Three Rivers Land Trust hosts first kayak camping event on the Yadkin River – Salisbury Post
Over 60 people boarded their kayaks and canoes and descended the Yadkin River during the Three Rivers Land Trust’s first kayak camping event.
The group set out in Davie County, camped in Rowan County, and completed the Davidson County trip at Yadkin River Park. Ben Fisher, a board member of Three Rivers Land Trust, volunteered as a guide for the paddle, saying the first paddle was a resounding success.
“Land Trust members and supporters from as far away as Michigan and Florida have come together to experience the natural beauty of the Yadkin and support our conservation efforts along its shores,” said Fisher.
Several YouTube content creators who highlight wilderness adventures joined the group and filmed the momentous occasion. Shane Dublin, Monkey-N-Around YouTube Personality and Head of Rock Outdoors, said: “We were all blown away by the hard work the staff at TRLT put in to organize this event. From the food to the safety of the boaters, everything was phenomenal! We can’t wait for our next paddle board trip to the Three Rivers Land Trust. ”
It was the perfect opportunity to showcase the unique wilderness that Piedmont North Carolina has to offer, said Stephen Black, owner of Row Co River Adventures.
“It’s a natural partnership to combine ecotourism with the group that works to protect our access to outdoor recreation,” said Black.
Other partners included New Sarum Brewery, Rock Outdoors, Roland’s Backyard BBQ, Carrol Fisher Construction, TRAVEL for Davidson County Foundation, Ink ‘n Stitches, TRLT Sportsman Access member, Ed Moore and TRLT Yadkin Chapter members, Natalie Hunsucker and Doug Holzman.
North Carolina’s Piedmont and Sandhills offer unique opportunities for outdoor recreation. From hiking in the Uwharrie National Forest to paddling the Yadkin River, there really is something for everyone. The mission of Three Rivers Land Trust is to connect people who value this land we love to our local conservation efforts.
To become a member and support TRLT in its conservation mission, contact Michael Fulk, Associate Director, at 704-647-0302 or [email protected].