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2018 YADKIN RIVERKEEPER TOUR AT CAROLINA HERITAGE VINEYARD & WINERY

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Carolina Heritage Vineyard & Winery

170 Heritage Vines Way

Elkin, NC 28621

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The 2018 YADKIN RIVERKEEPER TOUR heads to Elkin at Carolina Heritage Vineyard & Winery for paddling, food, music and fun.

The TOUR raises money for Yadkin Riverkeeper, allowing us to run education programs, conduct research and champion legislation that protects our waters.

Paddlers meet at Carolina Heritage for the 6-mile paddle.

All paddlers must register. Registration closes on July 19, 2018.

  • Paddlers with their own boats are charged a $38 entry fee per person per day to cover insurance, shuttle, processing fees and entry to post-paddle events. If you have paid your Yadkin Riverkeeper Membership Fee ($25), the entry fee to paddle is $30. The student paddling entry fee is $25.
  • Don’t have a canoe or kayak? Yadkin Riverkeeper has negotiated preferred rates for kayak rental (holds one person, $37 per day) or canoe rental (holds two people, $49 per day). Rental charges are in addition to your entry fee.


IMPORTANT FOR REGISTERED PADDLERS:

Registration opens at 11AM at Carolina Heritage Vineyard & Winery. You will be shuttled to the put-in and we will transport your boat if you brought a boat. The paddle begins at 12PM. There will be wine, beer, food, music and fun after the paddle. Join our clean water campaign and get an annual membership to Yadkin Riverkeeper for $25 to help keep our river clean!

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS

Volunteer on LAND: 10:30A-12:30P. You will help with parking, registration or loading boats onto trailers. If you volunteer during this time, you will be able to paddle for only $15 (boat rental fees apply).

Volunteer on WATER: 11A-4P. You will be assigned a group of 10-15 paddlers to guide down the river. You must be a very good swimmer and be familiar with boat safety and first aid. You will also complete water safety training prior to the paddle. If you would like to sign up for this, we will call and check your qualifications prior to the paddle. If you volunteer during this time, you will be able to paddle for only $15 (boat rental fees apply).

Volunteer to Drive Shuttles:10:30A-12:30P. You will drive 12-person shuttle vans. These vehicles drive just like a car. Drivers require a valid NC driver's license. If you volunteer for the morning shift, you will be able to paddle for only $15 (boat rental fees apply). There is no cost to volunteer to drive in the afternoon because paddling is not an option, but you can join the party after the paddle for free.

Come to the Post-Paddle Party: The post-paddle party is from 3-5PM with wine, beer, food, music and fun.

Note: Personal Flotation Devices (PFD's) are REQUIRED for all paddlers. PFD's are included in your kayak or canoe rental; however, if you are supplying your own boat, please bring a PFD. All paddlers are required to sign a waiver; if you have a minor child, the waiver must be signed by a parent or guardian.

Disclaimer: All Yadkin Riverkeeper Paddle Trips are subject to change. Times and availability are flexible due to weather, flood gauges, and other circumstances beyond our control. Please allow extra time based on river conditions. All ending times are estimates. Yadkin Riverkeeper Paddles are alcohol-free. Please keep in mind that paddle trips average 3 miles per hour once on the water.

Questions: Contact Katie Wilder, 336-722-4949, info@yadkinriverkeeper.org.

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