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MI Paddle Stewards – Saginaw Bay

August 15 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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MI Paddle Stewards Training
9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. ET

Kayak Skills Safety Training 
1:30 – 4:30 p.m. ET

Bay City State Park
3582 State Park Dr., Bay City, MI 48706

The MI Paddle Stewards train-the-trainer half-day course is for people who anticipate training others how to identify and report aquatic invasive species and/or how to decontaminate paddleboats to prevent the spread of invasive species. You must have at least five previous paddlesports experiences to participate in the training. You do not need to have experience with aquatic invasive species identification prior to the course, but you do need to complete the online MI Paddle Stewards course through Michigan State University’s Desire2Learn platform prior to the training.

Have a safe kayak trip—learn how to avoid potential dangers, practice self-rescue skills and develop the skills you need to manage minor in-water incidents.
Kayak Skills Safety Training is an additional half-day course. Participants that register for MI Paddle Stewards do not have to take the safety portion but are welcome to.
Note: please wear quick-dry clothes for water immersion –no cotton. Bring dry clothes to change into after the course is complete (water immersion will be the last course element).

This is a free event. The backup date for this training is Aug. 29, 2024, in the event of inclement weather.

Please bring a water bottle, sack lunch, sun block, and weather appropriate clothing to the event.

Registration for MI Paddle Stewards – Saginaw Bay Michigan is open.

Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. ET on August 13, 2024.


August 15
9:30 am - 4:30 pm