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The Journey

In 1959, CRWC chairman Dr. Davidson traveled the Connecticut River to highlight the problem of river pollution. This summer, CRC director Andrew Fisk will repeat Davidson’s journey. This time, the focus will be the many ways people recreate on our rivers, all that’s been accomplished, and what’s left to be done.

The Jump In Journey will start on July 16th at the river’s source and end in Long Island Sound on July 30th. Andy will navigate the river in a wide variety of ways including canoes, kayaks, motor boats, dragon boats, shells/sculls, handmade boats, swimming, scuba diving, water skiing & more!

To top it off, we’re hosting JUMP IN SPLASH MOBS along the way! Join us to jump in the river together at “flash mob” style Splash Mobs in all four river states. This is a fun way to remind people that our rivers have come a long way and we need to continue working together to keep them clean & healthy. Sign the Splash Mob pledge to receive updates on Splash Mob plans.

The Source to Sea Jump In Journey runs 7/16 – 7/30. Read below for event details and find out how you can get involved.

 

Join Us!

You can be part of this year’s epic journey bringing attention to our rivers by joining us at stops along the way. Save the date for the events below. Check back here for final details and plans being updated regularly. Please RSVP where noted so we can plan accordingly.

RSVP

Sunday, July 16
Hike to 4th Connecticut Lake, Launch Journey
Pittsburg, NH

Monday, July 17 – Wednesday, July 19
Paddle
Canaan, VT to Lancaster, NH

Thursday, July 20
Pontoon Trip with Kendal Residents
Hanover, NH

Friday, July 21
River Parade & Community Paddle
Lyme, NH / Thetford, VT

Paddle: 1:30 – 3:30, launch from Orford, NH boat ramp, off NH 10 onto Boat Landing Rd.
Celebration & Splash Mob: 3:30 – 4:30 pm, 599 River Road Lyme, NH
Join us! This community paddle & river parade will be an easy distance, and provide casual on-river time. Share your stories about your river and memorable experiences. Bring your own boat, return transport provided. RSVP

Saturday, July 22
Float with the Kennetticut River Pigs
Cornish to Claremont, NH
9:30am – 2:30pm
Join us! Stop at different locations along the way, sight-seeing, enjoy good company and good food. A casual and fun float, bring your boat and join the group. RSVP

Saturday, July 22
Reception at Windsor Welcome Center
Windsor, VT
4 – 6pm
Join us! Andy Fisk and other regional leaders and citizens will discuss their vision for continued improvement of your river.
Come share your thoughts and visions with us! Light Refreshments. Walking tours of Windsor river recreation projects.
Hosted by: Former State Rep. Donna Sweaney and Dr. William Ballantyne
Sponsored by: Snapdragon Inn, Distinctly Windsor (dba Windsor Improvement Corporation), Harpoon Brewery
RSVP

Sunday, July 23
Scuba Diving
Brattleboro, VT

Sunday, July 23 (corrected date)
Riverboat Cruise
Northfield, MA
12:45 – 3pm
Join CRC and representatives from the Nolumbeka Project (MA) and Abenaki bands (VT) to learn the Native American history of the river and their vision for its future. RSVP

Monday, July 24
Honor David Deen’s Retirement with CRC
Whetstone Station, Brattleboro, VT
4 – 7pm
Join us to celebrate and recognize the outstanding work and dedication of River Steward, David Deen, who is retiring from CRC after 19 years! This is a casual mix and mingle event. Refreshments will be provided. Cash bar available. RSVP

Tuesday, July 25
Watch Andy & Monte Belmonte Waterski with the Oxbow Water Ski Show Team
375 Old Springfield Road, Northampton, MA
5-6pm+ 7pm Show Team Practice
Join us! Come out to watch Andy & Monte waterski with the Oxbow Water Ski Show Team, then stay to watch the Team do their thing at the 7pm practice. RSVP

Wednesday, July 26
Watch a Dragon Boat Race
Northampton, MA
5 – 7pm
Join us! Come out to watch a dragon boat challenge race with the Paradise City Dragon Boat Team and several of our local officials and community members who care about the river. RSVP

Thursday, July 27
Rowing Flotilla
Holyoke to Springfield, MA
4 – 6pm
Join us to watch a lively rowing excursion with Holyoke Rows and Pioneer Valley Riverfront Club. Join us to send rowers off from Holyoke, welcome them to Springfield, or both! Learn-to-row at 4pm in Holyoke. Splash Mob afterwards in Springfield! RSVP

Friday, July 28
Air Boating with Conte Refuge
Enfield & Hartford, CT

Friday, July 28
American Heritage River Commission Paddle & Picnic
East Windsor, CT
2 – 6pm
Join us! Paddle with an active group of local citizens who have worked to maintain the legacy of the American Heritage designation of the CT River. For more information and to RSVP please contact Barbara, ahriver@sbcglobal.net, or visit the American Heritage River Commission Facebook page.

Saturday, July 29
Connecticut River Raft Race
Portland, CT
Join us! Come on out for the 43rd Annual Connecticut River Raft Race! Build your own raft and join in, or come to watch! Pre-registration required for rafts: ctriverraftrace.org. RSVP

Saturday, July 29
Bass Fishing
Haddam, CT

Sunday, July 30
Kayak & Pizza Party
Haddam, CT
12:30 – 2pm
Join us to welcome Andy and Karen to town and cheer them along the journey. Generously hosted at the river view home of Jan Sweet, 946 Saybrook Road, Haddam, CT. Guests will be encouraged to join as members. Space is limited. Please RSVP.

Sunday, July 30
Sail to the Sound on the Onrust with Connecticut River Museum
Essex, CT

Follow Us!

Can’t join us for the Jump In Journey? No problem? You can follow along right here.

When the Jump In Journey begins on July 16, pins will appear on the map below. Click the pins to see photos, videos, and updates about the Journey!

Thank you MRW Connected for generously helping us with this super-cool travelogue tool.