The Long Island Paddlers, Inc.


Meetings are held the third Tuesday of every month at the Bay Shore/Brightwaters Public Library from 7:00 - 9:30 p.m. Located at : 1 South Country Road, Brightwaters, NY 11718  (Click here for Directions)

As always, refreshments are served after the meeting

Next Meeting:

Motors for Your Kayak
When: July 21, 2015, 7:00pm
Where: Bay Shore/Brightwaters Public Library

Meet Jim Burke, the inventor of the Skimmer Motor. Their goal at Watercraft Technologies is to provide paddlers of kayaks and canoes an option of adding a rear mounted, battery operated trolling motor to their craft, to be used when needed or desired.

Their kayaking engineers have designed and patented a simple and inexpensive mounting kit, motor, control box, steering system, and lifting system and tested it extensively in salt and fresh water.

The Skimmer is a complete kit, easy to install, simple in design, and easy on the wallet

Additional Meeting dates:

Kayaking the Modern Erie Canal
When: August 15, 2015, 7:00pm
Where: Bay Shore/Brightwaters Public Library

Bruce Kagan, a former teacher, will be covering some history of the Erie Canal. He will explain how a lock works, as well as taking you through some locks in a kayak. He starts all of his presentations with a piece of period flute music. In this show, after he plays "The Eire Canal Song" on his silver flute, we will all sing the lyrics. It will be different and fun!

Water Birds of Long Island
When: September 15, 2015, 7:00pm
Where: Bay Shore/Brightwaters Public Library

Born and raised on Long Island (New York), Chris Paparo has been exploring the wilds of the island for over 30 years. As a wildlife photographer, writer and lecturer, he enjoys bringing public awareness to the diverse wildlife that calls the island home. His passion for coastal ecology, fishing and the outdoors led him to obtain a BS in Marine Science from LIU/Southampton and currently manages the new Marine Sciences Center at the Southampton campus of Stony Brook University.
In addition to freelance writing for several fishing and wildlife related publications, Paparo currently writes the monthly Naturalist’s Logbook column for the NY/NJ edition of On The Water Magazine. Although his work tends to focus on marine life, everything in the natural world is fair game.

Join us to discover the diverse birds of Long Island found on the water, along the shore, and in the air above the water throughout the changing seasons.