Annapolis man announces 240-mile trip by paddleboard on the Chesapeake Bay to support oyster recovery efforts

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Annapolis native Chris Hopkinson announced on July 1 he will attempt an ambitious 240-mile journey from Havre de Grace, Md., to Virginia Beach atop a 14-foot paddleboard over the course of nine days. The Bay Paddle, presented by Flying Dog Brewery, will take place September 18-26 to raise awareness and funds for the Oyster Recovery Partnership (ORP) to plant oysters in the Chesapeake Bay.

Hopkinson has set a fundraising goal of $200,000 for his journey, which will launch from Concord Point Lighthouse in Havre de Grace. From there, he will follow a route that mirrors that of Capt. John Smith when he set out to explore the Chesapeake Bay in 1608. The route and anticipated timeline is…

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