Kanoe the Kazoo

10563140_10152468197359003_3227968646842390272_nAn annual event since 2003, Kanoe the Kazoo and its many hosts work together to offer guided paddle trips along the Kalamazoo River, tributary streams, and local inland lakes to area citizens.  Our mission is to introduce residents and visitors to the beauty and recreational opportunities in our own backyard.  This year we are excited to announce many fun and unique paddle trips from June – September.

Check out the roster below for specific information on each paddle trip.  Grab your kayak or canoe and join us on the river this summer!  (Rentals available for select trips, see full details below).  All trips include Kanoe the Kazoo swag (i.e., sunglasses and stickers) and some instruction on local ecology or pollution issues facing the community.

2019 KANOE THE KAZOO Schedule

Kanoe the Kazoo is supported in part by our many paddle trip hosts, a few local sponsors, and the TMDL committee. This support allows us to offer most of the Kanoe the Kazoo paddle trips at no cost to participants. Consider giving a donation to the Kalamazoo River Watershed Council to support future Kanoe the Kazoo events. Become a River Giver and support important river programming and protection projects. Even a $5 donation per paddler is an important investment in the future of our local water resources.



Host Resources


Kanoe the Kazoo hosts and supporters provide many resources and volunteer hours to make Kanoe the Kazoo successful each year.  A special thanks to our 2018 supporters:

  • Lake Allegan/Kalamazoo River TMDL Committee and Signatories
  • Battle Creek Clean Water Partners
  • City of Battle Creek
  • City of Charlotte
  • City of Marshall
  • City of Olivet
  • Four Township Water Resources Council
  • Kalamazoo River Cleanup Coalition
  • Kellogg Biological Station (MSU)
  • Marshall Area Conservation Committee
  • Michigan Dept. of Environmental Quality
  • Plainwell Kayak Company
  • Schlatter Design, Inc.
  • Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy
  • Village of Bellevue
  • Arcadia Ales
  • Lee’s Adventure Sports

Check out other KRWC-related events or chart your own trip down the Kalamazoo River!