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Newest Boat Launch Completed at Wes Block Landing on the Pecatonica River

October 18, 2022

Contributed by Roger Schamberger and Joe Ginger This past August, the Friends of the Pecatonica River Foundation completed a new kayak launch at Wes Block landing. Wes Block landing is 6 upriver miles from Tutty’s Crossing landing in Freeport. Using…

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Illinois Cleans Up Our Rivers During “It’s Our River Day” Events

October 18, 2022

By Various Contributors This year, from late August and all through September, paddle clubs from around the state enlisted local volunteers to host “It’s Our River Day” cleanups. From the Sangamon to the Fox, and the Mackinaw to the DuPage,…

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Gathering of the Paddlers 2023: IPC Annual Meeting and Dinner

October 8, 2022

The IPC invites paddling enthusiasts from around the state to 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 6-9pm at Emmet’s…

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Holm v. Kodat – Decision Time!

August 4, 2022

A few years back, Holm paddled past Kodat’s property on the Mazon River near Braidwood and Kodat cried foul. Kodat owned property along the bank of the legally “non-navigable” Mazon River – a favorite for fossil hunters and fossil hunting…

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Cache River Magic

August 4, 2022

When I first visited the Cache River when I was a 13 -year-old boy, I instinctively knew this place had magic. Not the kind of magic that turns frogs into princes, but the kind that fosters the soul and the…

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Holm v. Kodat and the Current State of Illinois Water Access Law

August 4, 2022

Scott Hays, President, IPC Illinois paddlers have been dismayed by the recently released Holm v. Kodat decision of the Illinois Supreme Court (175 NE 3d 119 – Ill: Supreme Court 2021 to read the decision, click here). Importantly, the ruling…

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