Farmington River Archeology Canoe Trip: Saturday July 18, 9:00am

Farmington River Archeology Canoe Trip –Saturday July 18, 9:00am, with Ken Feder: Paddle along our own ancient Native American canoe trail as we explore the fascinating culture of the people who inhabited the Farmington River Valley thousands of years ago. Learn about the latest archeological discoveries from Ken Feder, Professor of Anthropology, Central Connecticut State University, and founder of the Farmington River Archeology Project.

To participate in any of these events pre-registration is required. Space is limited and trips sell out quickly so please contact FRWA at (860) 658-4442, or email: river@frwa.org to register.

Canoe trips take from 2-4 hours and paddlers must be able to handle a canoe in flat water. Canoes courtesy of Huck Finn Adventures, Collinsville, CT.

Cost per person:
Members: Need a boat: $20; have a boat: $15;
Non-members: Need a boat: $25; have a boat: $20

Twilight on the River Canoe Trip: Friday June 19, 5:45 pm

Paddle the River in the cool of evening in the company of great blue herons, muskrats, beavers, and other crepuscular wildlife. Enjoy a little night music orchestrated by native songbirds and singing insects. Jay Kaplan, Naturalist and Director of Roaring Brook Nature Center in Canton will share his vast knowledge of local flora and fauna visible and/or audible along the River at sunset. (Trip lands after nightfall.)

To participate in any of these events pre-registration is required. Space is limited and trips sell out quickly so please contact FRWA at (860) 658-4442, or email: river@frwa.org to register.

Canoe trips take from 2-4 hours and paddlers must be able to handle a canoe in flat water. Canoes courtesy of Huck Finn Adventures, Collinsville, CT.

Cost per person:
Members: Need a boat: $20; have a boat: $15;
Non-members: Need a boat: $25; have a boat: $20

Jackson Kayak Raffle to Support FRWA & East Granby Public Library

FRWA and the East Granby Public Library are selling raffle tickets for a Jackson Kayak Kayak Raffle poster 2015Cruise Angler 12.  Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the East Granby Library or the FRWA office.  Drawing will be held on May 11 at 11am at the East Granby Public Library.  Winner need not be present to win.  Only 200 tickets will be sold!  Call FRWA at (860) 658-4442 to get your ticket today!

Full information abut the Jackson Kayak Cruise Angler 12 can be found on the Jackson Kayak Website. Some information is posted below.

Cruise Angler 12

The Jackson Kayak Cruise 12 Angler, similar to it’s little brother the Cruise 10 Angler, fills a variety of niches. The 12 is better suited for anglers that want/need more speed and better tracking than the 10 ft version can offer. It is also better suited for anglers that need a higher weight capacity than the 10. The Cruise 12 Angler is simply a great price point kayak for someone looking to get into kayak fishing without all the bells and whistles, but still wants enough features to make your time on the water enjoyable. It is also a great platform for an avid angler who is looking for a small versatile kayak with a minimalistic approach. The Cruise Angler 12 is perfect for fishing small to large rivers with small rapids but also tracks plenty well and carries enough speed for a jaunt on a bigger lake or inshore saltwater. With it’s stable platform, most also find it fairly easy to stand and fish in for those times when standing is necessary.

Natural Lawn Workshop, May 7, 7-8:30 pm, Program Room, Simsbury Public Library,

Learn about Natural Lawn Care with FRWA! Join Aimee Petras for a workshop on managing your lawn naturally without using lawn chemicals of fertilizers. She will
outline tips for mowing, seeding, watering and ways to manage common weeds and pests that can complicate natural lawn care.May 7, 7-8:30 pm, Program Room, Simsbury Public Library,Simsbury CT. Registration available online at the Simsbury

Natural Lawn Workshop, May 2, 9 -10:30 am, Winding Trails, Farmington CT

Learn about Natural Lawn Care with FRWA! Join Aimee Petras for a workshop on managing your lawn naturally without using lawn chemicals of fertilizers. She will
outline tips for mowing, seeding, watering and ways to manage common weeds and pests that can complicate natural lawn care. May 2, 9 -10:30 am, Winding Trails, Farmington CT.
Registration is required by 3 days prior on the Winding Trails Website:  https://www.windingtrails.org/register/?id=498