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Old 05-17-2018, 07:55 PM   #1
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Default June 9th Paddle

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Mark Vallecorsa has done so much work for this paddle, that it is amazing.
Mark has been in talks with the Trumbull County Sheriffs and Girard Fire Department. Due to Marks hard work both departments will be helping us with the safety side of the paddle.
Girard has already scouted the river and will have at least one maybe two boats in the water. The Sheriffs will have an ATV vehicle on the tracks and maybe an officer or two in Kayaks.
We still need to bring extra throw ropes and safety gear as the departments don't have many throw ropes.

After talking to Mark everything looks good with the FOMR. As of Tuesday there are 7 registered for the event. This isn't counting any of TCT members, just what has signed up on the FOMR face book page.
We will be watching the weather and water levels very closely.
On May 27th a group got to do a scout trip and the level was perfect. 2.70 ft at West Ave gauge. Above 3ft the water will start to pour over the portage area and could cause it to be slippery or be a total wash out at higher levels.

If you plan on Attending please text me or email me
330-766-3129 or

A head count is very important for this paddle.
Mike Danko
When-June 9th

Where- Girard Boat Launch 40 Front Street Girard, OH 44420

GPS 41.152649, -80.707369

The time line for this event that affects TCT will be
1-Drop of all boats & gear between 8-9:30 am
2-All paddler to sign waivers
3-Have drivers drive down to the B & O
4-Mahoning River Adventure to shuttle drivers back to Girard (TCT will owe Mahoning River Adventure $125 for their services)
5-10am Ribbon cutting for the new launch
6-Paddle Safety talk-TCT
7-11am start paddling.
8-Picnic at B&O

Total length of the paddle is 5.5 miles
Two mains rapid S curve and Wood mill
One portage around the division St Dam which is a mile downstream from the bridge.

Mike Danko
Mahoning River-Home of the Trumbull Canoe Trails 1975-2019 44 years

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