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Can You Canoe? Yes, You Can

Paullina, Iowa — If you’ve always wanted to know the best ways to canoe, kayak, or paddleboard, now might be your chance.

The “Can You Canoe?” event held by the O’Brien County Conservation Board has been a popular way to learn a new skill or experience one you enjoy. The Conservation Board naturalist is offering an entry-level experience in water recreation. You can try out a canoe, kayak and even a stand-up paddleboard free of charge. “Can You Canoe?” will be held this Thursday, July 13 beginning at 6:30 p.m at Mill Creek Park near Paullina.

O’Brien County Conservation officials say that canoes, kayaks and paddle boards will be available at the event.

The Conservation Board will provide all of the equipment necessary for the activities including life vests. They say you need only bring your sense of adventure. The program will begin with some paddling basics. Then people will glide into the lake to put their knowledge to the test.

The program is free to all. There are a limited number of vessels; so they say you should be prepared to share time on the lake with others. There will be plenty of time for participants to enjoy the experience. You can contact the Prairie Heritage Center at 712-295-7200 for more information.

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