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Rappahannock Fall Line Tour – City Dock Paddle
July 25, 2020 @ 9:45 am - 12:00 pm$24 – $30
Join FOR River Steward Adam Lynch for a guided paddle tour of the Rappahannock Fall Line. This morning float begins and ends at City Dock. This trip takes place on a flat-water section of the river. Minimum age is 12 years and some paddling experience is helpful.
The Fall Line of the Rappahannock has been valuable ground throughout human history. Indigenous tribes met here to trade goods and to harvest a seasonal bounty of migratory fish. Fredericksburg and Falmouth are classic Fall Line towns, founded on the border between the tidal (flatwater) and non-tidal (whitewater) sections of the Rappahannock River. We’ll learn about the geology of the fall line and explore ways that humans have used this natural feature to grow and build our societies. We’ll also discuss the legacy of Embrey Dam, which was removed in 2004 but still looms large to this day.
Meet at City Dock at 9:45 a.m. to check-in. We’ll launch from City Dock, paddle towards Old Mill Park and expect to return to City Dock by noon.
Your ticket purchase includes kayak, paddle, and life jacket. Attendees bring snacks, sunscreen, water bottle, insect repellent, and wear a hat.
COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES
- All equipment will be sanitized prior to the event. Equipment will be laid out 6 feet apart before check-in.
- Masks must be worn during check-in. If you would like assistance getting into your boat during launch, masks must also be worn then.
- Maintain a distance of 6 feet at all other times – during boat launch, while on water, and at the end of trip.
- Please print and bring this waiver with you – or you may email it to Adam by 3 pm on July 24th – so you don’t have to sign it during check-in.