Mattawoman Creek Kayak, Canoe, Hiking and Events
Mattawoman Creek 20 miles south of Washington DC, is the last best remnant of what Chesapeake Bay rivers were like when the Bay teemed with life. Now un-needed roads and development threaten the herons, turtles, fish and rare plants and the quality of life this precious regional watershed supports. Come enjoy it's tranquil beauty and help save this last refuge. Join us at an upcoming hike, paddle, invasive removal, or event:
Join the Sierra Club for a Kayaking Trip along the Mattawoman Creek!
Saturday, August 18, 2012
for a kayak trip on Mattawoman Creek!
This is your chance to learn more about one of the most pristine and rich aquatic ecosystems in Maryland that is sadly endangered by sprawl development.
We have planned an easy kayak trip, suitable for beginners. We will kayak for 4 hours, and cover a distance of around two miles round trip.
Kayakers will be meeting at 8:00am at Maryland Sierra Club office to carpool. The address is 7338 Baltimore Ave, Suite 111, College Park, Maryland 2074.
Folks who would rather just drive to Mattawoman Creek directly, please meet us at Up the Creek Rental, 108A Mattingly Ave, Indian Head, MD 20640 at 10:00. If you have your own kayak please bring it. We will meet you there at 10:00 am at Up the Creek Rentals.
Pack a lunch for a picnic. We will hold a brief informative presentation about preventing further damage to the health of the Mattawoman watershed.
Rental Information: Up the Creek Rental, (301)743-3733, (478)363-5283
Please meet us at the Maryland Sierra Club office to carpool at 9 a.m. Don’t forget to bring your lunch, sunscreen, bug spray, and lots of water. We should return by 3pm.
MUST REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT: Contact Sierra Club by August 15 by phone 301-277-7111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Invasive plant removals are held at Ruth B. Swann Park or Chapman forest every month.
For more info please visit our new Sierra Club events calendar.
Sign up to join the Sierra Club for a kayak or canoe trip on the Mattawoman in the summer! We will have plenty of opportunities in 2012! Mattawoman Creek Canoe & Kayak Rentals can be reserved by calling 301-743-3733
Please check our web site for other opportunities to hike or paddle and learn more about protecting Mattawoman Creek. New opportunities are being added regularly. You may also call the office 301-277-7111 to set up a special date for your group or organization.
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