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The Friends of Revolutionary Rivers

on Monday, 11 June 2018. Posted in Good life, Local News

The Friends of Revolutionary Rivers
VENTURES LANDING
The Friends of Revolutionary Rivers (FOREVR) is hosting a SC Revolutionary Rivers Excursion on June 16, immediately following the much-anticipated ribbon cutting for Venters Landing in Johnsonville at 10 a.m. 
 
First, join us for the Venters Landing ribbon cutting that completes a $450,000 project that includes a new ramp and floating dock. Then, enjoy a paddle trip from Venters Landing that should last from about 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with equipment, snacks, and refreshments included.
 
The paddling excursion will follow the SC Revolutionary Rivers Trail on the beautiful Lynches Scenic River. Spend the morning kayaking through history as you spot the cypress swamplands where General Francis Marion and his militia cleverly hid from the British, earning the general the Swamp Fox nickname. This guided excursion offers paddlers a striking experience on the historic National Recreation Trail.
 
All proceeds from the excursion will go toward the construction of platform camping by FOREVR along the river. Spots are limited, and the trip is weather permitting. To sign up for $75, patrons may contact Jade Perkins at 843-664-0330 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
FOREVR is coordinated with help from the National Park Service through the Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program. It is a special account of the Eastern Carolina Community Foundation. As a National Recreation Trail, the SC Revolutionary Rivers Trail is a component of the National Park Service. FOREVR includes the Florence Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB), Florence County, Town of Johnsonville, Department of Natural Resources, SC Forestry Commission, Pee Dee Land Trust, Eastern SC Heritage Region, SC National Heritage Corridor, local outfitters and landowners.
About Florence Convention & Visitors Bureau 
The Florence Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official destination marketing organization for the city and county of Florence, SC whose primary mission is to market and promote the Florence area as the optimal site for conventions, sports, and leisure travel. More information may be found at www.visitflo.com.

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