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River Keepers recognition

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- River Keepers, a Fargo-Moorhead non-profit organization has been chosen as the 2012 recipient of the Cass County Soil Conservation District’s Urban Steward Award for their substantial efforts in providing the Fargo-Moorhead community with conservation education and for their continual partnership to the District.  This is an annual award presented by Cass County Soil Conservation District’s Urban Conservation Program which recognizes significant contributions to the conservation of the growing urban spaces within the Red River Valley.

For almost ten years, River Keepers has been dedicated to creating and promoting resource related community education courses focusing on important conservation needs in our community in a unique and exciting way.  Some of River Keeper’s innovative programs have included rain barrel, compost tumbler, composting, and rain garden workshops. In addition they teach a variety of other youth and adult water based education workshops.  Through these courses and their many efforts to provide education and outreach, River Keepers has been an integral part of bringing awareness of important conservation issues within the Red River Valley and thus has been selected as the Cass County Soil Conservation District’s 2012 Urban Steward.

weekend Outdoors Live radio

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Saturday around 4PM after the Man about Town with Bob Harris is this weekend Outdoors Live. Jon Mitzel from Dakota Country magazine gives us three stops for summer fishing he has to make. We’ll check in with Aaron Robinson to assess the ND pheasant population–how are the roosters doing? Upland game supervisor Stan Kohn recaps our spring turkey season. Don’t forget our weekly Central Dakota Outdoors report with Pat Stockdill

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paddling on the red–F-M Paddling Club Organizing

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The Fargo-Moorhead Paddling Club, in conjunction with River Keepers, is hosting an organizational meet and greet from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday, July 6th at Lindenwood Park. It will be an opportunity to meet others who are interested in canoeing and kayaking. The club hopes to plan evening local paddles, river clean ups, educational workshops, and weekend paddling trips.

Look for Fargo Moorhead Paddle Club on Facebook! For more information email fmpaddleclub@hotmail.com.

 

race the Red!

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Fun on the Red for Canoers and Kayakers

Have you been wanting to paddle the Red River? Come join us for some fun at the 18th annual River Keepers’ Race the Red canoe and kayak races on Monday, June 14. Race the Red consists of a competitive 10-mile competitive race that begins at 6 p.m. and a 2-mile fun race that begins at 7:30 p.m. Both races begin at Fargo’s Lindenwood Park and end at the Midtown Dam/Dike East. There are multiple race divisions. Awards will be presented to the top three finishers in each division. All participants receive a t-shirt. Registration is $15 per solo entrant and $25 per team. A limited number of canoes and kayaks will be available for rent for $15. Register before 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 10 to avoid a $10 late fee. Race the Red is sponsored by Scheels.

To reserve a spot or for more information, call 701-235-2895 or email Christine@riverkeepers.org.

 

SS Ruby sets sail

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If you’ve never taken a trip on the SS Ruby or never been on the water view of the Red…DO IT>>> you’ll love it. You will. We’ve all looked at the Red River from shore or driven over it on a bridge but …that’s like driving by Pizza Corner…until you’ve tried it you don’t know what your missing. So here’s your chance!

S.S. Ruby Boat Tours and Canoe/Kayak Rentals Open for Season

The S.S. Ruby is ready to set sail!!! S.S. Ruby, the Gem of the North, will begin touring the Red River for the 2010 season on Saturday, June 12. Come discover the history, geography, and wildlife of the Red River from the decks of the S.S. Ruby during a 45-minute narrated tour. Each cruise leaves at the top of the hour, every hour. The S.S. Ruby seats 17 passengers and can be reserved for birthdays, family reunions, or company outings any day of the week.

Or, rent a canoe or kayak, and experience the Red River in downtown Fargo-Moorhead first-hand. Paddle the waters of the Red River without transporting your own canoe or kayak. Basic instruction and safety equipment is provided.

The ticket booth and departure location is underneath the 1st Avenue North Bridge adjacent to the Hjemkomst Center, 202 1st Avenue North in Moorhead. Regular operating hours are Tuesdays and Fridays 5-8 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays 1-8 p.m.

 

weekend Outdoors Live radio

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Saturday around 4PM and Sunday morning at 7AM. Randy Hiltner fisheries biologist relays some of the Devils Lake and area fishing previews, we run down Marty Egeland (2 dogs) and discuss the deer herd in North Dakota Jesse Beckers from Pheasants Forever chats about the pheasant numbers and as always the Central Dakota Outdoors report with Pat Stockdill.
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flood fighting confidence–the feeling

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Yes I have shoveled, carried, tied and stacked sandbags…I keep saying it but havent taken the time to type it out, and Grand Forks Herald Outdoors Editor Brad Dokken was the  first email question about, what’s the mood down there? 

I compare it to climbing Pikes Peak(which I’ve also done) last year and preparing to do it again this year. You know what it takes to prepare and the planning and training leading upto climbing it. So you’re ready to make your way to the top the next year knowing full well even with all the work and knowing what it takes to succeed you set off to the climb the peak but are told you only have to go to 13,000 feet and not last years 14,000 or whatever the exact elevation of Pike’s is.

It doesn’t make the ascension into thin air any less stressful and trying, but you have an elevated level of confidence you’ll be able to for sure hit 13,000 feet. So I don’t think it’s any kind of arrogance as some might suggest, but almost more workman like realizing the odds at climbing the mountain are in your favor. That make sense? Thanks for asking Brad! 

Here’s pulling for all the friends, neighbors across the Midwest fighting the flood~

 

NDSU Ducks Unlimited

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The NDSU Ducks Unlimited banquet is on Thursday April 8th, at 5:30, at the West Fargo Speedway Event Center. There is an early bird special in which attendees who purchase their ticket before April 1st will receive a $20 raffle voucher for any raffle at the event. Tickets are $25 dollars. You can purchase tickets at www.ducks.org or contact me Matt Retka at (651-587-6854).

 

weekend Outdoors Live radio

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Saturday at 4PM we’ll catch up with Game and Fish’s Assistant Chief of the Wildlife Division Greg Link and we’ll discuss the disturbance of wildlife and how we can make a tough winter, a little bit easier. Kim Schmidt from ND Tourism joins us for some other outdoors places and events to check out in North Dakota. And Jason Durham from Go-Fish guide service in Park Rapids helps us squeeze a little bit more out of our winter fishing. And as always we bring the latest from across the state with Pat Stockdill and our Central Dakota Outdoors report.

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weekend Outdoors Live

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Many nice deer reports..and many with deer "peeking out of the corn" more to come :

November 7 the weekend edition of Outdoors Live Saturday after UND football on AM 790 KFGO Fargo around 7PM It’s a special opening weekend edition of Outdoors Live and we welcome Jasons Zins from Scheels, Bioloigist Jeb Williams and one of our hardcore OL listeners Sam Corr with personal thoughts on what the opening weekend means to them. And a central dakota outdoors report from Pat Stockdill–don’t forget you can catch it again Sunday morning at 7AM.
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