The first ever Patuxent Sojourn will take place June 3–10 beginning with a kickoff in Queen Anne, MD and ending 42 miles later at the annual Bernie Fowler Wade-in at Broomes Island, MD.

The weeklong paddle, organized by the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, features educational programming, riverside camping, restoration projects, festive meals and meetings with elected officials.

Highlights of the trip will include “Bluegrass and Bay Grass” at Selby’s Landing, MD on the evening of June 4; a bay grass restoration project at Jug Bay on June 5; and an oyster bed restoration project in Benedict, MD on June 9.

Novice and experienced paddlers alike will develop and share a fun, on-the-water experience that builds a strong environmental ethic.

Paddlers are welcome to participate in the entire weeklong paddle, or any portion of it. The cost of attending the sojourn is $35 per day.

The goal of the sojourn is to showcase the natural and human significance of the Patuxent while elevating awareness of its importance to the region and encouraging local residents to play an active role in its restoration.

The Patuxent Sojourn is sponsored by BP Amoco with additional funding from the Chesapeake Bay Trust.

The event is modeled after the successful Susquehanna Sojourn, now in its 11th year.

For information, or to reserve a spot in a canoe, contact Christopher Conner at 410-267-5758.