The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources invites Minnesotans interested in fishing, wildlife, and outdoor skills to tune in to upcoming webinars that will discuss the fundamentals of paddling and managing shorelines at your home or cabin.  

The first webinar on paddling basics will give an introduction to canoeing, kayaking, and paddleboarding. The webinar will also cover available classes, places to paddle, and where to rent canoes, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards.

The second webinar on managing shorelines features Minnesota DNR staffers Shane McBride, aquatic plant specialist, and Heather Baird, fisheries landscape coordinator, will cover best practices for managing shorelines. 

The webinar will cover what to do with shoreline so that it protects water quality and fishing but still provides access to enjoy the lake, river, or stream.

The webinars are part of the DNR’s Minnesota Outdoor Skills and Stewardship Series, which aims to give participants quick, relevant information on upcoming seasons and events, as well as skills to enjoy these opportunities.

More information, including registration information for webinars and recordings of past webinars, is available on the outdoor skills and stewardship page of the DNR website (