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The Rhode Island Canoe/Kayak Association's first on-the-water meeting of the season is the signal that summer is here.
A group paddle replaces the more structured meetings of fall through spring, and takes place on the third Monday evening of the month.
This month' s meeting/paddle is scheduled for Monday, June 17, at the Slatersville Reservoir and the Branch River in North Smithfield. Meet at the Slatersville boat launch on Route 102 (GPS coordinates: N41 59.243 and W071 36.073) at 6 p.m. for a 6:30 p.m. launch. The trip is suitable for all boats and all levels of experience. The leader for the evening is Frank Cortesa.