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Register Early, Save For 16th Annual Delaware River Sojourn Paddle Trip

For Immediate Release

May 11, 2010

(WEST TRENTON, N.J.) -- Early bird savings are available for participants registering by June 4 for the 16th Annual Delaware River Sojourn taking place June 20-26, 2010.

The Delaware Sojourn, one of the oldest river sojourns in the nation, combines the experiences of guided paddling excursions with interpretive programs, camping, and camaraderie. Participants may sign up for the entire seven-day trip or for the day(s) of their choice. This year's theme of Bridging the Delaware Valley - Connecting Communities was chosen to highlight not only the bridges over the river, but also the broader concept of connection - the human connection across the river, to the river, and to our environment as a whole. 

Over 60 miles of the main stem Delaware River will be paddled in 2010, split into daily trips ranging from six to thirteen miles, and will include the following stretches:

Sunday, June 20: Ten Mile River (N.Y.) to Kittatinny Canoes’ Barryville Base (N.Y.)
Monday, June 21: Barryville to Kittatinny’s Staircase Rapids Base (N.Y.)
Tuesday, June 22: Staircase Rapids to Kittatinny’s Matamoras Base (Pa.)
Wednesday, June 23: Easton (Pa.) to Riegelsville (N.J.)
Thursday, June 24: Giving Pond (Pa.) to Bull’s Island (N.J.)
Friday, June 25: Palmyra Cove Nature Park (N.J.) to Rancocas Creek (N.J.) and back to Amico Island (N.J.) when the tide changes
Saturday, June 26: West Deptford Boat Ramp (N.J.) to Wiggins Park Marina (N.J.)

The cost for Sojourners who register by June 4 is $60 per day for participants 16 and older and $40 per day for ages 15 and under. There is a one-time insurance fee of $5 per person for this event sanctioned by the American Canoe Association (ACA), except for current ACA members. Further discount opportunities are available for first-time adult paddlers on the Delaware River Sojourn. Add $10 to the rates for registrations made after June 4.

Registration fees cover the guided river trip, canoe or kayak rental, shuttle transportation, educational programs, most meals, a souvenir T-shirt, and optional overnight camping sites. Participants may bring their own river-worthy boat, but please note that aluminum canoes are not recommended. 

Space is limited, so please register early! Additional information, including registration details, itinerary overview, event guidelines, photos, and more, is available on the sojourn web site www.delawareriversojourn.org. We are again offering the ability to register online using Paypal. Registration-related questions and discount availability inquiries may be directed to Dejay Branch at (646) 205-2724 or udpc@udpc.net. 

The non-profit, annual event is organized by a steering committee comprised of representatives from federal, state, and local agencies, non-profit organizations, and individual volunteers, all of whom work and/or live within the Delaware River Basin. This year's committee is co-chaired by a representative from Pennsylvania’s Delaware Canal State Park and from the Delaware River Basin Commission. 


Contact: Kate O'Hara, DRBC, 609-883-9500 ext. 205, katharine.o'hara@drbc.state.nj.us