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Registration to open March 9 for Dragon Run paddle trips

Registration for the Dragon Run spring paddle season will open at 9 a.m. March 9. Friends of Dragon Run (FODR) conducts paddle trips during the spring, summer and fall.

Reservations are on a first-come basis. The spring paddle season will extend from April 13 to May 22. Most Wednesdays are reserved for group paddles. Each trip will accommodate nine paddlers. Paddlers must be at least age 18 years old.

Paddle trips will begin at Big Island, an FODR property in King and Queen County. The trips will leave from and return to the same location where guests parked their cars. This is a round trip paddle and the upstream paddling may be strenuous at times.

“Spring is a beautiful time to paddle the Dragon,” said president Jeff Wright. “The bald cypress will be getting their needles and we will see spring flowers such as spatterdock and wild azalea. The highlight of these trips are sightings of the golden yellow Prothonotary Warbler.  This tiny bird breeds along the Dragon in early spring and migrates to Central and South America around August.”

The Dragon Run ecosystem stretches 40 miles….

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