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Jones County Annual Fall Colors and Archaeology Paddle
October 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm CDT
IA United States
Sponsored by: Jones County Conservation
Join the Jones County Conservation Department Staff and Archaeologists, Michael and Nurit Finn, as we enjoy the sights, sounds, and colors of fall on the beautiful Wapsipinicon River. We’ll put-in near Olin, Iowa and travel downriver 6.1 miles to our take-out at the Jungletown River Access. Explore the heavily wooded and secluded twists and turns of the Wapsipinicon River passing numerous scenic bluffs and rocky outcrops before stopping on a sandbar to eat a snack/lunch and learn some interesting local historical and archaeological gems. Don’t miss your chance to catch a glimpse of bald eagles, river otter, wood ducks, great blue heron, and the vibrant colors of autumn on the river! Participants will need to bring a kayak or canoe and paddles, dry bag, extra clothing, safety gear, and food/snacks. Participants will need to pre-register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by 4 PM on Thursday, October 17th. Fall paddling can be challenging due to water temperature and weather conditions and are recommended for experienced paddlers. A limited number of canoes and equipment will be available for participant use – please inquire upon registering, if needed.