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 31st. 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 – 7/31. Read below for event details and find out how you can get involved.
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 so we can plan accordingly.
Friday, July 21
River Parade & Community Paddle
Lyme, NH / Thetford, VT
Paddle: 1:30 – 3:30
Celebration & Splash Mob: 3:30 – 4:30 pm
(Times to be finalized prior to event)
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
10am – 7pm
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
Sunday, July 23 (corrected date)
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
Wednesday, July 26
Watch a Dragon Boat Race
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
Holyoke to Springfield, MA
Join us to watch a lively rowing excursion with Holyoke Rows and Pioneer Valley Riverfront Club. Learn-to-row opportunity before the event; Splash Mob afterwards! RSVP
Saturday, July 29
Connecticut River Raft Race
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
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!