Keithsburg Kayak Launch Project Nearing Finish Line

A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place this spring for a Keithsburg Kayak Launch project. The collaborative effort involves Visit MerCo, the City of Keithsburg, and the Friends of Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge. Kasi Henshaw is with Visit MerCo.

Port Louisa was established for the protection of migratory birds. The 1,400-acre Keithsburg Division of Port Louisa is located just north of Keithsburg. The Division averages 0.75 mile in width and has a three-mile-long levee separating it from the Mississippi River. The Division features wetland and bottomland forest habitat including sloughs surrounded by bottomland timber stands.