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Canoe trip planned for Sept. 6
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BRODHEAD - The Lower Sugar Watershed Association is hosting a canoe trip for local canoeists and kayakers on the Sugar River on Sept. 6.

Those who attend should meet at 1 p.m. at the Yale Bridge boat landing in Illinois. The group will unload and shuttle vehicles to the end point at Two Rivers Forest Preserve boat landing on Shirland Road. In case of rain, the trip will be rescheduled for Sept. 7 at the same time.

Paddle time on the river will be about two hours. The trip ends at the confluence of two rivers, as you paddle under a truss bridge and into the Pecatonica River.

Those who participate should bring their own equipment: canoes or kayaks, paddles, life jackets, water, sunscreen, mosquito repellent, snacks, binoculars.

The trip is suitable for intermediate to advanced paddlers; it is not recommended for beginners. All paddlers will be required to wear PFDs. Participants will be asked to sign a waiver exempting the LSRWA of liability. Youth under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian sign the exemption form.

There is no cost to participate. To register, email Meredith Tripp at A map of the route, with put-in and take-out points, will be emailed back.

The Lower Sugar River Watershed Association is a volunteer organization dedicated to the care and enjoyment of our water resources. For more information, email or visit