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Explore the Shores of Great Salt Bay with a DRA naturalist

Posted Sept. 29, 2013, at 3:38 p.m.
DRA Education Coordinator Sarah Gladu will be leading a natural history program about the near-shore plants and animals in Great Salt Bay.
DRA Education Coordinator Sarah Gladu will be leading a natural history program about the near-shore plants and animals in Great Salt Bay.

DAMARISCOTTA, Maine — Damariscotta River Association Education Coordinator and Naturalist Sarah Gladu will lead a natural history walk through a salt marsh and along the shores of Great Salt Bay 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Oct. 5. Participants will learn about the life cycles of a wide variety of animals and to identify a number of marine worms, bivalves, seaweeds, fish and other creatures. Come prepared for a slow walk for the duration of the program, which is open to people of all ages.

The group will explore a saltmarsh and visit the DRA oyster growing site. Participants will haul in a minnow trap and see what small fish can be found at this time of year. The program will involve optional wading so boots are recommended. Binoculars and hand-lenses will be provided. $5 per person; children under 12 free. 

The Damariscotta River Association is a non-profit membership supported organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the natural, cultural, and historical heritage of the Damariscotta River, its watershed, and adjacent areas for the benefit of all. DRA has active programs in the areas of land protection, stewardship, community education, water quality monitoring, marine conservation and cultural preservation. Visitors are welcome at the Great Salt Bay Heritage Center in Damariscotta. For more information call  563-1393, email dra@damariscottariver.org, or view their web page at www.damariscottariver.org.

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