Madison – The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection will host a free paddling event at Meigs Point Boat Launch at Hammonasset Beach State Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
“Discover Paddling” is a cooperative event sponsored by Meigs Point Nature Center and the DEEP Boating Division with the support of Action Sports, Collinsville Canoe and Kayak, Kayak Waveology and The Small Boat Shop.
Canoes, kayaks and stand up paddleboards will be available for visitors to try for the first time or to expand knowledge of the sports. Paddling experts will answer questions and offer advice.
Water demonstrations will teach participants how to recover from a capsized boat. There also will be hands-on visual distress demos to learn how to summon help with flares or smoke signals.
A 30-minute guided paddling tour along Meigs Point will be offered.
All safety equipment will be provided and all experience levels are welcome.
For information, contact Mark Chanski at the DEEP Boating Division at: email@example.com or at: (860) 447-4371.