Crawfish Boil and Creek Clean Up 2014 _ May 25

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Ben Levin will give an overview of Crooked Creek before we launch and we will stop along the way to talk about riparian zone management, land use, healthy river bank vs. damaged, stream ecology, as well as pick up trash. Floaters provide their own flotation device and beverages for the trip. We will have volunteers to assist with shuttles.

The exact put-in and take-out spots will be announced later in May. Ben is evaluating weather and waterflows before making a final decision. The float normally lasts 2-3 hours and ends in plenty of time for participants to make it to the Crawfish Boil.

Crawfish Boil

This is a fund-raising event for Friends of the North Fork and White River. Funds are used for programs, education and organizational outreach.

Friends will gather at the Fred Berry Pavilion between 5:30 and 6:00 for an authentic crawfish boil produced by David Lemoine. Be sure to make time to indulge in the spicy crustacean, sausage, potato and corn on the cob.

For those who wish to avoid a spicy meal, we will be preparing hand-formed, wood-smoked hamburgers with grilled asparagus and trimmings.

Duane Hada will once again produce a Plein Air watercolor of Crooked Creek sometime during the day. We will raffle up to 100 chances to win the painting. Winner need not be present so this is the perfect way to support Friends of the Rivers if you cannot attend!

Musical entertainment is also on the schedule.

  • Dinner Tickets are $30 per person ($100 family rate-two adults/two children 15 and under)
  • A gourmet burger and grilled asparagus is an alternative meal if you don’t care for spicy crawfish.
  • Skip the meal and just enjoy the music, beverage and fellowship $10
  • Purchase a chance online to win a plein-air painting by Duane Hada $20

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