Earth Day Paddle And Park Cleanup with Friends of Starkweather Creek. Join Carl Landsness and the Friends of Starkweather Creek to paddle and walk paths along beautiful Starkweather Creek in the heart of Madison's East Side! Pitch in to help clean up Starkweather Creek, Olbrich Park and other neighborhood parks along the creek. Volunteers will lead groups by canoe and on foot from 10am to 2pm. Some canoes and kayaks will be provided and led by an experienced paddler, please bring your own paddle craft if you have one. Enjoy a day of wonder, awe and glee of innocent child and/or patience, perseverance and humility of wise elder while singing, playing and appreciating this hidden urban gem of nature and dreaming about renewing and rebirthing the abused parts of the large watershed (half the east side). Enjoy food and games at the canoe landing. Free, family friendly, no registration required, no pets
Time: 10am until.....
Meet: at the canoe/kayak launch located at the ball diamonds across the street from Lake Monona, 3402 Atwood Ave.
Bring: your own watercraft and/or life jackets, if you have them; some will be available to borrow.
Note: Outings in the Starkweather Creek area begin 10:00am at the Goodman Community Center, unless noted otherwise and are held the 3rd Saturday of every month, year-round. Outings include nature walks, canoe/kayak adventures, bicycling tours and more, and are sponsored by the Madison Friends of Urban Nature, Madison Parks, Goodman Community Center, Madison Audubon Society, and Friends of Starkweather Creek.