Restore Native Plants at Squire’s Landing Park

On Saturday November 19, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., kids and adults have an opportunity to be transported via canoe across Swamp Creek and plant some of the 400 trees and shrubs that will be used to restore the natural stream-side vegetation benefiting the salmon. You are invited to join the small armada of up to 15 canoes and team up with the Adopt A Stream Foundation, the Sno-King Watershed Council, and the City of Kenmore at the Kenmore Waterfront Activities Center, 7353 NE 175th Street, Kenmore.

The objective of this effort is to establish native plants next to Swamp Creek where the current vegetation is invasive reed canary grass. Washington State Salmon Recovery Funding Board funds were used to purchase the trees and shrubs and to prepare the Swamp Creek stream-side area for for planting.

“This will be a fun Northwest event,” says Adopt A Stream Foundation Director Tom Murdoch. “Volunteers from the Kenmore Waterfront Activities Center are looking forward to transporting tree planting volunteers across Swamp Creek just upstream from the Sammamish River and Lake Washington.”

The Adopt A Stream Foundation will be providing volunteers with tree planting equipment and snacks. Please dress appropriately for the weather and wear waterproof footwear.

For more information, contact Tom Murdoch at 425-316-8592.

Fall Work Party

10 AM Saturday November 12, 2016.

The storage container in the NW corner of the park has been removed, so here’s an opportunity to clean up the overgrowth in that area – as well as sprucing up any other areas of the park that need some care. Bring your gloves and favorite gardening tools and prepare to work hard, have fun, and get muddy!

 

 

Park Cleanup – June 25, 2016

_MG_9469Calling all paddlers and rowers and friends of the park!

Let’s get together Saturday, June 25th and do a park cleanup at Squires from 10 am to 12:30pm-ish.  If you have a favorite gardening tool(s) please bring it—the city will also supply tools.  KWAC will then host a barbeque following the clean up.  Please feel free to bring something to drink.

Let’s keep our park the great place it is!!

2016 Redmond to Kenmore Long Distance Race Results

The day started cool and wet, but spirits of racers and organizers were high. Good job by all and everyone had fun!

Single Kayak # Time Double Kayak # Time Double Canoe # Time SUP # Time
Traci Cole 1 1:44:41 Tiffany Stilwater 10 2:32:40 Doug Ritchie 9 1:41:57 Christian Moore 17 2:11:30
Danielle Bramble 2 3:14:00 Kai Chang 10 2:32:40 Chris Gutierrez Flynn 9 1:41:57
Thomas Hughes 3 1:52:18 Wayne Martin 11 1:54:55
Kevin Olney 4 1:30:20 Chuck Couvrette 11 1:54:55
Amber Zipper 5 2:05:15 Nathan Morgan 12 3:05:05
Tyler Puckett 6 2:12:50 Blake Morgan 12 3:05:05
Parker Duff 7 1:55:10 Colin Nelson 13 2:35:10
Jeni Brooke 8 2:37:30 Aiden Genova 13 2:35:10
Alicia Bramble Schulz 18 3:18:40 Ray Trudgeon 14 1:32:37
Andrew Weber 19 2:37:29 Brad Bauer 14 1:32:37
Duncan Cox 20 1:44:14 Doug Bosworth 15 2:42:34
Janet Bosworth 15 2:42:34
Timothy Conner 16 2:57:35
Brandon Bosworth 16 2:57:35
1st-Kevin Olney 1:30:20 1st-Tiffany Stilwater 2:32:40 1st-Ray Trudgeon 1:32:37 1st-Christian Moore 2:11:30
2nd-Duncan Cox 1:44:14        Kui Chang        Brad Bauer 1:32:37
3rd-Traci Cole 1:44:41 2nd-Chris G. Flynn 1:41:57
       Doug Ritchie 1:41:57
3rd-Wayne Martin 1:54:55
       Chuck Couvrette 1:54:55

 

Kenmore Waterfront Fair – May 14, 2016

Come to Kenmore’s third annual Waterfront Fair! 11am to 3pm

  • Try out kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, dragonboats, canoes and rowing shells
  • Learn about kayak and canoe rentals
  • Sign up your kids for summer paddling or rowing day camps, stand-up paddling lessons or the dragonboat club
  • Join the adult dragonboating or rowing clubs – or take some paddling lessons!
  • Want to store your hand-carried boat? Check out the new public boat storage at Squires Landing Park.
  • See Kenmore’s plans for expanding public waterfront recreation.
  • Great snacks and a raffle too

Park at Squires Landing or Log Boom Park and take a shuttle between to try all the activities. Shuttle will also stop at the Kenmore Air fly-in.

Get out on the water at the Fair!

Questions? Contact debras98@frontier.com

Waterfront Wednesday!

WEDNESDAY November 11 —– Noon until 3:00 PM

Come enjoy an afternoon paddling with your children (if you don’t have children come anyway).

Since many children are out of school with the Veteran’s Day holiday, we thought it’d be fun to have a hot dog BBQ and paddle just because.  We may have some mini races or perhaps even a scavenger hunt on the water.

If you’re interested or have some fun ideas let us know. If you could let us know how many will be in your group that will give us an idea of how much food to get. Also if you have a paddle and/or a folding chair bring them as well. Contact us at info@kenmoreWAC.org.

Since this is very last minute KWAC will provide the hotdogs and buns if you would bring chips or a dessert to share.  The weather will probably be rain but we have that covered!

Hope to see you!

October Open Practice

KWAC is scheduling open practice sessions for canoe, kayak, and surfski paddlers. Paddlers who own their own equipment are welcome to tag along with those who use KWAC equipment.

All paddlers using KWAC equipment must be KWAC members, have paid their annual facilities fee, be USACK members, and be approved by the KWAC board for the specific boat they would like to use.

Life jackets must be worn or carried in your boat at all times. This applies to anyone (general public or KWAC members) paddling at an official KWAC practice. The practice schedule is designed to integrate with the existing Dragon Boat schedule. Space is limited on the Dragon Boat to 20 paddlers.

Date Day AM PM Notes
1-Oct Thu None 6:00 Dragon Boat No canoe/kayak today
2-Oct Fri None 4:30 canoe/kayak
3-Oct Sat 8:00 canoe/kayak 4:30 canoe/kayak
4-Oct Sun 10:00 Dragon Boat 4:30 canoe/kayak
5-Oct Mon None 4:30 canoe/kayak
6-Oct Tue 8:00 canoe/kayak 4:30 canoe/kayak
6:00 Dragon Boat
Be a stud! Do both workouts!
7-Oct Wed None 4:30 canoe/kayak
8-Oct Thu None 4:30 canoe/kayak
6:00 Dragon Boat
9-Oct Fri None 4:30 canoe/kayak
10-Oct Sat 8:00 canoe/kayak 4:30 canoe/kayak
11-Oct Sun 10:00 Dragon Boat 4:30 canoe/kayak