Group hosts kids event

Canoe and kayak trips on the St. Croix River are part of the St. Croix River Association’s Second Annual Kids on the Water event from 3 to 5 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Marine Landing in Marine on St. Croix. (Submitted photo)

Canoe and kayak trips on the St. Croix River are part of the St. Croix River Association’s Second Annual Kids on the Water event from 3 to 5 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Marine Landing in Marine on St. Croix. (Submitted photo)

MARINE ON ST. CROIX — The St. Croix River Association hosts its Second Annual Kids on the Water event from 3 to 5 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Marine Landing in Marine on St. Croix.
Kids on the Water is a fun, free event to get your families outside for river-related activities.

Participants can “test-drive” and sample three kinds of watercraft:
l Three options of kayaks ­— tandem, single and pedal.
l Canoes – the usual, intended for two or more folks.
l Popular stand-up paddle boards. Stand up paddle board availability is dependent upon water level and flow. If we receive high amounts of rain, a faster current in the river will make this activity difficult for beginners and will not be offered.
Persons with their own canoe or kayak can bring them  out for a paddle on the St. Croix.

Other kid-friendly activities include making a fish print t-shirt at a station sponsored by the National Park Service; see some of the critters that call the St. Croix River home; learn about native plants and make a native seed ball for your yard or garden; temporary tattoos, and a bean bag toss.

Watermelon and root beer floats will be served. Additionally, families who sign up for SCRA’s $25 annual membership, or renew their membership, will be in a drawing to win a $25 gift certificate from 45 Degrees in Stillwater.

Space is limited. Visit stcroixriverassociation.org/kids-on-the-water-2/ to sign up. The event is sponsored by the Marine Landing, Hi Tempo SnowSports and WaterSports, the NPS and SCRA.

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