By: Donna Macalle-Holly
Local, award-winning photographer and avid kayaker, Jeremy Travers, will be discussing his newly-published book, "Flatwater Kayaker: My time spent in the Musconetcong Watershed and surrounding waters" on Thursday, November 17, at 7 pm, at the Lake Hopatcong Foundation Environmental & Cultural Center, 125 Landing Road, Landing.
with author, photographer, and kayaker Jeremy Travers
Lake Hopatcong Foundation Environmental & Cultural Center, 125 Landing Road, Landing, NJ
FREE - donations are appreciated
Please bring a non-perishable food item for our local food pantry!
Registration is required (form below)
"Flatwater Kayaker: My time spent in the Musconetcong Watershed and surrounding waters" is the story of Jeremy's time spent on and around the upper Musconetcong River watershed and surrounding waters in northwest New Jersey. It explores our area's history through Jeremy's eyes and personal experiences growing up on Lake Hopatcong. During this presentation, Jeremy will share his inspiration for becoming a flatwater kayaker, photographer, and videographer while delighting us with tales and photos from his book. He will also discuss the writing and publishing process. A limited number of signed books will be available for purchase during the program and proceeds from those sales will benefit the Lake Hopatcong Foundation.
This community program is free, however, registration is required due to seating limitations. Donations to the Lake Hopatcong Foundation are always gratefully accepted. In addition, we ask that all attendees bring a non-perishable food donation for our local, Lake Hopatcong food pantry. They are currently in need of the following holiday meal items: cranberry sauce, gravy, sweet potatoes, corn, beans, stuffing, potato buds, rice, and deserts, Other items requested are soups, canned fruit & veggies, baked beans, tuna, mac & cheese, oatmeal, cereal, jelly, tea, and coffee. They will also accept laundry detergent, shampoo, conditioner, and toilet paper.
Jeremy Travers grew up on Lake Hopatcong, the headwaters of the Musconetcong River, where his love of the water was cultivated and encouraged by his friends and family. In his youth, he spent countless hours exploring Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey's largest lake. It wasn't until he returned to New Jersey after a period of traveling around the country and living in Vermont that his passion for the Musconetcong Watershed took hold. He began documenting every kayak trip he took within the watershed and surrounding lakes through video, photos, and the written word. Jeremy volunteers with the Musconetcong Watershed Association and their river monitoring program as well as the Lake Hopatcong Foundation where he co-leads kayak paddles around Lake Hopatcong to help raise money for the organization and share the rich history of the lake with paddlers. You can find out more about Jeremy and his work on his website, Facebook, and YouTube.