ACTIVITIES

what kind of activities

INVOLVE WADING?

fish

Wade Fishing

Wade On In with a fly rod or spinning rod and catch some fish.

canoe-test

Paddling

Launch your canoe or kayak and explore a nearby stream, river, lake or wetland.

Dog-TEST

Wildfowling

Wade into the marsh with your friend, dog, and decoys and watch as ducks fill the predawn sky.

campfire

Coffee by the River

Build a fire on a gravel bar.  Grind beans and brew coffee to enjoy with friends.

what does it mean

TO WADE LIKE A HERON?

conserving
pursuing
paying-attention
exploring

Wading is Conserving

The shallow waters where we wade - streams, rivers, lakes, and wetlands - are fragile and vulnerable to abuse.  A multitude of living things depend on them.  Conservation is a key element to our connection.

Wading is Pursuing

Sometimes wading may be part of the pursuit of fish, game, and plants.   Wade fishing and wildfowl hunting are wading activities with long histories and strong traditions.  We support those activities as a critical part of a broad conservation program and we want to help new participants get involved.

Wading is Paying Attention

To the water - and where you are stepping.  But it is also about being present, seeing the plants, birds, and fish.  Watching the water and the sky.

Wading is Exploring

Step deeper into the water. Use a seine or cast a net for minnows or crawdads. Turn over some rocks to see what comes out. Paddle through the shoreline weeds, explore the plants and discover the animals living there.