Please join the Anacostia Watershed Society on Thursdays this summer for our FREE Paddle Nights on the Anacostia River! You provide a curiosity to explore the treasure in your backyard, and AWS provides the canoes, life jackets, paddles and safety lesson.
Each event starts at 5:00 and runs until 7:30. The events are first-come first-served, so come early for the best chance of getting out on the water. Please register for each participant on AWS’s calendar HERE. Registration does not guarantee that there will be a boat available, but it does allow us to inform you of any changes or cancellations due to weather. A cancellation due to weather will be made by noon on the day of the event.
If you have never paddled before, don’t worry! AWS’s instructors will help you learn:
· Basic boating safety
· Introductory paddling technique
· Elementary maneuvering
Children are welcome! All minors under 18 must be in a canoe with an adult. AWS has personal flotation devices that will fit children over the age of 3; if your child is under 3, you may bring them out on the water if you have a Coast Guard-approved flotation device of your own.
If you have a group of 8 or more people interested in learning, schedule a guided tour with one of AWS’s instructors. Please use their online contact form to submit a request, include your phone number, the names (and e-mail addresses) of those wishing to participate, and any dates you prefer for the class. AWS cannot guarantee availability on requested dates but will work with your group to find the right fit.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org