Lake Appreciation Month

Celebrate Lake Appreciation Month with PALMS at Blue Marsh Lake

  July 19th, 2024 from 5-10 pm

*Rain Date of July 26, 5-10pm

Join us for the Fourth Annual Love Your Lake Event. Celebrate our lakes with PALMS, the staff of Blue Marsh Lake, Aqua Om Paddle, Penn State Extension Master Watershed Stewards, Berks County Conservation District, Tulpehocken Creek Watershed Association, and Berks Nature as we celebrate our Lakes and enjoy a Sunset paddle and full moon!

Join us from 5-8pm to learn how to keep yourself and our lakes safe and then hit the water for a sunset paddle 8-10 pm.  This is a great opportunity to paddle the lake at the Dry Brooks Day Use Area.


Event details:

This FREE Event is open to the public.  Enjoy an evening dedicated to lake appreciation, education, and recreation. Read below to learn more about the hosts and their planned activities. 

Visit PALMS's table to learn about Harmful Algal Blooms and how to keep you and your furry friends safe. While there, PALMS will also show you how to prevent the spread of Aquatic Invasives into our valued lakes, then you can head to the shores for a chance to participate in the annual Secchi Dip-In!

Blue Marsh Lake Staff will be on hand to talk about water safety, Blue Marsh Lake's watershed, and Harmful Algal Blooms at Blue Marsh Lake.

Aqua Om Paddle will have paddleboard demonstrations and rentals  for those who book online in advance. Kami with Aqua Om Paddle will teach you everything you need to know to have a safe and successful paddle. Please visit the links below for booking your paddle board lesson. Proceeds support PA's Lakes. 

Paddle board rentals and Lessons 5:30-7:30 

Sunset Community Paddle & Float Rentals from 8:00-9:45pm

Note: Children 8 and up can paddle their own board. All kids regardless of age can ride on the board with parents for free.


Penn State Extension Master Watershed Stewards will be available to talk all things wild in the watershed with activities and demonstrations.

Note: (This is rain or shine event.  Only if extreme weather is expected will it get moved to 7/26, 5-10 pm) 




Event Schedule: 

5-8 pm Educational Activities and Paddle Board Demonstrations   

8-10pm Sunset Paddle/Float.  You can bring your own kayak/canoe/paddle board to join us for the Sunset paddle/float.

Location: Dry Brooks Day Use Area, 1420 Palisades Drive, Leesport PA 19533   (Parking is available at Lower F and Upper F parking lots)  This event will be to the right of the Swim Beach.  Note: No Pets are allowed in this area of the park.

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