TAPPAN LAKE – The best way to learn about paddling a kayak is to learn right on the water. The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) will host a free “Quick Start Your Kayak” class Sept. 25 from 9 a.m. to noon at the beach at Tappan Lake Park. Quick Start provides an introduction to paddling a kayak. Participants are presented with basic information on dressing, paddling safety, potential hazards and simple rescues. A minimal paddle skill set is presented and practiced, allowing students to safely and comfortably maneuver on still water. The class is taught on a brief kayak trip, and the kayaks and all safety equipment are supplied to participants. The class is free but space is limited and registration is required. For more information or to reserve a seat for the session, contact MWCD Lake Ranger Shawn P. Tharp at 330-343-6780 Ext. 2317, or via e-mail at stharp@mwcd.org<mailto:stharp@mwcd.org>.