Paddling Section

2013-2014 Winter Paddling Trips

December 14, Saturday

River Paddle (Class 1). Russian River - Jenner

We will put in at the mouth of the Russian River in Jenner and paddle up the River for a couple miles, depending upon water levels and winds. Paddlers must provide their own boats, paddles and PFDs. Optional hike to view migratory raptors in the afternoon. Leaders are Larry Deckard and Ann Prentiss. Call Ann at 510-508-6433 or email to annprentiss@gmail.com.

January 4, Saturday

River Paddle (Class 1). Feather River

Explore the Oroville Wildlife Area by canoe or kayak. We will travel through a mixed riparian forest and observe waterfowl and terrestrial species, maybe even spot a bald eagle. Participants must provide their own boats, paddles, and PFD’s. Call leader for details. Please leave your phone number and e-mail address. Leaders: Rod Hall 916.631.7643 and Holly Wenger 916.482.5592.

January 18 & 19, Saturday & Sunday

Flatwater Paddle (Class 1). Elkhorn Slough (Paddling Section)

We will paddle from Kirby to the railroad bridge on Saturday and Sunday from Hwy. 1 to Kirby. This is a prime area for birds, harbor seals, and sea otters. Limit of 14. Contact Larry for information and to reserve a spot. Leaders: Larry Deckard 916.207.2191 or ladeckard@yahoo.com and Shelley Brown; and leader trainee: Ann Printiss.

February 8, Saturday

River Paddle (Class 1). Cosumnes River

We will explore the Nature Conservancy’s Cosumnes River Preserve by canoe or kayak. We will observe aquatic and terrestrial species, and have a chance of spotting sandhill cranes. Participants must provide their own boats, paddles, and PFD’s. Call leader for details. Please leave your phone number and e-mail address. Leaders: Rod Hall 916.631.7643 and Holly Wenger 916.482.5592.