My brother Mark (https://www.paddlesignup.com/Race/105536/Donate/cF3qnPX4OKsE4B6Q
) is one of many who love the Chesapeake Bay, and is part of his personal, recreational, as well as business life. One of the most amazing parts of this endeavor is that they working to support the cause which hoping to make the Chesapeake Bay a National Park, which would then include this exceptional resource as one of many wondrous areas in the United States and our world!
You can read about the 200+ mile adventure heading southbound from the northern end of the bay where the mighty Susquehanna feeds the bay to the south end that opens into the Atlantic Ocean, and the other various team members at https://www.baypaddle.org/ and https://www.baypaddle.org/event-details . As of 8/24, 692 people have donated for the cause!
As an added bonus, we are excited for the opportunity to be heading northbound on nearly the same path one month later as crew to return the Pride of Baltimore from The Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race https://gcbsr.org/ "The GCBSR was founded to promote public awareness of the Chesapeake Bay’s maritime heritage and encourage the preservation and improvement of the Chesapeake’s natural resources. The GCBSR supports this goal by presenting educational programs and supporting regional organizations who share this vision."
An 8 day, 200+ mile paddle covering the entire length of the Chesapeake Bay.This is not a race, it’s a journey to challenge your physical and mental endurance on one of the most spectacular, diverse and scenic bodies of water on the planet. August 27 - September 3 2021