Canoe Trip, July 11
10 am – 2pm
Why: The Gunpowder Valley Conservancy (GVC) is inviting you to join us for a fun, educational
canoe trip on the Chesapeake Bay, July 11 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. If you enjoy the natural
surroundings and want to learn more about the plants and animals that live in our bay, want to help
raise funds for the GVC’s efforts to continue environmental education and restoration projects within
the Gunpowder Watershed, and want to have fun, then register with the GVC for this wonderful event!
Kirk Dryer, Baltimore County Senior Naturalist from Marshy Point Nature Center (MPNC) will lead
the canoe trip and provide the natural and cultural history of the Chesapeake Bay. Bring your
binoculars to see herons, eagles, osprey, cormorants, otters, muskrats, and fish splashing in the water!
Who: Two person limit in each canoe. At least one person per canoe must have basic paddling
skills! Ages 8 and up. Parent must accompany child.
When: RAIN or SHINE. Participants must arrive by 10:00 am at the MPNC. We will begin
paddling on the Chesapeake Bay by 11:00 am and break for lunch, (provided by the GVC), at the half
way point at Dundee Marina. We will return to MPNC by 2:00 pm. (In case of severe thunderstorms,
Storm Date will be July 25th.)
Where: 7130 Marshy Point Road, Baltimore, MD 21220. Take I-695 east to exit 31C for Route 43
(White Marsh Boulevard). Stay on Route 43 for approximately 9 miles to its end at Eastern Boulevard
and make a left. Stay left on Eastern and continue east for approximately 2.5 miles, passing Chase
Elementary and Eastern Regional Park on your right, and make a right on Marshy Point Road (look for
park sign). Follow Marshy Point Road and follow signs, making a left turn into the parking area.
What to bring: Bring a minimum of 2 quarts of water per person, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, rain
gear and binoculars. Canoes will be provided by MPNC but we encourage you to bring your own
kayak or canoe. Life jackets will be provided for ages 8 and up.
Registration: Registrations must be received by July 3. Limited Space Available! A $50 per
adult, and $25 per child (age 8 to 17) donation is requested to cover the cost and to support the GVC to
continue its restoration efforts within the Gunpowder Watershed. GVC Members receive $5
discount. You may also purchase a $5 raffle ticket towards a chance to win one FREE canoe trip. To
register, become a GVC member, purchase a raffle ticket, or for more information contact Peggy
Perry, Program Director for the GVC at 410-668-0118 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Funding provided by Gunpowder Valley Conservancy. Technical assistance
and equipment provided by Marshy Point Nature Center.