Minesing Swamp

It is about a 4-5 hour paddle with probably no chance to get out to go to bathroom, depending on the waterlevel

UPDATE APRIL 24TH, 2018
As there are problems with who signed up on a few outings.
Please check or confirm by email you are coming.

As the weather is improving, unless it is a bad rain storm that day, the trip is a go.
Please sign up AND email myself to confirm you are coming and how many are in your party.

This is an incredible fun paddle meandering around creeks and through the Forest Field.
Had a great time
It is also a great opportunity to introduce paddling to your kids. Last year we had several adults, that brought some younger participants. And it was a lot of fun

EVEN THOUGH THE PERMIT WAS A BIG ISSUE LAST YEAR, WE LEARNED THAT PARKING IN EDENVALE AFTER THE SHUTTLE WAS FOR FREE.
NOT THOUGH IF YOU KEEP YOUR CAR AT THE BEGINNING OF THE TRIP

THE BIG CHANGE THIS YEAR IS THAT YOU NEED TO PURCHASE A PARKING PERMIT ONLINE BEFORE YOU GO - SEE DETAILED DESCRIPTION UNDERNEATH

PLEASE SIGN UP ONLINE!!!!!!

The Basics

The Basics
Event Location: 
Minesing Swamp
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 09:00
Registration Cut Off: 
April 30th
Event Duration: 
1/2 day
Difficulty Rating: 
Beginner
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
All WCA members
Minimum Group Size: 
2 boats
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

http://ontarioconservationareas.ca/component/mtree/conservation-authorit...

http://www.nvca.on.ca/Pages/MinesingWetlands.aspx

Parking Fees- NO CASH OR CC PAYMENT ON SITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Funds raised from parking fees help NVCA and our volunteer groups with ongoing maintenance and restoration of our conservation areas.
Daily Parking
Visitors to NVCA-operated conservation areas are required to purchase a daily parking pass.
• Daily Parking – $6.50 per vehicle
Payment Options
• Pay on-site with your smartphone or cellphone through MacKay Meters (look for signs in parking lots). Use the app or call toll free 1-844-334-7078.
• Pre-pay at home on your computer (mackaypay.com) or phone (1-844-334-7078 toll free). You may require a zone number when you make your payment.
o Tiffin - Zone 3011
o Fort Willow - Zone 3012
o Nottawasaga Bluffs - Zone 3013
o Petun - Zone 3014
o Glencairn - Zone 3015
o Minesing Canoe Corral - Zone 3016
o Minesing Lookout - Zone 3017
o Mayers Marsh - Zone 3018
• Pre-purchase a pass from the NVCA offices, located at the Tiffin Conservation Area, 8195 8th Line, Utopia (open Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).
Enforcement
• Parking is enforced during conservation area hours of operation, dawn to dusk, daily.
Paddling Safety Equipment
Whether you're travelling by canoe or kayak, we recommend carrying some extra paddling safety equipment along with the mandatory marine safety equipment required by Transport Canada.

Required Items to Bring: 

Patience, Smile, Lunch
Spare paddle - knife - towline - extra rope - First Aid kit -
Bug spray or jacket

Recommended Items to Bring: 

boots and/or rain gear
GPS - compass - if you have those - Please contact me too

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

Unloading and starting at Willow Creek at hw 28 at 9.00 AM

and Paddling till Edenvale at Hw 26
shuttle between those 2 is about 7 km

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Emmy Hendrickx
Phone: 
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