Paddle the Mississippi River backwaters

Canoeists and kayakers are invited to join refuge ranger Ed Lagace on a paddle through the backwaters of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge near Winona, MN, on Saturday, Aug. 24, at 10 a.m. at the Verchota Landing for a two-hour adventure.  
This paddle is recommended for moderate to experienced paddles.The Verchota Boat Landing is located at 27988 Harbor Drive near Winona between Lock and Dam 5A spillway and Minnesota City Boat Club. The GPS coordinates for the Verchota Landing are 44°05`.33.50"N 91°43`12.14"W.
Pre-registration is required by 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, by emailing or calling ranger Ed Lagace at 507-494-6236 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  The refuge will provide canoes, paddles and PFDs, or paddlers can bring their own equipment.

SOURCE: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service