This year marks our 30th amazing year of guiding and teaching the original
Plant & Paddling Kayak Eco Tours
Outdoor writer Mike Svob cited our creative paddling tours and programs in the top 5 in Silent SportsMagazine this past decade. Former President of Perception Kayaks said ...at Canoecopia years ago that Stafne's
Plant & Paddling Kayak Eco Tours were the only tours of their kind in the United States. Since then, Stafne and an incredible staff have guided about one thousand people in the pristine waters of the Glacial Lakes and Rivers Region of the Upper Midwest & Lake Superior regions of Wisconsin and Minnesota. Stafne and her kayak businesses (former MIZIZAK KAYAKS, present Wild Earth Eco Tours) have received recognition within the tourism and education realms regionally and nationally. www.wildearthecotours.weebly.com
What happens during a Plant & Paddling Eco Tour?
A super fun, supportive Intro to Recreational Kayaking
Mini Paddling Lesson (on-land first, then water; we tailor to your skill level)
Guided On-Water Tour--select one of the pristine northern 449 lakes, 5 rivers
Educational Plant ID on the Water--and consider a Bog Walk, Plant ID Hike
Medicinal, Cultural, Wild Edible & Ecological Plant ID with Naturalist, Master Herbalist & Guide, Gigi Stafne
Free Time Kayaking on the Water!
How do I join a tour?
Join one of our regularly scheduled tours below or inquire about a special design for your group: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Will you outfit and plan a tour for my group?
We sure will! This is one of our specialties, designing exactly what you desire. We can plan a 3-hour tour to a weekend event. Past combos have included Wild Medicine, Wild Edibles, Bog Walks, Plant ID Hikes and of course, Plant & Paddling Kayak Eco Tours! We're super experienced and love hosting tours & outdoor experiences for schools, businesses and organizations. Our past customers include Ameriprise employees to the Girl Scouts! Let's start planning now to guarantee your event date: firstname.lastname@example.org
I want to sign up!
Pick a scheduled date that works below. Email to reserve at: email@example.com or wildearthecotours.weebly.com Confirm with your payment/registration via PayPal: firstname.lastname@example.org
Also visit Gigi's business WILD EARTH ECO TOURS: www.wildearthecotours.weebly.com
2017 Plant & Paddling Kayak Eco Tours
Birds, Bugs, Blooms Bash Chippewa Valley's Nature Festival (WI) Audubon Society Saturday, June 3, 2017 birdsbugsblooms.com Gigi Stafne of Wild Earth Eco Tours will guide "Plants & Paddling Kayak Eco Tour" Saturday, June 3rd 1-4pm Braun's Bay, Half Moon Lake, Eau Claire, WI Register: email@example.com Day & Weekend Passes Available Organizer: Nina Koch Instructor/Guide: Gigi Stafne firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday Morning Educational Plant & Paddling Kayak Eco Tour June 4, 2017 10am-Noon/1pm Braun's Bay, Half Moon Lake, Eau Claire, WI Register: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org Group size: 7-10 Workshop/Tour Fee: $40 per person (includes kayak, paddle, pfd rental, workshop & guiding)
Morning Meandering Buck Lake Paddle July 29, 2017 9am-Noon Buck Lake near Chetek, WI Register: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org Group size: 7-10 Tour: $59 per person (includes kayak, paddle & pfd rental & herbal medicine workshop presentation) Special: Host this introductory kayak paddling with your circle of min. 3 others and you go free! Speak with Gigi about selecting a special date to do so: email@example.com
Bog Walk plus Plants & Paddling! June 21st join Gigi & our Intermediate Herbalism Summer School Field Study students for a learning exploration! Select either morning or afternoon session. Email to RSVP--this tour fills fast! Cost: $65 per person (have your own boat? $40)
Plants & Paddling Kayak Eco Tour Select a date: August 11, 12, 26 or 27, 2017 Noon-4/5pm Act fast, seats are limited to 12 in each tour Locations: We rotate these within the Glacial Rivers & Lakes Region of NW Wisconsin--5 rivers and 449 lakes! Sign up for one session or all! Something new each ecotour! Registration and questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com Group size: 7-10 Tour Fee: $59 per person (includes kayak, paddle, pfd rental and educational tour plus guiding). Tours include inspiring information including: wetland and shoreline plant identification, wild medicines for first aid, medicinal trees, ecological, cultural and native plant stories.
Kayak for a Cause! July 1-July 10, 2017 20% of all Kayak & Canoe Rental proceeds from this holiday week and weekend go to support the Free Peoples Clinics of Herbalists Without Borders. Call or email to reserve: firstname.lastname@example.org or 715.642.5760 Thank you! We raised and donated $100 to the Herbalists Without Borders cause last year! This special cause/event only involves rentals, not our kayak ecotours or instruction.
Remember that you may reserve a special date for your group's paddling tour that is off-grid, not on the prescheduled list above. There are 449 lakes and 4 rivers right in our region! Connect with Gigi Stafne who has also been a past Chippewa County Board Tourism Chair and has a super sense of what you might like to do on your vacation in this region: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org