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Date(s) - 07/09/2022
8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Riverside Park

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The Endless Mountains Heritage Region and Susquehanna Canoe & Kayak Rental are partnering to host a Summer Heritage Benefit Paddle on July 9, 2022, in Wyoming County. Participants should arrive at Riverside Park in Tunkhannock (River Street, Tunkhannock, PA; 41.535896, -75.955925) by 8:30 a.m. to sign in. Those bringing their own watercraft should arrive earlier to ensure their kayak or canoe is loaded for transport. Participants will be shuttled to the Mehoopany Township Launch by 10 a.m. for a safety briefing and kayaking demonstration. Paddlers will then launch by 11 a.m., accompanied by certified river guides. They will stop for lunch at the Howland Preserve on the Vosberg Neck. They plan to arrive back at Riverside Park in Tunkhannock, PA by 3 p.m., where you will be greeted by Bill Kern of the Countryside Conservancy, who will give an educational talk about his organization and its conservation efforts. Participants will then walk over to the nearby Dietrich Theater (Wyoming County Cultural Center) for a dinner provided by Samario’s Pizzeria and a tasting by Nimble Hill Winery & Brewery. There will also be a showing of WVIA’s “Peoples of the Susquehanna” during the meal and a brief talk about the 50th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act to promote environmental stewardship. This event will benefit the Dietrich Theater. Registration (in advance) is $70 for those bringing their own watercraft and $110 for those renting a single kayak or $125 if renting a tandem kayak/canoe. This registration fee includes your donation to the Dietrich Theater, insurance, the dinner, tasting and educational programming.