Paddler's Toolkit Workshop

Looking for an opportunity to develop your paddling skills and become a more informed and confident paddler? Want to learn more about the environment and plants and animals you'll encounter on your next Susquehanna paddle? Join us for the Paddler’s Toolkit workshop hosted by the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership (SGP) and Pennsylvania Master Naturalist (PMN).

The Paddler’s Toolkit will provide novice and veteran paddlers with new information and resources to enhance their next paddling adventure. Participants will complete a two-part training that will cover the ins and outs of preparing for and undertaking a paddling trip on the Susquehanna River. In the afternoon, participants will join SGP and PMN for an on-water experience to put your newly learned skills into practice. It is sure to be an informative and great day out on the Susquehanna Greenway. 

Dates & Details

The Paddler's Toolkit workshop will be held in-person for a second session on Saturday, July 24th at the Montour Preserve. Materials and recordings for both presentations will be provided to all participants.

See below for the full workshop schedule on Saturday.

8:45 AM - Check-In at Montour Preserve. We will meet at 374 Preserve Rd, Danville, PA.

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM - Paddling the Susquehanna Presentation 

  • Topics such as gear selection, navigation, trip planning and packing, permits, on-water safety, minimal impact practices, and more will be covered in a 1.5-hour virtual presentation from the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership.

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Everyday Naturalist Presentation
  • Pennsylvania Master Naturalist will present on flora and fauna identification, geology, history, and stewardship practices to help enhance your paddling experience and turn you into an everyday naturalist.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Lunch (included)
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM - On-Water Component on Lake Chillisquaque
  • Participants will join SGP and PMN staff for a half-day paddle to gain hands-on experience with topics covered during the trainings. 

Registration: $35

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