Come out after work to enjoy the longest day of the year at the Washington Canoe Club. Join your Potomac Riverkeeper for our Monuments paddle which is part of Potomac Riverkeeper Network’s RiverPalooza 2017. Learn about the history of the Potomac and the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail. The guided paddle tour will involve a trip around Roosevelt Island (formerly Mason Island) that is now a memorial to Theodore Roosevelt, America’s 26th president and a champion for clean water and conservation. Join us for a casual barbecue before the paddle between 5:00 and 6:30pm! Bring something for the grill! Paddle safety talk will begin promptly at 7 PM. Come help us celebrate the Potomac River and emphasize the continued importance of protecting its clean waters!
This is a bring you own boat (BYOB) paddle. Sorry, there are no boats available to rent for this trip.
No alcohol will be consumed before the paddle.
Arrival and Parking Location: Parking is available on Water Street (K Street), but very limited. There are also other parking garages located near the Washington Canoe Club.
Regardless of where you park in Georgetown, paddlers will need to drive to the end of Water Street to drop off their boat at 3700 Water St NW, Washington, DC 20007. PRKN Staff and volunteers will be available to stay with boats while paddlers park their car. We will also assist in helping to portage kayaks, canoes and SUP’s over to the Washington Canoe Club, roughly 100 yards from the end of Water Street.
Arrival Time: 5:00pm registration, cook out (please bring something for the grill) from 5:00 to 6:30. Registration closes at 6:45, on water by 7:30pm; off water approximately 9:00 PM.
Paddle Level/Distance: Beginniner/2 miles
Participant Limit: 40 people
RiverPalooza is a Waterkeeper Alliance SPLASH Series event, presented nationally by Toyota and locally by the National Park Service and MOM’s Organic Market.