MI Paddle Stewards - Western UP

Aug. 5, 2024

Session 1:
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. ET

Bewabic State Park (Fortune Lake) 
720 Idlewild Rd.
Crystal Falls, MI 49920
Coordinates of Parking Area: 46.089822, -88.428121

The MI Paddle Stewards train-the-trainer half-day course is for people who anticipate training others how to identify and report aquatic invasive species and/or how to decontaminate paddleboats to prevent the spread of invasive species. You must have at least five previous paddlesports experiences to participate in the training. You do not need to have experience with aquatic invasive species identification prior to the course, but you do need to complete the online MI Paddle Stewards course through Michigan State University’s Desire2Learn platform prior to the training.

This is a free event. 

A personal kayak is required for participation. Please bring a water bottle, sack lunch, sun block, and weather appropriate clothing to the event.

Registration for MI Paddle Stewards - Western UP is open.

Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. ET on July 31, 2024.

There are 18 openings available.


Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For information, contact Erica Clites at clitese1@msu.edu.