Paddlers Explore Tar River in Franklin County

May 30, 2013

Brown Family Photo, Tar River Paddle May 25

Supporters of Tar River Land Conservancy enjoyed a 7½-mile canoe trip down the Tar River on Saturday, May 25th. Families, children, and kids-at-heart had a wonderful time traveling down the river in canoes and kayaks. As Ed Morton, a TRLC member and landowner, commented, “The weather couldn’t have been more perfect.” Mr. Morton was joined in his first canoe trip on the river by his son Jason.

TarRiverPaddle20130525All who attended not only had fun on the river, but also had the opportunity to see first-hand the important work of TRLC. Along the route the participants were able to see areas that have been protected by TRLC for current and future generations to appreciate and enjoy. An unexpected discovery during the trip was a fossilized horse tooth found in a sandbar that dated from the Pleistocene period!


We hope that the participants in the paddle trip, and new supporters too, will join us for the hike in Warren County and the visit to Cherry Hill on June 15th. We can promise a hike on a beautiful, permanently preserved tract of land and a tour of the ante-bellum home, Cherry Hill