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June, 2021

Thursday
3
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This Thursday Paddle is also a practice run for the Downriver Race, to be run two days later. Meet at Lock 10 to set shuttle, then drive up to Great Falls Tavern, MD for the trek down the Canal to Lock 17 / Sandy Beach Steps. Depending on the water level, get a taste of what it feels like to launch ito the maw of S-Turn, at the predicted 3.4 feet (Little Falls)

This is not a practice race. We'll proceed down the varous named rapids, playing wherever we like, Lunch at Offutts Rapid, Take-Out at Lock 10 after a 5-mile run. - Possible to set cars at Carderock.
NOTE that the Race will end at Sycamore Island, another (flat) 2.33 miles downstream. Since the take-out there is formidable, we'll omit that last part of the route.
Please let me know you're coming, for we need to keep the trip safe. 703 442-7935
Saturday
5
Great Falls C&O Canal NHP (On water start bottom of Rocky Island.)
8:30 AM
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ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES AT 5:00 PM FRIDAY June 4th! You must register online and pay with your credit card before race day. Tandem teams must register and pay separately, and list their partner. All racers must wear PFDs (life jackets) and helmets. All boats must have flotation; no exceptions. By participating, you are agreeing to be responsible for your own safety, which includes being familiar with the race course, and well within your abilities to paddle it at the race-day levels and conditions. This is not an event for beginners.
The race will be canceled or postponed if the Little Falls gauge is over 6 feet.
Saturday
5
TBD
10:00 AM
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If you would like to coordinate a trip for this release please contact Gary Quam at gquam64@gmail.com.
Sunday
6
Seneca Landing/Rileys Lock
9:00 AM
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These classes, taught by Mark Wray, are open to paddlers of any levels focusing on stroke refinement. Depending on the ability of the folks that show up, and water levels, he may also head over to the GW Canal. Mark is an ACA Level Four Tandem Instructor and a Level Two Solo Instructor. The sessions will also include some river safety training similar to what is offered by the BSA through Paddle Craft Safety. Mark is also a Canoe Instructor for the BSA. This is not SWR. He is not qualified to instruct SWR.
Sunday
6
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Meet at Violettes Lock at 9:30 am. If you would like to participate contact Wayne McDaniel at macinmd1@gmail.com. The forecast calls for temperatures reaching the high 80s during the paddle. Water temperature and predicted water level tbd.

PFDs are required for all; helmets are required for kayakers and highly recommended for canoeists. If you need safety equipment, please advise the trip coordinator.
Wednesday
9
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We‘ll be having our Wednesday evening paddle from Anglers down to Lock 10. Meet up at the Lock 10 parking lot at 5:00 and we‘ll set shuttle from there. Feel free to reach out with any questions if you‘re interested but not familiar with this stretch of river. It‘s a great section and beginner friendly. SYOTR ~Kara

Thursday
10
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If you would like to participate contact Mark Brenneman at mabrenneman@verizon.net.
Saturday
12
Goose Creek - Kephart Bridge Landing
8:30 AM
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[18:45 PM FRI UPDATE: The rains came & delivered - above what was expected - NWS Predict is now 3.9 ft/ 1,870 cfs for put-on time. THIS IS HIGH - over twice what any of us has paddled it. So I consulted with Gary - and decided to scrub. .

If interested in an alternative small-creek trip, tromorrow, contact Gary at gquam64@gmail.com. There may be a Sunday run on the Goose, but that will be up to the Quams.

Very sorry not to be doing this, but the rain gods were too generous. But they will be again, so please don't give up on us.

Alf
Sunday
13
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I was going to try again - with a more modest amount of water. Even more modest complement of paddlers interested in any 257 cfs. Should have done it Saturday morning, when the brook was humming with 900 cfs.
Sunday
13
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Contact Mike Keefe at mikekeefe62@gmail.com, if you are interested in participating.

Pfd’s are required for all, helmets are required for kayakers and highly recommended for canoeists. Please notify trip coordinator if in need of equipment.
Sunday
13
boat ramp in Anacostia Park
9:30 AM
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The Anacostia Watershed Society will take you on a tour, on the Anacostia River, where you will explore the ecological and historical changes that have occurred in the river and in the communities around the river. You will have the opportunity to witness some of the restoration of river habitats and rebound of the wildlife in the Anacostia River. All participants must arrive wearing a face mask
Wednesday
16
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We‘ll be having our Wednesday evening paddle from Anglers down to Lock 10. Meet up at the Lock 10 parking lot at 5:00 and we‘ll set shuttle from there. Feel free to reach out with any questions if you‘re interested but not familiar with this stretch of river. It‘s a great section and beginner friendly. SYOTR ~Kara

Thursday
17
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Contact Sheila Chapelle at yakmom_8@yahoo.com if you would like to participate.
Friday
18
Seneca Landing/Rileys Lock
5:00 PM
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Lets go down Seneca creek from Berryville Rd to Seneca landing, play in the water have hot dogs for dinner and celebrate the end of the "school year".
Sunday
20
Violettes Lock
9:30 AM
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We will be running the Breaks for this week's Sunday Paddle, starting from Violettes Lock and returning up the C&O canal. The weather forecast is for a high of 84, mix of clouds and sun, wind W 5 mph. The Little Falls gage will be around 4 ft.

We will be meeting at 9:30am and on the water ready to go by 10am. Contact Gregory at gmaassen@gmail.com if you are interested in joining.

PFDs are required for all; helmets are required for kayakers and highly recommended for canoeists. If you need safety equipment, please advise the trip coordinator.
Wednesday
23
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We‘ll be having our Wednesday evening paddle from Anglers down to Lock 10. Meet up at the Lock 10 parking lot at 5:00 and we‘ll set shuttle from there. Feel free to reach out with any questions if you‘re interested but not familiar with this stretch of river. It‘s a great section and beginner friendly. SYOTR ~Kara

Thursday
24
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If you would like to participate contact Cotton at dcottingham7@icloud.com.
Friday
25
Ohiopyle State Park
10:00 AM
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Coordinating a trip to run the Lower Yough on Friday and then again Saturday. Please contact me if you want to join the group.
rolovarr@gmail.com
202.744.7988
Saturday
26
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CCA and the Anacostia Watershed Society (AWS) have begun to explore ways to share paddling skills and familiarity with the fun and personal growth offered through paddling. We reached out to AWS early in the year to see how we might partner and decided to join already-programmed events to familiarize ourselves with both the staff and their programs. Miki Komlosh, Ginny DeSeau, David “Cotton” Cottingham and Sam Stokes got us started, accompanying new paddlers in DC during the annual Anacostia River Festival, and in PG County (Bladensburg) with 20 grade/middle school students enrolled in AWS’ Spring 2021 Environmental Academy.

We’re now set up to support scheduled ‘canoe tours’ one time per month this summer. There are slots set up just for up to 4 CCA volunteers to help on each trip by helping unload boats, greet registrants and encourage curious newbies with paddling tips and safe practices as we become inspired by their enthusiasm! We’ll use AWS boats, paddles and pfds: feel free to bring your own pfd if you’d like.

REGISTER on the AWS site (please):
Saturday, June 26 https://anacostiaws.salsalabs.org/62621canoetourkpcca/index.html

Montgomery County students: volunteers can receive Student Service Learning credits for helping out AWS partnership paddling events, thanks to Miki Komlosh’s insight and effort! Please contact Miki mkomlosh@gmail.com or Risa risa@theshimodagroup.com with SSL questions.

We’ll be in touch a few days before to confirm the logistics. If you have questions about this neat new, evolving partnership with AWS or have suggestions to further our outreach effort to introduce paddling to new communities in the DMV, contact Risa at risa@theshimodagroup.com or Cotton at dcottingham7@icloud.com.

Hope to see you in our CCA/AWS foursome!
Saturday
26
Ohiopyle State Park
10:00 AM
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Coordinating a trip to run the Lower Yough on Friday and then again Saturday. Please contact me if you want to join the group.
rolovarr@gmail.com
202.744.7988
Sunday
27
Wednesday
30
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We‘ll be having our Wednesday evening paddle from Anglers down to Lock 10. Meet up at the Lock 10 parking lot at 5:00 and we‘ll set shuttle from there. Feel free to reach out with any questions if you‘re interested but not familiar with this stretch of river. It‘s a great section and beginner friendly. SYOTR ~Kara