Paddle Forward

Environment
6:00 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Four Weeks In - Whitefish Bay Native Shares Paddle Forward Progress

Winona Minnesota resident introduced Paddle Forward crew to Latsch Island Boathouse Community. It dates back over a century.

Eleven-member Mississippi River expedition - Paddle Forward - has covered four weeks of its 2300 mile journey.  Whitefish Bay native Martha Brummitt brings us up to speed.

Brummitt says an average day on the river can add up to 11 hours of paddling. Sometimes, such as earlier this week, the team sets out well before dawn because of the weather forecast.

“We knew that the next day was going to be really windy, so we woke up at 3 in the morning and paddled starting at about 4 o’clock.”

Read more
Environment
7:00 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Three Weeks In - Whitefish Bay Native Shares Paddle Forward Progress

Lunch break

Eleven people continue to paddle the length of the Mississippi. One – a Whitefish Bay native – provides a Paddle Forward update.

Read more
Environment
6:00 am
Fri October 4, 2013

Two Weeks In - Whitefish Bay Native Shares Paddle Forward Progress

Three hikers (left) share campfire and stories with Paddle Forward crew at Belle Prairie County Park in Minnesota.
Credit M Brummitt

Matha Brummitt talks about second week paddling the Mississippi.

Today is day sixteen of a 10-week canoe expedition the length of the Mississippi River. We check in.

Read more
Environment
6:00 am
Fri September 27, 2013

One Week In - Whitefish Bay Native Shares Paddle Forward Progress

Nine days ago, five canoes launched from the northern shores of the Mississippi River. We catch up with one of the paddlers – a Whitefish Bay native - as they navigate along the river.

Read more
Environment
4:00 am
Wed September 18, 2013

Whitefish Bay Paddler Part of Team Taking on the Mississippi

This morning five sleek canoes slipped into Lake Itasca, the headwaters of the Mississippi. A member of the crew paddling the length of the river is a Whitefish Bay native.

Read more

Pages