Guided Paddle of the Great Swamp
July 14 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
By popular demand, we are pleased to offer another naturalist-guided paddle of the Great Swamp in Patterson, New York. If you missed it the first time, be sure to grab a spot! The Great Swamp is a regionally significant wetland that is home to a wide diversity of plant and animal life, including threatened and endangered species. During our paddle, we are likely to see herons, kingfishers, painted turtles, beautiful dragonflies and perhaps a beaver or otter, among other wildlife.
The paddle will be fairly easy and last approximately 2 hours round-trip. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own canoe or kayak if they have one. A limited number of canoes can be provided upon request. Attendees should have previous paddling experience and be comfortable operating their boats without any instruction or assistance. PFDs (life vests) are encouraged and you should bring your own if you have one. Please John Foley to register or request additional information. Please note in your email how many people will be in your party and whether you will or will not need to borrow a canoe/kayak. Space is very limited. Open to people ages 13 and up. A suggested donation of $25/person for non-members and $15 per person for members is greatly appreciated.
We will meet at 10am in the Green Chimneys parking area at 400 Doansburg Road in Brewster, NY (click link to Google map below if you need directions). Be sure to bring plenty of water, a snack, and sun protection.