Goal is to engage the paddling community
FRANKFORT (May 17, 2017) — If you’re a “yakker” or like to cruise down a stream in a canoe, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources wants to hear from you.
The department will conduct public meetings across the state June 5 and June 6 to solicit feedback from the paddle sports community.
“We want to hear from the paddling community—and we will use this input to shape our paddling program going forward,” said Gregory Johnson, commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.
The meetings will address access, boater safety, and other aspects of paddling.
“We are seeking to engage paddlers and learn more about the paddling community,” said Paul Wilkes, fisheries program coordinator for Kentucky Fish and Wildlife. “Kentucky’s paddlers are as diverse as the waters they traverse. They are whitewater kayakers, stand up paddleboard enthusiasts, canoeists, flatwater kayakers, and anglers who fish from a kayak.”
All meetings will run from 6-8 p.m. local time.
June 5 meetings
University of Kentucky Extension Office
200 County Extension Road
Morehead Conference Center
West Collins Hall Room
111 East 1st St.
Barren River Area Development District Office
177 Graham Ave.
June 6 meetings
Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park
113 Upper Village Dr.
Sawyer Hayes Community Center
2201 Lakeland Road
All meetings are open to the public.