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Old 03-17-2007   #1
 
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South Platte River Float / Clean Up - EARTH DAY

Down River Equipment, KEEN, and Confluence Kayaks would like to invite you to a day of fun, floating, and finding foreign treasures in the South Platte River on Sunday, April 22, 2007. This Earth Day we plan to take a Stand For our local waterways and make a difference in our community and would like to invite you to join us.

We will be floating from the Union Chutes in Englewood to Confluence Park in Downtown Denver removing as much of the litter and other unnatural items that don't belong there. Upon reaching City Park immediately below the Confluence of the Platte and Cherry Creek, we will unload our cargo of newfound treasures and commence celebrating the 'beginning' of the paddling season with a FREE BBQ. (and likely some other fabulous giveaways)

Both Confluence and Down River will be bringing their demo fleets of oar boats, duckies, and other craft, but there's a lot to come out of the old Rio, so please feel free to bring your own boat(s) as well.

Details are still in the works and we will update you as they become available. If you are interested in joining us please contact either Confluence Kayaks (303)433-3676 or DRE (303)467-2144 to sign up, or register on line here on the events page.

For additional information email your inquiries to me at [email protected] or post here.



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Thanks for all the emails and positive responses! It sounds like we're going to have a strong showing already.

For those of who who've asked, times have yet to be nailed down, but we're shooting to be on the water by noon and back down to confluence by 4 or 5 (flows dependent). We are currently working on some parking facilities for all of us to meet / stage from in the morning and to leave the vehicles at all day. As soon as we have more information I will be sure to post it.

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How many miles is this stretch? Thanks.

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If these flows keep up every thing that needs to be picked up will wash and the whole float will take 20 minutes!
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http://www.9news.com/news/local/article.aspx?storyid=67055

Yuck.
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about 12 miles to confluence as the river runs
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I run this from Chatfield to Confluence anywhere from 1 to 3 times a weeks. I plotted it out on Map Point and it came to about 18 miles. In a creeker with a lot of rocker, it takes about 2.5 to 3.5 hrs. Playboat is about 4.5 hrs. Wildwater boat is about 1hr 35 minutes. Depends on how hard you paddle. It is actually not a bad float, there are some drop and rapids that will give you a good rush. I'd compare it to LTB without the great scenery and a little more smell of car fumes (not to mention the weird homeless hobo campsites).
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Oil leaks into South Platte from Xcel power plant

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This poor river!
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