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Tour the Shore

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Where is the fun in restoring our rivers if people aren’t going to get out there and enjoy them!?  This spring Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy (MRC) will begin our “Tour the Shore” outdoor adventure series.  MRC will lead family friendly outings that showcase the beauty of the rivers we protect.  Whether it is paddling, hiking, or riding shotgun in a Riverkeeper boat, MRC staff wants to help you reconnect to nature. Check out the events scheduled below, space is limited so don’t wait to register! Contact Suzanne@midshoreriverkeeper.org or call 443-385-0511 to sign up and get all the details.  In the mean time what are you waiting for, get out there and tour the shore!

Miles River Paddle & Island Exploration

Meet MRC at Oak Creek Landing and paddle with us to a private island on the Miles River.  The island is home to box turtles, nesting osprey, and a great blue heron rookery.  This excursion is ideal for photographers looking to capture iconic Chesapeake critters.  Pack a lunch and water, there is plenty to explore on this island!

Date: May 24th
Time: 10 am – 3
Meeting location: Oak’s Creek Landing, St. Michael’s, off of Station Rd. at the Rt 33 bridge.
Kayaks: MRC has two, two-seater kayaks and four individual kayaks that can be used.  If you have your own kayak, feel free to meet us at the location.
Cost: $30 per person, $20 if you bring your own kayak

Wye Island Paddle

Wye Island is a protected gem on the Wye River that is steeped in local history and home to native species like the Delmarva fox squirrel and bald eagles.  Join MRC for a complete tour of the island by kayak and foot.  Explore the island’s coves then leave the kayaks behind for a hike through an old growth forest.  Pack a lunch and plenty of water for this full day adventure!

Date: June 17th  & July 25
Time: 10 am – 3
Meeting location: Junkin’s home
Kayaks: MRC has two, two-seater kayaks and four individual kayaks that can be used.  If you have your own kayak, feel free to meet us at the location.
Cost: $30 per person, $20 if you bring your own kayak

Watt’s Creek Paddle

Escape the hustle and bustle for a peaceful kayak along Watt’s Creek.  Bordered by freshwater tidal marshes, Watt’s Creek is the perfect location for birding and witnessing flowering natives.  Guided by biologist, Nick Carter, this excursion will be an amazing opportunity to learn about native ecosystems.

Date: July 11
Time: TBA – tide dependent
Meeting location: Martinak State Park; 137 Deep Shore Road, Denton, MD 21629
Kayaks: MRC has two, two-seater kayaks and four individual kayaks that can be used.  If you have your own kayak, feel free to meet us at the location.
Cost: $30 per person, $20 if you bring your own kayak

King’s Creek Paddle
Paddle King’s Creek with the Choptank Riverkeeper, Drew Koslow .  A survey conducted by the Smithsonian Institution identified King’s Creek as having one of the most important marsh systems in the Chesapeake Bay.  King’s Creek is part of the Choptank River and its brackish marshes are the perfect location for spawning fish, nesting waterfowl, and diverse vegetation.  Call ahead to reserve one of MRC’s kayaks or bring your own!

Date: Sept 12th
Time: 9 am – noon
Meeting location: Kingston’s Landing; 8450 Kingston Landing Road, Kingston, MD 21601
Kayaks: MRC has two, two-seater kayaks and four individual kayaks that can be used.  If you have your own kayak, feel free to meet us at the launch.
Cost: $20 per person, $10 if you bring your own kayak