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June, 2018

Saturday
2
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Cannot fin anyone to coordinate this Sat and Sunday release - single-day or the whole weekend - please contact Alf Cooley if you can organize this trip.
Saturday
2
Old Mill Park
8:00 AM
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Online registration for the 38th annual Great Rappahannock Whitewater Canoe Race (plus Stand Up Paddleboards and Kayaks) is now available online. Learn more at: https://rocktheriverfxbg.com/
Saturday
2
Middle Potomac River
8:00 AM
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TOO HIGH - Please contact trip coordinator - Karen Trump - KLTrump@yahoo.com
Sunday
3
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Jenny Thomas & Kim Buttleman are scouting Cl. II+ range streams for a Sunday foray. Please let them know if you‘re interested. - - jlttmag@gmail.com
Sunday
3
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TOO HIGH - Pls contact Trip Coordinator Karen Trump - KLTrump@yahoo.com
Sunday
3
Pennyfield Lock
9:00 AM
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level pred. 7.8 ft - TOO HIGH - Looking for an alternative run in the face of heavy rains predicted (Yeah, they lied to us last week, too.)
Sunday
3
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Megan O‘Reilly plans to run it to NE Branch to Anacostia if the water comes up. She bikes along it, so it should be clear and a nice run, but maybe some carries. High water with possible strainers, so not for beginners. Please call 301-512-0711.
Wednesday
6
Paddle Prattle: http://www.monocacyboard.org/mboard/mboard.php
6:00 PM
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Rio is near ten feet - wouldn‘t be prudent.
Thursday
7
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Bob is taking us to Brocks Gap on the No Br of the Shenandoah.
Saturday
9
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Please contact Trip Coordinator - Phil Dawson phldwsn@zoominternet.net
Saturday
9
Seneca Landing/Riley's Lock
8:00 AM
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This class is for people who have little or no experience paddling a canoe. Canoes, paddles and life jackets will be provided. Bring lunch, water, sturdy shoes and a change of clothes. You may get wet.
Sunday
10
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Please contact the Trip Coordinator Alan Dickerson
dickerson_alan@yahoo.com
Sunday
10
Calleva / Rileys Lock
9:00 AM
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VL is scrubbed; high water. A trip down Seneca Ck to check out four downed trees for the Park to remove (photos and locations). Expect to lift boats over trees & drag up on shore. 9:00 at Rileys Lock. Please notify Barb.
Sunday
10
Patuxent Wetland Park - Boat Ramp at End of Road
10:00 AM
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Bring your binoculars for some bird watching. This flatwater paddle takes us through part of the Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary with a stop at a museum along the way. After the paddle you have the option of joining us for dinner at a seafood restaurant.
Wednesday
13
Paddle Prattle: http://www.monocacyboard.org/mboard/mboard.php
6:00 PM
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6.6 ft today - Needs to be under 5 ft. Check Paddle Prattle under Mikey B
Thursday
14
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Led by Mark Brenneman & Tim Tilson, respectively. Mark‘s below, Tim‘s at HMSLydia@msn.com
Sunday
17
Father's Day
Sunday
17
Pennyfield Lock
9:00 AM
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Meet at Pennyfield Lock at 9:00 for 3-hour run - Plese notify Alf so no one is left behind on the beginning shuttle to Violettes Lock.
Wednesday
20
Paddle Prattle: http://www.monocacyboard.org/mboard/mboard.php
6:00 PM
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Paddle the local Potomac every Wednesday evening throughout the summer. No formal instruction is provided but experienced paddlers are always willing to help. Location will vary depending on river conditions. Check Paddle Prattle for update.
Thursday
21
Summer Solstice
Thursday
21
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Ohiopyle camper: Thurs - Sun. We will be camping and paddling the middle and lower yough Thursday through Sunday. If interested in any part of this trip, contact Ross Dence 202 641-6693.
Friday
22
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Friday-Saturday June 22nd & 23rd, 2018 see https://harpersferryoutdoorfestival.org/ for details.
Saturday
23
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Please contact Trip Coordinator Phil Troutman (703) 764-9106 "An easy, family-oriented excursion"
Saturday
23
Violettes Lock
8:00 AM
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This two-day class is for people who have at least some kayak experience and who would like to learn the basics of river kayaking. We will discuss safety, practice basic strokes, and travel one local class II section of the Potomac river each day.
Sunday
24
Violettes Lock
8:00 AM
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This two-day class is for people who have at least some kayak experience and who would like to learn the basics of river kayaking. We will discuss safety, practice basic strokes, and travel one local class II section of the Potomac river each day.
Sunday
24
Pennyfield Lock
9:00 AM
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Meet at Pennyfield Lock at 9:00 for 3-hour run - Please notify Tijen so no one is left behind on the beginning shuttle to Violettes Lock.
Monday
25
Clara Barton Community Center
7:30 PM
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Continuing our tradition of showcasing our local environmental warriors, we have invited the Potomac Riverkeeper to brief us on our watersheds challenges and what they are doing. Our guest speaker will be Dean Naujoks. Let‘s give him a warm welcome.
Wednesday
27
Paddle Prattle: http://www.monocacyboard.org/mboard/mboard.php
6:00 PM
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Paddle the local Potomac every Wednesday evening throughout the summer. No formal instruction is provided but experienced paddlers are always willing to help. Location will vary depending on river conditions. Check Paddle Prattle for update.
Thursday
28
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Tim Tilson will make the Call - hmslydia@msn.com
Friday
29
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three-day camping trip moseying down a gentle Potomac River - Pld contact Karen Trump - KLTrump@yahoo.com
Saturday
30
Algonkian Regional Park - Follow signs to Boat Ramp.
9:00 AM
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This is a full day of paddling with a leisurely stop on an island for a picnic lunch and a swim. You may want to bring a folding chair for sitting on the beach. I plan to bring a grill. This is a nice family trip.