The Local Scoop, an attractive magazine that highlights locations and events for visitors as well as full-time residents of the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula, devoted most of the spring issue to describing Dragon Run through articles and stunning photos by Cory Miller. Suzanne McFadden, Editor, commissioned Irvington Artist, Christian Johnson, to create a colorful drawing of the Dragon that captures many of its unique features. She and Christian generously donated 200 signed copies to Friends of Dragon Run to use for fundraising.
Prints were on sale at our spring paddle trips and will be available at our summer paddles as well. You may also order one online and pick it up at one of several locations throughout this area.
For more information, visit DragonRun.org. And, if you haven’t picked up a copy of the spring edition of The Local Scoop, you can find it at one of the many shops throughout the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula.
By Adrienne Frank and Anne Atkins
Because of the Dragon’s unique and pristine ecosystem, researchers sometimes ask for help with accessing the Dragon to support a research project. Teta Kain has escorted many of these researchers. One of her favorite researchers was Dr. Ollie Flint who came with his wife several times over the years to study the caddisflies in the Dragon.
By Carol Kauffman
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FODR is looking for volunteers to assist with paddle trips! All volunteers must be FODR members and attend a one-day training event on the Dragon. Paddle crew members should be able to kayak well and get in and out of the kayak to open beaver gates while on the water.
Logistics volunteers are needed to set-up equipment and provide support to the crew while they are paddling. Volunteers are also needed to sell merchandise at the end of the paddle trips. Please contact our Paddle Masters at PaddleMasterDragonRun@gmail.com to join our crew.
FODR members are invited to submit articles and pictures pertaining to Dragon Run and related topics. Share your knowledge about and experiences on Dragon Run. Written submissions should be three or four paragraphs. Images should be in JPG format. We look forward to including you in The Dragon’s Tale.