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PA Fish and Boat Commission Announces Family Paddling Program
June 24, 2010
Sweet Valley, PA – Frances Slocum State Park will be hosting a Family Paddling Program instructed by the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission on Saturday, July 17th. The program will be held from 9:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m.

The Family Paddling Program is a free six-hour program for families new to paddling, including children age ten and older. The program includes lessons, demonstrations and hands-on practice on kayaking and canoeing. Sessions will be taught in an indoor classroom and out on the water. Participants will learn about regulations, equipment, safety and paddling skills. Canoes, kayaks, paddles, PFDs and safety equipment will be provided. Participants should bring their own water and lunch. They should be prepared for outdoor weather which may include hot, sunny or wet conditions. Participants should also wear or bring “get-wet” clothing like a bathing suit or quick dry shorts and shirt. All participants must pre-register. Please call Frances Slocum State Park at 570-696-3525 to register. More information can also be obtained by calling the Commission’s Northeast Outreach and Education Office at 570-477-2206.

The mission of the Fish and Boat Commission is to protect, conserve, and enhance the Commonwealth’s aquatic resources and provide fishing and boating opportunities. For more information about fishing and boating in Pennsylvania, visit

Walt Dietz, Regional Outreach and Education Coordinator

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