Free paddling workshop in Lansing on Oct. 9

October 9, 2021 10:00AM - 1:00PM

Registration Deadline: October 7, 2021 - 12:00AM

Contact: For more information, contact Mary Bohling at (313) 410-9431 or, or Katelyn Brolick at (616) 994-4542 or

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Oct. 9, 2021
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Potter Park Zoo (Parking Lot)
1301 S. Pennsylvania Ave. 
Lansing, MI 48912

Experienced paddlers are welcome to join us of a program about protecting water trails from aquatic invasive species (AIS). Paddlers are encouraged to complete the MI Paddle Stewards Online Course to learn about the dangers of AIS, how to identify them, and how to report sightings through the Midwest Invasive Species Information Network. Join us on October 9 for a 2-hour paddle on The Grand River looking for AIS. Kayaks and gear provided.

This is a free workshop thanks to Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program with coordinating assistance from Mid-Michigan Conservation Network.

Come Join Us!

COVID-19 UPDATE: We are planning for an in-person program on September 25. However, we continue to monitor the evolution of the pandemic and how this might impact the event. We will decide as to whether it is necessary to postpone or change the format of the event prior to September 25. This decision will be based on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic and the recommendations/guidelines from MSU, the State of Michigan, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health departments. You will be contacted regarding any changes or updates through the email you use to register.


10 a.m. meet at Potter Park Zoo

10:10 a.m. MISIN App Review

10:20 a.m. Paddle Safety/ Assign boats 

10:40 a.m. Paddle

12:30 p.m. End paddle and MSU does a boat cleaning demonstration


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Tags: fisheries & wildlife, invasive species, lakes streams & watersheds, michigan paddle stewards, michigan sea grant, msu extension, natural resources, water quality

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