Events Calendar:

Almost Full Moon Sept Paddle :: Sunday, September 7, 2014 :: 6:30 to 8:30 pm

The day before a full moon the moon rises earlier so that we will be able to enjoy it a little longer on this beautiful evening paddle. Join WPWA on this delightful latesummer evening paddle heading upstream on the Wood River from the WPWA campus. Begin your adventure as the sun sets & paddle back as the almost full moon rises over the river.

WPWA Member Price: $10.00/person      Non-Member Price: $20.00/person

Kayaks: A limited number of single person 9 foot kayaks are available for this event at a price of $10 for WPWA members or $20 for non-members. Boats may be reserved when you register for the event.

For More Information Contact: Denise Poyer:, 401-539-9017

INTRODUCTION TO GEOCACHING :: Sunday, September 7, 2014 :: 1:00 to 3:30 pm

Please join us for a fun day of Geocaching, the modern way of Treasure hunting. This free class is a family friendly way to learn to enjoy the outdoors with the excitement of finding treasures along the way. There are thousands of small hidden caches located around the state just waiting to be discovered. We will review the requirements for Geocaching, followed by taking you on a treasure hunt to find your first cache. This is an easy fun activity for the whole family. We suggest that you download the free Geocache App (prior to the class) to your smart phone (Apps are available for Iphones, Android phones and Window phones. It is also suggested that you download a free GPS App. If you own a GPS device, please bring it with you. RSVP required.
Presented by Sally Hanson/Jim Cole

For More Information Contact: Sally Hanson:, 401-539-9017

Eppley Wildlife Refuge Paddle and Hike :: Saturday, October 11, 2014 :: 9 am to 1 pm

Celebrate fall with this unique trip into the Audubon Society of RI’s special Marion Eppley Wildlife Refuge. One of the largest refuges owned by Audubon, the Eppley Refuge is not open to the public, but is maintained as an unspoiled and unbroken tract for wildlife habitat and study. Programs are held here by special permission only.

We will meet at the historic Kenyon Cornmeal Company Mill in Usquepaugh and enjoy a spectacular paddle upstream on the Queen’s River. At the refuge we will be met by Audubon staff for a tour of the area, after which we will get back into our kayaks and return to the start. Co-sponsored by ASRI, this is a one of kind experience into this extraordinary preserve. Limit 15 participants. Price includes use of a kayak or feel free to bring your own boat.

This is an easy paddle that is suitable for beginners. Participants should wear comfortable shoes and clothes appropriate for the weather. Bring water and snacks.

If you are an ASRI member you may get the membership price by registering as a WPWA member.

WPWA Member Price: $40.00/person      Non-Member Price: $55.00/person

For More Information Contact: Denise Poyer:, 401-539-017

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