Freedom to Float 2014 Events

Date: June 6, 2014 to August 17, 2014
Location: Mid-Atlantic Region

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Anacostia Paddle Night

Friday, June 6: Join NPCA and Anacostia Watershed Society for a free night of paddling along the Anacostia River. We’ll launch from the Ballpark Boathouse and explore the new Anacostia Water Trail. Learn more about Anacostia Paddle Nights and register online at: anacostiaws.org/calendar.

Star-Spangled Canoe N’ Scoop

Saturday, June 7: In honor of National Trails Day, join NPCA and Baltimore City Parks & Rec for a free paddle and cleanup along the Star-Spangled Banner Trail. We’ll launch from Middle Branch Park and paddle along Patapsco River near Fort McHenry. RSVP by contacting Ed Stierli at estierli@npca.org or 202-454-3339.

Reclaim the Nanticoke

Saturday, June 21: Join NPCA, Delaware Nature Society, Rommel Outdoors, and the Delaware Dept. of Natural Resources and Environment for an evening of free paddling, education, and great food on the Nanticoke River. We’ll launch from Phillips Landing in Laurel, DE and explore the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail. RSVP by contacting Ed Stierli at estierli@npca.org or 202-454-3339.

Paddle the Potomac

Thursday, June 26: Join NPCA and the Potomac Conservancy for an evening of free paddling along the Potomac River in honor of “Great Outdoors America Week.” We’ll launch from Key Bridge Boathouse in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. RSVP by contacting Ed Stierli at estierli@npca.org or 202-454-3339.

Chesapeake PaddleFest

Saturday, August 16: Join a day of family fun at Sailwinds Park along the Choptank River in Cambridge, Maryland featuring a ½ mile, 2-mile, and 4-mile kayak and SUP races, kayak demos, tours, and the Reel Paddling Film Festival. A large festival area will feature exhibits from NPCA’s “Freedom to Float” campaign, Leave No Trace, National Park Service, and Maryland State Parks—as well as exciting activities for kids. To register or learn more visit www.chesapeakepaddlefest.com.

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