THE FIRST-EVER ATTEMPT TO STAND-UP PADDLE BOARD THE LENGTH OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY
Bay Paddle 2020 - All to benefit the oyster
240 miles. That's the distance that Annapolis native, Chris Hopkinson, hopes to cover in 9 days, this September 18-26, as he embarks on an epic journey to raise awareness and funds to plant more oysters in the Chesapeake Bay. What he's undertaking is no small feat. Throughout the journey from Havre de Grace, MD, to Virginia Beach, VA, Chris will face unpredictable and often strong winds (it's hurricane season), unsteadying waves, boat traffic, beating sun, fatigue, hunger, pain and soreness...
To support Chris, ClearShark H2O’s own Bryan Gomes will be kayaking alongside for the 240-mile journey. You can support Bryan's Chesapeake Bay journey and CSH2O’s environmental education mission by donating here.
Go with the flow and donate:
.10 cents per mile @ $24
.25 cents per mile @$60
.50 cents per mile @$120
$1 per mile @ $240
Each donation of $24 enters you into a drawing to win the kayak Bryan will use during his Chesapeake Bay journey... a new 13’ 5” Hurricane Sojurn 135 kayak from Delaware Paddlesports.
This kayak is proudly sponsored by NUTANIX.
Funds raised from this event will support the following:
CSH2O STEM Lessons – This event will provide footage, data, training, material and much more to enhance CSH2O's environmental educational program offerings.
Water Quality Research – Bryan will be documenting water quality data such as pH, temperature, salinity, clarity/turbidity along the way. This data can tell us quite a bit about our envrionment and habitat.
Facebook LIVE - Keep an eye out for broadcasts throughout the event!
Trash Pick-up – Bryan will be collecting trash that he encounters along his journey. He will tally totals and also have a daily most prevalent and most unique “trash item”.
History Lessons - There is a tremendous amount of astonishing history on and around the Chesapeake Bay. Bryan will be sharing facts daily as he embarks on each location. You DON’T want to miss these “Did you know?” facts.
Nature Sightings – Stay tuned for this one…they will happen as “Nature” presents itself.
Thank you for your support!