The Forest Preserves of Cook County is looking for community organizations, agencies and schools to participate in the Greater Maywood Paddling Program, which includes Maywood and surrounding communities.
The program provides opportunities for organized groups to connect to nature and water through kayaking experiences. Group leaders are presented a series of trainings on kayaking by Forest Preserves staff members. Upon completion, certified leaders will be able to access the Kayak Gear Lending Library to take their group members on paddling trips at Thatcher Glen Pond or along the 5.5-mile stretch of the Des Plaines River, starting at Maywood Grove and ending at Plank Road Meadow Boat Launch in Lyons.
Interested in bringing your community members or students on paddling trips? Training begins in April. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
For more information on Boating in the Cook County Forest Preserves, go to http://fpdcc.com/recreation/boating/