Our news partner The Longview News Journal reports the Caddo Lake National Wildlife Refuge officially kicked off six new Texas paddling trails on Saturday with what organizers hope will become an annual event — The Caddo Lake Earth Day Regatta.
T-shirts were passed out, free lunch and refreshments were served but the real attractions of the day were the paddling trails on Caddo Lake, organizers said.
This past September, the Cypress Valley Navigation District approved a partnership agreement with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to create and maintain a Texas paddling trail. Texas has 37 official Texas Paddling Trails.
The purpose of the Earth Day Regatta is to raise awareness of Caddo Lake paddle trails, promote tourism and increase traffic to local merchants.
The trails range from four to nine miles long.