Kayak Poker Run 2013 a Success
The Harford Land Trust held its 3rd annual Kayak Poker Run on May 5, 2013. The event was a resounding success, with over 40 participants and over 20 volunteers. We would like to thank all those involved again, especially our volunteers and our sponors, listed below:
- Donegal Insurance Group
- Abingdon Family Dentistry
- Lassen, Marine & Webster Inc.
- MacGregor's Restaurant
- Autumn Sky Outfitters
- Sumner T. McKnight Foundation
- Ben Boniface Lower Deer Creek Valley Memorial Fund
- Glen Cove Marina
Here are some photographs from the event. If you couldn't make it, or would like some more kayaking action, consider attending our upcoming Broad Creek Kayak, Canoe & Picnic Event.
Broad Creek/Conowingo Lake Kayak/Canoe & Picnic Event
July 13, 2013
10:00 am (arrive early please)
Location: Broad Creek Public Landing
This is a very casual event with a leisurely paddle starting at the Broad Creek Public Landing at 10:00 AM. The group of varying skill level paddle out the creek to the Susquehanna River/Conowingo Lake with a rest stop for those who wish along the way. Some people spend a long time on the river and some come back after seeing it. Some people don’t even kayak, but hop on a pontoon boat at the landing and come back to the picnic site to watch the others go by.
Around noon we all join for a simple picnic. There is no cost and no one is expected to bring anything but their own kayak or canoe. Desserts are always welcomed! Those who can stay on for awhile are welcome to take a boat ride on the lake or do some more paddling. This event, suited for both the novice and experienced, has introduced many new kayakers to the sport.
Harford Land Trust’s Latest Acquisition: The Rodgers Property
In early January, the Harford Land Trust completed its purchase of a small but environmentally important 5.25-acre tract of land from William J. Rodgers of Murrieta, California. Tucked away in the far northern reaches of Harford County, the property has most recently been used for hunting and fishing by Mr. Rodgers and his Annapolis friend, Roger Donegan. It is one of the most unusual properties we have ever acquired.
To start, the property is really two parcels; one so small and located a good distance from the other that we didn't get to see it until recently. Just as negotiations began, the county closed Green Road for a bridge replacement project, so it blocked our access. We had to have a county engineer walk the property for us in the performance of due diligence. Close to the Baltimore County line, the property was accidently given a Baldwin, Baltimore County address, but it lies between Greens Crossroads and Norrisville in Harford County. Another oddity is that we never met or spoke to William Rodgers; the entire transaction was handled by his friend, and now ours, Roger Donegan.
20th Annual Membership MeetingPlease join us for our annual membership meeting celebrating 20 years of land and natural resource conservation.
Date: Saturday, March 10, 2012
Place: Veronica “Roni” Chenowith Activity Center
1707 Fallston Road
Fallston, MD 21047
9:30-10:00 am - Registration and Coffee
10:00 - 11:30 am - Meeting and Presentations
Guest SpeakerCraig Koppie
Eagle Coordinator/Raptor Biologist
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
For further information, call Peg Niland, 410-836-2103