Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Project AWARE on the Turkey River!

Iowa DNR Project AWARE kicked off cleaning up the Turkey River on Sunday, July 10, 2011 up at Gouldsburg Park on the Little Turkey.  They spent Sat. and Sunday staying at Gouldsburg Park and then Monday and Tuesday at Gilbretson.  Today Wed. July 13, 2011 they are headed into Clayton County and down to Motor Mill.

Today was the big official Ribon Cutting for the Turkey River Corridor and what a beautiful day!

I can say officially that the Turkey River is a Great River to Canoe.  I can also say the Project AWARE is an OUTSTANDING event. 

I participated Tuesday in the clean up from River Access #71 down to Gilbertson with a portage in Clermont around the Dam.  I "drug" my two kids my oldest a daughter who will soon be 14 and my son who is 10 along.  They were not overly happy with me their Mother for "volunteering" them.  Though they did read and sign the paper work that I sent in for registration.  IN the end my daughter kept telling me she could not wait to tell one of her best friends about the day.  My son, I am still not sure, though I know he did have fun helping clean up, meeting new friends and more.  It is fun to share new outdoor adventures with your kids, getting them outdoors and intouch with nature helps them to learn and you to learn.

I also enjoyed doing an Owl Program on Monday evening.  Thank you to all whom attended!

Thank you to all of the Volunteers, Sponsors, Communities and More!

For more information about Project AWARE!   Check out the web site: http://www.iowadnr.gov/Recreation/CanoeingKayaking/ProjectAWARE.aspx