Jill and Clay's next epic adventure: The Pamlico Paddle!

Sound Rivers

Posted on September 30th, 2021
Clay and Jill on their last epic kayaking adventure, a 10-day paddle down the Tar River, from Oxford to Washington.

They’re back …

Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper Jill Howell and Environmental Projects Coordinator Clay Barber are at it again, heading out Oct. 17 on another epic paddling adventure, this time, a five-day kayaking trip down the Pamlico River.

They’re taking up where they left off on last October’s Tour de Tar, a 10-day trip from Oxford to Washington.

The Pamlico Paddle will launch from the new kayak launch at Havens Garden in Washington on Oct. 17, and wrap up in Swan Quarter on Oct. 21. Jill, Clay and Jill’s trusty (and seagoing) canine companion, Miller, will be camping for five nights along the Pamlico and its tributaries. They’re paddling the Pamlico not just to have another great adventure, but also bring attention to the beauty of the river — and why it should be protected from threats.

You can hear about Jill and Clay’s (and First Mate Miller’s) next adventure on Sound Rivers’ virtual science series, Tell Me About It Tuesdays, on Oct. 12! They’ll talk about where they’re going, where they’re staying and what it takes to plan for a multi-day kayaking trip on the Tar-Pamlico. If you’re considering a similar trip of your own, it’s a must-watch, because they’ll be sharing everything you need to know, as well as lessons learned from Tour de Tar. Have your questions ready! (Jill will obviously be answering for Miller).

You can sign up for the Pamlico Paddle Zoom event here. 

Follow Jill and Clay’s Pamlico Paddle adventures here! 

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