PWA Paddlers

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2018 PWA Paddlers

Our 14th Season for Saltwater Paddles & 4th Season for Flatwater Paddles

Check below for this year’s schedule of paddles sponsored by Pemaquid Watershed Association. The paddles are free, and the public is welcome. Most paddles commence at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday and 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday (unless otherwise noted) and generally last approximately 2 to 3 hours (see schedule for specific times).

Equipment and Safety Requirements:

  • Paddlers must provide their own kayak or canoe.
  • Paddlers must wear a personal flotation device (life jacket).
  • Paddlers must utilize appropriate safety gear.
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • All paddlers participating in PWA trips are responsible for their own safety and each participant should determine in advance if conditions are suitable for his/her skill level.
  • All paddlers must have a written release form on file with PWA or complete one at the time of the paddle. The release form also may be obtained from the paddle leader.

Paddling on Your Own

Interested in venturing out on your own? See our list of put-in sites along the river.

Release Form

Important: PWA recognizes that there may be some element of risk in any outdoor activity, and requests that all paddlers have a signed PWA Paddlers Release Form on file in the PWA office. Please download and print the form (revised 2/14/2014) and bring it to the first paddling event that you attend. The trip leader also will have blank forms available. Release forms expire every five (5) years. Also, participants are responsible for filling out a new release anytime there is a change in address, phone number, email, medical information or emergency contact.

Kayak Rental Discounts for Members

Pemaquid Paddling in the News

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Pemaquid Watershed Association

2018 Salt Water & Fresh Water Paddle Schedule

 

This year the Pemaquid Watershed Association (PWA) is sponsoring 23 salt water paddles and nine (9) fresh water paddles. The paddles are free and the public is welcome. PWA membership is appreciated but not required. Unless otherwise noted, paddles commence, rain or shine, at:

  •  9:30 a.m. on Saturdays (S) and last 2½ to 3½ hours
  • 10:00 a.m. on Wednesdays (W) and last approximately 2 hours

To facilitate leaving the launch site promptly, paddlers are requested to arrive 20-30 minutes prior to launch time. Advisory: All Saturday paddles involve ocean paddling.

  • Trip leaders will have a map, a cell phone, a marine phone, a tow rope, a basic first aid kit, and an extra paddle in his/her kayak.
  • Participants must provide their own kayak or canoe, wear a personal flotation device (life jacket), drinking water, bug spray, and any medications (prescribed and/or over-the-counter) they may need on the trip.
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • All paddlers participating in PWA paddle trips are responsible for their own safety and each participant should determine in advance if conditions are suitable for their skill level.
  • All paddlers must have a completed and signed release on file with PWA, or complete one at the time of the paddle. The release form may be obtained from the paddle leaders or on the PWA website.

This is the fourteenth year of the PWA paddlers.  Remember that all of the “regulars” were once new.  So we welcome all those who would like to join us on the water!

Paddle weather cancellations: 

In the event of adverse weather, the decision to cancel the paddle will be made at the start point at 9:30 – 10 a.m. and rescheduling will be discussed.

PWA paddle coordinator, Jean Smith, may be contacted at (207) 312-3846 or at paddlers@pemaquidwatershed.org

Download the schedule here  PWA Paddlers Schedule 2018

Paddle schedule by month:

May and June Paddles

July Paddles

August Paddles

September Paddles


To see a short video about how PWA collaborated with DLWA (now Midcoast Conservancy) for the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend and other programs, click here.

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