Marion County Aquaholics Paddlers Group, Inc.

 

 

Paddle Often, Paddle Safely  


                                                              Paddles
 
Our members have asked that when you send me your write-up for the paddle that you tc
please when possible include as many of the following items as you know.
 
    :Is there a parking or launch fee if so how much or about how much.
    :Are there toilets at the launch or take-out or do they need to seek facilities before arriving
     at the launch area.
    :Please rate your paddle as Hard  - Medium - or Easy
    :Is the paddle downstream  -  upstream - both.  
    :Is there a shuttle.
    :Some members would like the option of going out to eat after a paddle.  
   This is always optional and the tc is not obligated to choose the place and does not have
   to participate.  Just mention     the option so members may plan to bring money to pay for
   the meal.  Members who wish to eat can decide where, on   or after the paddle. 

For members who have not yet renewed for 2019, please do so by mail, or at the meeting,

or at a trip.  The 2018 email list will be closed out after the March meeting.


The Aquaholics had their monthly meeting at the club picnic, in lieu of Wednesday,

March 20.


Weekday Trip:
Subject: 10:30 am Thurs 3/21 Silver Lake to Nobleton on Withlacoochee 
3 hour downstream with shuttle.  $2 per person at Silver Lake launch with facilities.

Meet at takeout,  Nobleton Wayside Park, Lake Lindsey Rd opposite post office at 10:30am.
TC  Gary Stocker email response preferred.  pepperpothead@gmail.com
home phone without text:  352-726


The second portion of the Aquaholics' Ocklawaha cleanup will be this Saturday,

March 23.  This is an easy, mostly clean section, downstream from Gores

Landing to Eureka East.  We meet at Gores before 9am, and shuttle to takeout.

Trash bags and parking passes will be furnished, but bring your own grabbers. 

Bring lunch or snacks, and we will eat at Sunday Bluff.  Toilet available at Gores

only.  We should takeout about 1:30pm.  T/C is Chris Spontak, 352-694-5986 

(always call: no texts).


Future trips are:


Thursday, March 21: Silver Lake/ Nobleton: T/C is Gary Stocker,

pepperpothead@gmail.com.


Saturday, March 23: Ocklawaha cleanup/ Gore to Eureka; T/C is Chris Spontak,

352-694-5986.


Saturday, March 30: Silver River; T/C is Amy Hyslop, 352-233-6445.


Saturday, April 6: Waccasassa/ Wild Hog route; T/C is Chris Spontak, 352-694-5986.


Saturday, April 13: Ocklawaha/ Rodman; T/C is Terry Sechler, 503-510-8045.


Saturday, April 20: Gum Slough; T/C is Chris Spontak, 352-694-5986.


If you wish to go on any of these paddles, please remember to call the trip coordinator to let

them know you plan on going.  Make sure you leave you name and phone number.  If there

is a need to call you, the TC will be able to reach you.




2019 Florida Paddlers' Rendezvous

Chassahowitzka River Campground, Homosassa, FL

 

The Florida Paddlers’ Rendezvous 2019 will visit the rivers and Gulf coastal waters of west central Florida.

It has been 13 years since the Rendezvous was last in this area which offers a wonderful variety of paddling destinations to explore.  Rendezvous headquarters will be the Chassahowitzka River Campground in Homosassa, FL.  Located near the Chassahowitzka River, the campground offers tree canopied tent and RV campsites and a club house for evening socializing. A potluck dinner will be offered Saturday evening.

The following paddle trips will be available:
·         Chassahowitzka River (2 options)
·         Crystal River
·         Weeki Wachee River
·         Withlacoochee River
·         Gulf Coast
·        
Event Fee
No Registration Fee.  The only event cost for Rendezvous 2019 participation is a mandatory insurance fee of $5 per person to be paid upon Rendezvous arrival check in.  Each participant is responsible for all other costs including lodging, camping, launch and/or parking fees.

Camping /Lodging
Contact Chassahowitzka River Campgrounddirectly by telephone, email or website to reserve your campsite. Hotel lodging available in the Crystal River, FL area.
 
Keep the tradition of the Rendezvous paddling, join us for another Florida Paddlers’ Rendezvous!


For further information or questions, contact FloridaPaddlersRendezvous2019

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25-27
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If you wish to go on any of these paddles, please remember to call the trip coordinator to let them know you plan on going.  Make sure you leave your name and phone number.  If there is a need to call you, the TC will be able to reach you.