August 16: Chesapeake PaddleFest--come celebrate at this family-friendly festival with kayak and SUP races, demos, tours, and the Reel Paddling Film Festival, Sailwinds Park, Cambridge, MD; learn more and register at www.chesapeakepaddlefest.com.
September 12-14: Mid-Atlantic Regional Council Meeting-- NPCA staff and volunteers meet, tour parks, and engage with area allies in historic Philadelphia, PA; contact Joy Oakes (firstname.lastname@example.org).
September 27: National Public Lands Day -- stay tuned for more details about how the Mid-Atlantic office will be celebrating this year's public lands day.
October 5: Fort Hunt Community Day -- join others in the community and help preserve, protect, and enhance this national asset along the Potomac River; contact Ed Stierli (email@example.com).
October 25: Fort McHenry Field Day -- spend a beautiful fall Saturday with NPCA at the historic Fort McHenry; contact Ed Stierli (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Anacostia Watershed Society brings back its popular (& free) Paddle Nights: 1 river, 5 locations, 25 nights of paddling. Check out the summer calendar here.
Recycled Cardboard Boat Regatta is an exciting event in the "Reclaim our River," Nanticoke series. Join Delaware Department of Natureal Resources and Environmental Control on August 9 and test your engineering skills by entering your very own recycled cardboard boat creation in a race down the beautiful Nanticoke River. Learn more here.
Star-Spangled 200 celebrates the bicentennial of the War of 1812 with events up and down the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail. June - September is full of battle reenactments, living history demonstrations, and star-spangled pride. Learn more here. The festivities conclude with the Star-Spangled Spectacular in Baltimore from September 10 - 15. Visit Fort McHenry, participate in creating a living flag, tour a ship, watch an air show and catch the fireworks. More details on the days-long festival can be found here.
Freedom to Float 2014 Events
June 6, 2014 to August 17, 2014
NPCA and supporters are holding paddling and cleanup events throughout the region.