Paddling The Chesapeake

Published: November 23, 2020

Would you like to learn all about the first-ever paddle down the entire length of the Chesapeake Bay?

Then mark your calendars for Tuesday, Dec. 15, at 7 pm, for the return of the John Wright Speaker Series!

After taking a long break due to Covid-19 restrictions, our monthly educational series returns in a virtual Zoom-based webinar with a presentation about this summer’s trans-Chesapeake Bay paddle to raise awareness about oysters.

The adventurers used stand up paddle boards and a kayak to to traverse the entire Chesapeake Bay under paddle power.

Our guest speaker isĀ Chris Hopkinson, who led the expedition to raise money and awareness for oyster restoration efforts. Chris was joined by SRA’s own Bryan Gomes (in red), who accompanied Chris most of the way in a kayak.

Chris (in blue) will tell the tale of how the team dealt with adverse winds and the cold out on the Bay while their land-based supply and support crew had to unravel all of their carefully laid plans.

This will be a Zoom webinar.

To attend, please send an RSVP to: and put Paddle in the message box.

We’ll send you Zoom credentials on the day of the presentation.