Monthly Archives: April 2013

The Southeast Coast Paddling Trail has officially launched!

On April 19, 2013 our coalition federal, state, and private agencies officially launched this website for the Southeast Coast Saltwater Paddling Trail (SECT) at the East Coast Paddlesports & Outdoor Festival, held in Charleston, South Carolina. Our new website will be the primary source for all-inclusive information on navigating the coastal water trails of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. Featuring detailed maps that highlight access sites, lodging and supply centers, paddlers can now travel an unbroken trail of tidal marshes and rivers more than 800 miles along the coasts of all four states. Continue reading

Youth Paddle Tour in Virginia Beach

On June 20, 2012, Wild River Outfitters, Virginia Beach SPCA, and local churches partnered with the National Park Service – Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program (RTCA), to provide 12 local youth with the opportunity to learn about and explore local waterways by kayak.  After an orientation to basic paddling skills and boating safety, the group went on a 3-hour paddle trip accompanied by guides that shared information on local wildlife, habitat, and watershed health. The paddle trip was followed by lunch and a walk with a local naturalist at Stumpy Lake Natural Area. Continue reading