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Eco Tour June 2020

June 21, 2020 by mike swope

I could go on & on about the perfect weather…

Or I could go on & on about the perfect cfs water release (521)

I could also regale you with the tales of our fun too…

Instead I invite you to enjoy our fun though the photos special Thanks to KJ and Steve for the photo assist!

https://photos.app.goo.gl/M7hrsXrW7SbFKJmf8

And yes we were practicing social distancing on the water & we were in complete compliance on the ground too!

Hope to see YOU on the water!

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Awesome S4

June 15, 2020 by mike swope

O yes!

UPDATE ON PICS!!!

All pics added from SF!!

Finally!

https://photos.app.goo.gl/YQZNzqpV9VUyGBFZ8

We have the best volunteers in the biz..

Hard chargers

It’s a very eclectic group!

Yes it’s a skill

But we have a common goal…keep the planet clean one lake at a time!

Kudos to the group or person that got that gas line out of the water…I had been pulling on that for a couple of months!

This is view from the water looking back up at Jackson Point

Killing it!

So we had about 19 paddle out and get trashed but we also had another 20 show up for shore work and for support and that’s not even counting Izzy and Lucy (check out Lucy’s sup skills)

What? Your dog cant sup??

Check out most of the picks here….

https://photos.app.goo.gl/YQZNzqpV9VUyGBFZ8

And as soon as I figure out shutterflys fun interface…I will post the balance of the shots too!

Second Saturday July 11

2020 9am soft start WRL

LLELA is on!

May 13, 2020 by mike swope

This Sat 9am safety talk

10 am paddles wet!!

During to covid 19 were paddling with several restrictions so be aware!

Space is limited due to City of Lewisville Park and Rec if your interested

We need to know in advance please

2nd Sat in review

May 10, 2020 by mike swope

Covid 19 group shot

Social distancing is so important during these new normal times.

This is what we would have done in the past to show the trash who’s really kicking its butt!

Not a bad haul for of bunch of people having fun eh?

Red kayak Red vest Red hat

While fashion is important…Jackie also got a lot of trash too!

Can you see a color trend starting to develop?

Go Mirt

This is what your repaired knee looks like about a month before you get back in a kayak….

Did I mention is was a

BEAUTIFUL DAY?

Some of the trash we could identify…. check this out..

Hey R W…if you checking this out give me a ring…I will hook you up with you cooler….well at least some of it!

The wind did start to pick up a little …we sent Lucy and Izzy out to check and sure enough…..

….it was a 2 dog wind!

So Peter made a day of decision to stay on the ground and make his friend look really really good while trashing!

Police action at Jackson Pt

The police were out in force and interceded with a violent street gang……know for various bad deeds!!!

UPDATE ON THE STREET GANG…..IT WAS ACTUALLY WES AND CECELIA …OOPS MY BAD!

Check out all the photos

https://photos.app.goo.gl/RAVQYjQfYkg1pytWA

Saturday is a GO!

May 8, 2020 by mike swope

Starting at 9am

With lots and lots of rules

Do NOT come if your not feeling well!

Wear you mask at all times

Wear you gloves at all times

Social distancing required!

Waiver online and save time and touching of paper and pen!

Hope you can make it out safely!!!

Happy Earth Day!

April 22, 2020 by mike swope


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Covid 19

March 18, 2020 by mike swope

What can we tell you that you dont already know for several other sources?

We can add that your safety and wellbeing is out utmost concern both on and off the water.

Based on best practices from all local governance and a request from the ACA National office effective today

Wednesday March 18th

Will stand down all water based watersports activities including lessons certifications trips

Rental environmental events and tours until the earliest date of

Saturday April 11th as the 1st date that we could got live water again.

We appreciate your support as we face this health crisis with high hope for the best outcome all the while planning for the worst.

Stay proactive and vigilante in protecting your health.

We like to say live to paddle another day and we look forward to paddling with you again in the near future.

We missed

March 14, 2020 by mike swope

Covid 19 but…we did find

Got foam?

03 14 2020

No TRASH! Or is that know TRASH?

Lots and lots of trash!

Thanks DPARD

It was super windy to start but the sun was trying it’s best to peak.

We has the usual suspects

Land & Sea

Doing the usual things

Making a cleaner lake for all!

Trash warrior

We even had some VIPs

The Z man!

The big Z from FTLOTL!

Lucy…

You got some splaning to do!

Wesanator

And Wes reminding everyone …..

never bring a knife to a kayak fight!

Getin trashed

Check these out

Zoom in…

Straight up gangster!

Yes this is about 30 + years old

Anyone have an 8 track I can borrow?

Yes it was the Beetles White album…..

And thanks to the love of the lake for lending some cleaning tools I tried to return them. But no was home at 430?? Whats up with that?

Hope to see you next Month on Saturday April 11th 2020 9am WRL

https://photos.app.goo.gl/SFCmbweFSRxnXFZo9

March S4 update

March 13, 2020 by mike swope

Were no longer partnering with a BSA group due to covid 19.

So we will be at our normal location on Saturday

Were going to paddle rain or shine…unless of course were shut down by a health agency of the city or the county or the state or the federal goverment.

Clean it like you mean it!

Dont forget you can waiver up online at

www.kayakpower.com

San Marco’s river clean up

March 1, 2020 by mike swope

We partnered with our friends at the TRPA and did a little cleaning up of our fav central Texas river the San Marcos!

Thanks to Tom and his family for providing a place for us to sleep this weekend too!

Saturday started at off a little on the chilly side but soon started to warm

And even at low flows we had plenty of h2O to float our boats…our trash boats!

Yes that’s a Mr Coffee I got out of the river…

And this was our 1st trash of the day…we gathered at the put in…remember we like these

So much more than this

Yes that was several dozen paddlers worth of trash at skulls takeout.

WELL DONE!

So the weather turned…

Perfect

We has some very experienced trashers paddling

And before you know it

We were knee deep in fun!

We also got to get up close and personal with all the critters…the turtles the fish and of course the snakes too.

Banded water snake

And speaking of being ideally adapted to your environment….we got to paddle with the local canoes guys too. The guys go way beyond your average trasher….they were amazing…the would park and scour the ground…then climb the trees to get the hanging trash then jump back in…. the water and do a foot feel and then masks and snorkels to get the river bottom trash too!

Hats off to these hard core river trash warriors!

So we continued on to Martindale and with most of the river looking good we did not have as much success in getting a lot more trash but we did get some!

And it was late in the afternoon and much much warmer so a quick dip to cool off and we called it a day

So mark you calendar for 2021 and join us for the river clean up!

Paddle Safe Paddle Often

https://photos.app.goo.gl/aLSDffHUGPVXea5B7

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