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Spring Paddle Kayak Tour

April 13 @ 9:00 am - May 20 @ 2:00 pm

Friends of the Dragon Run will open reservations for their limited Spring Paddle kayak tour on March 1st, 2019.
Spring Paddle Season is a rare few weeks from April 13-May 20, 2019.

Experience the pristine swampland’s natural beauty that is the headwaters of the Piankatank River. The Dragon wilderness is a unique ecosystem which has been ranked second in ecological significance among 232 areas investigated in a Smithsonian Institution study which covered 12,600 square miles of the Chesapeake Bay region. The unique character of the Dragon wilderness and its awesome natural beauty exist primarily because it is remote. Several highway bridges cross its 40 mile run to the Piankatank River. Most access points are, however, only reached by way of nearly a mile trek over rugged back country. This natural protection of the million year old swamp has contributed to its abundance of wild life. Concerned land owners, who over the years have exercised good land use judgment, can be credited with the conservation of this threatened gem.

The tour is not too strenuous, but for the beginner maneuvering can be a bit tricky.  A  donation of $50 is requested to benefit the conservation of the Dragon Run – this is the cost of the trip.  You must be 18 years old. Single person kayaks, paddles and life vests are provided free of charge. The 3.5 mile tour on the water last approximately 3 hours.  Sign-up is online at the link below.  Meet up is at the Foodlion at 12532 Tidewater Trail, Saluda, VA 23149, at 9:00 am returning about 2:00 pm.  Tour guides will point out flora and fauna and creatures that live in the swamp ecosystem.

More Info: https://www.dragonrun.org/paddle-trip-info

Online Sign-up:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4da4af28a31-spring1

Contact Janice Moore for questions by Email at:    President@dragonrun.org

 

Spring Paddle Kayak Tour

April 13 @ 9:00 am - May 20 @ 2:00 pm

Friends of the Dragon Run will open reservations for their limited Spring Paddle kayak tour on March 1st, 2019.
Spring Paddle Season is a rare few weeks from April 13-May 20, 2019.

Experience the pristine swampland’s natural beauty that is the headwaters of the Piankatank River. The Dragon wilderness is a unique ecosystem which has been ranked second in ecological significance among 232 areas investigated in a Smithsonian Institution study which covered 12,600 square miles of the Chesapeake Bay region. The unique character of the Dragon wilderness and its awesome natural beauty exist primarily because it is remote. Several highway bridges cross its 40 mile run to the Piankatank River. Most access points are, however, only reached by way of nearly a mile trek over rugged back country. This natural protection of the million year old swamp has contributed to its abundance of wild life. Concerned land owners, who over the years have exercised good land use judgment, can be credited with the conservation of this threatened gem.

The tour is not too strenuous, but for the beginner maneuvering can be a bit tricky.  A  donation of $50 is requested to benefit the conservation of the Dragon Run – this is the cost of the trip.  You must be 18 years old. Single person kayaks, paddles and life vests are provided free of charge. The 3.5 mile tour on the water last approximately 3 hours.  Sign-up is online at the link below.  Meet up is at the Foodlion at 12532 Tidewater Trail, Saluda, VA 23149, at 9:00 am returning about 2:00 pm.  Tour guides will point out flora and fauna and creatures that live in the swamp ecosystem.

More Info: https://www.dragonrun.org/paddle-trip-info

Online Sign-up:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4da4af28a31-spring1

Contact Janice Moore for questions by Email at:    President@dragonrun.org