unbroken tract for wildlife habitat and study. Programs are held here by special permission only.

We will meet at the historic Kenyon Cornmeal Company Mill in Usquepaugh and enjoy a spectacular paddle upstream on the Queen’s River. At the refuge we will be met by Audubon staff for a tour of the area, after which we will get back into our kayaks and return to the start. Co-sponsored by ASRI, this is a one of kind experience into this extraordinary preserve. Limit 15 participants. Bring your own boat or rent a kayak from Queen's River Kayaks for an extra $10.

WPWA Member Price: $40.00/person      Non-Member Price: $55.00/person

Kayaks: A limited number of single person 9 foot kayaks are available for this event at a price of $10 for WPWA members or $20 for non-members. Boats may be reserved when you register for the event.

For More Information Contact: Denise Poyer: denisep@wpwa.org, 401-539-017


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