Restoration paddle planned on Canonsburg Lake

Kristi Niekamp of the PA Fish and Boat Commission helps Izzy Chopra settle into the canoe, which she is sharing with Michael Sil. Both are students at Peters Township High School.

On Oct. 4, Chartiers Creek Watershed Association and Venture Outdoors will co-sponsor a kayak trip on Canonsburg Lake for members and anyone who wants to explore the lake with them.

Venture Outdoors will provide kayaks for those who do not have their own and instruct beginners.

Guest speakers from the Canonsburg Lake Restoration & Improvement Committee and Chartiers Creek Watershed Association will talk about the lake’s history and show the plans for its improvement.

Several lake residents who regularly paddle on the lake will act as tour guides.

The Committee and ChCWA have been working for several years to save the 72-year old, 108-acre lake from sedimentation and debris buildup. Permits for the improvements have finally been issued and work is slated to begin next spring.

Registration for the Sunday afternoon kayak trip is required and space is limited. Cost is $20 for members of ChCWA or VO; $27 for non-members; $15 for kids; and $10 for any person with thier own kayak. Contact Venture Outdoors at 412-255-0564. For membership in ChCWA, contact Jennifer at 724-503-4785.

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