Welcome, to all those who enjoy recreating on the water. This site was created by the Hoosier Canoe and Kayak Club of Indianapolis, HCKC , to ensure the safety of all those paddlers and water enthusiasts who enjoy playing on our rivers, streams and even larger bodies of water.
The site was initially conceived as a Low Head Dam Removal Project but since has evolved to include water safety education of all types. Low Head Dams are a focus but not the sole focus.
However, warning the public about these drowning machines through adequate signage and education is paramount to our safety initiative. Educational materials on this site are available to your club, school or business as you choose.
You will find safety and informational video links for no cost, other pamphlets, brochures and printed materials can be purchased through Morris Printing. Many can be downloaded from this website without cost.
There are also templates to construct your own personal communication to your particular community-at-large. Much of the information on the website was developed or shared through our connections with the Indiana Silver Jackets, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, the Pelorus Project and other resources .
We hope you will learn valuable water safety education from our website to share with other recreational club members, school educators, outdoor businesses, liveries, your family and of, course, legislatures that can legislate for the removal of many unnecessary low head dams in your community.
BE SAFE AND ENJOY OUR WATERWAYS.