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TLC partner REI is giving a special opportunity for TLC members to try Stand Up Paddleboarding with a special TLC-only discounted class! Come learn everything you need to know to get started in the exciting sport of Stand Up Paddleboarding. SUP offers a great total body workout and is a great activity for lakes, rivers and the ocean. In this class you’ll learn the proper stance for balance and control, essential paddle strokes and turning techniques, as well as how to choose the right board and paddle. Courses will be held on protected water, and no experience is necessary. Come with us to learn this hybrid of surfing and paddling and find out how to walk on water!
- To become familiar with SUP, equipment, and proper clothing to safely and comfortably pursue SUP
- To learn effective paddling skills, balance, positioning, movement and falling/recovery techniques
- Introduce the rewarding aspects of SUP by highlighting the benefits, some places to paddle and the various activities that take you onto the water, with an emphasis on respect for the marine/aquatic environment.
TLC members will get $25 off the regular price of the class, so you can embrace this unique opportunity to get outside for just $40! Email Membership and Community Outreach Coordinator Margaret Sands email@example.com for the link to register.
Grand Trees of Chatham will have a Winter Tree ID Hike at White Pines Nature Preserve on Sunday, February 25 at 1:00 pm. Andy Upshaw and Phil Cox will lead the hike which will focus on identifying some of the beautiful trees and other natural features at White Pines. The hike is about 2 miles long and is moderately strenuous. Please no pets or children under 5 years. Please wear footwear and clothing appropriate for dirt trails and the cold.
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to join the hike!
In case of bad weather (rain, snow) the hike will be cancelled. If the hike is cancelled we will attempt to e-mail those who have signed up. We will also post the cancellation on the Grand Trees of Chatham FaceBook page, so please check here if the weather looks questionable: https://www.facebook.com/grandtreesofchatham/
Directions to White Pines Nature Preserve:
White Pines Nature Preserve Preserve is located just past the Rocky River heading South from Pittsboro on 15-501, first left on River Forks Rd after crossing the Rocky River. River Forks Rd is a circular Rd so one can go left or right after coming off 15-501. The preserve is at the end of a small gravel/dirt road that comes off River Forks Rd, there is a sign marking the preserve and there is parking at the end of the road. The address is 548 S Rocky River Rd, Sanford, NC.