Sep 21 2018

Swan Creek Fall Kayak Color Tour

Apr 11 2018

May 12, 2018- Maumee Valley Tri-Adventure

In the past, NWORR has helped the race by providing kayakers at the launch site, in the water along the way and at the end getting out of their kayak/canoe.

Independance Dam State Park , Defiance

Saturday May 12th 2018 need kayaker from  9am -noon
Typically 2 kayakers at launch site, helping participants get into their craft, 2-4 kayakers in the water ( Maumee River) along the 6 mile route and finally at Florida, the take out point could use 2 kayakers.

The funds raised from this event goes to the “Naturalist Scouts”, who travel across the country experiencing the outdoors, by camping, hiking, canoeing/kayaking.

For more info:
http://maumeetriadventurerace.net/

Mar 22 2018

April 17th 2018 – Monthly Meeting

April 17th

guest speakers:

Mike Dandar – His Florida kayaking vacation

Paul Fuzinski from Partners for Clean Streams

Shawn Ruemmele – talk about safety kits to keep in your kayak

Mar 22 2018

April 28th 2018 The annual Monty Thornton Swan Creek Clean up

Saturday April. 28th, Weather permitting (rain date Sunday April 29th) , clean debris, limbs/ trees blocking water water flow and kayaking access. We hope to have 16’ Jon boat to use, and will be using an electric trolling motor.
We meet at the Swan Creek Landing in the Farmers Market parking lot around 10am.
Bring your kayak along with gloves and plastic bags for trash, we have a few long reach grippers to use.

Monty is alive and kicking, but now lives In Texas! Monty was so inspiring with enthusiasm to keep Swan Creek clean and navigable for everyone, that it only appropriate to name it in his honor!

 

Mar 22 2018

May 13th 2018 – Swan Creek Spring into Green Kayak Tour

Sunday May 13th, Mother’s Day , 11:30 am at the Swan Creek Landing .

Toledo Metroparks will bring their kayaks. You will need to register (and $25/members $20) to reserve a kayak for this event at :

http://reservations.metroparkstoledo.com/programs/index.shtml?id=64976&sid=506814.5405&uid=

Parking in the Downtown Toledo’s Farmers Market, 210 south Erie Street, behind the Libby Glass outlet store. 

 

 

 

Jan 04 2018

February 20th Meeting

NorthWest Ohio River Runners 6th annual free paddle sport safety classes, presented by US Coast Guard Auxiliary.

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The first of 2 consecutive classes is February 20th at the Toledo Metropark’s Wildwood Park on Central Ave near Reynolds Rd.

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Located in the “Metroparks hall”, doors open at 6:00pm , classes start at 6:30, lasting till about 9:00.

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This first class will cover basic terminology and safety equipment, the second class will follow up on the handling of your craft in various situations. No in water training.

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Pat Groves and Robin Rex of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary present these free classes, but a suggested workbook to follow along in class is $15 purchased at the door and can be shared by family members.

 

Suggest parking in lots #4 or #5

 

Jan 04 2018

March 20th Meeting

NorthWest Ohio River Runners 6th annual free paddle sport safety classes, presented by US Coast Guard Auxiliary.

 

The second class is, March 20th at the Toledo Metropark’s Wildwood Park on Central Ave near Reynolds Rd.

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Located in the “Metroparks hall”, doors open at 6:00pm , classes start at 6:30, lasting till about 9:00.

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The first class covered basic terminology and safety equipment, this second class will follow up on the handling of your craft in various situations. No in water training.

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Pat Groves and Robin Rex of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary present these free classes, but a suggested workbook to follow along in class is $15 purchased at the door and can be shared by family members.

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Suggest parking in lots #4 or #5

 

Jan 04 2018

January 16th, 2018 meeting

The January 16th meeting info:

At the January meeting , Tuesday January 16th, 2017, Charlie Johnson, retiree from the CITE Program at the Lucas County Juvenile Court, will show a 15 minute power point presentation and will discuss the boat program at the Sofia Quintero Center. The Sofia Quintero Center over the last 10 years has built 11 boats by youths referred by the Juvenile Court, these boats included 2 row boats, 1 sailboat and 8 cedar strip canoes.

Charlie will also bring a cedar strip kayak built and donated to the Sofia Quintero Center by Mr.Claus, to be raffled (at a later date but will be selling tickets at meeting) to help support the program. He will also be discussing opportunities for others interested in woodworking, boat building and paddling to get involved in the boat program.

Hope everyone can attend to see the wonderful work these young people have accomplished and the possibility of starting a kayak building class in Toledo, if there is sufficient interest!

Meeting information at www.nworr.org/meeting-information/

 

we we will also have discussion on possible projects and events for the 2018 season, hope to see you there!

Nov 19 2017

December 19th, 2017 monthly meeting

wating for confirmation as to what we have planned!

Nov 19 2017

November 21 , 2017, monthly meeting

Monthly meeting will be Tuesday November 21st, 2017.

Starts around 6:30pm

Wildwood Metropark on Central Ave near Reynolds Rd.

At the “Metroparks Hall” building, shown on the map, park in lots 4 or 5, they are are closest. (Tap on map to make bigger)

Doors open at 6

This month we will have Herbie, Kathy, Jenny and Karen of our group, to share their inspiring time they spent paddling with the driven Traci Lynn Martin. Traci is paddling all 5 of the Great Lakes, besides setting a record of paddling all in one year, is proving That having Rheumatoid Arthritis, is no reason to give up on life and whither away!

Traci walked 12 miles Saturday with her kayak in tow around the Niagara Falls and has paddled over 3,600 since March, with only Lake Toronto and the north shore of Lake Erie to complete by the end of this year!

Please join us for an evening that will move you and that will make you a stronger person mentally and possibly look at life better. 😀