Get Out on the Water with Our Waterkeepers!

Every year Waterkeeper Alliance sponsors the SPLASH series of events to celebrate the importance of clean water by providing opportunities to get out on local waterways to swim, paddle, fish, and make a SPLASH! The SPLASH events, sponsored nationally by Toyota, are hosted by local Waterkeeper organizations to engage community members and outdoor enthusiasts in events comprised of water-based recreational activities like swimming, paddling, kayaking, fishing, and much more.

There are twenty events for the 2018 SPLASH season, four of which are hosted by our Waterkeepers in the Chesapeake Bay region:

June 17, 2018 — South by West Rhode Fest with South Riverkeeper and West & Rhode Riverkeeper

Join the South Riverkeeper and the West-Rhode Riverkeeper for a day of swimming, paddling, and celebrating the River! This brand new free event will be held on the South River at Mayo Beach Park, Edgewater, MD. Free admission includes use of kayaks and stand up paddleboards, music, and free beer! Guava Jelly and Swampcandy will be playing! There will be food trucks with lunch available for purchase. What a fantastic Father’s Day Treat!

June 22-23, 2018 — Sunrise. Sunset. Susquehanna Paddle and Play Event with Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper

Join the Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper on a 12 mile guided paddle for all ages on the Lower Loyalsock Creek to West Branch Susquehanna River. Kayak rentals available. The day includes catered breakfast by Pier 87, picnic lunch, and catered dinner at Kremser’s Landing by ACME BBQ with live music by Susquehanna Jamcrackers.

July 27, 2018 — Monuments Paddle on the Potomac with Potomac Riverkeeper

Join the Potomac Riverkeeper for a guided Monuments Memorial Paddle around Columbia Island. Paddlers will enjoy spectacular views of the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, and the Memorial Bridge. The trip concludes at Columbia Island Marina for drinks and refreshments. This paddle event is the last in Potomac Riverkeeper Network’s RiverPalooza 2018 series.

September 13-14, 2018 — Connect with the James: The Great Return of the Atlantic Sturgeon with the James Riverkeeper

Join the James Riverkeeper for a guided paddle on the James River in the Richmond area to learn about the return of the Atlantic Sturgeon. More details to come! James Riverkeeper offers guided canoe and kayak programs that connect people to the history and natural resources of the James and its tributaries through outdoor recreation from March until November.

Our Waterkeepers are hosting several of other events throughout the year! Check our website calendar for an event near you!