Elkspedition Picnic & Paddle – Labor Day, 9/4

Save the Date: Waterkeeper Alliance SPLASH Elkspedition Picnic & Paddle to benefit West Virginia Headwaters Waterkeeper on September 4, 2017!

Join West Virginia Rivers Coalition and the West Virginia Headwaters Waterkeeper at Coonskin Park in Charleston, WV for a celebration of the Elk River on Labor Day, September 4, 2017, during our 2nd Annual Elkspedition Picnic & Paddle!

Paddlers are invited to join a flotilla of kayaks, canoes, rafts or anything else that floats for a celebratory 3.5-mile paddle on the Elk River! After the float, paddlers and community members will be treated to a good old-fashioned BBQ picnic, featuring live music with one of Charleston’s favorite bands, The Dread Pirate, Roberts!

Bring you own boat and register for the flotilla and picnic.

Paddler check-in begins at 12pm at the Columbia Pavilion at Coonskin Park; we’ll be shuttling you to the put-in. The picnic will follow immediately at approximately 3:30pm. Email ktyner@wvrivers.org for details.

Rather not paddle and just want to picnic? Save your seat at the FREE picnic, register hereRegistration is required to join the picnic.

Celebrate the Elk River All Summer and Help Build a Photo Map

All summer long we’re asking folks, like you, to help us build a photo map of the Elk River, from the headwaters in the Monongahela National Forest to its confluence with the Kanawha in Charleston. The final project will be on display during the Elkspedition Picnic & Paddle. Learn more about the project and get involved!

Contact Megan Hamilton to learn how you can adopt a section of the river to photograph.

For more information on the SPLASH Event Series, presented nationally by Toyota, please visit www.splashseries.org.

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