The Chesapeake Bay Foundation-PA’s Pennsylvania Student Leadership Council will host its first Canoe Classic for local high school students, on May 15, from 1 to 4 p.m., at Susquehanna Outfitters in Wormleysburg, near Harrisburg.
Student teams from Cedar Cliff, Cumberland Valley, Fairfield, and Lancaster Catholic high schools are scheduled to compete.
More teams from south central Pennsylvania and Maryland are expected to enter before Sunday. Please check with CBF for updates on additional participating schools.
The event schedule is as follows: 12:30-1 p.m. Safety briefing for racers; 1-2 p.m. Racing; 2-2:30 p.m. Food and sound check; 2:30-3 p.m. Awards ceremony; 3-4 p.m. “Rivers” band
The one-half mile canoe competition will begin at Susquehanna Outfitters, proceed upriver, and then go downstream to the finish. The event is designed so that even first-time paddlers will have fun and feel safe.
The Canoe Classic will be held rain or shine. High waters on the river could cancel or postpone the event.
The Canoe Classic will also include a live performance by the Carlisle-based folk/rock band “Rivers,” from 3-4 p.m.
In lieu of a registration fee, students are asked to commit to an action or advocacy project to help cleanup and protect Pennsylvania’s rivers and streams.
For more information, check out the Canoe Classic webpageFor more on Chesapeake Bay-related issues in Pennsylvania, visit the CBF-PA webpage. Click Here to sign up for Pennsylvania updates (bottom of left column).