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IPC Updates: Keeping our Paddling Community “Current”!

February 11, 2024

Scott Hays, IPC President IPC Updates: Keeping our Paddling Community “Current”! Scott Hays, IPC President Even in the depths of winter in Illinois, there’s still lots going on in the paddling community. Cold weather paddling for those that have the…

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Canoecopia 2024

February 11, 2024

The Illinois Paddling Council will be at Canoecopia 2024! Running from Friday March 8 to Sunday March 10th, it is one of the world’s largest paddling exhibitions. IPC will be at the booths outside the sales floor, ready to talk…

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Paddle The New Year In

February 11, 2024

By Don Mueggenborg The sun was shining bright as I looked out the window in time to see my friend “Peanut Butter” drive up in his little black truck – canoe firmly attached. I grabbed my paddle and PFD and…

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2024 Canoe and Kayak Racing Schedule

February 11, 2024

By Don Mueggenborg. An early season update to this year’s races. At this time some races are scheduled and some are tentative. Scheduled Races as of 1-22-2024 Tentative Races

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Water Rights Bill

February 11, 2024

By Greg Taylor In our common law understanding about land, a parcel of land is a permanent and fixed geographical position that – if there were no legal private claim recognized by the public claiming ownership –  is therefore publicly…

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Why Would Anyone Want To Do A Canoe Or Kayak Race?

February 11, 2024

By Don Mueggenborg Canoe Races are in the spring, summer and fall. It can be hot. You can get sweaty and tired. Why would you want to paddle when you could be home watching TV? The first race was probably…

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Paddle the Upper Fox River

February 11, 2024

By James Tracy The Fox River is a 202 mile river, spanning from Menomonee Falls WI, to Ottawa, IL. It is a river that helped form the community of the Fox River valley, and Tri-cities of Elgin, St. Charles, and…

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Caneocopia 2024

December 20, 2023

Location Alliant Energy Center 1919 Alliant Energy Way Madison, Wisconsin Show Hours Friday: 3 PM to 8 PM Saturday: 9 AM to 6 PM Sunday: 10 AM to 4 PM Tickets 1-Day: $15.00 3-Day: $30.00 The Illinois Paddling Council again…

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Join us October 28 for IPC’s Annual Gathering of the Paddlers

October 1, 2023

Please join us for the Illinois Paddling Council’s Annual Gathering of the Paddlers, the IPC Annual Meeting and Dinner. This year’s dinner is Saturday evening, October 28, from 6-8:30pm at Emmet’s Brewery on the Fabulous Fox! River in West Dundee. Register…

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Sangamon River Fall Float

October 1, 2023

Come and paddle the Sangamon River in central Illinois this fall! Join Menard County Trails & Greenways on Saturday, October 7, for their annual fall float near Petersburg, IL. The group will paddle approximately 5 miles of the Sangamon River,…

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