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Paddlecraft Meetings Scheduled Across Kentucky

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.


Bowling Green

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.

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