JDCF was Live this morning from Blanding’s Landing boat launch on the shores of the Mississippi River for a virtual lesson in canoeing basics everyone should know before heading out on a paddle. Our own Jim Johannsen shared tips for planning your route and demonstrated several different paddling techniques – both on shore and in the water. Despite heavy winds, the audio quality is good in this informational video. For those interested in the canoe travel blog Jim mentioned, it can be found here: https://www.milespaddled.com/. We thank the Apple River State Bank/First Community Bank of Galena for sponsoring our Facebook Live Series.