The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay’s plans for its 2003 sojourns on four of the watershed’s rivers have shifted into full gear thanks in large part to a sponsorship by Toyota.

Sojourns are weeklong educational paddling expeditions where participants canoe or kayak by day and enjoy riverside camping at night. Programs that help to forge partnerships and stimulate an appreciation for the rivers and their natural resources are part of every evening’s activities.

Anyone is invited to join a sojourn for all or part of the voyage. Whether coming along for one day or seven days, sojourns offer an intimate opportunity to explore and appreciate the majesty and mystery of the Chesapeake Bay’s rivers.

Every sojourn is planned with the help of local planning committees with representatives from a variety of public agencies, businesses and grassroots organizations

Any funds raised through the sojourns help to support the Alliance’s conservation and restoration programs.
The schedule for the 2003 sojourns is:

  • Susquehanna Sojourn: June 8–15, Wilkes Barre, PA to Harrisburg, PA. Contact Brook Lenker or Dana Lomma at 717-737-8622 or
  • Potomac Sojourn: June 14–21, District of Columbia to Nanjemoy Creek, MD. Contact Jamie Alberti at 202-466-4633 or
  • Patuxent Sojourn: June 22–29, Bowie, MD to Solomons, MD. Contact Jamie Alberti at or 202-466-4633.
  • James River Sojourn: June 22–29. Charlottesville, VA to Richmond, VA. Contact Hadley Milliken at 804-775-0951 or

Honeywell is also a sponsor of the 2003 sojourns.

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay is also announcing the 2003 Sojourn Youth Art Contest.

The winner of the contest will have his or her artwork prominently displayed on the official 2003 Sojourn T-shirt, will be invited to participate in the sojourn of his or her choice and will be a VIP guest (along with a parent) at the Alliance’s annual Taste of the Chesapeake Gala.

For information about the contest, visit the Alliance’s web site at: