Month: January 2011 | Kayak Power

 

 

 













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Grapevine Lake cleanup……

January 30, 2011 by mike swope

A real success! …

Thanks to our volunteers who paddle with

                                          KAYAKPOWER!

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Like Karen who not only found trash…she found treasure!!

In the form of a fossil, way cool ..

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Just another reason, to drag

out of bed and brave the wind

and waves and come have

fun with us and save the

planet..one lake at a time.

 

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OK.. I lied

the water didn’t have a single ripple from one

end of the lake to the other

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    Unless of course….

 

    We were making them!

 

but despite these conditions we still did our thing ……

 

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We got bags….

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And we got trash…….

 

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and we got

 bulk trash…

 

 

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And more…in fact, there were also volunteers that

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did shore, trail and all around ground duty too..

                               THANKS!!

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We gathered trash from the base of

the dam all through the park… and

all the way around to the bike trail

too!

 

 

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And what blog would be complete with out proof of our

hard work, maximum…. ahem…..….. effort?

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And lots of trash went straight to the dumpster too,

so a question…

 

Can 15 people armed with supplies, kayaks & desire

make a difference in the local environment, can they show

by their actions they care and say  “you should too?”?

 

Please feel free to share your answer at any of these fun,

outdoor, educational and FREE events with KPC…

 

      For the Love of the Lake Cleanup Saturday February 12th

Keep Irving Beautiful Cleanup  Saturday March 5th

Keep Grapevine Beautiful Saturday April 2nd

Special KGVB volunteers pictures and album are below

(ps Thanks WANDA for the photo assist Smile)

Keep Grapevine Beautiful THIS SATURDAY

January 28, 2011 by mike swope

Join us at Rockledge Park

for the 1st Grapevine cleanup of 2011!

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You can bypass the registration and register with us

at Rockledge park. We’ll be cleaning both the trail & and

the shoreline too, we’ll provide the kayaks and the cleaning

gear and equipment too!  Tell the gate your there to clean

with         KAYAKPOWER.COM

and you get in FREE!!

8am to 12 noon  see you there!  THANKS!

 

ACA L3 CLASS ALMOST FULL HURRY AND LEARN!

REI +WMI + KPC FIRST AID CLASS 2/5-6/2011 $$

It was a little….thin

January 16, 2011 by mike swope

today on the Elm Fork… it seemed that ACE put a plug in it & ran us dry!!!

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Yes… that’s 30 cfs……. or what we call  kayahiking…… check out the pics..

 

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So we tried to go past the scruff and boney parts to get to the water….

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But you can see yes…those last two shots are almost a mile downstream…

That’s one of our fly fishing friends, standing ankle deep in the middles of the

out flow channel, hoping to land a big one ………. in fact he said he caught

16 so far……hum???…..you might also remember the shot from the high

water last year showing water about 10 below the same RR bridge!

So you get the low water and your get the high water at LLELA but one

things for sure, when were not hitting the extremes in water flow…..

LLELA is our favorite moving water paddle in North Texas!

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Join us in February on the 19th for the next adventure!

LLELA Weather Update..

January 14, 2011 by mike swope

Forecast is for cold weather and partly Sunny so please

dress for success on the water for Saturday……

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Ok maybe that too much but you get the idea!!!

 

Paddles Wet at 10am !!!

 

 

Mark you Calendar too

Level 3 ACA

Coastal Cert Class

Quintana TX

February 17-22

Just  $ 449 includes

your room in the house!

Details… 214 669 1663

ECO TOUR 2011

January 10, 2011 by mike swope

We’ll you braved the cold weather for the cleanup…

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Gosh I hope so! Because we paddling this weekend on the

Elm Fork of the Trinity river from the Dam in Lewisville

down to our close take out for a 6 mile trip. And…….     

NO PRICE increase for 2011, still the same $ for all the

fun & excitement paddling with   ……..

                       KAYAKPOWER!!

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(see above, swimming optional for the January trip!)

Here’s the weather looking at Saturday

Upper 50’s with overcast sky and mild wind…..

also estimated river flow for Saturday

200 + cfs ,so…Yeah!

If we can get the Sun to do its work….

9am safety talk 10am paddles wet!

Check out the web for directions or

this link to RSVP online

or sign up on Meetup here

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questions?

Comments?

Concerns?

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Saturday………… in the park..

January 8, 2011 by mike swope

Sang to “Chicago’s” hit song……at least in my head???

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like the 4th of July, at least not for Texas but it was nice out, a mild wind and

SUNNY skies for the very first clean up of 2011!

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the 1st prize for being the 1st Volunteer of 2011!!!!  Jenn, your

fully loaded Starbucks card is in the mail, THANK YOU for helping us and

keeping the lake clean!!!

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Some of you got a blade wet, and got trash from the water… …..

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got trash that way too………..

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And some did a little of…

 

BOTH too!

 

Thanks Steve!

 

The lake was fairly clean this month, but with the coming weather event

and the associated North wind, we expect next months clean up to get

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We also like to Thank our friends who showed up with their kayaks..

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                                                                  So if you looking for some fun

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and don’t mind hanging with your friends at KPC, join us for a S4, grab a

paddle, get in a kayak, bag some trash and  save the planet with us!

 

For Grace, Todd, Michael, Nettie and Mike on behalf of KayakPower,

THANKS for helping with the Second Saturday Shoreline Cleanup !

Next fun event for the environment…  February 12th 2011

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

January 1, 2011 by mike swope

Welcome to 2011

 

and ….just a quick reminder from

 

KPC

 

Just 365 days left to paddle!!!

 

A quick shout out to Todd, Grace and Steve for getting that last little bit of paddle time in on Thursday on WR creek

Here’s a photo of Steve getting some quality 4×4 time in on a side creek

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showing a really specialized North Texas Kayak move over, the tree!

 

We also like to Thank Everyone who paddled with us in 2010,

all the cleanups, all the class, all the tours and all the rentals too!

We enjoyed being on Television, Radio and Print…almost

as much as we enjoyed being on the water with you!

 

Also check out the first official

2011

 

KayakPower

 

live water event

 

S4

 

Saturday January the 8th 9am Jackson Point @ WRL

Join us for a clean up, some paddle time and

start the New Year off right !!

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If your nice, we’ll introduce your to Joyce too!

 

Check us out on meet up too!!!! (click here)

 

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