Prairie State Canoeists

A canoe and Kayak Club founded in 1971

"Connecting paddlers through safe and fun group events"

The PSC Board has created COVID-19 Guidelines for how to proceed with Events.


Upcoming events

    • 2021-04-18
    • (CDT)
    • 2021-05-01
    • (CDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Hidden Lake, Forest Preserve, Lisle, IL
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    The PSC Board has created COVID-19 Guidelines for PSC Events. You will need to confirm your agreement in order to register.

    Date:  April 18 and May 1, 2021 (Rain date: May 8)
    Leader: Marlena Bertolozzi
    Co-Leader:  TBD
    Location:  Hidden Lake, Forest Preserve, Lisle, IL
    Skill Level:  Beginner
    Category:  Instruction
    Details:  

    This ACA-developed curriculum will teach you the basics of paddling your kayak. Instructors will guide you on:

    • Fitting yourself and your gear comfortably and safely in your boat
    • Understanding essential gear and it's use
    • Techniques to effectively and efficiently paddle your craft in all directions skillfully on calm protected waters.

    This program will occur in two parts. Attendees will be expected to attend both parts of the program:

    • April 18: Interactive Zoom session covering safety, gear, and other important topics prior to the on-water day to maximize your time on the water.
    • May 1: On-water learning and practice session

    Pricing:

     $20 for PSC members, $40 for non-PSC members 

    Participants will need to bring their own boat, paddle, PFD, snacks, lunch, and all personal items. Instructors will contact participants prior to the event with special instructions or equipment needs.

    ACA membership is required for participation. You will be asked to purchase a $10 one-day membership or supply your ACA member number at checkout.

    Registration will close on April 15.

    PSC always takes appropriate precautions for your safety. PSC cannot guarantee the elimination of risk of contracting or being exposed to Coronavirus. You are joining this event at your own risk

    ●  When attending a PSC event, you are expected to bring with you a signed copy of the Prairie State Canoeists Combined Waiver/Release of Liability; it must be dated with the date of the event. Participants without this document will not be permitted to participate in the event

    ● To participate in a PSC event, you must be able to answer each of the following questions with NO on the day of the event. If any answers are YES, you must notify the event leader that you will not be attending. Please ask yourself each of these questions prior to leaving your home:

    ▪ Have you experienced any of the following symptoms in the past seven days? (unusual persistent cough, unusual shortness of breath, fever above 100.4 F, chills, repeated shaking/chills, unusual muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea)?

    ▪ Have you recently (in the past 14 days) been in close contact with anyone who has exhibited any of the above symptoms? (Close contact means within less than 6 feet for a prolonged period of time)

    ▪ Have you recently (in the past 14 days) been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or been advised to self-isolate by a medical professional due to COVID-19 reasons?

    ▪ Have you recently (in the past 14 days) travelled internationally?

    ● A face covering must be worn any time you are not able to maintain 6 feet of distance from others

    ● Participants must bring their own supplies to maintain proper hygiene, including hand sanitizer with a minimum 60% alcohol content and a face covering

    ● Group members are not to share or touch each other’s equipment, with exception of bow and stern toggles/handles to assist with launching, landing and loading boats (excluding members of the same family)

    ● Participants are not permitted to share food or drink during the event (excluding members of the same family)

    ● Restroom facilities may not be available during the event. Please use the restroom prior to arriving at the event and bring any personal supplies needed during the event

    ● Crowded landings because of other groups is an ever-present risk. Please be aware that this may occur at any time and PSC cannot control the actions or safety considerations of those other groups. Please act responsibly to avoid crowds at landings


    • 2021-04-18
    • (CDT)
    • 2021-05-01
    • (CDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Hidden Lake, Forest Preserve, Lisle, IL
    • 6
    Registration is closed

    The PSC Board has created COVID-19 Guidelines for PSC Events. You will need to confirm your agreement in order to register.

    Date:  May 1, 2021 (Rain date: May 8)
    Leader: Steve Laporte
    Co-Leader:  TBD
    Location:  Hidden Lake, Forest Preserve, Lisle, IL
    Skill Level:  Beginner
    Category:  Instruction
    Details:  

    This ACA-developed curriculum will teach you the basics of paddling your canoe. Instructors will guide you on:

    • Fitting yourself and your gear comfortably and safely in your boat
    • Understanding essential gear and it's use
    • Techniques to effectively and efficiently paddle your craft in all directions skillfully on calm protected waters.
    • Time and weather permitting. we will have an opportunity to learn and practice capsize drills and re-entry techniques

    This program will occur in two parts. Attendees will be expected to attend both parts of the program:

    • April 18: Interactive Zoom session covering safety, gear, and other important topics prior to the on-water day to maximize your time on the water.
    • May 1: On-water learning and practice session

    Pricing:

     $20 for PSC members, $40 for non-PSC members 

    Participants will need to bring their own boat, paddle, PFD, snacks, lunch, and all personal items. Instructors will contact participants prior to the event with special instructions or equipment needs.

    ACA membership is required for participation. You will be asked to purchase a $10 one-day membership or supply your ACA member number at checkout.

    Registration will close on April 15.

    PSC always takes appropriate precautions for your safety. PSC cannot guarantee the elimination of risk of contracting or being exposed to Coronavirus. You are joining this event at your own risk

    ●  When attending a PSC event, you are expected to bring with you a signed copy of the Prairie State Canoeists Combined Waiver/Release of Liability; it must be dated with the date of the event. Participants without this document will not be permitted to participate in the event

    ● To participate in a PSC event, you must be able to answer each of the following questions with NO on the day of the event. If any answers are YES, you must notify the event leader that you will not be attending. Please ask yourself each of these questions prior to leaving your home:

    ▪ Have you experienced any of the following symptoms in the past seven days? (unusual persistent cough, unusual shortness of breath, fever above 100.4 F, chills, repeated shaking/chills, unusual muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea)?

    ▪ Have you recently (in the past 14 days) been in close contact with anyone who has exhibited any of the above symptoms? (Close contact means within less than 6 feet for a prolonged period of time)

    ▪ Have you recently (in the past 14 days) been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or been advised to self-isolate by a medical professional due to COVID-19 reasons?

    ▪ Have you recently (in the past 14 days) travelled internationally?

    ● A face covering must be worn any time you are not able to maintain 6 feet of distance from others

    ● Participants must bring their own supplies to maintain proper hygiene, including hand sanitizer with a minimum 60% alcohol content and a face covering

    ● Group members are not to share or touch each other’s equipment, with exception of bow and stern toggles/handles to assist with launching, landing and loading boats (excluding members of the same family)

    ● Participants are not permitted to share food or drink during the event (excluding members of the same family)

    ● Restroom facilities may not be available during the event. Please use the restroom prior to arriving at the event and bring any personal supplies needed during the event

    ● Crowded landings because of other groups is an ever-present risk. Please be aware that this may occur at any time and PSC cannot control the actions or safety considerations of those other groups. Please act responsibly to avoid crowds at landings


    • 2021-04-24
    • 10:00 AM (CDT)
    • “Three Diamonds” put-in
    Register


    Date(s):
      Saturday, April 24, 2021
    Leader:  Ray Ziemer
    Co-Leader:  
    Location: 
    “Three Diamonds” put-in to Knoch Knolls Park
    Skill Level:  Advanced beginner
    Category:  Day Trip
    Details: 

    A fun paddle along the Naperville Riverwalk and on to points south. Lunch stop planned for Pioneer Park, among other historically significant sites. A few riffles depending on water level. Overall about a 7-mile paddle. Call leader for an update on conditions.

    Car shift on your own from the “Three Diamonds” put-in at the intersection of Hidden Spring and Stauffer Rds., Naperville. From Ogden Ave. Rte 34 go south on River Rd. across RR tracks and turn left onto Hidden Spring. Follow to Stauffer and the dead-end at Will-o-way Commons. Please be courteous and considerate of the neighbors. Launch time: 10:00.

    Any problems, try my cell phone: 630-669-7831

    • 2021-04-28
    • 10:30 AM (CDT)
    • Northeast Illinois
    Register


    Date(s):
      April 28, 2021
    Leader: 
     Steve LaPorte
    Co-Leader: Sue Allman
    Location: Northeast Illinois
    Skill Level:  Beginner
    Category:  Day Trip                                                                                                Details:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 We will be paddling the DesPlaines River from Russell Rd. to Wadsworth Rd. This section is peaceful and scenic, and is appropriate for anyone, regardless of skill level. You are responsible for your own car shift. Launch time 10:30.

    Contact the trip leader for information. Steve (630) 665-5707

    Initial sign-up must be done through this page, but until the PSC website is fully functional, all updates will be done by personal e-mail from one of the trip leaders.

    I ask that all paddlers sign up. Please do not invite a guest without signing him or her up through the website.





    • 2021-05-02
    • 9:30 AM (CDT)
    • Klein Creek and West Branch DuPage
    Register


    Date(s):
      Sunday May 2, 2021
    Leader:  Keith McClow
    Co-Leader:   Steve LaPorte
    Location: 
    Klein Creek and West Branch DuPage
    Skill Level: 
    Advanced Beginner, depending on conditions.
    Category: 
    Day Trip
    Details: 
    This trip starts on Klein Creek a small winding creek.  Some parts have been undisturbed for thousands of years.  It is a glimpse of what this area looked like long ago.  There are great examples of meanders and a section on its way to becoming an oxbow.  We will join the West Branch DuPage and paddle down to Mack Rd. passing a village site believed to be over 1,000 years old.  The trip travels through 3 forest preserves. 

    This stretch of the river, depending on conditions, requires decent boat control skills and can be shallow. Plan to dress for the weather (whatever that might be). We will be observing the current COVID protocols, which means you should arrange your own car shuttle.

    Car shuttle at 9:30 from the put-in. Call trip leaders for more information

    • 2021-05-12
    • 10:30 AM (CDT)
    • West Chicago, IL
    Register


    Date(s):
      May 12, 2021
    Leader: 
     Steve LaPorte
    Co-Leader: Sue Allman
    Location: West Branch of the DuPage River (St. Charles Rd  to Mack Rd.)
    Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
    Category: Day
    Trip        
     

    Details: We will be paddling the West Branch of the DuPage River from St.Charles Rd. to Mack Rd. This section is peaceful and scenic, but it is narrow and may have obstructions that you will need to maneuver or portage around. This trip is appropriate for anyone who has reliable paddling skills. You are responsible for your own car shift. Launch time 10:30.

    Contact the trip leader for information. Steve (630) 665-5707

    Initial sign-up must be done through this page, but until the PSC website is fully functional, all updates will be done by personal e-mail from one of the trip leaders.

    I ask that all paddlers sign up. Please do not invite a guest without signing him or her up through the website.





    • 2021-05-15
    • 9:00 AM (CDT)
    • West Branch Dupage River


    Date(s):
    Saturday May 15, 2021
    Leader:  Ray Ziemer
    Co-Leader: 
    Location:  West Branch Dupage River

    Skill Level:  Beginner
    Category:  Cleanup
    Details:
    Prairie State has been active for fifty years working at stream conservation in the DuPage watershed. You can join  us and hundreds of volunteers county-wide to clean up the DuPage River Saturday morning, coordinated with the Conservation Foundation.

    Per current COVID protocols, arrange your own car shuttle. We will provide garbage bags and trash removal.

    Call Trip leader for more information.


    • 2021-05-16
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (CDT)
    • DuPage River, Shorewood, IL
    • 2
    Register

    The PSC Board has created COVID-19 Guidelines for PSC Events. You will need to confirm your agreement in order to register.

    Date: May 16, 2021
    Leader: Marlena Bertolozzi
    Location: DuPage River, Shorewood, IL
    Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
    CategoryInstruction

    This class will teach basic moving water skills that every river kayaker should know. Students will build on the skills learned in the Introduction to Paddling class, and will learn such maneuvers as upstream ferries, downstream ferries, eddy turns and peel outs.

    Students will also receive instruction on reading the river and recognizing hazards.

    PREREQUISITE: Students must have completed the PSC Introduction to Paddling class. If you have not attended the PSC Introduction to Kayaking class, you must arrange to demonstrate appropriate skills prior to participation. Please contact the Lead Instructor, Marlena Bertolozzi before registering.

    Pricing:

     $20 for PSC members, $40 for non-PSC members 

    Participants will need to bring their own boat, paddle, PFD, snacks, lunch, and all personal items. Instructors will contact participants prior to the event with special instructions or equipment needs.

    ACA membership is required for participation. You will be asked to purchase a $10 one-day membership or supply your ACA member number at checkout.

    Registration will close on May 9.

    PSC always takes appropriate precautions for your safety. PSC cannot guarantee the elimination of risk of contracting or being exposed to Coronavirus. You are joining this event at your own risk

    ●  When attending a PSC event, you are expected to bring with you a signed copy of the Prairie State Canoeists Combined Waiver/Release of Liability; it must be dated with the date of the event. Participants without this document will not be permitted to participate in the event

    ● Participants must make their own decisions about joining events involving a car shift/shuttle. Participants will be responsible for making their own arrangements for car shifts/shuttles.  PSC event leaders will not arrange car shifts/shuttles for events at this time

    ● To participate in a PSC event, you must be able to answer each of the following questions with NO on the day of the event. If any answers are YES, you must notify the event leader that you will not be attending. Please ask yourself each of these questions prior to leaving your home:

    ▪ Have you experienced any of the following symptoms in the past seven days? (unusual persistent cough, unusual shortness of breath, fever above 100.4 F, chills, repeated shaking/chills, unusual muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea)?

    ▪ Have you recently (in the past 14 days) been in close contact with anyone who has exhibited any of the above symptoms? (Close contact means within less than 6 feet for a prolonged period of time)

    ▪ Have you recently (in the past 14 days) been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or been advised to self-isolate by a medical professional due to COVID-19 reasons?

    ▪ Have you recently (in the past 14 days) travelled internationally?

    ● A face covering must be worn any time you are not able to maintain 6 feet of distance from others

    ● Participants must bring their own supplies to maintain proper hygiene, including hand sanitizer with a minimum 60% alcohol content and a face covering

    ● Group members are not to share or touch each other’s equipment, with exception of bow and stern toggles/handles to assist with launching, landing and loading boats (excluding members of the same family)

    ● Participants are not permitted to share food or drink during the event (excluding members of the same family)

    ● Restroom facilities may not be available during the event. Please use the restroom prior to arriving at the event and bring any personal supplies needed during the event

    ● When considering joining an event, please consider your personal skills relative to the event. For the courtesy and safety of all parties, please select only events well below your personal skill level

    ● Crowded landings because of other groups is an ever-present risk. Please be aware that this may occur at any time and PSC cannot control the actions or safety considerations of those other groups. Please act responsibly to avoid crowds at landings

    ● It is recommended that all participants have the ability to perform a self-rescue by either moving to shore or performing a solo deep-water rescue


    • 2021-05-22
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (CDT)
    • DuPage River, Shorewood, IL
    • 6
    Register

    The PSC Board has created COVID-19 Guidelines for PSC Events. You will need to confirm your agreement in order to register.

    Date: May 22, 2021 (Rain date: May 29)
    Leader: Steve Laporte
    Location: DuPage River, Shorewood, IL
    Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
    CategoryInstruction

    This class will teach basic moving water skills that every river kayaker should know. Students will build on the skills learned in the Introduction to Paddling class, and will learn such maneuvers as upstream ferries, downstream ferries, eddy turns and peel outs.

    Students will also receive instruction on reading the river and recognizing hazards.

    PREREQUISITE: Students must have completed the PSC Introduction to Paddling class. 

    Pricing:

     $20 for PSC members, $40 for non-PSC members 

    Participants will need to bring their own boat, paddle, PFD, snacks, lunch, and all personal items. Instructors will contact participants prior to the event with special instructions or equipment needs.

    ACA membership is required for participation. You will be asked to purchase a $10 one-day membership or supply your ACA member number at checkout.

    Registration will close on May 15.

    PSC always takes appropriate precautions for your safety. PSC cannot guarantee the elimination of risk of contracting or being exposed to Coronavirus. You are joining this event at your own risk

    ●  When attending a PSC event, you are expected to bring with you a signed copy of the Prairie State Canoeists Combined Waiver/Release of Liability; it must be dated with the date of the event. Participants without this document will not be permitted to participate in the event

    ● Participants must make their own decisions about joining events involving a car shift/shuttle. Participants will be responsible for making their own arrangements for car shifts/shuttles.  PSC event leaders will not arrange car shifts/shuttles for events at this time

    ● To participate in a PSC event, you must be able to answer each of the following questions with NO on the day of the event. If any answers are YES, you must notify the event leader that you will not be attending. Please ask yourself each of these questions prior to leaving your home:

    ▪ Have you experienced any of the following symptoms in the past seven days? (unusual persistent cough, unusual shortness of breath, fever above 100.4 F, chills, repeated shaking/chills, unusual muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea)?

    ▪ Have you recently (in the past 14 days) been in close contact with anyone who has exhibited any of the above symptoms? (Close contact means within less than 6 feet for a prolonged period of time)

    ▪ Have you recently (in the past 14 days) been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or been advised to self-isolate by a medical professional due to COVID-19 reasons?

    ▪ Have you recently (in the past 14 days) travelled internationally?

    ● A face covering must be worn any time you are not able to maintain 6 feet of distance from others

    ● Participants must bring their own supplies to maintain proper hygiene, including hand sanitizer with a minimum 60% alcohol content and a face covering

    ● Group members are not to share or touch each other’s equipment, with exception of bow and stern toggles/handles to assist with launching, landing and loading boats (excluding members of the same family)

    ● Participants are not permitted to share food or drink during the event (excluding members of the same family)

    ● Restroom facilities may not be available during the event. Please use the restroom prior to arriving at the event and bring any personal supplies needed during the event

    ● When considering joining an event, please consider your personal skills relative to the event. For the courtesy and safety of all parties, please select only events well below your personal skill level

    ● Crowded landings because of other groups is an ever-present risk. Please be aware that this may occur at any time and PSC cannot control the actions or safety considerations of those other groups. Please act responsibly to avoid crowds at landings


    • 2021-05-23
    • 8:00 AM (CDT)

    Date(s): May 23, 2021
    Leader: 

    Co-Leader:  
    Location:  
    Skill Level:  Advanced beginner
    Category:  Paddling event
    Details:  This post is for information only.

    For details and up to date information go to this web site: www.canoemarathon.com




    • 2021-05-26
    • 10:30 AM (CDT)
    • West Chicago, IL
    Register


    Date(s):
      May 26, 2021
    Leader: 
     Steve LaPorte
    Co-Leader: Sue Allman
    Location: West Chicago (Mack Rd to McDowell Grove)
    Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
    Category: Day Trip

    Details: We will be paddling the West Branch of the DuPage River from Mack Rd. to McDowell Grove. This section is scenic and has some riffles, and is appropriate for anyone who has basic paddling skills. You are responsible for your own car shift. Launch time 10:30.

    Contact the trip leader for information. Steve (630) 665-5707

    Initial sign-up must be done through this page, but until the PSC website is fully functional, all updates will be done by personal e-mail from one of the trip leaders.

    I ask that all paddlers sign up. Please do not invite a guest without signing him or her up through the website.





    • 2021-06-09
    • 10:30 AM (CDT)
    • Sycamore
    Register

    Date(s):  June 9, 2021
    Leader: 
    Susan Allman
    Co-Leader:   Steve LaPorte
    Location:  Rt. 64 (Sycamore) 
    Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner
    Category:  Day trip
    Details:  This is the first section in a series of trips along the Kishwaukee River South Branch. This part is rarely paddled and has a rural feel. It will be a 9 mile paddle. Bring water, lunch, PFD, and dress appropriately for the water & weather. You are responsible for your own car shift. Launch time 10:30. Contact trip leader for more details.

    • 2021-06-23
    • 10:30 AM (CDT)
    • Genoa
    Register


    Date:
      June 23, 2021
    Leader: 
    Susan Allman
    Co-Leader:   Steve LaPorte
    Location:  Baseline Road to Kingston
    Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner
    Category:  Day trip
    Details:  This is the second section of the Kishwaukee River South Branch series. It is a 9 mile paddle. Bring a drink, lunch, PFD, and dress appropriately for the water & weather. You are responsible for your own car shift. Launch time 10:30. Contact trip leader for more details.

    • 2021-07-07
    • 10:30 AM (CDT)
    • Kingston
    Register


    Date(s):
      July 7, 2021
    Leader: 
    Susan Allman
    Co-Leader:   Steve LaPorte
    Location:  Kingston (to Kirkland)
    Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner
    Category:  Day trip
    Details:  This is the final section of the Kishwaukee River South Branch series. It is about a 9 mile paddle. Bring water, lunch, PFD, and dress appropriately for the water & weather. You are responsible for your own car shift. Launch time 10:30. Contact trip leader for more details.

    • 2021-07-23
    • (CDT)
    • 2021-07-25
    • (CDT)
    • Southwest Wisconsin
    Register

    Date(s):  July 23 - 25, 2021
    Leader: 
     Steve LaPorte
    Co-Leader:
    Location:  Southwest Wisconsin
    Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner
    Category:  River Camping
    Details:  Come join us for our annual four-river trip on the Kickapoo River, the Wisconsin River, the Mississippi River and the Wyalusing Canoe Trail in southwestern Wisconsin.  In one weekend, you will paddle a narrow, meandering river (Kickapoo), a wide recreational river (Wisconsin), a maritime superhighway (Mississippi), and lush bayou (Wyalusing backwaters).  The put-in will depend on the condition of the Kickapoo River, but in no case will this trip be rated above “advanced beginner”.

    We plan to camp on sandbars on the Wisconsin River, but by Saturday night we will be in an area of the river where the sandbars are covered when the river is high.  I have reserved a campsite at Wyalusing State Park for 7/24/21, just in case we can’t camp on the river that night.  I recommend that anyone else who wants to join us do the same, and do it soon since Wyalusing is a very popular park.  (If you waited too long and Wyalusing is full, you can still come.  There are other campgrounds in the area, and Victora Park always has room in the primitive camping field, east of the boat ramp.)

    Information will be provided to anyone interested.





    • 2021-07-28
    • 10:30 AM (CDT)
    • Southern WI.
    Register


    Date(s):  July 28, 2021
    Leader: 
     Steve LaPorte
    Co-Leader: Sue Allman
    Location: Sugar River (Nelson Rd. to Two Rivers)
    Skill Level: Beginner
    Category: Day Trip                                                                                             Details:
       We will be paddling the Sugar River from Nelson Rd. to Two Rivers. This section is peaceful and scenic, and is appropriate for anyone, regardless of skill level. You are responsible for your own car shift. Launch time 10:30.

    Contact the trip leader for information. Steve (630) 665-5707

    Initial sign-up must be done through this page, but all updates will be done by personal e-mail from one of the trip leaders.

    I ask that all paddlers sign up. Please do not invite a guest without signing him or her up through the website.








    • 2021-08-04
    • 10:30 AM (CDT)
    • Spring Grove
    Register


    Date(s):
      August 4, 2021
    Leader: 
     Steve LaPorte
    Co-Leader: Sue Allman
    Location: Glacial Park
    Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner
    Category:  Day Trip                                                                                                            Details:    We will be paddling Nippersink Creek from Glacial Park to Lyle Thomas Park. This section is scenic with a few riffles and is appropriate for anyone who has reasonable paddling skills.  You are responsible for your own car shift. Launch time 10:30.                          

    Contact the trip leader for information. Steve (630) 665-5707

    Initial sign-up must be done through this page, but until the PSC website is fully functional, all updates will be done by personal e-mail from one of the trip leaders.

    I ask that all paddlers sign up. Please do not invite a guest without signing him or her up through the website.








    • 2021-08-07
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM (CDT)
    • Lake Atwood, The Hollows Conservation Area, Cary, IL
    • 10

    Date(s):  August 7, 2021
    Leader:  Tracy Hunt
    Co-Leader: Paul Klonowski       
    Location: Lake Atwood, The Hollows Conservation Area, Cary IL
    Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner
    Category:  Training
    Details: 

    FreeStyle Canoeing is the "art and science" of quietwater paddling. It emphasizes smooth, efficient flatwater paddling and precision boat control. FreeStyle techniques can be applied to all canoeing situations, from goofing off on a local pond to whitewater.

    FreeStyle canoeing requires no special equipment: just a canoe, a straight-shaft paddle, a life jacket (PFD), and for most folks, a kneeling pad.  Prerequisite to this class is the ability to make your solo canoe travel in a straight line.

    This class will focus on Introductory FreeStyle technique for the solo canoeist.  Bring your own solo canoe, PFD, paddle, and kneeling pad if you have one.  Also bring lunch, plenty of non-alcoholic beverages to drink, and dress for the weather – we paddle unless there’s lightning.  Bring a couple of complete changes of clothing – we all may get wet. 

    FreeStyle technique is also used in conjunction with music, creating an expressive, interpretive art form.  You can search YouTube for “Freestyle Canoe” for sample videos of this.  While Interpretive Freestyle is beyond the scope of this class, we may include short demos as time permits. 

    This class will be led by Certified Instructors from the American Canoe Association.  To learn more about Freestyle Canoeing, visit http://freestylecanoeing.com/

    Cost of the class is $50 for ACA members (bring your membership card); $5 additional for non -American Canoe Association members.  Class size is limited to 10 participants.

    • 2021-08-09
    • (CDT)
    • 2021-08-13
    • (CDT)
    • Namekagon River
    Register

    Date(s):  8/09/2021 through 8/13/2021
    Leader:  Steve LaPorte
    Co-Leader:  
    Location: 
    Namekagon River
    Skill Level:  
    Advanced Beginner
    Category:River camping
    Details: 
    If you ever wanted to paddle the Namekagon when it wasn’t jammed with party animals, this might be just what you’re looking for.  We will be doing two day trips between Hayward and Trego, then doing a three day river camping trip on the usual section.  The upper section has some mild rapids, so good boat control will be required.  (The trip may be extended, either before or after, if there is interest.)

    Contact me for details.


    • 2021-08-18
    • 10:30 AM (CDT)
    • Garden Prairie
    Register


    Date(s):
      August 18, 2021
    Leader:
    Susan Allman
    Co-Leader:   Steve LaPorte
    Location:  County Line Road (Garden Prairie to Belvidere)
    Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner
    Category:  Day trip
    Details:  This is the "up north" section of the Kishwaukee River. It is about an 8 mile paddle with a little of everything; straight, curves, ripples, and possible downfall. Must have good boat control. Bring water, lunch, PFD, and dress appropriately for the water & weather. You are responsible for your own car shift. Launch time 10:30. Contact trip leader for more details.




    • 2021-09-01
    • 10:30 AM (CDT)
    • Shopiere, WI
    Register


    Date(s):  September 1, 2021
    Leader: 
     Steve LaPorte
    Co-Leader: Sue  Allman
    Location:  Shopiere, Wisconsin
    Skill Level:  Beginner
    Category:  Day Trip
    Details: We will be paddling Turtle Creek from O'Riley Rd. to County Hwy J. This section is scenic, and is appropriate for anyone, regardless of skill level. You are responsible for your own car shift. Launch time 10:30.

    Contact the trip leader for information. Steve (630) 665-5707

    Initial sign-up must be done through this page, but until the PSC website is fully functional, all updates will be done by personal e-mail from one of the trip leaders.

    I ask that all paddlers sign up. Please do not invite a guest without signing him or her up through the website.




    • 2021-09-09
    • (CDT)
    • 2021-09-12
    • (CDT)
    • Wisconsin River (Arena to Woodman)
    Register

    Date(s):  Sept. 9 - Sept. 12, 2021
    Leader: 
     Steve LaPorte
    Co-Leader:
    Location: Wisconsin River 
    Skill Level:  Beginner
    Category:  River camping         
    Details:  If you wanted to take a river trip over the Labor Day weekend but were unable to, this trip is just what you need.  (People who paddled on Labor Day are welcome, too.)  All the liveries know that the weekend after Labor Day is the deadest weekend of the season, so we can expect to have the Wisconsin River to ourselves.

    This is a four day trip for those who can get a couple of days off work, and a weekend trip for those who can’t.  We will launch from Arena on 9/9/21 and take two days to paddle down to Muscoda.  On 9/11/21 we will pick up the weekenders in Muscoda and paddle two more days down to Woodman.

    This trip is river camping, and is appropriate for any skill level.

    E-mail for more information. 


    • 2021-09-15
    • 10:30 AM (CDT)
    • Plainfield, Illinois
    Register


    Date:  September 15, 2021
    Leader: 
     Steve LaPorte
    Co-Leader:   Susan Allman
    Location: Plainfield, Illinois
    Skill Level:  Beginner
    Category:  Day Trip                                                                                                            Details:
    We will be paddling the DuPage River from Plainfield to Seil Rd.  This section is peaceful and scenic and is appropriate for any skill level, but it does require a portage around the Hammel Woods Dam. You are responsible for your own car shift. Launch time 10:30.

    Contact the trip leader for information. Steve LaPorte (630-665-5707).

    Initial sign-up must be done through this page, but until the PSC website is fully functional, all updates will be done by personal e-mail from one of the trip leaders.

    I ask that all paddlers sign up. Please do not invite a guest without signing him or her up through the website.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         




    • 2021-09-18
    • (CDT)
    • 2021-09-26
    • (CDT)
    • Southern Missouri
    Register


    Date(s):
      9/18/21 thru 9/26/21
    Leader: 
    Steve LaPorte
    Co-Leader:   Greg Vitale
    Location:  Southern Missouri
    Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner
    Category:  River paddling
    Details: 

    Come join us for a week of paddling in the Ozarks.  We plan to paddle the Current River from Cedargrove to Two Rivers, plus possibly sections of the Jacks Fork and the Eleven Point.  If river levels go up, more options may become available.

    We plan to arrive on September 18th.  Paddling days will be the 19th through the 25th.  We will break camp on the 26th.

    We will be base camping at Round Spring, located on Rt. 19 just north of Eminence, MO.

    Information will be provided to anyone interested.


    • 2021-09-25
    • (CDT)
    • 2021-09-26
    • (CDT)
    • Ontario, WI
    • 21
    Register

    The PSC Board has created COVID-19 Guidelines for PSC Events. You will need to confirm your agreement in order to register.

    Date(s):
      September 25-26, 2021
    Leader:   Sherri Graham & John Anderson
    Co-Leader:  John & Marilyn Ziegler
    Location:  Ontario, Wi
    Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner
    Category:  Base camping
    Details:  This is our annual fall appreciation trip. Usually the colors are phenomenal and the river valley as seen from the lookout at the Wildcat Mountain State Park is breathtaking. The Kickapoo is known as the 'crookedist river in Wisconsin'; it is intimate and unspoiled! It never disappoints paddlers! We have a group camp site reserved at Wildcat Mountain State Park (the one in the trees). We will have our traditional feast/community dinner and campfire on Saturday night. Call/e-mail for details, to sign up for what to contribute to the dinner and to reserve your spot for the weekend!

    PSC always takes appropriate precautions for your safety. PSC cannot guarantee the elimination of risk of contracting or being exposed to Coronavirus. You are joining this event at your own risk

    ●  When attending a PSC event, you are expected to bring with you a signed copy of the Prairie State Canoeists Combined Waiver/Release of Liability; it must be dated with the date of the event. Participants without this document will not be permitted to participate in the event

    ● To participate in a PSC event, you must be able to answer each of the following questions with NO on the day of the event. If any answers are YES, you must notify the event leader that you will not be attending. Please ask yourself each of these questions prior to leaving your home:

    ▪ Have you experienced any of the following symptoms in the past seven days? (unusual persistent cough, unusual shortness of breath, fever above 100.4 F, chills, repeated shaking/chills, unusual muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea)?

    ▪ Have you recently (in the past 14 days) been in close contact with anyone who has exhibited any of the above symptoms? (Close contact means within less than 6 feet for a prolonged period of time)

    ▪ Have you recently (in the past 14 days) been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or been advised to self-isolate by a medical professional due to COVID-19 reasons?

    ▪ Have you recently (in the past 14 days) travelled internationally?

    ● A face covering must be worn any time you are not able to maintain 6 feet of distance from others

    ● Participants must bring their own supplies to maintain proper hygiene, including hand sanitizer with a minimum 60% alcohol content and a face covering

    ● Group members are not to share or touch each other’s equipment, with exception of bow and stern toggles/handles to assist with launching, landing and loading boats (excluding members of the same family)

    ● Participants are not permitted to share food or drink during the event (excluding members of the same family)

    ● Restroom facilities may not be available during the event. Please use the restroom prior to arriving at the event and bring any personal supplies needed during the event

    ● Crowded landings because of other groups is an ever-present risk. Please be aware that this may occur at any time and PSC cannot control the actions or safety considerations of those other groups. Please act responsibly to avoid crowds at landings.

    • 2021-09-29
    • 10:30 AM (CDT)
    • Belvidere
    Register


    Date:  September 29, 2021
    Leader: Susan Allman
    Co-Leader:   Steve LaPorte
    Location:  Belvidere to Cherry Valley 
    Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner
    Category:  Day trip
    Details:  This section of the Kishwaukee River can have downfall and swift current so good boat skills are required. It will be an 8 mile paddle. Bring water, lunch, PFD, and dress appropriately for the water & weather.  You are responsible for your own car shift. Launch time 10:30.Contact trip leader for more details.




    • 2021-10-13
    • 10:30 AM (CDT)
    • Cherry Valley
    Register


    Date:  October 13, 2021
    Leader: Susan Allman
    Co-Leader:   Steve LaPorte
    Location:  Cherry Valley
    Skill Level:  Beginner
    Category:  Day trip
    Details:  This is the last Wednesday trip of the year.  The trip will be from Baumann Park in Cherry Valley to Atwood Park.  It will be a 9 mile trip. We will stop for lunch. Bring water, lunch, PFD (must be worn on the river), and dress appropriately for the water & weather. You are responsible for your own car shift. Launch time 10:30. Contact trip leader for more details.


Past events

2021-04-17 Kishwaukee River
2021-04-14 Kishwaukee River
2021-04-10 PSC 50th Anniversary Soup Trip - West Branch DuPage
2021-04-06 Virtual Learning: Clean up your river!
2021-04-03 Kishwaukee River
2021-03-28 Virtual Learning: U.S. Coast Guard Paddlecraft Safety Presentation
2021-03-28 CPR/AED/First Aid Certification
2021-03-23 Virtual Learning: Isle Royale Historical Tour
2021-03-15 PSC March Board Meeting
2021-03-13 St. Patrick's Day Chicago River Paddle
2021-03-12 Canoecopia
2021-03-07 Virtual Learning: U.S. Coast Guard Paddlecraft Safety Presentation
2021-02-23 Virtual Learning: Dressing for Paddling
2021-01-26 Virtual Learning: Wooden Canoe Heritage Association
2021-01-16 (copy) PSC involvement canceled - 63rd Annual Des Plaines River Canoe & Kayak Marathon & Minithon
2020-12-23 New Years Day Paddle - Jan 02, 2021
2020-11-23 PSC November Board Meeting
2020-10-25 Introduction to Paddling - Kayak
2020-10-14 Kishwaukee River - Cherry Valley to Atwood
2020-10-10 Fall Paddle Festival--Not a club trip
2020-09-30 Kishwaukee River (Belvidere to Cherry Valley) - COVID-19 updated
2020-09-28 PSC September Board Meeting
2020-09-19 canceled - Willow Creek Cleanup
2020-09-16 DuPage River (Plainfield to Seil Rd.) - COVID-19 updated
2020-09-10 LABOR DAY PROCRASTINATORS' TRIP - COVID-19 updated
2020-09-02 Turtle Creek - COVID-19 updated
2020-08-24 Namekagon River - COVID-19 updated - CANCELLED
2020-08-19 Kishwaukee River (North section) - COVID-19 updated
2020-08-16 Salt Creek - COVID-19 updated
2020-08-13 Water Games - COVID-19 updated
2020-08-11 Sunset Paddle (S. Elgin - St. Charles) - COVID-19 updated
2020-08-08 Moving Water II Kayak
2020-08-05 Nippersink Creek - COVID-19 updated
2020-08-01 Solo Freestyle Canoe Clinic - COVID-19 Updated
2020-07-24 Canceled - Mecan River
2020-07-22 PSC Special Board Meeting-Bylaws review
2020-07-22 Sugar River (Nelson Rd. to Two Rivers) - COVID-19 updated
2020-07-18 Moving Water I Kayak
2020-07-17 Canceled - Four Rivers Trip
2020-07-12 Virtual Memorial for Tom Lindblade
2020-07-08 Kishwaukee River (Baumann Park to Atwood FP) - COVID-19 updated
2020-06-29 PSC Special Board Meeting-Bylaws review
2020-06-24 Canceled-Kishwaukee River South Branch (Baseline to Kingston)
2020-06-22 PSC June Board Meeting
2020-06-19 CANCELED---Wisconsin Canoe Symposium
2020-06-16 PSC Special Board Meeting-Restore IL paddling plans
2020-06-11 PSC Special Board Meeting-Restore IL paddling plans
2020-06-10 Cancelled-Kishwaukee River South Branch (Rt. 64 to Baseline)
2020-06-08 PSC Special Board Meeting-Restore IL paddling plans
2020-06-05 Cancelled-Blue River Paddlefest
2020-06-04 PSC Special Board Meeting-Restore IL paddling plans
2020-05-30 CANCELLED---COACHED TRIP (MOVING WATER)
2020-05-27 CANCELLED---West Branch of the DuPage River(Mack Rd to McDowell Grove)
2020-05-23 Canceled - DuPage River - Shorewood
2020-05-23 Canceled - Sawmill Lake Canoe Trail
2020-05-17 PSC involvement canceled - 63rd Annual Des Plaines River Canoe & Kayak Marathon & Minithon
2020-05-16 Canceled - Moving Water I Kayak
2020-05-16 CANCELLED----Moving Water I Canoe
2020-05-16 Canceled - DuPage River Sweep
2020-05-09 Canceled - DuPage River - Plainfield
2020-05-09 CANCELLED---COACHED TRIP (FLAT WATER)
2020-05-03 Canceled: Introduction to Paddling - Kayak
2020-05-03 Canceled----Introduction to Paddling - Canoe
2020-05-02 Canceled - DuPage River - Naperville to Plainfield
2020-05-02 PSC involvement canceled - Ralph Frese Memorial Paddle
2020-04-29 Canceled - DesPlaines River (Russell Rd. to Wadsworth Rd.)
2020-04-26 Canceled - West Branch DuPage - Naperville
2020-04-25 Canceled - West Branch DuPage - Warrenville
2020-04-25 Canceled - Willow Creek Cleanup--Rain date if needed
2020-04-18 Canceled - Willow Creek Cleanup
2020-04-15 Canceled - Fox River
2020-04-11 Canceled - Let's Play! Coached Moving Water Fun for Canoes-Saturday
2020-04-11 Canceled - West Branch DuPage (Soup Trip)
2020-04-09 Canceled - Let's Play! Coached Moving Water Fun for Canoes-Thursday
2020-03-29 Rock Run Rookery---CANCELLED
2020-03-29 PSC March Board Meeting
2020-03-14 2020 Southern Missouri Paddling
2020-03-01 PSC Pool Party
2020-03-01 Leadership skills development workshop
2020-02-16 PSC Pool Party
2020-01-12 PSC Pool Party
2020-01-12 2020 Season Kickoff Pizza Party
2020-01-04 PSC January Social 2020
2020-01-01 New Years Day Paddle - 2020
2019-12-08 PSC Pool Party
2019-12-07 Des Plaines River Cleanup!
2019-11-24 Kishwaukee River-south branch (Baseline to Kingston)
2019-11-23 Des Plaines River Cleanup!
2019-11-10 2019 Fall PSC Dinner & Meeting
2019-11-10 PSC November Board Meeting
2019-11-09 Des Plaines River Cleanup!
2019-11-03 Florida Rivers - November 2019
2019-10-27 First Annual Fall Busse Lake Colors Paddle.
2019-10-27 Kishwaukee River (North section)
2019-10-26 Des Plaines River Cleanup!
2019-10-19 Kishwaukee River South Branch (Rt. 64 to Baseline)
2019-10-16 Kishwaukee River-south branch (Baseline to Kingston)
2019-10-12 Des Plaines River Cleanup!
2019-10-06 Skokie Lagoon
2019-10-05 Busse Lake Cleanup
2019-10-05 Michigan Fall Colors Trip
2019-10-02 Kishwaukee River (Belvidere to Espenscheid)
2019-09-29 2019 Fall Fox River Classic
2019-09-28 Des Plaines River Cleanup!
2019-09-21 Annual Fox River Cleanup with National 'Its Our River Days'
2019-09-21 Kickapoo River
2019-09-18 DuPage River (Plainfield to Hammel Woods)
2019-09-15 Des Plaines River Cleanup!
2019-09-14 Moving Water II Kayaking
2019-09-14 Willow Creek Cleanup
2019-09-14 Southern Michigan Rivers - rivers tbd
2019-09-11 Turtle Creek ---- CANCELLED
2019-09-05 LABOR DAY PROCRASTINATORS' TRIP
2019-09-02 Des Plaines River Cleanup!
2019-09-01 Kishwaukee River (Belvidere to Espenscheid)
2019-08-31 Turtle Creek - Shopiere, WI
2019-08-31 Namekagon River Labor Day trip
2019-08-28 Canceled - Salt Creek Evening Paddle & Dinner
2019-08-25 Essentials of Kayak Touring
2019-08-24 22 Mile Busse Lake Shoreline Paddle
2019-08-24 Des Plaines River Cleanup!
2019-08-24 Southern Michigan Rivers - Pigeon River
2019-08-21 West Branch DuPage River Paddle & Pub!
2019-08-21 Kishwaukee River (North section)
2019-08-18 PSC August Board Meeting
2019-08-14 Salt Creek Evening Paddle & Dinner
2019-08-11 Des Plaines River Cleanup!
2019-08-10 Solo Freestyle Canoe Clinic
2019-08-10 Bad Fish Creek
2019-08-10 Southern Michigan Rivers - Portage and Rocky Rivers
2019-08-08 West Branch DuPage River Paddle & Pub!
2019-08-07 Nippersink Creek
2019-08-04 Moving Water I Canoe
2019-08-03 Fox River Cleanup
2019-08-03 Southern Wisconsin Rivers - Pine River
2019-07-31 Salt Creek Evening Paddle & Dinner
2019-07-29 Namekagon River
2019-07-28 New Member Paddle
2019-07-28 Des Plaines River Cleanup!
2019-07-27 Kishwaukee Paddle Festival
2019-07-27 Southern Michigan Rivers - Prairie & Portage Rivers
2019-07-24 West Branch DuPage River Paddle & Pub!
2019-07-24 Sugar River (Nelson Rd. to Two Rivers)
2019-07-20 (copy) Kishwaukee River - Combined Paddle Clubs [MCC & PSC]
2019-07-20 Southern Wisconsin Rivers - Bark River
2019-07-19 Four Rivers Trip
2019-07-17 Salt Creek Evening Paddle & Dinner
2019-07-17 Des Plaines River Isle le cache
2019-07-14 Des Plaines River Cleanup!
2019-07-13 Moving Water I Kayaking
2019-07-11 West Branch DuPage River Paddle & Pub!
2019-07-10 Kishwaukee River South Branch (Kingston to Kirkland)
2019-07-07 DuPage River, Shorewood to Shepley Rd
2019-07-06 Des Plaines River Cleanup!
2019-07-04 4TH of July Paddle
2019-07-04 Southern Michigan Rivers - July 4th Edition!
2019-06-29 Southern Michigan Rivers - Prairie & Portage Rivers
2019-06-26 West Branch DuPage River Paddle & Pub!
2019-06-26 Kishwaukee River South Branch (Baseline to Kingston)
2019-06-22 Des Plaines River Cleanup!
2019-06-19 Salt Creek Evening Paddle & Dinner
2019-06-18 West Branch DuPage River
2019-06-14 Mecan River
2019-06-14 Wisconsin Canoe Symposium
2019-06-12 West Branch DuPage River Paddle & Pub!
2019-06-12 Kishwaukee River South Branch (Rt. 64 to Baseline)
2019-06-09 DuPage River
2019-06-08 Des Plaines River Cleanup!
2019-06-05 Salt Creek Evening Paddle & Dinner
2019-06-02 PSC June Board Meeting
2019-06-02 Busse Lake Paddle
2019-06-02 ACA L1/2 Essentials of River Canoe Instructor Update
2019-06-02 CANCELLED----Mid America Canoe Race
2019-06-01 White River
2019-06-01 ACA L1/2 River Kayak Instructor Update
2019-05-29 canceled...West Branch DuPage River Paddle & Pub!
2019-05-29 West Branch of the DuPage River(Mack Rd to McDowell Grove)
2019-05-27 Memorial Paddle on the Fox River in memory of Fran Almquist and Carol Klug
2019-05-25 DuPage River, Shorewood to Channahon
2019-05-25 Des Plaines River Cleanup!
2019-05-24 Lake Monroe - Deam Wilderness Area - Paddling/Camping
2019-05-22 Salt Creek Evening Paddle & Dinner
2019-05-22 west branch dupage river st charles rd - mack rd
2019-05-19 Introduction to Paddling - Kayak
2019-05-19 Introduction to Paddling - Canoe
2019-05-19 62nd Des Plaines River Marathon
2019-05-19 62ST ANNUAL DES PLAINES RIVER CANOE & KAYAK MARATHON
2019-05-18 Annual DuPage River Sweep (Clean-up)
2019-05-15 West Branch DuPage River Paddle & Pub!
2019-05-15 West Branch of the DuPage River
2019-05-12 Canceled - high water - Mazon River
2019-05-11 canceled - DuPage River
2019-05-11 DuPage River from through Plainfield to Shorewood
2019-05-11 Tampier Lake Cleanup
2019-05-08 Canceled - Salt Creek Evening Paddle & Dinner
2019-05-05 Annual Current Buster Race---CANCELLED
2019-05-05 Des Plaines River Cleanup! CANCELLED
2019-05-04 DuPage River from Naperville to Plainfield--CANCELLED
2019-05-04 Ralph Frese Memorial Paddle--SEE UPDATE
2019-05-01 West Branch DuPage River Paddle & Pub! - canceled
2019-05-01 DesPlaines River (Russell Rd. to Wadsworth Rd.)
2019-04-28 Kishwaukee River - Combined Paddle Clubs [MCC & PSC]
2019-04-28 West Branch, DuPage through Naperville
2019-04-27 Willow Creek Cleanup
2019-04-27 Des Plaines River Cleanup!
2019-04-27 Fox River - Yorkville to Millbrook "CANCELLED"
2019-04-20 West Branch DuPage River, Mack Road to McDowell Grove
2019-04-17 Fox River
2019-04-13 West Branch DuPage, St.Charles Rd to Mack Rd.(with soup)
2019-04-13 Des Plaines River Cleanup!
2019-04-07 Instructor and leader on-water skills WILL RESCHEDULE
2019-03-30 PSC Potluck
2019-03-30 PSC Gear Swap
2019-03-30 PSC March Board Meeting
2019-03-24 CPR/AED/First Aid Certification
2019-03-24 Des Plaines River Cleanup!
2019-03-17 2019 March Southern Missouri Paddling
2019-03-16 St. Patrick's Day Chicago River Paddle
2019-03-16 Sterling Lake Clean Up - Van Patten Woods
2019-03-08 PSC Booth at Canoecopia
2019-02-24 Kayak Rescue Tune Up Skill Builder-Indoor Pool Session
2019-02-23 PSC Febuary Social 2019
2019-02-23 2019 Wild Things Conference - Wild Things Community
2019-02-10 Kayak Rescue Tune Up Skill Builder-Indoor Pool Session
2019-01-27 PSC January Board Meeting
2019-01-06 Kayak Rescue Tune Up Skill Builder-Indoor Pool Session
2019-01-05 PSC January Social 2019
2019-01-01 NYD 2019 - Kishwaukee River Paddle
2018-12-16 Kayak Rescue Tune Up Skill Builder-Indoor Pool Session
2018-12-09 Kayak Rescue Tune Up Skill Builder-Indoor Pool Session
2018-12-01 Des Plaines River Cleanup
2018-11-17 Des Plaines River Cleanup
2018-11-10 2018 Fall PSC Dinner & Meeting
2018-11-10 November Board Meeting
2018-11-04 Turtle Creek
2018-11-03 Des Plaines River Cleanup
2018-10-30 Fox River-- Wedron to Ayers Landing
2018-10-27 Halloween Trip
2018-10-24 3RD Wednesday of the month Busse Lake Cleanup
2018-10-20 Annual Illinois Paddling Council Dinner
2018-10-17 Fox River-Changed to Kishwaukee River
2018-10-14 Kishwaukee River South Branch
2018-10-06 Busse Lake cleanup
2018-10-06 Michigan Fall Colors Trip
2018-10-06 Des Plaines River Cleanup
2018-10-03 Kishwaukee River
2018-10-02 Au Sable River Grayling, MI
2018-09-30 CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER/LOW WATER Rescheduled (from July 21) New Member Paddle---Upper Des Plaines River
2018-09-29 Canceled - Southern Michigan Rivers
2018-09-26 3RD Wednesday of the month Busse Lake Cleanup
2018-09-22 Des Plaines River Cleanup
2018-09-22 Kickapoo River
2018-09-19 DuPage River (Plainfield to Hammel Woods)
2018-09-15 Annual Fox River Cleanup with National 'Its Our River Days'
2018-09-15 Willow Creek Cleanup
2018-09-15 Canceled - Southern Wisconsin Rivers - Baraboo River
2018-09-15 Fox River 'Dells Section'
2018-09-08 Turtle Creek
2018-09-06 Canceled - LABOR DAY PROCRASTINATORS' TRIP
2018-09-05 Turtle Creek
2018-09-02 Des Plaines River Cleanup
2018-09-01 Namekagon River Labor Day trip
2018-08-29 West Branch DuPage River Paddle & Pub!
2018-08-26 Introduction to Paddling - Canoeing
2018-08-26 Introduction to Paddling - Kayaking
2018-08-25 Kishwaukee River
2018-08-24 NW Michigan Rivers
2018-08-24 Cancelled - St. Croix River
2018-08-22 Salt Creek
2018-08-22 Kishwaukee River (North section)
2018-08-18 DuPage River
2018-08-18 Des Plaines River Cleanup
2018-08-18 Southern Michigan Rivers - Prairie River
2018-08-15 Cancelled - West Branch DuPage River Paddle & Pub!
2018-08-13 Namekagon River
2018-08-11 Exploratory Trip: East Branch Milwaukee River
2018-08-11 Solo Freestyle Canoe Clinic
2018-08-08 Salt Creek
2018-08-08 Nippersink Creek
2018-08-06 3RD Wednesday of the month Busse Lake Cleanup
2018-08-05 Sugar River 'Bottoms'
2018-08-04 Fox River Cleanup
2018-08-04 Des Plaines River Cleanup
2018-08-04 Southern Michigan Rivers - St Joseph River
2018-08-01 West Branch DuPage River Paddle & Pub!
2018-07-29 Moving Water II Kayaking
2018-07-28 Mecan River
2018-07-28 Kishwaukee Paddlefest
2018-07-28 Des Plaines River Cleanup
2018-07-25 Salt Creek
2018-07-25 Sugar River (Nelson Rd. to Two Rivers)
2018-07-22 PSC Skill Builder Combo - Canoe and Kayak Camping and Rescue Skills
2018-07-21 Southern Michigan Rivers - Rocky River
2018-07-21 Little Manistee River Michigan
2018-07-20 Four Rivers Trip
2018-07-18 West Branch DuPage River Paddle & Pub!
2018-07-18 3RD Wednesday of the month Busse Lake Cleanup
2018-07-15 Coached Trip for Moving Water 1 Graduates
2018-07-15 Pine,Pere Marquette & Big Manistee Rivers
2018-07-14 Fox River
2018-07-14 Des Plaines River Cleanup
2018-07-11 Salt Creek
2018-07-11 Kishwaukee River South Branch
2018-07-08 Nippersink Creek
2018-07-07 Moving Water I Kayaking
2018-07-07 Grant River
2018-07-07 Southern Wisconsin Rivers - Pine River
2018-07-04 Kishwaukee River
2018-07-04 Badfish Creek / Yahara River
2018-06-30 Kishwaukee River South Branch
2018-06-30 Southern Michigan Rivers - Nottawa Creek
2018-06-27 West Branch DuPage River Paddle & Pub!
2018-06-23 Southern Wisconsin Rivers - Bark River
2018-06-23 Des Plaines River Cleanup
2018-06-22 Kickapoo State Park - Middle Fork Vermilion River
2018-06-20 Kishwaukee River South Branch
2018-06-19 Canceled - West Branch DuPage River Paddle & Pub!
2018-06-17 DuPage River
2018-06-17 Kishwaukee River
2018-06-16 Blues on the Fox
2018-06-15 Wisconsin Canoe Symposium
2018-06-13 Salt Creek
2018-06-13 Kishwaukee River South Branch
2018-06-10 Des Plaines River Cleanup
2018-06-10 Fox River - Yorkville to Millbrook/Millington
2018-06-09 Moving Water I Canoe
2018-06-09 Southern Michigan Rivers - Fawn River
2018-06-06 West Branch DuPage River Paddle & Pub!
2018-06-02 Busse Lake cleanup
2018-05-30 Salt Creek
2018-05-30 West Branch of the DuPage River(Mack Rd to McDowell Grove)
2018-05-26 Des Plaines River, Lake County
2018-05-26 Coached Trip (Flatwater)
2018-05-25 Lake Monroe - Deam Wilderness Area - Paddling/Camping
2018-05-20 61ST ANNUAL DES PLAINES RIVER CANOE & KAYAK MARATHON
2018-05-19 Introduction to Paddling - Canoe
2018-05-19 Introduction to Paddling - Kayak
2018-05-19 Annual DuPage River Sweep (Clean-up)
2018-05-19 Willow Creek Cleanup
2018-05-16 Salt Creek
2018-05-16 West Branch of the DuPage River
2018-05-13 canceled - Mazon River
2018-05-12 Canceled - Paddle in the Park
2018-05-12 DuPage River - Plainfield to Shorewood
2018-05-12 Canceled - PSC booth at Paddle in the Park
2018-05-09 Canceled - West Branch DuPage River Paddle & Pub!
2018-05-05 Canceled - Mazon River
2018-05-05 DuPage River
2018-05-05 Ralph Frese Memorial Paddle
2018-05-05 Des Plaines River, Lake County
2018-05-05 Michigan Spring Trip in Pigeon River Country State Forest
2018-05-02 Canceled - West Branch DuPage River Paddle & Pub!
2018-05-02 DesPlaines River (Russell Rd. to Wadsworth Rd.)
2018-04-29 West Branch, DuPage River
2018-04-28 cancelled - Mazon River
2018-04-28 Instructor and leader on-water skills development day
2018-04-25 Reel Paddling Film Festival
2018-04-22 Kishwaukee River w/Mackinaw Canoe Club
2018-04-21 West Branch DuPage, St.Charles Rd to Mack Rd.(with soup)
2018-04-21 Fox River - Yorkville to Millbrook
2018-04-18 Fox River
2018-04-14 Chain O Lakes State Park
2018-03-31 Des Plaines River, Lake County
2018-03-24 Spring Potluck and Member Meeting
2018-03-24 Spring Board Meeting
2018-03-24 Nippersink Creek
2018-03-18 MISSOURI PADDLING -- MARCH 2018
2018-03-17 Fix-it clinic
2018-03-17 Leadership skills development workshop
2018-03-09 PSC Booth at Canoecopia
2018-02-24 PSC Febuary Social
2018-02-10 CANCELLED - Winter Potluck and Member Meeting
2018-02-10 CANCELLED - Winter Board Meeting
2018-01-06 PSC January Social 2018
2018-01-01 CANCELLED - ICE [ Kishwaukee River - Jan 1, 2018 ]
2017-12-02 Des Plaines River, Lake County
2017-11-24 POST TURKEY DAY PADDLE - NB Kishwaukee - County Line Road to Red Horse Bend
2017-11-18 Des Plaines River, Lake County
2017-11-11 2017 Fall PSC Dinner & Meeting
2017-11-11 November Board Meeting
2017-11-11 PSC Instruction 2018 Planning
2017-11-11 SB Kishwaukee River -- Oak Ridge FP to Kish Rive FP
2017-11-11 Des Plaines River, Lake County
2017-10-21 Des Plaines River, Lake County
2017-10-21 Kishwaukee River-- Genoa to Kirkland
2017-10-18 Fox River - South Elgin to St. Charles
2017-10-07 Michigan Fall Colors Trip
2017-10-07 Des Plaines River, Lake County
2017-10-07 Lower Fox River
2017-10-04 Nippersink Creek - Pioneer Park to Canoe Base
2017-09-23 Kickapoo River
2017-09-23 Des Plaines River, Lake County
2017-09-20 Location Change: Fox River - Seba Park in South Elgin to St. Charles - was West DuPage River - Centennial Park to Weigand Park
2017-09-17 Kishwaukee River - Belvidere to Cherry Valley
2017-09-16 Fox River Cleanup "Its Our River Days"
2017-09-16 Bad Fish Creek
2017-09-10 Turtle Creek, O'Riley Rd to Sweet Allyn Park
2017-09-09 Willow Creek Cleanup
2017-09-09 Southern Michigan Rivers
2017-09-06 Kishwaukee River - Cherry Valley to Atwood Park
2017-09-03 Kishwaukee River - Cherry Valley to Atwood Pk
2017-09-02 Namekagon River Labor Day trip
2017-09-02 Des Plaines River, Lake County
2017-08-31 Sylvania Wilderness
2017-08-30 West Branch DuPage River Paddle & Pub!
2017-08-27 Introduction to Paddling - Kayaking